Probably once or twice (or maybe more?) in our lifetime, we believed what beauty companies advertised about their skin care products. With the dire need to fix our skin woes, most of us have probably resulted in a buying spree with anti-aging products, hypo-allergenic products, dermatologist tested, and the list goes on. Companies promised us visible changes within months, some even within weeks of continued use. But to no avail, we’re left with a half-full bottle of a beauty product that didn’t deliver the results promised.
Below is a list of few of the lies about your skin care products. Maybe, just maybe, you will realize that getting a better and clearer skin is easier to achieve just by eating the right food, instead of slathering on layers of skin care products that probably won’t even work.
In reality, Science has yet to discover an ingredient that can actually slow down or reverse the aging process. If that’s the case, then why are they selling us anti-aging products? Especially when it’s not meant to slow down or reverse the process? Overall, sunscreen is the only scientifically proven product that can prevent (but not reverse!) signs of skin aging by protecting the skin from sun damage. But once the damage is done, there isn’t really any product that can reverse the damage. Unless of course, you’re loading up on foods rich in antioxidants that can speed up the healing of your damaged skin.
The term anti-aging is only used because it’s meant to boost sales and profits. Because, why the hell not? Everyone wants youthful skin forever! So why not use it to lure people into buying products that claim to make them look younger in weeks? It’s a brilliant idea, honestly. But then the term has no actual medical value.
The term itself means that the product has very little chance of causing an allergic reaction to the person, or overall will not cause any allergic reaction at all. In reality, there isn’t even a federal standard for this term. There is no scientifical test that can guarantee that a product will not cause an allergic reaction to an individual. One way or another, a certain ingredient can cause an allergic reaction to a person whether it was labeled hypo-allergenic or not. Why? Well, it’s because the person was selectively allergic to the ingredient! This isn’t even rocket science. If a person is allergic to an ingredient, it will always cause allergic reactions, period.
The products that are mostly labeled as hypo-allergenic often contain one ingredient in common–a preservative. Preservatives are known to cause skin reactions, especially to those who already have sensitive skin. So, why is it called hypo-allergenic? If this doesn’t scare you, maybe this will: the usual products that are hypo-allergenic are baby products!
Oh boy, this just means that at least one dermatologist has used or tested the product on his or her body once, or maybe twice, we honestly don’t know! And then, that dermatologist just decided that he or she can profit from it, so they began to endorse it, claiming that it has passed their standards and that it’s safe for everyone to use.
We all know how one’s skin may be different from the other, and what may work for one may not always work for everyone. With this in mind, how can one or two dermatologists vouch for all the product claims? Another red flag, right?
With these lies in mind, it’s safe to say that switching to natural remedies or eating healthy can be a better option for a youthful glow. These benefits are scientifically proven, and not only that it is safe, it’s also proven to be effective. Plus, it can give you a health boost.
Healthy or youthful skin can always be achieved with the right lifestyle. It’s not about the expensive bottles of skin care and high-end products that promised to give you youthful and glowing skin. If you’re not taking care of your body from within, it’s bound to manifest physically. Always remember that being healthy on the inside can also make you look healthy on the outside.