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Smart Beauty 7 Skincare Myths Exposed

Smart Beauty 7 Skincare Myths Exposed

In a recent article on Today called The truth about skin care: 7 myths that need ‘clearing up’ a few fallacies about skincare are debunked. Everyone has that special skincare regimen that works for them, and they SWEAR by it.  We say, do what works best for you.  But if you are confused about what’s true or false, we’ll clear it up here.

Smart Beauty 7 Skincare Myths Exposed

1. Wash your face two times per day

This is false. Just a little splash of water in the morning is fine if you are not using thick greasy creams at night.  It’s best to wash your face at night to remove pollution and makeup.

2. Chocolate causes breakouts

This is generally false.  Dark chocolate can actually be good for you when consumed in moderation. This decadent treat has health benefits and it can actually protect your skin. German researchers discovered the flavonoids in dark chocolate absorb UV light, help protect and increase blood flow to the skin, and improve skin’s hydration and complexion.

3. Dairy is bad for your skin

This is true. There is much research which shows dairy is inflammatory and is linked to acne breakouts.

4. You need two separate moisturizing creams for day and night

This is not true.  Night creams can contain the same ingredients as day creams but without sunscreen.  Be careful with night creams containing retinols which are light sensitive and should only be used at night.

5. Open pores with hot water; Close pores with cold water

This is not true. Your pores will not shrink or expand based on water temperature. But hot water can make the outer layers of the skin expand which makes pores look more open.

6. You can use a body lotion on your face

This is not true.  Body lotion contains ingredients that may irritate the more delicate skin on your face.  Body lotions are formulated for the skin on your body which is thicker, has less sebaceous glands, and is much drier.

7. You need to switch up your skin care regimen

This is not true.  You can change products if they stop working for you.  But as you age and depending on the season, you will likely need different products for your skin.

If you are looking for a new skincare regimen to look younger and have flawless skin, consider the National Laser Institute. We are leading the anti-aging revolution as the premier education facility in the country, training physicians and nurses from all over the world in advanced medical aesthetic technologies including laser, IPL, and cosmetic injectables.

Visit our training institute for deeply discounted rates on treatments or receive your treatment in our med spa by the experts that teach doctors, nurses and laser technicians privately. At National Laser Institute you can expect luxury treatments without the luxury cost. To find out what product or service would be the best fit for your skin, call 800.574.8377 or click here and receive a free consultation with one of our expert skin care specialists.


Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.