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Acne Myths

Myths you need to stop believing

Acne Myths, Busted by Experts

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Myth #1: Chocolate and greasy foods cause acne

Fact: Research shows that chocolate, sweets, fats, and soda all do not affect acne, but it is still important to have a well-balanced diet so you’ll be strong and healthy.

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Myth #2: Squeezing your pimples is the best way to get rid of them

Fact: Squeezing your pimples can actually push germs further down into your skin and make them larger and it may cause infection and lead to permanent scarring.

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Myth #3: Washing your face as many times as you can helps control acne

Fact: Actually, it is recommended to wash your face twice a day with soap and water, not as many times as you can get to a sink. Also, scrubbing your face really hard and frequently washing may actually worsen the condition by irritating your skin

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Myth #4: Getting a tan gets rid of acne

Fact: Actually, it is recommended to wash your face twice a day with soap and water, not as many times as you can get to a sink. Also, scrubbing your face really hard and frequently washing may actually worsen the condition by irritating your skin

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Myth #5: You should not wear makeup if you have acne

Fact: Actually, the use of makeup is relatively harmless when it is noncomedogenic (does not clog pores), hypoallergenic, and nonirritating. Some cosmetics now even come with acne fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid right in them.

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Myth #6:Does putting toothpaste on a pimple make it go away?

Fact:You may have heard this suggestion, but experts on acne say don't try it. Toothpaste could make that spot on your skin even more red, irritated, and noticeable. Today, there are so many different kinds of toothpastes — and lots of them contain ingredients that can hurt your skin. It's better to use Gels designed to treat pimples.

  • 01 Acne
    • 01What is Acne
      • Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.

    • 02Types of Acne
      • it is absolutely imperative to know its type. Acne can be inflammatory or non-inflammatory which further has different lesions, as mentioned below.

    • 03How it Occurs
      • Acne starts occurring in teenagers due to an increase in the level of Androgen production. Androgen is a hormone which signals the body to produce more sebum, the oil produced by the sebaceous glands.

    • 04Whom Does Acne Affect?
      • Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.

    • 05Acne Myths
      • Debunk acne myths by following a proper skincare regimen. Taking good care of your skin can help you achieve a glowing and acne-free skin.

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