How Well Do You Know Your Skin? Skincare Fact and Fiction


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At least 20% of Americans believe that smartphones will give you cancer, NPR reports. Another 20% think that the government asks us to vaccinate children, knowing that it can — and likely will — cause autism. There is a lot of misinformation out there — particularly about health and nutrition. Skincare is no exception. Although we engage in some kind of skincare routine almost everyday, many Americans cannot tell skincare fact from fiction.

Fact: Live Collagen Creams Eliminate Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Wrinkles, lines, and loose skin are a fact of life. “Wrinkles are the result of a loss of collagen, the main structural protein of the skin. As you age, the body begins to produce less of it, which keeps skin from being as firm as it was when you were younger,” ABC News explains. There are two ways to combat the natural ageing process, however. First, carefully consider factors that may make wrinkles worse — that is, limit activities like prolonged tanning or sun exposure.

There is substance, moreover, to claims that natural collagen creams and collagen skincare products greatly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Most collagen creams and supplements contain peptides that provide natural health benefits. Peptides promote the natural production of collagen, restoring skin’s elasticity and firmness.

Fiction: You Can Permanently Get Rid of Cellulite

Bad news, ladies. There is no treatment — and no amount of tips and tricks — that will permanently remove cellulite. Some creams reduce its appearance temporarily. Similarly, regular exercise can decrease the appearance — but only up to a point. “Having too little muscle and too much fat can cause or worsen cellulite, but even healthy, slender people can have it,” LiveStrong says. “The International Dermal Institute explains that 80 to 90% of adult women display this condition — and, of course, it is not true that 90% of women have too much fat.”

SPF 45 Packs Three Times The Sun-Blocking Power of SPF 15

Keep in mind that SPF numbers can be misleading. First of all, SPF numbers indicate how long you can remain in the sun without burning — not necessarily your level of protection. Secondly, there is actually less of a difference between SPF numbers than you might think. “SPF 15 blocks about 93% of the sun’s rays, while SPF 30 blocks 97% and SPF 45 blocks 98%,” Woman’s Day explains.

Make the most of your skincare routine — and natural health benefits — by knowing what is and isn’t true. Remember, collagen creams restore skin’s elasticity and promotes natural health benefits, some cellulite may be largely unavoidable, and SPF 45 and SPF 15 provide similar levels of protection. Helpful research also found here.

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