It’s no secret that some people just give god awful skin care advice. They think they’re experts in the niche and they throw around all these tips and tricks like they’re rocket scientists or geniuses when it comes to taking care of your skin. It’s no secret that we’ve all received bad advice at one point or another. Even the top dermatologists have heard the bad advice that’s been given to their patients. Here’s some of that noise that’s been said. I had to use the bad advice cat meme for this post. That’s how ridiculous some of this advice is…
The Worst Skin Care Advice That Dermatologists Have Heard Before
According a site known as Greatist.com, below are examples of the bad advice that the dermatoologists have heard.
Blame It On Behavior
According to the article, some people simply blame their breakouts on their behavior. Meaning that the way they treat their skin is without a doubt the only factor in them having breakouts. Now, you and I both know that this is absolutely absurd! People blaming their breakouts on diets, touching their skin too much and other factors is downright crazy. Of course, those to have an impact but they are not the only factors here. According to Katie Rodan, M.D., “Acne is purely a result of your genetics.” That said, you should just blame your behavior.
Natural Products Are Safe For You
Too much of anything can be harmful. We were taught that from a very young age and I think that saying goes hand in hand with the use of natural skin care products. Just because something is natural doesn’t mean that you’re not going to have a negative reaction towards using it. Yes, the products are essentially free of manufactured chemicals but they still have ingredients that can be harmful to some people. According to Jennifer Chen, M.D., clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine, “Plain petroleum jelly is probably the safest product to use.”
The Sun Helps Certain Skin Conditions
I shouldn’t have to dive too deep here with regards to this comment. I’m not even going to quote any dermatologist here. Instead, I’m going to come out and say, if you think the sun is good for your skin and treating skin conditions then you need to speak with someone immediately. If a dermatologist tells you that it’s good for your skin, find another dermatologist. That’s my simple answer to that issue. I’ve reported just how bad the sun can be and it should come as no surprise that it’s just awful.
Dark Skinned People Don’t Need Sunscreen
This is completely false! We all have skin, regardless of the color and we need to protect ourselves from the sun by wearing sunscreen. For those of you that think it has everything to do with tanning, well, you’re completely wrong. According to Jeanine Downie, M.D., founder of Image Dermatology, she stated, “Everybody needs to wear an SPF 30 every day—rain or shine, January through December—regardless of skin color.”
Eating Greasy Food Causes Greasy Skin
If you eat greasy food, you’re not going to automatically have greasier skin. Sejal Shah, M.D., board-certified dermatologist and founder of Smarter Skin Dermatology stated, “Your skin won’t produce more oil just because you indulge in some greasy food.” Now that doesn’t mean that you should eat pizza and cheeseburgers everyday and expect to have perfect skin. If you think it’s the culprit then you need to eliminate your intake completely.
I could go on and on here with things that have been said about proper skin care but I have to keep this short. If you think you’ve received skin care advice that might be bad, feel free to reach out to us and we will send it over to a dermatologist that we recommend. When in doubt, get a second opinion!