Myth about acne

Poor skin hygiene causes acne
1. Acne is not caused by dirt or surface skin oils. Although excess oils, dead skin and a day s accumulation of dust on the skin look unsightly, they should not be removed by hand scrubbing. Vigorous washing and scrubbing will actually irritate the skin and make acne worse. The best approach to hygiene and acne. Gently wash your face twice a day with a mild soap, pat dry and use an appropriate acne treatment for the acne. .....
Stress causes acne
2. While the ordinary stresses from every day living do not affect acne, some drugs that are used to treat people with severe stress can cause acne as a side effect. If you think you may have acne because of a drug that has been prescribed for stress or depression, you should talk to your doctor about it. Stress doesn t necessarily cause acne, but it does release a hormone called cortisol, which activates the sebaceous glands leading to the production of more oil. However, increase in oil does not always lead to pimples and zits; you can also get boils or just have oilier skin. In this case, the only way to help this problem is by relaxing and looking for ways to relieve stress .....
Putting toothpaste on your acne can cure it
3. There are many safe and effective treatments for acne but toothepaste isn t one of them. The best topical treatments are products containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics and retinols. These are all excellent at helping to control acne with relatively few side effects. .....
An effective treatment for getting rid of acne is steam
4. Several studies including an Indian study in which patients said their acne was worse in the summer have suggested that heat and sweating make acne worse. Stay out of the sauna and keep your skin cool. .....
Acne is caused by diet
5. Acne is actually caused by an excess of androgen hormones (male hormones) and is not thought to be due to poor diet or excess fats and oils in the diet. However, there are some recent clinical studies that suggest that there might be a link between acne and high dairy intake and diets with a high glycaemic load. (high carbs, high sugars) A well balanced and nutritionally healthy diet will generally help prevent acne and keep the skin in good health. .....
Popping Pimples And Zits Makes Acne Go Away Faster
6. Popping pimples and zits only serves as a temporary solution to make acne s appearance less noticeable. But what you re actually doing is pushing the bacteria inside of a pimple or zit further into your skin, causing the acne to stay longer. Deep scarring and permanent craters may also form as a result of this method. A better solution is to apply a cream medicated with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to help dry it. Consult a physician before applying any of these creams .....
Acne is Just Acne
7. Although acne is a common skin condition, it can have serious consequences when it comes to self esteem. Some people with acne are known to suffer from social, emotional and physical trauma, with some that go into depression. It s best not treat acne lightly and to seek treatment early. There are over the counter acne solutions that can treat mild to moderate cases, and for severe acne, a dermatologist may be able to help. .....
Using hydrogen peroxide will help to prevent acne
8. Using hydrogen peroxide on pimples can actually cause mild to moderate irritation .....
Iodine Causes Acne
9. This essential mineral is vital for the functioning of our body. The only harm that iodine can do to acne prone skin is aggravating it further. Any excessive iodine inside the body is released through the skin pores. So, when you have consumed iodine more than you actually should, it is released through the pores of your skin. .....
Acne is no big deal
10. acne can be seen as a common skin condition without serious health consequences, but in fact acne is a profoundly serious condition that can have devastating consequences emotionally, socially and physically .....
acne is contagious
11. Acne is not an infectious disease but is a complex condition which involves hormones, excess sebum from the sebaceous glands, bacteria and dead skin cells. It cannot be passed from one person to another. .....
A diet high in greasy or fatty foods causes acne
12. There is no conclusive link between greasy foods and acne. But it is still a good idea to limit your intake of these types of foods to reduce the risk of heart disease and other similar conditions. .....
SOME FOODS CAN CAUSE ACNE
13. Some foods can make acne worse for some people. If you suspect that a certain food type is making your acne worse, you can determine if it affects it by avoiding that product for 2 4 weeks. If your acne improves over that time period, then it s possible that you were right! After a break of a few weeks, you can try eating the suspect food again to see whether you get another flare of your acne .....
Acne is caused by sweets and french fries
14. There is no conclusive link between greasy foods and acne. But it is still a good idea to limit your intake of these types of foods to reduce the risk of heart disease and other similar conditions. .....
Acne is curable
15. Acne has no cure not with the most expensive prescription medication; not with the best over the counter system. However, acne can be healed and controlled with daily maintenance therapy with proven acne medicines. .....
Acne is caused by not cleansing your skin
16. Acne is not caused by a lack of hygiene Excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria become trapped within the follicle, creating an impaction. If the follicle wall ruptures, inflammation occurs and a pimple is created. Acne is not created because of lack of cleansing, and frequent cleansing cannot heal it. In fact, washing the face too often can exacerbate acne. .....
Scrubbing and toning the skin stops blemishes
17. Alcohol based toners can strip the skin of essential oils, leaving it dry and irritated and causing your skin to over compensate by producing excess oil which can lead to more breakouts. containing apricot pits or walnut shells can irritate or even tear the skin, which makes infection and further acne breakouts more likely. .....
You should let acne run its course
18. Acne has no cure not with the most expensive prescription medication; not with the best over the counter system. However, acne can be healed and controlled with daily maintenance therapy with proven acne medicines. .....
Popping pimples is the best way to get rid of them
19. If you squeeze a pimple and pop it that individual pimple will go way faster.Not only that but you will achieve that strange sense of satisfaction and accomplishment when that baby pops. The downside is that you have most likely torn tissue in the deep layers of your skin, significantly increasing the chances of permanent scarring. .....
Sweating helps get rid of acne
20. You can sweat out your acne, by going to a steam room or using hot towels. But in fact, some studies suggest that high temperatures and humidity can worsen the condition, so you might do best to keep it cool. .....
Acne is just a normal part of being a teenager
21. Acne is a disorder of the sebaceous unit that can cause secondary scarring if left alone or ignored. It is extremely important to get help for your acne at the earliest possible opportunity to avoid the risk of secondary scarring. There are many safe and effective treatments for acne. Acne is the commonest skin disorder and affects 80% of teenagers at some point .....
Putting on sunscreen is going to make your acne hurt more
22. Picking the right sunscreen is the solution. Chemicals like Helioplex dissipate UV light using a chemical reaction which may cause acne. People prone to acne can use a physical sunscreen like zinc oxide instead. .....
It s Just a Phase Acne Goes Away Eventually
23. Acne is treatable and usually begins with mild, over the counter topical treatments. If that doesn t work, your dermatologist may prescribe oral and topical medicine. Control it well and breakouts will become scarce. .....
It is safe to stop your medication if your acne has cleared up
24. Always ask your doctor or dermatologist first. If you stop your medication too soon, or even if you change the dose, your acne might flare up again. .....
Makeup aggravates acne
25. Heavy makeup like thick liquid foundation can clog skin pores. Wear light lose powder foundations like mineral powder if you suffer from acne. Of course, thick foundation cover the pimple better but one needs to compromise. .....
The more acne medicine the better
26. People believe that if their acne gets worse they should just use more medicine. That s a bad idea because medicines can be dangerous when taken in large quantities. Excess use of acne ointments may just irritate the skin further. .....
Shaving Causes Acne
27. Shaving does not cause acne so therefore logic dictates that: not shaving will not cure acne. Acne affected skin is covered in little bumps and lumps and at the same time is in a state of irritation and inflammation from the infection.Dragging a straight, sharp piece of metal across this uneven surface is not going to help but it does not in itself cause acne. .....
Drinking plenty of water will cure acne
28. Drinking lots of water is good for your hydration levels and may give your skin a healthy glow but it does not get rid of acne. .....
Acne is caused by sex or masturbation
29. The sex hormone testosterone is a major cause of acne, whether or not you engage in any sexual act has no effect on acne and definitely doesn t cause it. .....
You can clean up a pimple by scrubbing at it
30. People will spend hours trying to get goop out of skin to heal the acne But picking your skin is the number one way of getting a scar. If you have a huge pimple and a big date tonight, you can get a single injection from your dermatologist that will reduce it. Don t pick. .....
Acne is an infection
31. Acne is a skin disorder caused by a combination of factors, including hormones and genetics. .....
Acne Does Not Need Medical Help
32. The sooner you take action against acne, the sooner you will have a clear face. So, do not wait for it to go on its own, seek medical help immediately. .....
Acne only affects appearance
33. Acne can also cause deep psychological distress. Severe acne can lead to low self image and feeling depressed. There is a strong link between severe acne and social withdrawal. .....
You can clear up your acne by tanning
34. Tanning may temporarily help dry up oiliness and give skin a more even appearance. However, unprotected tanning leads to premature aging and increases your risk of developing skin cancer. .....
Washing Your Face Prevents Breakouts
35. Washing your face twice per day with an anti bacterial cleanser designed for acne prone skin will assist you in resisting further outbreaks and help deal with existing outbreaks.It will not cure acne and it will not by itself, stop it.Both the presence of bacteria and excessive oil on your skin are contributing factors to outbreaks and they can both be helped by regular cleansing. .....
Acne Can Be Cured
36. Because Acne is a combination of genetic factors and hormones, it can never be completely cured. Even using the best acne medicines and cleansers won t get the job done. However, acne can be controlled with daily skincare maintenance and proven acne medications. .....
Wearing makeup is bad for women who have acne
37. Some make ups can definitely aggravate acne but nowadays we have mastered the technology of mineral and breathable makeup so make up can be worn without clogging up the skin and making acne worse. Look for a mineral, oil free. or .....
Oral antibiotics are the only way to clear severe acne
38. Commonly believed that if you take oral antibiotics and oral contraceptives, you will have to face an increased chance of pregnancy, as antibiotics decrease the effect of oral contraceptives. A large number of studies have shown that there is no increased chance of pregnancy if you take a combination of oral contraceptives and antibiotics. .....
People with dry non oily skin don t get acne
39. Production of oil known as sebum from sebaceous glands under your skin. This oil combines with dead skin cells and bacteria on the skin surface and become inflamed, leading to an outbreak of an oily skin is nor more likely to result in acne than a dry or normal skin. An oily skin does not cause acne; it is caused by an over acne. .....
Acne is just a cosmetic disease
40. Reason for getting acne on the face is the harmful chemicals that are used as ingredients in makeup kits. This is why it is important to buy reputed brands when it comes to buying cosmetics. .....
Acne is just seen in teenagers
41. You can get acne at any age. Women tend to be more prone to adult acne due to fluctuating hormones. Adult acne may not respond to treatments the same way as acne in teenagers so it is a good idea to see a dermatologist. .....
Dairy Products Nothing to relate with acne
42. It s not clear whether acne is caused by diet or genetics, but recent research links the skin condition to dairy. A dermatologist recommends limiting dairy to help clear your skin. There are some recent clinical studies that suggest that there might be a link between acne and high dairy intake. .....
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