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Jul 4, 2016

Debunking Myths About Acne!

Acne is shrouded in misconception, and covered up with conflicting information. Knowing what’s true and what’s not true can help you figure out how best to treat your skin.
Acne Myth#1: Acne is caused by dirt/dirty skin- Acne is not caused by dirt, poor hygiene, not washing your face and so on. Too much scrubbing or cleansing with harsh soaps or chemicals can actually irritate your skin and make the acne worse. If you “over clean” you can end up drying out your skin, which will then try and compensate by making that much more oil. A simple cleansing of the skin to get rid of excess oil and dead skin cells is all that is needed.
Acne Myth#2: Greasy food/chocolate makes you breakout- Greasy food and chocolate have been shown to have little to no effect on the development of acne. Diet can still have an impact, as some dairy products or carbs increase blood sugar or have added hormones and trigger acne, but it’s not usually the case.
Acne Myth#3: Stress causes acne- In theory, stress can affect hormones, and therefore promote acne. It’s hard to quantify this though, and when you think about the stress most of us deal with it in our day to day to life, there wouldn't be an acne free face in sight. An effective acne treatment regime will override a bit of everyday stress anytime.
Acne Myth#4: Having acne means you can’t use a moisturizer- Look for a good noncomedogenic (meaning less likely to clog pores) moisturizer to use. After treating your acne, be it with banana peels or over the counter creams, a moisturizer can help balance out your skin, ensuring that it doesn’t create excess oil to compensate for all that you dried up.
Acne Myth#5: Sunlight/tanning clears up acne- In the short term getting a tan, or even slight sunburn, will seemingly clear up your acne. Long term, it’s not a solution. It’s just hiding the redness, and while it does dry up your skin, it can make it too dry, and do more harm than good.
Acne Myth#6: Makeup makes acne worse- It's true that some products can clog your pores and ultimately cause pimples, but the right makeup can actually improve acne. Look for powder-based mineral foundations with ingredients like silica, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide. Powder foundations absorb oils that would otherwise be clogging your pores. If you prefer a liquid foundation, make sure it's non-comedogenic (Look up here for Non-comedogenic Makeuphttps://ir-in.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=exprhomereme-21&l=as2&o=31&a=B0046U8W32).
Acne Myth#7: Adults don’t get acne- Not true. Surveys have found that significant numbers of adults are still getting acne into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s.
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