10 Common Skin Myths Exposed

skin careAs the days get longer and the weather heats up, many people’s minds turn to skin — perhaps because they plan to show more of it in the coming months.

With that in mind, Here are a number of myths about how to help your skin look its best.

Some of these are warnings you heard from your mother, while others are the type you might have heard from your friend who subscribes to 20 magazines.

Some are proverbial old wives’ tales, others have solid medical evidence behind them, and a few are true — but misleading.

Does shaving really make your hair grow back thicker? Can squinting give you wrinkles? Will dry brushing really help you get rid of your cellulite? Does getting a base tan in a salon help you avoid sunburn?

These myths have taken hold as standard advice on skin care. But do they stand up to the scrutiny of dermatologists?

Here are the 10 skin myths that you should be aware of.


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