We are a beauty obsessed society, and that's a fact. With all the perfect looking models and celebrities on TV, it is not unusual to desire their beauty. Which is why as crazy as it may sound, there are a lot of women out there who would try literally anything just to look pretty and youthful. From intravenous drips to bee venom facials to vampire face lifts and eating placenta, women would go great lengths in the name of beauty. Women will try all sorts of skin tips even if they are not sure if it's effective or not. So to spare you from these skin booboos, which I'm pretty sure you've heard at some point here are some of the top skin aging myths.
1. The higher the SPF, the better for your skin.
Unknown to many, the number indicated in the sun protection factor, or SPF or a sunscreen only gives a guide for how much UVB protection it can provide. Higher SPFs are not always necessary because there are other factors to consider such as your skin type anyhow long you're exposing yourself to sunlight. The bottom-line is, when looking for a good sunscreen always check if it blocks both UVA and UVB rays because that's far more important than the SPF rating.
2. Anti wrinkle creams can bring back the youthfulness of your skin.
As you age, your skin and facial structure will change and there is really nothing that you can do to stop that. Also, there is no such thing as a youth elixir in a jar. Rubbing wrinkle creams, even the most expensive ones can not make you look twenty years younger. Such creams only plump up and hydrate the skin temporarily. Let me repeat, temporarily. For anti aging procedures with longer effects, it's still best to see a dermatologist.
3. Sun damage can be reversed by using sunscreen.
Wearing sunscreen can only protect your skin from further skin damage and stop any early changes in the skin that may be occurring. It can not reverse sun damage. Sun damage may not be revisable but there are ways that you can do to prevent and improve sun damaged skin. Religiously using SPF, drinking lots of water and moisturizing everyday are some of them.
4. You only need to wear sunscreen when going out.
Just because you can not feel the sun on your skin does not mean that the sun's UV is not there. The sun's UV rays can still penetrate windows so it's very important to stay protected even if you are just staying indoors.