There is a lot of misinformation about skin care circulating out there. Between old wives’ tales and the internet, there is no shortage of skin care advice at your disposal, but not all of it is good. In fact, some can actually be harmful to your health. At Unique Threading Salon, we offer several different types of facials in Chelsea which you can choose depending on your specific needs. Whether you are concerned with aging skin or you are acne-prone (or both), we have a facial that is sure to please. When you come in for a facial, we can help you by providing you with skin care tips that will help your particular concerns. In the meantime, here are some myths that you may have heard that you should ignore.

MYTH: Makeup makes you age faster.

Makeup in itself is not going to cause your skin to age, so don’t panic. If you like to wear makeup, you aren’t harming your skin in any way; the issue is when you don’t wash your face before you go to bed. Wear all the makeup you want and fear not for your skin, but make sure you are thoroughly removing it before you hit the sheets. When you sleep with your makeup on, you are leaving dirt, oil, toxins, and debris that has been on your face all day to sink into your skin. This causes your pores to clog and your skin to age. If you struggle to remember to remove your makeup at the end of the day, keep some makeup wipes on your bedside table so you can quickly and easily remove it.

MYTH: Scrubbing harder is more effective.

When it comes to skin care, keep this mantra in mind: “It doesn’t have to hurt to work.” Particularly in regards to your facial skin, you should err on the side of caution. Use a gentle hand to exfoliate. If you scrub too hard, you cause damage to your skin cells. Don’t exfoliate more than three times a week, and when you do, let your exfoliator do the work, whether you use a scrub or an exfoliating brush or glove.

MYTH: Acne comes from not washing your face.

While not washing your face may contribute to your skin problems, it is not the CAUSE of acne. In order for acne to form, you need a combination of the following factors: clogged pores, sebum, inflammation, and bacteria. So yes, you should wash your face for the health of your skin, but your acne isn’t being directly caused by not washing it.

MYTH: Don’t moisturize if you have oily skin.

If you have oily skin, it might seem counterintuitive to moisturize. In actuality, cleansers often strip the skin of its natural oils, and it is crucial to have that protective layer on your face. You can replace it with moisturizer, or use an oil cleanser like micellar water to skip this step.

MYTH: Facials don’t actually help your skin.

There is a rumor going around that professional facials offer pretty much the same benefits of a facial you would do at home, and some believe that they can actually cause acne. This simply isn’t true. A professional facialist is able to customize your facial to the needs of your skin type. Not only that, they can skillfully perform extractions in such a way that you don’t have to worry about breaking out further. Finally, a professional facial has many of the same benefits of massage because there is something healing about human touch. Regardless of your motivations for coming into our spa for a facial, you will certainly receive benefits that cannot be achieved at home.

If you are looking for a facial in Chelsea, you’ve come to the right place! Contact Unique Threading Salon to schedule an appointment.