9 Anti-Aging Myths Most of Us Believe That Make No Sense

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Water alone is enough to keep your skin hydrated

Obviously, a healthy skin is a hydrated one. But water alone is not the solution to get rid of dry skin, at least not according to Hadley King, MD, a dermatologist at Skinney Med Spa and clinical instructor of dermatology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She recommends “emollients to lock in the moisture in your skin, and we all need these more when the humidity is low, and we lose more moisture from our skin into the air.” Humidifiers might also do the trick and keep your skin soft and hydrated as well as soap substitutes that protect and moisturize the skin.


Exercising accelerates signs of aging on your face and jawline

This just sounds like a good excuse not to exercise. In reality, exercising has numerous benefits, among which keeping your skin feeling and looking healthier by increasing the blood flow and nourishing skin cells.

“When we begin to exert ourselves physically, the blood vessels in our skin contract or shrink and slow the blood flow to our skin,” explains Dr. Bowe. “But as we continue to exercise and our body temperature rises, our blood vessels dilate or become wider, which increases the flow of blood to the skin.” Exercise can also reduce inflammation, helps regulate skin-related hormones and prevents skin damage from free radicals. Need we say more?

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