Skincare is, in fact, a sacred act that displays the love for oneself, and as a result, no attempt should be discouraged.
The most crucial thing is to have a routine for proper skin care and avoid marketing traps.
While browsing the internet, you can find solutions for every aesthetic issue, from the mildest and most do-it-yourself to the most severe and permanent ones. It is best to first educate yourself on the limitations of cosmetics and even professional treatments before getting lost in these texts and dreaming of a fabulous transformation.
Another piece of advice is to keep up with current trends: it only takes one successful article, post, or story on social media to start a true phenomenon, which is frequently based on untrue rumors.
And it is precisely these false myths that we want to discuss today, i.e. all the completely incorrect or partially incorrect information that has, over the years, inspired countless pages of writing and countless hours of videos, but more importantly, has given rise to many improper or, at best, unnecessary behaviors.
Here are some of the misconceptions about wrinkles that are still widely believed today.
Wrinkles Are Hereditary
True, watching your mom is like seeing through a crystal ball how your skin will age. But wrinkles are a combination of genetics and environmental factors such as the sun, smoking, and alcohol. Everything bad for your health is also bad for your skin, while healthy daily habits can help prevent wrinkles.
While wrinkles may be partially determined by your genes, there are many things you can do to reduce their appearance. For instance, using good sunscreen can help to prevent new wrinkles from forming. Skincare products and at-home devices like the NUFACE mini, which help with facial toning, are also beneficial. There are many effective treatments for existing wrinkles; you just have to discover the most convenient one for you.
The Way You Sleep Does Not Affect the Formation of Wrinkles
The way you sleep does affect the appearance of wrinkles
In the long run, marks on your face from sleeping with your face against the pillow run the risk of becoming permanent.
However, the use of silk or satin pillowcases, which are made of very smooth fabrics, can help if we are unable to sleep on our backs, even though we cannot even be certain that we will stay there all night due to our continual movement while asleep.
There are real anti-aging pillows available on the market. These pillows are made to relieve strain from your cheeks, eyes, and mouth while you sleep for a stronger anti-aging effect.
People With Oily Skin Have Fewer Wrinkles
This is not true. Or rather, those who have had many pimples age more slowly and have more toned and elastic skin. According to a study carried out by researchers at Kings College in London and published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, this trend does not depend on the increased activity of the sebaceous glands and therefore on the greater secretion of sebum capable of keeping the skin oily. It depends on the length of the telomeres, or the terminal portions of chromosomes present in their white blood cells, which have a protective effect during cell replication processes, and which in people who have suffered from acne are larger.
Thinness and Wrinkles Go Hand in Hand
Many claims to have seen more wrinkles appear after a diet or weight loss. In reality, there are numerous studies conducted on people of different ages claim the exact opposite: that is, people who have excess weight are also the more wrinkled ones. And the reason should be found in a diet rich in fat, which would make the skin more susceptible to damage caused by the sun. Whether you are underweight, normal weight, or overweight, you are still not immune to wrinkles, so use a cream with a UV protection factor to keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays.
Crow’s Feet Come From Smiling
This is true theoretically, according to New York physician Michele Green, because facial expressions like smiling can harm collagen and create skin markings. But does that mean that we should not laugh at all? Who can do that? This is just a myth that many people believe, including Victoria Beckham, who avoids smiling precisely for this reason.