3 Myths About Skincare & Acne Scars
The skincare industry is chock full of products for just about every skin affliction...dark spots, sunburn, acne scars, etc. With so many choices available, and so much competing advice out there, we thought it would be helpful to outline three myths about skincare, and what you can do about them instead.
Myth 1: Dark spots will just go away on their own.
Bad news, everyone: once your skin is damaged, there is not a magical fountain of youth that will make dark spots go away by themselves. While things like stretch marks or certain scars might fade on their own after time, dark spots from sun damage don’t really fall under this category. This is because permanent damage has been done to your skin cells, beyond just the top layer of very thin skin. Now, this is not to say that you can’t fade dark spots at all, or that you can’t lighten them...we are just specifying that you need something special to make it happen. And here’s the good news: you don’t need to travel the world, track down a unicorn, and make it cry in order to use unicorn tears (or any other magical potion) to lighten dark spots. All you need is hydroquinone, and we have an informative blog you can read to learn more about it.
Myth 2: Tanning is safer than sunburn.
Depending on which culture and time you live in, having the perfect tan is an important part of the beauty world. Of course, beauty trends are fickle, and what’s attractive now may not be the ideal in 10 years. But for the last few years,a tan has been considered attractive, and so the tanning bed industry saw a big boom in use. This was touted as an alternative to ‘harmful sun damage,’ so men and women flocked to strip malls to strip down and wear funny-looking goggles in pursuit of the perfect skin tone. This is as ridiculous as it sounds. Now, don’t get us wrong...sunburn isn’t good for you, either. Regardless of how you pursue a tan, you need to use some sort of protectant and only tan in moderation. Your skin will thank you 30 years from now.
Myth 3: Acne scars are forever.
As we’ve mentioned before, acne can be a double whammy….it’s a total drag when you have it, and again when it leaves noticeable scars. Thankfully, there’s a whole slew of treatments available. While it’s not likely that your scars will ever go away completely, there is a lot you can do to minimize their appearance. For instance, you can read about laser treatments in this article, try out some DIY approaches to acne scars, or watch some success stories about how Porcelana has helped people fade acne scars. The bottom line is that acne scars don’t have to negatively impact your life forever...there are ways to minimize them, through treatments, makeup, and more.
Alright, so there you have it - three beauty myths from the skincare industry debunked! Tell us in the comments what other myths you have come across! And what did you do to fix them? If you want to learn more, please check out our blog!