Skincare Myths Vs Facts

One of the biggest offenders of the harmful beauty myths is the infamous putting toothpaste on a spot. Here's 3 reasons why you shouldn't apply toothpaste to your skin;

1.Toothpaste will disrupt your skin’s acid mantle
2.The ingredient in toothpaste hailed as the great anti-bacterial is today in very few toothpastes
3.The chemicals in toothpaste, namely baking soda, alcohol and even hydrogen peroxide simply aren’t safe for our skin and will likely cause irritation and further problems.

Here’s what to do instead;
• use a cleanser with Salicylic acid and allow it a few minutes on the skin to penetrate the pores before rinsing off.
• apply a natural antibacterial lotion regularly throughout the day
• use a concentrated antibacterial, anti-fungal skin treatment that is non aggressive
• apply a skin mask that will clarify, gently exfoliate pore blockages and promote skin healing.

Drinking water keeps your skin hydrated  👎
Sadly drinking water does not treat or prevent dry skin. However water does help to flush out the toxins from our body and the fewer toxins you have, the better for your overall health.

Eye Creams make your eyes puffy 👎
A good eye treatment is specifically formulated with the correct balance of ingredients that reduce inflammation, sensitivity and provide the correct level of hydration for this delicate area. We recommend that you do not “overload” the skin surrounding the eyes and avoid applying heavy creams that are not specific to the eye area, such as moisture rich night creams.

Using make-up with SPF is sufficient 👎
Sunscreen rating is achieved based upon a generous application and we do not apply even nearly enough when using foundation. In addition, the re-apply rule is not practical when wearing make-up. Think of SPF in make-up as the icing on the cake as opposed to the cake itself. You should apply your sunscreen followed by your make-up.

Skin wounds need air to heal 👎
Leaving a wound unprotected can put you at risk of infection and bacteria. Our skins protective barrier only works if there are no entry points so it is recommended to keep a bandage or plaster in place until the skin has healed over. If the wound becomes infected this will delay healing and can worsen the appearance of a final scar.