Misconceptions about acne

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Misconceptions about acne

We all know how it can be annoying and embarrassing to have acne, needless to mention how difficult it is to get rid of acne. Acne affects millions of people worldwide, particularly teens and people under thirty, some adults also. But why come back on? Do not believe everything you read or hear about acne.
Here are eight misconceptions and fake beliefs about acne:

1. Press the buttons of acne is a good way to get rid of acne: Sorry, that’s not true and does not work. When you squeeze your acne, germs and bacteria are spread under your skin. This can cause pain, redness, swelling and even infection. If you continue to squeeze your acne, another problem may happen; it can leave permanent scars on your face.

2. Chocolate and fried foods cause acne: False. Although that seems logical, it is not true. It's a good thing if you like eating chocolate and chips. No studies have proven it yet, but that’s just a psychological belief against fats foods. Of course, it will not help to wipe your face with your greasy hands.

3. Stress causes acne: that’s also fake belief: Stress is part of life since very deep human history, and certainly more nowadays. If you are worried about exams at school, your performance in sports competitions, or problems at home, you may experience an explosion of acne on your face, fortunately, this belief is false and that's good news, otherwise you can subscribe as regular customer with your dermatologist.

4. Sun exposure helps eliminate acne: That have never been true! I must confess that I also used to have this belief when I was 20. The sun damages your skin and dries it, burns and irritates your dermis. Sun exposure greatly increases the risk of skin cancer and that is worse than getting acne. This misconception is believed out of being tanned, the skin becomes darker and acne buttons are less visible.
If you need a sun bath, use sunscreens and do not forget to wear sunglasses and a hat.

5. Wash your face as much as possible makes the skin clear and prevents acne: That’s also wrong! It has never been a bad idea to regularly wash your face and the rest of your body, but that has never been a true purpose t prevent or to remove acne.
Wash your face removes excess sebum, dirt and even dead skin cells, but in practice intensive

6. Makeup will worse acne: That’s a true reality. But the use of non comedogenic makeup (those kinds of makeup products that will not clog shin pores and contains no perfumes) avoids the problems of acne. These products will not clog pores and some even contain ingredients to fight against acne as the benzoyl peroxide or the salicylic acid.

7. The pill may not be prescribed in cases of acne: False. Although hormones contained in the pill have an effect on acne, you can still use your and sometimes it has a very beneficial effect on acne.

8. Acne is contagious: Also false idea. The acne does contain a bacterium: the Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria can’t be transmitted to other individuals. This bacterium is living and growing under the skin and away from air. For so acne transmission will not be possible. But needless to say that it’s always safer to avoid sharing clothes and towels with people handling acnes.

As seen the above eight misconceptions, many things that you could have imagined cause acne, they definitely do not. To get a clearer skin, make exercises and take balanced diet. Usually, acne will disappear by itself after 30, but if you need to take something that will help to clear your skin faster, than, it will be wise to talk to your doctor

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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

This brings back painful memories when I swore by whatever acne medicine I could get my hands on to combat this "teenage menace." Thanks for the great hub. Voted UP, Interesting.

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