Skincare-News Reveals the Truth Behind 10 Skincare & Beauty Myths

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Ever wondered if UV rays can penetrate windows or if thinning hair is genetic or if drinking water is the key to hydrated skin? Here, uncovers the facts behind these and other common beliefs about skincare.

Many people think they’re safe from the sun when they’re indoors. They might believe that it’s best to abandon a beauty product if it doesn’t work right away, or that retinoids are forbidden for sensitive skin. Well, even beauty buffs may be surprised to learn the facts. The latest article from, “10 Skincare Myths Busted,” helps set the skincare record straight by revealing the truth behind 10 common myths.

1.    Myth: All sunglasses offer UV protection.

Fact: Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. All sunglasses don’t automatically offer UV protection and some that say they do may not. Look for sunglasses that say that they block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays.

Also, to ensure sunglasses provide the protection their label states, take the pair to an eye doctor. Most eye doctors have equipment that can double-check sunglasses. And avoid sunglasses that don’t specify the amount of protection or glasses with terms like “UV absorbing,” “cosmetic” or "blocks most UV light,” which are ways to get around the unfortunately lax FDA regulations.

2.    Myth: Thinning hair is purely genetic.

Fact: Actually, thinning tresses are the result of a variety of factors. Genetics is just one. High levels of hormones during pregnancy can cause the body to retain hair and lead to thicker tresses. Post-pregnancy, when hormones return to their normal levels, this hair can fall out. (Not to worry, though, because regular growth rates return after several months.) Hormonal fluctuations during menopause can also trigger thinning hair.

Other culprits include extreme dieting, nutritional deficiencies, medications (like antidepressants), stress, hair styling and natural aging.

3.    Myth: Drinking water helps hydrate skin.

Fact: This belief appears in tons of sources, even skincare sites, but it’s absolutely false. Drinking water does hydrate the body, but it doesn’t hydrate the skin.

According to dermatologists, no research has ever substantiated this claim, which is largely perpetuated by fitness and fashion magazines. One study did find an association between drinking water and skin hydration; however, it used high-priced mineral water, and the study had no control group.

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