Rumor: Can Botox Prevent Wrinkles?

Reality: Theoretically, yes. But no long-term studies support this claim. “If you relax the muscles that continually contract, you’ll be less apt to see creases over time,” says Fredric Brandt, a cosmetic dermatologist with practices in New York City and Coral Gables, Florida. “But other strategies, like using sunscreen and keeping up proper skin care, are more reliable and certainly less expensive options for fending off wrinkles.” If you still feel compelled to go under the needle, Los Angeles and New York City dermatologist Karyn Grossman advises beginning Botox treatments no earlier than when fine lines first appear, generally in your 30s.

Is your skin super tight after washing?

Super-tight, dry skin isn't a sign your skin is clean; rather, that feeling usually means that you've stripped your skin of important oils or haven't rinsed properly. Be careful and moisturize after each wash.

Knuckles!

Every inch of your skin has an exact stretchiness and strength for its location. The skin on your knuckles is very different than the skin on your belly!

How lemon juice helps acne!

Lemons have a high acid content. However, it also has the magical effect of citric acid which has the perfect anti-bacterial effect to reduce swelling and redness. It can also help you handle a pimple problem overnight. Dip a cotton swab in the juice of a lemon. Apply the juice to the pimples.

Is Squeaky-clean skin really...uh...squeaky-clean?

 

Reality: Overzealous face washing, whether more than twice a day or with products that leave your skin as tight as a drum, can actually cause damage. The water-cleanser combo can strip skin of its natural oils and compromise its barrier, which can set you up for irritation and dehydration.  Therefore you should avoid cleansers that contain harsh surfactants, which rid skin of too much oil and leave it so dry that it feels taut—and might just squeak if you dragged a finger across it. Some common surfactants include sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), and ammonium lauryl sulfate (ALS). If possible, use only usda certified organic products on your skin.

Sweating!!!!! Ugh!!!

"The skin discharge as much as three gallons of sweat a day in burning weather. The regions that don’t sweat are the nail bed, the limits of the lips & the tilt of the penis"

Skin Fun Fact!

Your skin has three layers. Epidermis - Dead & Waterproof Dermis - Hair & Sweat Glands Subcutis - Fat & Large blood vessels.

Skin Fun Fact!

Every square inch of skin on the human body has about 32 million bacteria on it, but fortunately, the vast majority of them are harmless.