Five Common Skin Care Myths

14 August, 2014 | posted by Carly Poore

Skin care has come a long way since the Elizabethan Era when mercury was a popular treatment product. Even if you have never gone to this extreme, you could be holding on to other common skin care myths.

Myth #1: I don’t need sunscreen – it’s in my makeup.
Makeup with SPF is a good start, but not enough to get proper UV protection. It is recommended to apply a sunscreen under makeup every morning so that it will adhere to skin and provide best possible protection. Epionce Ultra Shield SPF 50 is non-comedogenic and it goes on sheer under makeup. Anti-inflammatory ingredients help to reduce redness and improve the health of skin.

Myth #2: Exfoliating is great for my pores.
Using harsh scrubs to rid pores of dirt and dead skin can irritate and lead to chronic inflammation, damaging the skin. Keratolytic technology found in Epionce Gentle Foaming Cleanser and Lytic Gel Cleanser clears the skin of oil and dirt without causing inflammation. Apply a Lytic Tx product to slough off dead skin cells, clean out pores, and even out skin tone.

Myth #3: I’m too oily for a moisturiser.
A properly functioning skin barrier will help control oil production. The foundation of the Epionce line is repair the skin barrier, which helps control oil and breakouts. Add the light-weight Intense Defense Serum to fortify skin, followed by Renewal Lite Facial Lotion to repair the barrier and reduce chronic inflammation that can lead to excess oil production.

Myth #4: I’m in my 30’s so acne shouldn’t affect me.
Adult acne is common and can be the result of a change in hormones, diet, or other long term skin issues. A diet low in sugar is a great start. The recommended Epionce Acne regimen can help address issues associated with adult acne. Consult your doctor or skin care professional if symptoms do not improve.

Myth #5: I’ve always had this mole, I’m sure I don’t need to see a doctor.
A full body check for moles should be done at least once a year. If you notice a change in any mole, make an appointment with your dermatologist. Remember the ABCDE’s when monitoring moles: Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Colour, Diameter, and Evolution. For more information, visit the American Academy of Dermatology web site.