Four Skin Care myths busted

7 November 2014

You may have noticed that people love to dish out advice when it comes to Skin Care. With so many conflicting tips out there, it can be hard to know which ones to follow and which to ignore. So we’ve busted four Skin Care myths below. Read on to find out – you may be surprised.

  • Not enough sleep causes dark rings under eyes

How many times have you heard someone ask if your under eye rings are due to having no sleep the night before? In actual fact, dark circles are not caused by lack of sleep at all.

One Expert commented: “Dark circles are caused by many factors including genes, excessive pigmentation, prominent veins and a thin and translucent lower eyelid skin, amongst others.

“While a lack of sleep may worsen dark circles due to constant eye rubbing or a congestion of the blood vessels around your eyes, this is not a major contributing factor.”

  • Drinking lots of water prevents dry skin

It’s essential to keep your skin well hydrated and moisturised but if you’re not noticing a difference, despite drinking lots of water each day, the problem could be to do with your skin’s moisture barrier.

You can help your skin’s moisture barrier along by using a mild skin cleanser regularly and moisturising daily.

  • Collagen supplements can make you look younger

There is much debate as to whether or not taking collagen supplements is worthwhile, with some experts arguing that the consumption of specific peptides can greatly improve skin elasticity. Others however have found no evidence to suggest that collagen supplements are a good way to replace your skin’s depleting levels.

  • Chocolate gives you spots

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Consuming this tasty treat will not cause you to break out in spots. Those who find that eating chocolate makes Acne symptoms worse should however try to avoid it.


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