CBS Redo You: Beauty Skin Care Myths Debunked by Dr. Tess – Part 1

As a part of the Redo You: Beauty series on CBS, Dr. Tess, debunks skin care myths and gives the truth about how to take care of your skin.

Myth #1: Cocoa butter prevents stretch marks.

Stretch marks usually appear with disruption of skin’s elastic fibers as the skin expands in a short period of time as in pregnancy, growth spurts and rapid weight gain or loss.  There is also some genetic predisposition making some people more susceptible to stretch marks than others.  Men also get stretch marks.  For some people, coconut oil mixed with the vitamin C in lime juice can help repair the connective tissues beneath skin’s surface that cause stretch marks.

Myth #2: Acne is the result of dirty, oily skin.

Acne is caused by many factors such as genetics and hormonal changes but dirty, oily skin is not one of them.  Washing, scrubbing and over drying skin can cause irritation.  Over-cleansing the skin can kick your oil producing sebaceous glands into overdrive, making the skin greasier.  Washing just twice a day, morning and night, with the proper cleansers is more than enough.  Choose cleansers with ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide to help decrease bacteria on the skin and minimize the appearance of black heads and white heads.

Take a look here for more information on how we can help you with your acne issues.

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About Dr. Tess M.D., F.A.A.D.

My mission is to use my extensive training, expertise, and artistic sense to promote self esteem, build confidence, and improve my patients' quality of life.

Posted on March 14, 2012, in acne, Beautiful Skin, Dr. Tess Mauricio, skin care and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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