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4 Common Skin Care Myths You Must Know

By: Dr. Wang Skincare Education Team

Feb 27, 2017

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Skin Care Myths

Sometimes it's difficult to recognize fact from fiction when you’re seeking online information about your skin. You may read conflicting blog posts or articles filled with words that you don’t understand. We addressed some misconceptions about common skin conditions and provided facts to clear up the myths about skin care!

You don't need to apply sunscreen on a cloudy day

Myth: You don’t need to apply sunscreen on a cloudy day.

Fact: You should wear sunscreen everyday, even when it’s cloudy. The sun’s UV rays can still affect your skin during overcast weather, so wearing sunscreen everyday helps avoid skin damage. You don’t need to constantly slather your body with sunscreen. About three tablespoons of broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen should do the trick for daily use!

Eczema is Contagious

Myth: Eczema is contagious.

Fact: Eczema is not contagious at all! Some people with this skin disease are concerned that it can be transferred by physical touch, especially if it covers large areas of the body. In reality, eczema is caused by genetics and environmental factors. The inflammation from scratching can make the flare up look worse. Products like our eczema ointment help to subdue the itching caused by this condition.

Psoriasis is just a skin condition

Myth: Psoriasis is just a skin condition.

Fact: Although psoriasis is a skin condition, it’s also an autoimmune disorder that affects the entire body. This disease causes abnormal cell growth. The flare ups can be triggered by factors like stress, infections, skin trauma, and certain medications.

Moisturizing isnt that important to skin health

Myth: Moisturizing isn’t that important to skin health.

Fact: Applying moisturizers on your skin everyday replenishes the natural moisturizing factor, natural oils, and fatty acid back into skin. Moisturization rehydrates the skin and helps skin to retain water. All of these factors help to rebuild the skin barrier which can be damaged by scratching and sun exposure.

We hope this clears up some questions you had about skin health and that this information helps you while you’re on your journey to healthier skin. For more information about caring for skin conditions, take a look at our free eBook!

If you have any other questions about skincare, please email us at info@drwangskincare.com

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