The skin care and beauty products industry is surrounded by truth, untruths, or lies about some of the products we use. Myths can be stories or legends such as those that surround Roman and Greek mythology. For our purposes here, a myth will be considered as an untruth or fictitious claims about skin care products.



Myth 1 says that using a lot of the product will give you quicker results.

The truth is using too much of a product with active ingredients can do more damage than good. Products with vitamin c, retinol, and alpha-hydroxy acids smooth the skin. Beta-hydroxy acids (salicylic) and benzyl peroxide clear acne flare-ups. The products that have these ingredients should be applied extremely lightly. A pea size drop of retinol cream is enough to do the job.

Myth 2 says that we all need to use skin toners.

The truth is most people; around 90% should not be using them. Toners strip the natural oils that make your skin feel soft. Gentle cleansing is all that’s necessary.

Myth 3 says that you can get addicted to your favorite lip balm.

Lip balms are not as some claim and can be filled with ingredients to dry out your lips so you will keep buying it. We may use a lot because as soon as it wears off we reapply it. Lip licking then applying the balm creates a cycle of wetness and dryness that reduces moisture. Physical addiction to lip balm is not possible.

Myth 4 says that everyone needs to buy eye cream separately.

The truth is skin around your eyes is very thin and needs a bit more care. Using a very hydrating face cream is fine if carefully applied around your eyes. There is no need for a separate eye cream.

As you can see, some of the myths revolve around ingredients and they may or may not perform. Another myth addresses whether you can become addicted to lip balm and again no it is impossible to do so. Two of the myths address the need for specific types of products.

Skincare and beauty products have ingredients in them that are beneficial and others that are harmful. The good ingredients need to be present in high quantities in order to provide the best results. The best skin care product should be free of chemicals, preservatives, and fillers.

Three good ingredients that are very beneficial to your skin are Cynergy TK which is a new substance that actually supports your body in building its own collagen and elastin again.

It keeps your skin flexible and firm and you will see good results as it helps your skin to retain its natural moisture.

The harmful ingredients include parabens and a substance called dioxanes that have both been linked to causing cancer. Alcohols are drying and irritating to the skin. Mineral oil does not let the skin breathe as it clogs the pores. Your skin can become dependent on it and it can with prolonged use, irritate and dry out your skin.

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