Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

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Forget These Myths About Skin Aging

Dermatology Orlando

Are you looking for ways to keep your skin looking youthful, but you feel lost among all the misinformation? If so, then keep reading to learn the truth behind some of the common skin aging myths heard by dermatologists.

Myth #1: Aging is genetic and cannot be controlled.
Yes, genetics play a role in aging and cause some people to age faster than others. However, your dermatologist will tell you that there is plenty you can do to help slow the aging process, such as protecting your skin from sun damage and keeping your body hydrated. Also, controllable factors like your environment, diet, ability to manage stress, and lifestyle choices can influence how rapidly your skin ages.

Myth #2: Petroleum jelly can cure wrinkles.
If you're thinking about slathering petroleum jelly onto your face to reverse signs of skin aging, then think twice. Petroleum jelly can be useful for treating burns, scrapes, and cuts because it helps trap your skin's natural oils. When applied to the face, however, petroleum jelly is more likely to cause a breakout than it is to eliminate wrinkles.

Myth #3: You only need to wear sunscreen in summer.
If you're interested in slowing the skin aging process and protecting your body from skin cancer, then your cosmetic dermatologist will tell you that using a high-quality sunscreen should be part of your everyday routine. Even when the weather is cold or the sky is cloudy, UV rays can reach and harm your skin.

Myth #4: Makeup with SPF can replace sunscreen.
To fully protect your skin from UV damage, you should apply a sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays and has an SPF of at least 30 every 2 hours and more frequently if you're sweating or in the water. For these reasons, makeup can rarely protect your skin in the way that sunscreen can.

Are you looking for effective anti-aging treatments to keep your skin looking its best? If so, then call Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery at (866) 400-3376 to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dermatologists.