Myths about Skin you probably believe!

  1. I need to Tan in the sun to get Vitamin D

“There are safer ways to get vitamin D than lying in the sun actual fro a variet of foods. Ultraviolet light is a carcinogen, just  like cigarette smoke. Think of it this way: If someone said you could get vitamin D or some other nutritional supplement from smoking a cigarette, would you take up smoking? Why get mutations in your skin cells to get vitamin D?

Instead, enjoy a sunny day by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing, and applying sunscreen‎. Ask your doctor about whether a vitamin D supplement is even necessary.

“Never, ever go to bed with your makeup on”

Most women think terrible things will happen to their skin by not taking off their makeup before bed. But the reality is it’s usually not much of a problem.

Think about it this way: What’s the difference between wearing the makeup on your skin for the eight hours that you’re sleeping as opposed to the 12 hours that you wear it during the day? There’s really not much of a difference, particularly if you sleep on your back. It is possible to get eye irritation from your pillow rubbing makeup into your eye but that’s very uncommon.”

 

Adapted from The Readers Digest

By Dr. Pranav Pancholi of Avane Dermatology clinic, A qualified Skin dermatologist practicing as a cosmetic dermato-surgeon at Avane Clinic, located at Yaya.

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