By 2019, the U.S. skin care product market is estimated to be worth 191.7 billion dollars.
With so many skin care companies and products, finding the right anti-aging skin care routine can be tough.
The first step in narrowing down your options is to cut out any that aren't natural. Natural skin care is a healthy, more effective way to ensure that your skin looks its best.
The next step is to start looking for the natural anti-aging skin care products that work best for you.
The internet is full of tips and suggestions on how to make your skin look younger. But it's also full of lots of myths.
Trying to figure out what is fact and what is fiction on your own can be overwhelming. That's why we've compiled a list of seven anti-aging skin care myths.
Drop these myths right now if you want younger-looking skin.
1. Myth: Lasers Can Make You Look Years Younger
It seems like every week there is some new laser treatment being introduced. There are lasers to treat wrinkles, get rid of brown spots, and reduce redness.
Lasers may treat or reverse these signs of aging. But their treatments aren't going to take years off of your face. That's because they only treat visible symptoms, rather than truly repairing damage.
To regain the glowing, youthful appearance of younger skin, you need to treat your face with something more natural than a laser.
Proper anti-aging skin care starts with natural products that rehydrate your skin. This will leave it looking healthy and younger.
2. Myth: You Diet Has No Effect on the Appearance of Your Skin
Unfortunately, this is not the case.
A bad diet can make your skin look older. That's because many foods, including pasta and white bread, are converted to sugar in your bloodstream.
That sugar then reduces elasticity, leaving it stiff.
While you don't need to give up these foods entirely, reducing your intake can help. You can also swap them for whole wheat products.
Clean eating can go a long way towards making your skin appear younger.
3. Myth: Only Expensive Anti-aging Skin Care Products Deliver Results
Luxury skin care products can cost over a hundred dollars for just a few ounces of products. Laser treatments and harsh chemical peels can cost several times as much.
But a big price tag doesn't always mean big results.
Oftentimes with these expensive products, you're buying a brand name. The products themselves are rarely ground-breaking.
Buying the cheapest product on a drug store shelf isn't a great idea either. These may contain cheap, harmful alternatives to ingredients essential for anti-aging treatment.
Or they may not contain any of the essential anti-aging ingredients. These products will do little more than dry out your skin or cause breakouts.
It's time to stop wasting money on products with big promises and few results. Instead, look for less expensive, organic options loaded with natural ingredients.
4. Myth: Home Remedies are a Great Way to Fight Signs of Aging
The internet is full of home remedies claiming to be the next best solution in anti-aging skin care.
From honey face masks to lemon juice for pimples, the concoctions are endless.
Some of the ingredients in home remedies have healing properties. But for the most part, these combinations are rarely effective. Some may even have adverse effects.
Lemon juice, for instance, will dry out your skin, which can cause more breakouts than it heals.
Another home remedy that recently became popular is coconut oil. But while coconut oil can be great for your hair and your health, it isn't great to use on your skin.
It can clog your pores and leave it oily. Prolonged use may also cause your skin to stop making its own natural oil, which will leave it dry.
5. Myth: Shade and Clouds Will Protect You From the Sun's Harmful Rays
You probably already know just how harmful sun exposure can be. But applying sunscreen when it's bright and sunny out isn't enough.
Even if it's overcast or you think you'll be in the shade all day, UV rays still get through.
Sun exposure accelerates skin aging. It can also lead to skin cancer.
You need an SPF 30 sunscreen on at all times. You may need a higher SPF if you are going to be outside in the sun.
Choose a natural sunscreen that won't clog your pores or leave your skin oily. A moisturizer with SPF is a good choice. If you're going to be active, you may also need to reapply throughout the day.
Even if you're going to be in the car all day, apply sunscreen to protect your skin.
6. Myth: Once the Skins of Aging Begin, You Can't Reverse Them
It's definitely a good idea to start fighting aging before it starts. But if the signs of aging are already on your skin, you can still reverse them.
Wrinkles can be treated. Brown spots can be reduced. With natural anti-aging skin care products, a proper skin care routine, and a good diet, you can make your skin look and feel younger.
No matter your age, it's never too late, or too early, to begin a good skin care routine.
7. Myth: You Should Never Exfoliate Your Skin
It's a common myth that exfoliating your skin strips it of its natural oils. Some sources claim that this will leave your skin dry and cause breakouts. Both symptoms prevent a youthful glow.
But exfoliation is actually one of the keys to a good anti-aging skin care routine.
Dead skin cells and dirt builds up on your face throughout the day. Exfoliation gets rid of this build up. It leaves your skin clean and clear. It prepares your skin for other anti-aging treatments and products.
While exfoliation is important, doing it too often will dry out your skin. Using a harsh, chemical-based product to exfoliate will do the same thing. A natural exfoliation product is a much better choice.
Start by exfoliating once or twice a week. Then, add another exfoliating treatment or two as needed. Do so gradually to make sure that your skin isn't drying out.
Heard any crazy skin care myths lately? We'd love to hear from you.