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6 of the worst skin care tips you can find online

The internet has alot of information that we could all use, however dermatologists are warning that not all is useful or truthful.

Here are 6 bad beauty tips you should ignore,

 

1. Scrub away your acne with exfoliate pure lemon juice to clear spots

Smooth skin
Smooth skin

2. Use toothpaste to clear spots: Many people use toothpaste as a home remedy to quickly reduce the size of the cold sore or pimple, but there is no real evidence that toothpaste can help either of these conditions. Some toothpaste contains hydrogen peroxide, which is in fact an antiseptic, so skin bacteria and virus levels may temporarily go down from its application. But other ingredients in toothpastes can irritate the skin and cause further breakouts.”

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3. Popping a zit will help it go away faster: Only pimples that have come to a white head are safe to extract. Even then, it is best to visit an aesthetician or other skin health professional to get a treatment and have these extractions done properly. Randomly squeezing pimples that have not matured can lead to infection and scarring. It is best to keep skin clean and hydrated and use products with either benzoyl peroxide, retinol, or salicylic acid to clear the skin overall.”

Black woman putting on face lotion
Black woman putting on face lotion

4. Facial exercises will cure my wrinkles: Do you daily facial yoga exercises in order to tighten her skin and remove wrinkles? This is not the first time that I have heard about this craze, and it simply is not possible to eliminate existing wrinkles on the skin. Actually, these exercises can aggravate the wrinkles that are present, due to the persistent movement of the facial muscles.

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5. Acne has nothing to do with what I eat: Acne has been linked to drinking of milk, cheese and wheat items. Yet experts will tell you that a customized diet and the right supplements can sort out this problem. It is true that one person may be able to eat the foods that cause another to break out without getting any acne.

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6. Drinking a ton of water will give you glowing skin: Hydration is important to skin health but drinking too much just leads to running to the bathroom. In extreme cases, excessive water drinking can lead to a condition called hyponatremia, which causes low sodium levels and can even lead to death. The fluid doesn’t have to be water, or even come from liquid, as many foods have high water content. Healthy people have a mechanism by which they regulate their electrolytes and know when to drink. This mechanism results in the sensation of thirst. The best advice for drinking: let thirst be your guide!”

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