Lots of skin care advice floats around the Internet and via word-of-mouth. Some of them are plain old falsehoods and other ones overhyped. Our focus with this piece are the overhyped skin care tips that are given way too much weight by way too many people.
The good, the bad and the ugly skin care advice
#1 Use Cellulite Creams
They are severely hyped up. As much as all of us would like to believe that they do work, they don’t. Time and again, dermatologists have been interviewed about this. And they always give the same answer: cellulite creams don’t work. The pockets of dimpled fat that create cellulite cannot be reached by creams—and there still hasn’t been a cream invented that can melt away body fat. If there were, we all would know about. Some potentially promising treatments with light-emitting diodes may help with cellulite, but there’s nothing really out there that can get rid of it just yet.
#2 Use Pore Strips for Blackheads
Another hyped up skin care advice we’ve heard over and over. The consensus among dermatologists is that these don’t work. At all. Period. The basic issue is that blackheads are caused when a clog or plug develops in the opening of hair follicles in the skin. The clog is deep and the strips can’t touch it, so they don’t do anything except make your wallet lighter.
#3 Moisturizers Don’t Work for Some People’s Skin
Some people actually believe—and have told their dermatologists—that moisturizers won’t work for their skin type. They believe their skin will be dry no matter what. This is incorrect, according to skin care researchers from Kristals Cosmetics. But the solution is simple: exfoliate to get rid of dead skin cells, then moisturize so the substances can reach your skin.
About Kristals Cosmetics
Since ancient times, precious and semi-precious stones have been used to promote healing and well-being. At Kristals, we promote a lifestyle that combines spirituality with holistic jewelry using gems like diamonds, gold, and sapphire; as well as candles and related accessories. The result? Youthful radiance and balanced spiritual energy.
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