Do you feel lost in the mass of information regarding skincare regimes and skincare products? There’s so much information out there, enough to make you throw your hands in the air with no idea what to take as truth or myth. I hear you. Let’s see if I can clear up some of these myths!

Expensive products are good

As I recently explored in an article, expensive products are not necessarily good. It’s all in the mix. Don’t forget that you’re also paying for a company’s packaging and marketing, and the perception their product has of being elite and ‘the best.’

Scrubbing the face is the best way to cleanse

No! Scrubbing the face can be way too harsh. Often it can remove the delicate layer of sebum which sets your oil production out of whack. Instead of scrubbing, I suggest using a gentle foaming cleanser like SkinB5’s beautiful gentle Acne Cleansing Mousse, and a mask that draws out the impurities, like their Skin Purifying Mask.

Exfoliating can help get rid of acne

Acne prone skin can be made so much worse by exfoliating – acne is not a hygiene issue and you’ll generally end up worsening the inflammation! So be kind and gentle, there’s no need to exfoliate with harsh cleansers or brushes.

Your skin should feel tight after washing

Actually, if it feels really tight it is probably a sign that your cleanser is too harsh. Your skin should feel clean, yet soft.

Skincare products alone can treat acne

Acne requires a multifaceted approach. The skin cells are made from within, so it’s imperative to address internal causes with acne, as well as treating the skin on the outside. SkinB5 has a duel approach with their cleanser, moisturiser and mask that contain natural acne-controlling ingredients, and a unique formulation in their Acne Control Tablets & Caplets that address the causes where it starts – from within!

Vitamins & minerals have no effect on our skin health

My goodness, they most certainly do. We should be getting our nutrients from our diet, and that is what keeps every part of us healthy and in a state of repair, however many of us are deficient in key nutrients. Without these nutrients, everything can be set off balance. Micronutrients like Zinc, Magnesium and B-vitamins are involved in almost every pathway in our body, including hormones, which is another reason why treating skin conditions from within is vital. The healthier our gut is the better our skin will be too, as digestive problems are linked to skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

Anti-aging comes in a bottle

Being as the skin cells are made from the inside, our aging process occurs by internal changes. Any anti-aging regime should ideally contain supplements containing antioxidants, minerals and vitamins to ensure the skin can fight off free-radical damage and be able to repair effectively. Nutrients such as zinc, silica, biotin and vitamin B5 are among the most important vitamins & minerals for healthy skin appearance.

 

Haley is a passionate Naturopath & nutrition expert, writer, and mum of 2 young children, with years of experience in the industry. She is a known as a real ‘nutrition nerd’ and follows the latest natural health research. As a Paleo and raw food enthusiast, she coaches people in healthy living, beauty and positive mindset. Haley has personally experienced the benefits of the SkinB5 natural acne treatment system and is happy to offer her guidance to help others regain clear skin. Follow her blog at www.aliveinwonderland.com & link with her on facebook at www.facebook.com/aliveinwonderlandhealth