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Easy-to-fall-For Skin Myths Busted

Here are some of the myths attached to skincare busted by experts at Proactiv brand, reports femalefirst.co.uk:

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Easy-to-fall-For Skin Myths Busted
Easy-to-fall-For Skin Myths Busted. Pixabay

There are many misconceptions related to skincare like wearing sunscreen everyday is too heavy or exfoliating regularly will ensure a clear skin. So it’s time to move away from such myths and get ready for a flawless skin.

Here are some of the myths attached to skincare busted by experts at Proactiv brand, reports femalefirst.co.uk:

* Myth 1: Wearing sunscreen daily is too heavy for my oily complexion.

Truth: To prevent damage or to help avoid a blemish outbreak, protecting your skin with a sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine. If you suffer with oily skin, try a lightweight formula underneath your make-up, or find a foundation or tinted moisturiser with an SPF built in.

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* Myth 2: To prevent blemishes you should completely strip away the oil from the skin.

Truth: While there is no doubt that oily skin should be controlled to keep the complexion clear and shine-free, completely stripping the skin of all its natural oils can play even more havoc with blemishes and spots.

* Myth 3: I should exfoliate regularly to ensure my skin stays clear.

Truth: Exfoliating excessively can strip the skin of essentials oils and spread bacteria. Instead of a daily scrub opt for a much gentler exfoliant to keep your skin in a good condition.

* Myth 4: You shouldn’t use moisturiser on oily skin.

Truth: Blemish-prone skin needs hydration too. In fact, drying out oily skin sends a signal to your body to produce even more oil; a nightmare for those who already suffer with problem skin.

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* Myth 5: The only thing that will cure my eyes bags and dark circles is more sleep.

Truth: Allergies, swollen veins beneath the skin’s surface or a diet high in salt may also be the cause of bags under your eyes. (Bollywood Country)

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Increased Stress and Poor Dietary Habits can Cause Acne

Study identifies the most important factors relating to Acne

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Study shows that Poor dietary habits, increased stress and harsh skincare routines are among the most significant factors associated with Acne. Pixabay

Poor dietary habits, increased stress and harsh skincare routines were among the most significant factors associated with acne, according to a study.

The research presented at the 28th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in Madrid evaluated the exposure to different worsening factors on acne on more than 6,700 participants across six countries.

“For the first time, this study allows us to identify the most important exposome factors relating to acne from patient questioning prior to any treatment prescription,” said the study’s lead researcher Brigitte Dreno from the University Hospital of Nantes in France.

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Healthy and Balanced dietary habits can reduce the chances of Skin becoming Acne Prone. Pixabay

The results showed that significantly more individuals with acne (48.2 per cent) consumed dairy products daily compared to individuals who did not (38.8 per cent).

The difference was also statistically significant for soda juices or syrups (35.6 per cent vs 31 per cent), pastries and chocolate (37 per cent vs 27.8 per cent) and sweets (29.7 per cent vs 19.1 per cent).

Surprisingly 11 per cent of acne sufferers consume whey proteins versus 7 per cent without acne and 11.9 per cent of acne sufferers consume anabolic steroids versus 3.2 per cent without acne.

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Study found that harsh skincare habits were more common in Acne sufferers. Pixabay

Exposure to pollution or stress was also more frequently observed in participants with acne compared to control participants.

The research also found that harsh skincare practices were more common in acne sufferers.

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Tobacco, which has previously been showed as a potential acne trigger, was not shown to have an influence, the study said. (IANS)