All of us are inclined to listen to our friends’ recommendations about skin care. However, some of these methods that we can call as ‘traditional methods’ may give irreparable damage to our skin. Here are the facts that are totally false, which we must avoid…
1- Spraying hair spray on your face: We are not talking about a few drops of spray that you accidentally get on your face while spraying it on your hair. If you ask ‘Why would anyone put hairspray on their face?’, we can say that recently, this method has become extremely popular among women that want to set their makeup. However, since this method clogs your pores, it causes a serious drying on the top layer of the skin, thereby causing rapid aging.
2- Applying toothpaste on zits: This method that is applied by nearly all people is one of the biggest mistakes. Not only will it not work on zits, but it contains the irrigating ingredients, like peppermint, peroxide, alcohol, etc. which will tear up your skin possibly leading to burns on the first layer of the skin, thus leaving irreparable marks.
3- Hot water: Taking a steaming-hot shower on cold days may sound great. On the other hand, it is one of the most damaging applications stripping your skin’s moisture barriers. The skin with compromised moisture barrier and top layer will predispose you to skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris, etc.
4- Applying body lotion on your skin: Yes, the skin on your body and the skin on your face resemble to each other. On the other hand, it is true that they are not same! Therefore, the body lotions containing a ton of fragrance and fewer nourishing ingredients will damage your skin rather than working on it.