There seems to be a limitless amount of skincare advice in the world, and it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Luckily, Prevention.com spoke to a few experts to get the truth on several beauty myths.
While you may be tempted to toss a product if it doesn’t instantly improve your complexion, Dr Mark G. Rubin, author and assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Diego, claims that patience may be a virtue – and may actually lead to better skincare results. “I suggest waiting 8 to 10 weeks before you abandon a product and try the next thing,” he told the news source. “Most active ingredients do work on everyone – just to varying degrees.”
Ladies who have long-believed that skin should feel tight after washing may actually be using the wrong cleanser – if skin doesn’t feel fresh and supple, your face wash is probably too harsh, the news source reports. Instead, opt for a cleanser that boasts hydrators such as glycerin and a mild surfactant such as disodium cocoyl glutamate, like T’Fivve Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam.
Finally, women should remember they are never too old to wear sunscreen, as the protective formula allows skin to repair itself from previous damage. Experts recommend that ladies use a product that contains avobenzone, which is a UVA blocker, like Babor High Protection Lotion SPF 30. If you’re experiencing problems with your skin due to aging, be sure to try out some of Exuviance’s anti-aging products as well.