There are many skin care products and treatments available on the market right now that come with a lot of hype. But how do you know what’s really best for your skin? Our experts break down the five biggest skin care myths out there and what you should really be doing to care for your skin.
1. Acne is caused by junk food – Eating junk food isn’t good for your waistline, your skin or your overall health, but that doesn’t mean it’s a direct link to pimples! Acne is caused when the pores become clogged because the skin produces too much oil. The amount of oil your skin produces is determined mostly by your own hormones, your environment, and your stress levels.
2. Popping pimples clears skin – Popping pimples can push pus deeper into the skin, which can cause inflammation. That’s why the pimple will often return even worse and more pimples will pop up close to the first one. Popping pimples can also create permanent scars on the skin. Try to fight the urge to pop pimples. But if you must relieve some pressure, do it the right way with an extractor tool.
3. Vitamin E prevents scarring – Vitamin E has been proven to penetrate the skin and reduce the formation of free radicals. However, there’s little evidence to support that it prevents scarring. Scars will naturally fade over time. The best trick for minimizing a scar is to keep the wound covered and treated, so a hard scab never has the chance to form.
4. Wrinkle creams erase wrinkles – Wrinkles occur when the skin stops producing collagen, the protein that keeps skin firm. Most wrinkle creams hydrate and plump the skin, making it look better temporarily. Don’t buy the hype! To change the appearance of the wrinkles, you need to invest in more intensive skin treatments, like topical retinoids or laser treatment. Sun exposure and smoking speed up the loss of collagen. Wearing sunscreen and not smoking are the two best things you can do to prevent wrinkles.
5. Natural is better – “Natural” beauty products aren’t regulated, which means cosmetics companies use the term loosely for marketing purposes. Thankfully, California is the first state in the nation to do something about it by passing the Safer Consumer Products bill. You should also know that just because it’s “natural” doesn’t mean it’s better for your skin. The opposite also happens to be true: just because it’s synthetic doesn’t mean it’s bad for your skin.
If you’re passionate about skin care, why not make a career out of it? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs for licensed esthetician to grow the most out of all available careers in the beauty industry! You can see more important esthetician career information in this Esthetician Salary Guide Infogprahic.
The esthetician program at Salon Success Academy includes hands-on training on the latest skin care treatments being used in spas across the country. The school has five convenient locations throughout the Inland Empire of California and offers financial aid assistance to students who qualify. Fill out the form or call 877-987-HAIR to learn more about the esthetician program today!