Top 9 Acne myths

There are many misconceptions about acne on the internet. You’ve probably heard stories about the causes of acne, are they true? We’re here to clear things up by debunking the top 10 acne myths.

The sun and tanning beds clear up acne. 

The sun is not acnes friend no is it helpful in healing acne. The sun can dry your skin and cause irritation which causes your skin to produce more oil, making your acne even worse.

You need to wash your face more. 

Washing your face won’t cure your acne. A good goal to set is try to wash your face twice a day. Washing your face more than twice daily may do more harm than good. 

Toothpaste can clear a pimple. 

Toothpaste is not safe for your skin. The fluorides in toothpaste can make your acne even worse. A spot treatment works great and we recommend using one that contains salicylic acid.

It’s OK to pop your pimples safely. 

NEVER pop your pimples! Squeezing your pimples triggers inflammatory responses and can introduce even more bacteria. Popping your pimples can cause acne scars which don’t go away.

Only teens get acne. 

Acne is the most common skin disease. Everyone gets acne. Although 85% of teens get some form of acne, they aren’t the only ones who can suffer from it. Adults suffer from acne as well. Taking care of your skin is a must at all stages of your life.

Makeup causes acne.

Makeup can irritate your skin only if you’re using the wrong products. Oil-free and lightweight foundations won’t cause any issues, unless you forget to remove them at night. Don’t forget to wash your face before bed to remove any makeup and oil.

Exfoliate as much as possible.

Scrubbing your face really hard doesn’t just wash acne away. Scrubbing too hard can actually make things worse causing your acne to inflame.

Acne only affects people with oily skin.

People with all different skin types suffer from acne. All skin types can develop whiteheads, blackheads and pimples.

Greasy food causes acne. 

Chocolate, chips and other junk food have little to no effect on acne. There is no scientific evidence food can cause acne, so eat away! (In reasonable amounts)

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