Skin care, skin-care, or skincare? How do you actually spell it? And if we can’t even agree on how to spell the word, how can we agree on how to best take care of our skin?
Skin care and skin-care are both correct, but skincare is a language mutation. This mutation mirrors the myths about best ways to take care of your skin, and how those have changed over time too.
With all the endless articles telling you how to best treat your skin, most of these tips are inaccurate. So how do you know what’s the best way to take care of your skin?
Much like the many spellings of skin care, there isn’t a one size fits all approach when it comes to your skin health. Everyone is different. But there are some standard skin don’ts
that are out there, and we needed the truth to be known.
We wanted to share the biggest myths out there and the truer version of those tips. After all, your skin is your body’s first defense, so you need healthy skin to improve overall health.
We’ve heard this myth since we were kids, right? Just let that scratch get a little air so it heals faster. But that’s definitely not the best way to heal your cuts and scrapes. You need to keep it covered with the proper bandage to ensure it heals properly and in a timely manner. Check out our selection of bandages and wound care to find the right product for your needs.
This myth has been around as long as the first one. You get a cut and you put on a bandage. Then, you go to take a shower that night you take off the bandage and never apply a new one. It’ll be fine, you tell yourself. Turns out, that’s not the case. As we mentioned above, you should keep that wound covered up to ensure proper healing.
You might be a sweaty, dirty person that needs to shower throughout the day, such as after the gym. But there is no reason to shower before bed, and then first thing in the morning. Showering too often strips your skin of natural oils that keep your skin young, healthy, and fresh. Stick to 1 shower at day if that’s possible for your lifestyle.
For some reason, zinc oxide has gotten a bad rep over the years. Perhaps it's because it gives you that pasty white appearance. But mineral sunscreens are better than sunscreens loaded with oxybenzone or avobenzone.
There are some people in the shower morning and night camp, and then there are some people prefer to shower in the morning. People attribute more productivity to morning showers. But you're sleeping with makeup, dirt, and chemicals on your skin that can cause damage. Not only that, all that dirt that was on your body is now on your sheets! Going to bed clean with minimal products on your skin is the best way to treat your body's first defense.
Skin care advice is in abundance, but many articles out there can distill wrong information. Your skin health affects your health overall. Taking care of it should be on your list of health care concerns.
The care of your skin is unique to each person. But these myths are things you should avoid doing if you want to have happy, healthy skin for all your life.
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