Acne and myths

Acne and myths

In our days we have  information from everywhere and with  easy access to this  information especial form  the internet , is no wonder that we  become confused on what is fact or fiction especially with acne considering 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 get pimple and even some adults over 30 have it as well.

Here we have few myths about acne.

Tanning clears up skin.

Although a tan may temporarily mask pimple, the sun can make the skin dry and irritated, leading to more breakouts in the future. In fact, there’s no link between sun exposure and acne prevention, but the sun’s rays can cause premature aging and skin cancer. Always protect your skin by choosing a sunscreen of at least SPF (sun protection factor) 15 that says noncomedogenic or nonacnegenic on the label, which means it won’t clog pores.

Chocolate and greasy foods cause acne.

Although eating too many sugary, high-fat foods is never a good idea, studies show that no specific food has been proven to cause acne. Every individual is different, though. Some people notice their breakouts are worse after eating certain foods — and these foods are different depending on the person. For example, some people may notice breakouts after eating chocolate, while others are fine with chocolate but notice they get breakouts after drinking too much coffee. If that’s the case for you, it can help to cut back on that food and see if it makes a difference.

The more you wash your face, the fewer breakouts you’ll have.

Fact: Although washing your face helps to remove dirt and oil from your pores, washing too much can lead to dryness and irritation, causing more breakouts. Also, avoid scrubbing your face, which can irritate the skin. As a general rule, wash your face twice a day with mild soap and water in a circular motion and gently pat dry when you’re done.