Since June is acne awareness month, we decided to debunk all those common myths that you can read online. And believe us, there are so many.
Acne is a skin condition that is one of the most common among people. It causes pimples, but sometimes it can lead to scars and more serious forms of cysts. Believe it or not, it affects 3 of 4 individuals between the age of 11 to 30.
You may hear many different things about acne or read about them online. How do you know if they are true? We are here to debunk myths and teach you the facts.
Myth #1: Teenagers Have Acne Not Grownups
One of the biggest myths out there is that only teenagers have acne, not grownups. Well, that is not quite right. Even though it is most shown in the teenage period due to hormonal changes, acne can also appear later in life. No matter if you are in your 20s or 30s - don’t be surprised when you see acne.
Myth #2: Fast Food and Chocolate Cause Acne
Actually, there is no linked connection between fast food like pizza, burgers, chips, and others and the appearance of acne. On the other hand, food with a high glycaemic index can potentially cause acne breakouts on the face.
Myth #3: Acne is Caused By Dirt
Poor hygiene and dirt aren’t directly linked to acne appearance. Moreover, if you tend to wash your face more than usual, you can stipe off natural oils and cause acne to appear even more. Don’t over-scrub either.
Myth #4: Popping Pimples Is Good
We know that popping pimples and blackheads can be satisfying, but that is not the solution to getting rid of acne. On the contrary, if you do this at home, you can experience inflammation and infection, and potential scarring.
Myth #5: Acne Appear On Face Only
Acne can appear on any part of our body where are sebaceous glands. So, expect to see acne not only on your face, but also on your back, arms, chest, shoulders, and even buttocks.
Myth #6: Stress is Acne Trigger
Stress doesn’t cause acne to appear, but according to dermatologists, it can make acne look worse. So, whether you are stressed out you can expect your face to break out.
Myth #7: Getting a Tan Helps to Eliminate Acne
Sure, getting a bit of vitamin D is great, but you shouldn’t spend excess time in the sun thinking you will eliminate acne. In fact, prolonged sun exposure can only make things worse. Not to mention that this can increase the risk of skin cancer.
Myth #8: Acne Affects People with Oily Skin
People with different skin types suffer from acne. Regardless of your skin type, you can develop acne, blackheads, and even cysts.
Myth #9: Acne Will Go Away
Unfortunately, acne is a skin condition that won’t go away. It is a chronic condition meaning it can last a long time if not treated. Try to find products that target acne and work on eliminating them with special ingredients.