10 Skin Care Myths Debunked

All skin treatments at Vita Cosmetic & Laser Clinic are overseen by a medical doctor. Dr. Diego Delgado is a Professor of Medicine at the Department of Medicine of the University of Toronto and is certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. We guarantee that your experience at the clinic will be as positive and rewarding as possible with our personalized, patient-focused care.

10 skin care myths

As someone who cares about their skin, you’ve likely heard a lot of advice on how to keep your skin looking healthy and glowing. However, not all of this advice is true, and some of it can even be harmful to your skin. So, let’s take a moment to bust some common skin care myths!

It’s important to be aware of common skin care myths to take better care of your skin. Always wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days, and reapply regularly. Moisturize your skin, even if it’s oily, and be gentle when exfoliating. Don’t believe that natural and organic products are always better, and stay hydrated with both water and topical products. Finally, don’t believe that tanning is good for your skin, and always protect your skin from the sun. By following these tips and being mindful of common skin care myths, you can keep your skin healthy and radiant.

Myth #1: You only need sunscreen on sunny days

False! UV rays can still penetrate your skin on cloudy days, so it’s essential to wear sunscreen every day. Don’t forget that up to 80% of UV rays can still pass through clouds.

Myth #2: You don't need to moisturize oily skin.

Wrong again! Moisturizing helps to keep your skin hydrated and can actually help reduce oil production. Even if you have oily skin, it’s important to moisturize daily to keep your skin healthy and balanced.

Myth #3: Scrubbing your face with harsh exfoliants is good for your skin.

This one is a big no-no! Over-exfoliating can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause irritation, inflammation, and even acne. Opt for gentle exfoliants and limit exfoliating to no more than twice a week.

Myth #4: The higher the SPF, the better.

Not exactly! The difference in protection between SPF 30 and SPF 50 is only slight. It’s more important to apply enough sunscreen and reapply regularly than to use a higher SPF.

Myth #5: Natural and organic products are always better.

Don’t be fooled by this one! Just because a product is natural or organic doesn’t mean it’s safe or effective. Always read the labels and do your research before using any new product on your skin.

Myth #6: Drinking water will hydrate your skin.

While drinking water is essential for overall health, it won’t necessarily hydrate your skin. Use topical products like moisturizers and hydrating serums to keep your skin hydrated from the outside.

Myth #7: You only need to apply sunscreen once a day.

False! Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating. Even if you use a water-resistant sunscreen, it’s still important to reapply regularly.

Myth #8: Pores can be opened and closed.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but pores don’t have muscles that can open or close them. Hot water or steam can temporarily improve the appearance of your skin, but it doesn’t have any long-term effect on the size or appearance of your pores.

Myth #9: You don't need to wear sunscreen indoors.

UV rays can still penetrate through windows, so it’s still important to wear sunscreen to protect your skin if you spend a lot of time indoors or near windows.

Myth #10: Tanning is good for your skin.

Not true at all! Tanning is a sign of skin damage and over time, repeated exposure to UV rays can lead to premature aging, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. So, always protect your skin from the sun and avoid tanning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can oily skin benefit from using a facial oil?
A: Yes, using a facial oil can actually help regulate oil production in oily skin by providing the skin with the hydration it needs.

Q: Is it safe to use natural ingredients on your skin?
A: It depends on the ingredient. While some natural ingredients can be safe and effective, others can be harmful or cause irritation. It’s important to research any new ingredient before using it on your skin.

Q: How often should I exfoliate my skin?
A: It’s best to limit exfoliating to no more than twice a week to avoid damaging your skin.

Q: Can wearing a hat protect my skin from the sun?
A: Yes, wearing a hat can help protect your face and scalp from the sun’s harmful rays.

Q: Can I use a body sunscreen on my face?
A: It’s not recommended to use a body sunscreen on your face as it can be too heavy and cause breakouts. Instead, use a sunscreen specifically designed for the face.

And there you have it!

Now that we’ve debunked these skin care myths, you can take better care of your skin by following these tips. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen every day, moisturize your skin, be gentle when exfoliating, and use safe and effective products. Also, keep in mind that tanning is not good for your skin, so always protect your skin from the sun. By taking these steps, you can keep your skin healthy and radiant.

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We will evaluate areas of correction, provide you with all of the details and expectations of your non-invasive and non-surgical aesthetic procedures, including cost, and determine whether a patient is a great candidate for specific treatments like Botox, Dermal Fillers, Hair Loss Treatment, Laser Procedures, Body Contouring, Peels, Skin Rejuvenation etc.

You will receive a customized, detailed report with VISIA® in-depth digital skin analysis, including recommended treatments and ongoing skin care.

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At Vita Cosmetic & Laser Clinic, Dr. Diego Delgado, who is a Member of the Humber’s Medical Aesthetics Program Advisory Committee and Faculty at the Canadian Board of Medical Aesthetics, oversees all treatments that require medical supervision. We adhere to high moral principles and professional standards through a commitment to honesty, confidentiality, trust, respect and transparency.

Dr. Delgado is a Professor of Medicine at the Department of Medicine of the University of Toronto.

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