13 Surprising Myths about Acne ...


13 Surprising Myths about Acne ...
13 Surprising Myths about Acne ...

Below, I am going to give you some common misconceptions about acne. If you think you know a lot about acne, read below to see if they are simply myths. These are 13 surprising myths about acne, so if you do not find your fact on here, it does not mean that it is not a myth.

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Acne is Contagious

Acne is Contagious I hear many state that acne is contagious, but this is only a myth. Acne is causedbecause of the way hormones act in the human body and cannot be passed from one person to another.

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Having Acne is Normal and You Just Have to Let It Run Its Course

This is also a myth. While acne is normal, there are treatments andanti acne products that are available to get rid of it. There is no reason you have to let it run its course as it could only get worse.

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Blackheads Are Dirt

Blackheads Are Dirt Again, this is a myth. They are the first stages of acne. They develop when the skin produces too much oil. The best thing you can do when you see blackheads is get rid of them by using an exfoliating wash instead of letting them be.

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Acne is Caused by Poor Hygiene

Acne is Caused by Poor Hygiene There are many myths about acne and this is definitely one of them. Dirt and oil on the skin causes acne, but it is because of the hormonal imbalance. If you wash your face too much, it could irritate the skin and cause acne. That is why you should wash your face only a couple of times a day with a mild cleanser.

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Acne is Caused by Eating the Wrong Food

Acne is Caused by Eating the Wrong Food There has not been enough scientific evidence to prove this. There is not one food that can cause acne. However, there are some people that have reported eating certain foods like oily foods, fast food and chocolate and experiencing an outbreak the next day. It all depends on the body and infact eating the right foods can help eliminate acne!

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When You Squeeze Pimples, It Will Make Them Go Away Quicker

Many individuals like to squeeze their pimples, but it will only make things worse. It could even cause a scar to form so please resist the urge to pick at them.


You Should Not Wear Makeup

This is a big deal in myths about acne. You can still wear makeup, but it should be the type that does notclog your pores. There are many products out there that you can use that will not clog your pores.

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Wash Your Face Frequently, the More You Wash It, the Better It Will Be

This is also wrong. When you wash your face too much, it could causeexcess oil.


The Cause of Acne is on the Skin Layer

The Cause of Acne is on the Skin Layer This is a myth. The root cause of acneproblems does not sit on the skin layer, but beneath it. Washing your face vigorously will not cure it, but will aggravate the acne.


Sunlight Can Cure Acne

This is also a myth. Yes, sunlight helps to kill the bacteria off, but on the other hand, it candry the skinand kill the cells. In turn, it will cause your skin to produce more oil, which causes acne.

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There is a Cure for Acne

There is no cure for acne. Yes, there aretreatments, but no cure that works on every single person.

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Adults do Not Have Acne

Many say that when you turn 20, your acne will disappear, but this is not true. Adult acne is actually pretty common. There are adults well into their forties that still deal with acne. Sorry to burst your bubble on that one.

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There is Only One Type of Acne

This may be obvious to some that it is a myth, but many do not realize that there are many different types of acne.The type of treatment you should use all depends on the type of acne you have.

Those are 13 myths about acne that I felt you needed to know. When will these myths stop surfacing around? People are reading these myths in blogs and believing them, so they go and try them and end up making their face worse. Do you know of any myths that you would like to set straight?

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