Acne is a very popular skin problem, so its more than normal to be surrounded by myths and legens. There are some common "lies" that most people take as truth with no doubt at all. These are 5 of the most common acne myths:
Only teenagers suffer from acne.
It is true that most teenagers have acne, but so do a big part of the adults. The difference is that the teens pay bigger attention to it so it looks like only they have the problem. Actually many people carry acne over from their teen years and other develop it for the first time as adults. So if you were hoping that acne will heal it self when you hit a certain age you better stop and start treating it!
Chocolate, pizza and french fries cause acne.
Thats all wrong, the only connection between acne and diet, is that the more protein and omega-3 fatty acids you supply your body, the less acne you have. This means that there is no way eating food can provoke acne. Not eating it-yes, but eating-no! Of course you will never hear me recommend those foods (except for pizza but watch out for what you are "stuffing" it with!) cause they will react badly to your overall health and shape!
A list of 10 foods you should avoid - and not because of acne!
Acne is caused by too much or not enough sex.
Sex has nothing to do with acne. Hormonal changes in the body lead to acne- but those changes are not affected by sex or masturbating in any way. This is one of the most absurd and yet believed in claims about acne.
The more you wash your skin, the less acne you'll have.
Washing your face too often and scrubbing too hard can only cause more acne. There is no need to wash your face more than 2 times a day. In some cases it will help, but in most cases acne is not caused on the surface of the skin so washing it with water and soap will not change anything. The soap will only dry your skin, which will cause you more skin problems.
Squeezing pimples is a good thing.
On the contrary, squeezing the pimples can only cause infection which can result in 2 ways- more acne or permanent scaring!
These are just 5 of the many acne myths, knowing really what causes acne is the key to understanding the way to fight it. And just because no battle is won without help, I have written a post about the 2 best acne treatment products. I personally used ClearPores and it did a great job, but Im also certain in the superb effect of Acnezine. So I leave it to you to pick the one that best suites your interest.
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