Too often, people believe too much of what they see or hear on the Internet, in magazines, or on television. Through doing a little bit of research and digging, our expert dermatologists in San Diego wanted to share with our readers some of the most popular beauty myths that are still extremely common today, and how they could actually be doing more harm than good.

Dry Skin Causes Wrinkles

Some people think that dry, cracked skin can lead to additional wrinkles on your face and body. In reality, dry skin has nothing to do with the number of wrinkles seen on your face, as wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines appear as a result of collagen loss. The best way to combat wrinkles is to apply face creams containing retinoids and SPF, as well as the use of Botox and facial fillers.

Dark Circles Are Caused By Lack Of Sleep

One myth that we all may be guilty of believing is that dark under eye circles are actually a result of not enough sleep. This, however, is actually untrue. Dark circles under the eye are actually caused by veins in the extremely thin under eye skin. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our dermatologists are extremely skilled in the treatment of under eye veins with the help of lasers, meaning no surgery is required to diminish their appearance.

100 Brush Strokes Brings Healthy Hair

Perhaps one of the earliest beauty myths we ever learn is this: brushing your hair one hundred times before bed will leave you with long, healthy, and strong hair. However, brushing your hair too much can actually lead to breakage, which leaves hair looking unhealthy and weak—the complete opposite of shiny! According to several beauty experts, your fingers actually make the best comb or brush. Using your fingertips to remove tangles is actually the gentlest on your hair.

Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Today

Now that you have a better understanding of some of the most popular beauty myths, you know that the best way to seek real results is to visit a board-certified dermatologist. If you’d like to learn more about how our expert cosmetic dermatologists can help you see actual results through non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques, please contact our medical practice today to schedule your initial consultation by calling (858) (657) 1002. Our dermatologists understand that your ultimate goal is to look and feel younger through natural results, and we’ll always strive to produce just that.

To learn more about the best treatments for you, please contact CLDerm today.

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