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Skincare Myths

Ten Common Skin Care Myths:
Test Your Skin Care Savvy

True or False ?
  1. Alpha hydroxy acids thin the skin.
  2. The application of a daily moisturizer is not necessary for everyone.
  3. Products with mineral oil should be avoided.
  4. Men and women of color do not need to wear a daily sunscreen.
  5. If you are prone to acne be sure to avoid chocolate, french fries and greasy foods.
  6. A sun protection factor (SPF) of 60 yields twice the protection of an SPF 30.
  7. The typical life of a skin cell before it flakes off the surface layer is 30 days.
  8. For a safe tan, use a tanning bed because it emits gentler UV rays compared to sunbathing.
  9. You don’t need a sunscreen lotion if your foundation already contains one.
  10. To adequately cleanse the skin be sure to wash with hot water to open the pores and rinse with cold to close them.
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Deborah is a registered nurse with over 17 years of experience helping thousands of women and men look years younger through the use of non-surgical skin treatments including Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, and Fraxel laser. Deborah is well known in Walnut Creek and the San Francisco Bay Area both as an expert practitioner of her profession and as a teacher and guest speaker for various women's organizations.
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