3 Myths to Never Listen to About Your Skin

One of our favorite things to do here at our office is debunking common myths that people have about their skin, procedures, or their health. To make sure that you don’t fall for any of these myths, we have created a list debunking three myths about your skin.

Chocolate Causes Oily Skin

This one goes out to all of our chocolate lovers out there. Chocolate does not cause oily skin; in fact, you can eat as much as your chocolate-loving heart will allow you to. Sebum (which is made by the skin) is what causes you to produce a lot of oil which leads to breakouts.

Tanning Is Bad For You

Getting regular sunburns and sitting out in the sun without an SPF on is going to put you at a greater risk of developing skin cancer, but the sun itself isn’t necessarily bad for your skin. We always tell our clients to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen and a hat when they are planning on spending extended periods of time in the sun. And, whatever you do, don’t go to a tanning bed. But if you want to get a gradual tan throughout the summer and you are wearing sunscreen, then you should be fine.

The Higher the SPF, the Better

Although experts recommend that patients wear at least an SPF 30 when they are out in the sun, wearing more than that may not be worth the extra money. An SPF 30 will protect your skin from 97% of the sun’s rays, which gives you plenty of protection to have throughout the day. The trick is to apply your sunscreen every couple of hours to keep your skin extra protected for longer.

Leave the myths in the garbage and take better care of your skin with our help. Schedule a consultation with us today and call our Elmhurst office at (630) 818-SKIN(7546)

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