Skincare Myths

Breaking A Few Skincare Myths Part 2

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Beauty Expert Donna Fay is back with another round of myths to debunk.

The first myth is: Shaving makes hair grow back thicker. The answer is no. This is definitely a myth. When you shave you’re seeing the blunt edges of the hair re-growing all at once. This leads to it looking thicker, but there is no increase in density or diameter of the hair.

All wrinkles form by your mid 20’s.
Here’s the truth: wrinkles are a result of losing collagen, which is the main structural protein in skin. As you get older your body begins to produce less of it, which, as a result, causes your skin to become less firm as it did back in your youth.

Applying foundation and moisturizer in upward strokes will give you wrinkles.
This is absolutely a myth. The truth is you cannot rub wrinkles into your face. Your skin is elastic and when you stretch it, will bounce right back. Even if you were to do this daily it wouldn’t be enough to cause a wrinkle. The only way to produce a wrinkle is to stretch the skin for a very long period of time.

The final myth: Moisturizer applied at night must be labeled “night cream”.
The only difference between daytime and night moisturizers is that daytime should offer an SPF of 15 or greater. A common myth that I hear is the skin needs different ingredients at night than during the day. This isn’t the case. While your skin may start its repair cycle at night, there are no scientific findings to support the suggestion that it needs anything special or different to help the process.