Skin myths ban­ished!

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MYTH 1 If it’s ex­pen­sive, it’s bet­ter

This is a very com­mon mis­con­cep­tion, Dr Nikolic says. “There are many pre­scrip­tion prod­ucts that have a high con­cen­tra­tion of ac­tive in­gre­di­ents in them that are half the price of top­i­cal skin prod­ucts,” he ex­plains.

MYTH 2 If it doesn’t smell good, it won’t work well

A re­cent study showed that women con­vinced them­selves that creams that smelled good worked bet­ter than those that didn’t, even though the cream with the bet­ter smell had no ac­tive in­gre­di­ents in it.

MYTH 3 You need to spend more money on your face wash

“There’s no need for an ex­pen­sive cleanser, but spend well on your sun­screen. Go for SPF30 or higher,” says Dr Nikolic. “Find one that doesn’t leave a white tinge on your skin and ab­sorbs eas­ily.”

MYTH 4 Dry skin? Drink more wa­ter

The so­lu­tion is more com­pli­cated than that. Dry skin hap­pens when dam­aged cells al­low mois­ture to es­cape. You’d be bet­ter off car­ing for the outer layer through sun pro­tec­tion and by us­ing non­ir­ri­tat­ing prod­ucts.

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