Everyone wants smooth, glowing skin, but when it comes to anti-aging skin care, not every piece of advice is helpful. To help you on your skin care journey, we’ve debunked five of the most common anti-aging myths:
1. Anti-Aging Products Are Only for Older Women
Truth: There’s no one right age to start an anti-aging skin care regimen, but it’s easier to prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming than it is to try to get rid of them. Caring for your skin at a younger age and incorporating anti-aging products into your usual routine even in your 20’s will only benefit your skin in the years to come. It should also go without saying that anti-aging products aren’t just for women; they’re for anyone who wants to maintain the health and appearance of their skin.
2. Skin Color Matters When Choosing Anti-Aging Products
Truth: Skin is skin regardless of how much melanin you have! It needs certain vitamins, minerals, proteins, and antioxidants to stay young and healthy, and providing it with a good, dermatologist-endorsed anti-aging regimen is the best way to deliver those nutrients for every skin color and type. Also don’t skip on sunscreen just because you have darker skin that won’t necessarily burn; exposure to the sun can still cause aging of the skin’s appearance or serious conditions like skin cancer.
3. Peptides Work the Same as Botox
Truth: Peptides deliver similar myorelaxant results as Botox, but they work in very different ways and that matters. Botox paralyzes the muscles beneath the skin, while peptides temporarily disrupt muscle contractions. On a surface level, it sounds the same, but where Botox creates a dramatic change in your facial expression and takes several months to wear off, peptides create a subtle change that builds with continued use and is reversible should you feel the results are not for you!
4. Just Drink Water
Truth: Hydration is important for skin health and plumpness. Here’s the secret to staying well-hydrated, though: you should eat your water! Drinking too much water can flush your system of important nutrients, but eating raw fruits and vegetables that are high in water content, such as watermelon, cucumbers, and tomatoes, will not only hydrate you just as well (if not better) but also give you essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
5. At a Certain Age, Your Only Option is Cosmetic Surgery
Truth: Just because it’s easier to start anti-aging regimens early doesn’t mean you can’t get results when you start later in life! Cosmetic surgery is never your only option, and if you need more proof of that, watch the real life testimonials for BRZLNSKIN’s Brazilian Facelift.