Everyone, especially women, wants to look young and radiant. Unfortunately, we cannot reverse the aging process no matter what anti-aging creams and questionable individuals promise. With all the misleading information and false promises, check out some of the anti-aging myths and misconceptions you should definitely ignore from now on.
Washing your face more than once a day causes wrinkles
Washing your face twice a day is critical to maintaining healthy skin. Any dermatologist can attest to that. Some might think they’re off the hook if they spend their entire day inside, protected from outdoor pollutants, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
“The World Health Organization has determined that indoor pollution is at higher levels than outdoors,” warns Miami-based dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo, MD, co-founder of Dr. Loretta Skincare. “You should wash your face twice daily and directly after exercising to clear your skin of microscopic pollutants before they penetrate and damage deeper layers of skin that can lead to age spots and wrinkles.”
The higher the SPF, the higher protection for your skin
You would think a sunscreen with SPF 90 keeps your skin protected at all times, or at least way longer than an SPF 50 sunscreen. In reality, it’s not the SPF numbers that matter the most but the number of times you reapply the sunscreen. “The more important factor is to apply an ample amount of SPF product to your skin,” says Dr. Ciraldo. Her recommendation is to opt for a sunscreen of SPF 45 and apply it on a daily basis, even when it’s cloudy. Most sunscreens need to be reapplied every two hours to prevent your skin from being damaged by sun exposure and lower your risk of skin cancer.