Myths

Myth: Cloud and sun

When it's a shady weather, you do not need sunscreen! False! Very wrong! We are inclined to think that clouds create protection and block UV rays (responsible for sunburn, tanning, DNA damage, etc.), but this is not entirely true. What you need to know is that some types of clouds block some of these rays, but others accentuate their effects. Scientists still do not explain why 100%, but there seem to be two main reasons. The first would be that the rays are reflected on the sides of the ...

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Demystified: sleep

A good night's sleep helps make the skin look brighter. When you are not sleeping enough, your body secretes more cortisol. This hormone, too much, can cause stress in the body and be reflected directly in the skin. Some studies have also shown that chronic sleep deprivation is associated with premature aging of the skin, reduced effectiveness of the cell barrier, and decreased self-esteem. So for the appearance, but also for all the benefits that it gives you, try to sleep all your hours of ...

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Myth: toothpaste

Putting toothpaste on a button is an effective treatment. False. This "grandmother trick" unfortunately proves ineffective to make a button disappear and the same is to prevent them. The tooth paste contains several ingredients that dry and irritate the skin. Indeed, alcohol, triclosan, essential oils, menthol and much more are part of the list of ingredients and will do more harm than good to your skin. Drying the button may give the impression of helping to eliminate it more quickly, but unfortunately this is not the case. Reference: Bratsis, ME (2017) ....

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Myth: dry skin

My skin is dry because I do not drink enough water. Not really, no ... Unfortunately, it's not that simple. While drinking water is essential to our health, there is no study to suggest that consuming more water would have a direct impact on skin moisture. In fact, the skin dries up when its barrier is not able to conserve enough water in the stratum corneum (a superficial layer of the skin) and evaporates in the atmosphere. Specifically, if the skin contains less than 10% water, it will tend to become dry. Several factors may exacerbate this problem, including, but not limited to, exposure ...

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