Since I was little I have freckles. I tended to be a redhead, so my face was covered in freckles of all sorts of sizes; Besides that, my ski...
The truth is that with the passage of time, my hair turned reddish-brown, but the freckles never went away. Something that also happened was that over time my skin became more fragile, to the point that I cannot go out without sunscreen and an umbrella to avoid the strong rash ( dermatitis ) caused by sun exposure and sweat.
Although you think it is easy to deal with this discomfort, the reality is different. Sometimes I can't sleep well because the itch is chronic and exasperating. Sometimes topical creams to soothe the itch are ineffective and expensive, so I have to manage with natural tonics and oils to relieve it, and this is a constant daily task.
It's not that you can't live with it, it's that it would be much easier not to feel itchy and painful. It would be good to be able to rest without hurting myself because in my sleep I injured my skin by scratching without stopping.
The reality is that if you have skin problems like me or you enjoy perfect skin health, you should always take care of the skin of your body since many diseases enter through your skin and it is good that you can avoid the damage that you can cause yourself due to ignorance.
Importance of skin
The skin is the largest and most important organ in your body, and it fulfills the following functions:
-Regulates body temperature
-Stores water and fat
-It is a sensory organ
-It prevents water loss
- Prevents the entry of bacteria
Due to all this, it is important that you take good care of your skin, especially now that at certain times of the day the heat increases due to the direct impact of the sun's rays on the surface of the earth.
That is why it is very important that you know if the following myths about the skin and its care are true or false so that you keep them in mind and take care of yourself is much more effective.
1 An expensive beauty product is the best quality
False: Not everything that is expensive, because it has been manufactured by a certain cosmetic house, is good. What you should do is look for products that have a medical endorsement from dermatologists or skin experts, so you will see the needs of your skin and the price of the product compensated.
False: What experts recommend is to wash your face only 2 times a day. Also, cleaning products shouldn't be on your skin for more than 1 minute, whatever your type.
Washing the skin of your face and body excessively will have a harmful effect on it, as it removes the fat and other agents generated by the body to protect you from diseases.
3 You have acne because you touch your face a lot
It depends: putting your hands to your face can transmit some bacteria, but many people who do not usually have acne breakouts, which is caused by hormones or shaving in the case of men.
4 You must follow a routine consistently to see results
False: The skin tends to change depending on your age, your health, the climate, and the foods you eat, so to see results in cosmetic treatments you must adjust it to your needs.
You must follow the following routine:
3 Sun protection
These steps are subject to changes in the weather. Therefore, if you notice your skin drier due to the effects of winter, what you should do is opt for a thicker moisturizer or mix a facial oil and moisturizer to protect it from the cold and wind.
If it is summer, what you should do is use a lighter cream so that your skin breathes the warmth of the weather and humidity.
5 Oily skin does not need moisturizers
False: If you think that because you have oily skin you do not need to hydrate it, you are wrong. Your skin can become oily because you are just drying and cleaning it too much.
When a person goes to the dermatologist for this it may happen that they send him a moisturizing cream, when applying it he may notice that the production of fat decreases. However, the moisturizer you should use is different than what someone with dry skin uses. The cream to be used must be lighter so that the skin can be oxygenated and hydrated equally.
False: they do not completely remove the dirt or the products that you apply. What you can do is wash with lukewarm water and run an oil-based cleanser over it to melt makeup without pulling or pulling on the skin.
7 Recommendations from beauty product experts never fail
False: Today many people trust the positive comments that an "expert" gives about a beauty product before buying a product.
The truth is that the issue is relative. The effectiveness of a skincare product depends on the individual needs of each person. The only person who can give you an accurate opinion on a product is a dermatologist. Gurus may have good intentions when recommending a product, and you can be very disappointed with the results.
8 Each part of your face needs a specific product for that area
False: although there are people who have thicker and more sensitive skin than others, the truth is that the vast majority do not require a cream for the neck, another for the eyes, and another for the area around the mouth.
When a person buys cream for each area of their skin what they are doing is spending money unnecessarily. What you could do is invest money in a good serum to apply first as a starting layer before applying the moisturizer that is used to treat skin problems.
As you can see, many of the beliefs about skincare are false and even exaggerated. The truth is that there are basics to avoid illnesses such as skin cancer or as in my case, dermatitis. Use umbrellas, hats, and sunscreen when the sun is at its best, thereby avoiding greater evils and you can have smoother and more beautiful skin. And never forget to go to your trusted dermatologist, who will give you the best opinion.