Updated: Jul 3
"Reduce your chocolate intake!"."You eat too much junk food!". "You don't wash your face frequently enough!" you have heard all of these suggestions if you had acne in your teenage.
But here we bust the top 5 acne myths and reveal the truth:
Toothpaste can help you get rid of a pimple - Toothpaste and other household items are not suitable for use on the skin. Fluorides in toothpaste can cause increased acne. Instead, use a salicylic acid-containing spot treatment. In the long run, your skin will thank you.
Acne is caused by greasy food - Acne is unrelated to chocolate, french fries, and other junk food. There is no scientific evidence that these foods cause acne, so enjoy them to your liking!
Acne affects only teenagers - Acne is the most common skin condition. Acne affects people of all races and ages. Acne affects 30% of adults, men, and women alike. Although 85 percent of teenagers experience some form of acne, they are not the only ones who can be affected.
It’s OK to pop your pimples safely -This is not really a good idea. Squeezing your pimples causes inflammatory reactions and may introduce more bacteria into your zit. It can also result in acne scars that do not fade.
Acne is only a problem for people who have oily skin - Acne affects people with a wide range of skin types. Whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples can appear on any skin type.
Acne will clear up on its own, so there is no need to treat it - Acne is chronic, which means it can last for a long time. It's a condition, which means it lives beneath the surface of your skin. You should always be concerned about acne management, and we can assist you.
Acne is caused by makeup - Makeup will only irritate your skin if you use the incorrect products. Oil-free and lightweight foundations will not cause any problems unless you forget to remove them at night. Remember to double cleanse before going to bed to remove any makeup and oil.
You should wash your face more frequently - Washing your face more frequently will not cure your acne. Wash your face twice a day, but more than that may cause more harm than good. Washing your face is beneficial in reducing bacteria, but don't overdo it.
Acne is caused by stress - Acne is not caused by stress, but it can worsen it.
Wearing sunscreen will worsen your acne - All you have to do is choose the right sunscreen. Chemical sunscreens, use a chemical reaction to dissipate UV light, which may cause heat bumps. If you're prone to acne, opt for a physical sunscreen like zinc oxide.
Avanti’s Skin and Laser Clinic conducts clinical and cosmetic dermatology in Aundh, (Pune, India). They are known for treating skin disorders as well as hair issues in men, women, and children, and also provide nutritional plans for weight management. They offer in-person as well as online doctor consults for clients across the country.
Their aim is not only to treat skin disorders but to enhance the quality of life of their clients by educating them and providing affordable skin and hair care solutions.