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When it comes to skincare, there is limited information out there. As a skin specialist, I think it’s my job to be informative and spread the truths that I have learnt about skincare.
Here are 3 things that I have heard about skincare which are not true that are cleared up:
1. Pimples are caused by clogged skin.
I often hear people say that their pimples and acne is caused by blocked pores, which is in incorrect. This is a common misconception that all bad skin is created by blocked pores; however, most pimples and acne occur due to an overproduction of oil and bacteria on the skin. This can be cured by different ways depending on your skin type like: exfoliation, wearing a mask or changing your skin routine.
2. Exfoliation is great for your skin.
This can be true but it is not always the case. Our Skin works in cycles, 4-week cycles. Meaning that your skin takes 4 weeks to shed it’s layer of skin. I recommend exfoliation once a month to help with this process but anything more than that will disrupt the natural process of your skin shedding and lead to dryness of skin, pimples and acne.
3. Pimples and acne are caused by oily skin.
The skin is the largest organ in the body, it is a very intelligent system. Part of this system is designed to correct dryness in the skin. Almost 70% of people suffer from dryness that causes acne and pimples. This happens because when skin is dry, our skin makes up for it by overproducing oil which leads to oily skin. Often the cure for pimples and acne is to find an oil routine that compliments the skin instead of drying it out.
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