“I just drink lots of water” and other tall tales
We’re down to clown with half of Hollywood claiming their lips are injection-free. But we draw a line at the bogus skin claims. No one ever slept her way out of acne (or hyperpigmentation, or rosacea, or dry skin, or…).
The lie “I drink 400 bottles of water a day to hydrate my skin and flush out toxins.” The facts “There’s no data to support the claim that drinking a ton of water hydrates skin,” says Dr Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology. “Sure, your body will thank you for it, but it’s not going to flush anything away. Your skin is not a cleansing organ.”
The lie “I sleep 10 hours a night; that’s why my skin looks so good.” The facts When you don’t sleep, your cortisol levels stay raised, which can mess with your hormones and promote acne, says Dr Zeichner. But that doesn’t mean that a few nights of shut-eye will leave you looking like Cate Blanchett. Sorry.