Every day it seems that there is a new skincare product, service or “expert” shedding light on the good, bad and ugly of how our daily activities affect our skin. And with so many sources weighing in on every aspect of the epidermis, my Spry readers and CBS radio show listeners are still confused and have asked me to sort out what is fact and what is myth when it comes to beauty. For example: Is coffee bad for your skin? How about alcohol? Is that glass of white wine that restores one’s sanity faster than you can say Xanax really doing more harm than good? Does it cause broken capillaries? If you don’t sleep enough—and I mean, who does?—are there temporary or permanent effects on your complexion? What about smoking? Stress? Do we really need all those Omega-3s or is that just hype, as well?
So many questions, so little word count! So I went straight to a reliable source, renowned cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Oscar Hevia, founder of Hevia Cosmetic Dermatology and The Hevia Center for Research. Below he and I talked about his insights into those Top 7 Beauty Myths and Facts to help in our journey to become Better Than Before.