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Myths about the skin that aren’t true

So much is said about what is and what isn’t good for your skin. One person says this, and the other says something entirely different. In any case, you should no longer believe these myths.

  1. Oily skin doesn’t need moisturiser

The purpose of a moisturiser is to provide extra hydration to the skin. It’s a moisturising cream that ensures that your skin loses moisture less quickly. Sometimes it’s believed that a moisturiser makes oily skin even more oily or restless, but the opposite is true. It’s recommended that you apply a moisturiser at least once a day. Dehydration actually causes your skin to produce more sebum to compensate, making your skin oilier.

2. Dermatologically tested means the product is recommended by a dermatologist

Dermatologically tested means that the product has been tested, under the direction of an officially certified dermatologist. Often the outcome of the test doesn’t even matter and this statement says nothing about the opinion of the dermatologist. So don’t be too quickly misled if you see this statement on the packaging of a product. It’s better to get advice from a skin specialist if you’re unsure about which products are good for your skin.

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3. Crossing your legs causes varicose veins

Varicose veins look like twisting blue-purple blood vessels in the legs. Women are more likely to suffer from varicose veins than men. Varicose veins arise because the valves in the vein no longer close properly, increasing the pressure in the vein. This widens the blood vessels and causes varicose veins. Varicose veins are often hereditary, but if you sit for a long time, the risk of varicose veins increases. If you know that you have to sit for a long time, it can be good to walk or stand for a short while in between.

4. Vitamin E makes scars and stretch marks disappear

If you suffer from scars or stretch marks, you want to do everything you can to make them disappear. The use of Vitamin E is often recommended. Unfortunately, a study shows that Vitamin E doesn’t help with scars, but that there’s a high chance that a red skin rash occurs. Creams with hyaluronic acid and/or retinol can have a positive effect. However, you’ll have to give your skin time to recover. If you find your scars very disturbing, you can always make an appointment with a skin specialist. He or she can then recommend an appropriate skin treatment.

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