Myths About Acne

Poor hygiene causes acne. If you believe this and begin scrubbing your skin hard and frequently you can actually worsen the condition of your acne. Contrary to what you may believe acne isn’t caused by surface oils or dirt even though it may look unsightly it shouldn’t be removed by rough scrubbing. The best approach to take is to gently wash your face twice a day with a mild soap. Pat dry and use an appropriate acne treatment suitable for your skin.

Stress causes acne. Stress of everyday life isn’t an important factor in acne. However if you have severe stress which needs to be treated with antibiotics then the medicine itself may cause acne as a side effect. If you think this is the case talk to your doctor to see if there is something that can be done.

Poor diet causes acne. Though there have been studies there is no direct connection between diet and acne. Pizza, fries, and chocolate don’t cause acne however many people still insist that eating certain foods does cause acne. If that is the case then avoid those foods. Scientists however do say that if acne is being treated properly then it shouldn’t matter what food you are consuming.

Acne is nothing but a cosmetic disease. Well it is true that acne isn’t pretty to look at it is more then a cosmetic disease. For many people it affects self-esteem and confidence which can lead to a disruption in the way people live their lives.

Acne needs to run its course. Truth be told acne can be cleared up. If you have tried numerous products in attempts to clear your acne and it hasn’t worked consider seeing a dermatologist. With the technology and products out there today there is no reason for someone to have to endure acne and its physical and emotional scars.





3 responses to “Myths About Acne”

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    Preventing (instead of just treating) acne can do wonders. A few simple lifestyle changes such as eating lots of fruits and veggies, getting lots of sleep and exercising regularly. Most people don’t put in the effort to lifestyle changes, but it pays off in the form of being acne-free.