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Top 5 Myths About Acne

Jan 29, 2008
Our scientific knowledge about acne has progressed a long way in the last couple of decades, but there are still a lot of enduring myths surrounding it that people consider to be the truth.

Here are the five leading myths about acne, its causes and its treatment:

1. Acne is a result of poor hygiene

Skin infections are associated with acne, and this may be what has led to this myth. The combination of sebum and dead skin cells that lead to acne actually occurs beneath the skin's surface, where is can't be washed away.

2. Acne is caused by certain foods

It has long been thought that chocolate and greasy foods cause pimples. There is no evidence to prove that this is true. These foods are not very healthy so eating to much of them can cause other health problems, which can aggravate problems with acne.

Having said that, there are some foods that can aggravate acne if it is already present. These include milk and foods with a high level of iodine, such as seafood. It's a good idea to take these in moderation if you're suffering from acne.

3. You have to let acne run its course

It's commonly thought that the only way to deal with acne is to let it run its course. This is no longer the case - there are many treatments available to deal with acne. If you're suffering with it, talk to a dermatologist to see if any treatments are available that could help.

4. Acne is a teenage condition

It's certainly true that many, if not most, teenagers deal with acne at some point in their teen years, it's hardly limited to them. Most people's acne is gone by their early 20's but plenty of people continue to deal with it into their adult years. In fact, some people experience it for the first time as late as their 40's.

5. Sunshine will help acne

Increased exposure to the sun is not a good way to deal with acne. It can cause excess oils in the skin to dry out so it may have short-term benefits, but your skin quickly adapts to the change, negating any benefit. Plus, the sun can cause serious long-term skin damage and possibly lead to skin cancer, so the risks far outweigh the benefits.
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