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9 Misinformation of Acne Treatment That Do Not Work

Updated on July 22, 2016

If you have acne, you probably heard or read on a lots of way that can treat acne. You might also notice that there is a lot of misleading information and downright wrong information that are found on the Internet about acne treatment. Luckily, scientist has dispelled most of these “acne myths” by conducting scientific research. Although, there are so many commonly believes acne treatment which have no scientific or medical validity, the myths still persist. This is because many myths continue to circulate and sustain as these information are being pass down from generation to generation and from an individual to an individual. The critical point is that there are possible consequences of trying out some of these options. Clearing up some of the misunderstandings about acne treatment is what this hub is about. Here is a list of commonly believed acne treatment that definitely do not work.

  1. Household Cleaning Products

Even if it’s diluted, these products should never be used to treat acne. There can be a severe adverse reactions which include chemical burns from following this method.

  1. Cleaning Powders

Similarly with using cleaning household products, cleaning powders are also ineffective and should never be use for treating acne.

  1. Over Washing

Washing your face for more than twice daily is not good as it can do damage to your skin and even more due to the use of harsh chemical soaps. Hence, it is recommended that you wash your face twice a day using a cleanser or mild soap, once in the morning and another before bedtime unless your face becomes inadvertently dirty or oily. Also avoid scrubbing regularly, because this can make your skin to become highly sensitive.

  1. Home Facial Sauna

These method will do nothing for acne. In fact, these method will just simply aggravate of an already sensitive skin.

  1. Sticky Tape

Covering acne with sticky tape on the skin overnight and remove it in the morning will undoubtedly remove the dead skin cells and excess oil. However, it is more likely to damage the sensitive skin and some may even experience an allergy to the glue.

  1. Sun Exposure

Prolonged exposure to sun or persistent usage of these so called “sun bed” can dries out excess oil, so it does improve acne for a temporary. However, if the skin cells keep drying out then this results to the skin producing more excess oil, whereby these excess oil is one of the factors that cause pimples. In addition, there is also scientific evidence that sun exposure damages the skin and increases the chance of skin cancer.

  1. Sudocream

Sudocream is great for nappy rash but is highly ineffective for acne. Primarily because it contain a mixture of greases and oil which can worsen your acne skin conditions which you probably wouldn’t like. Additionally, excessive usage of any other acne ointments will not only be ineffective but may also irritate the skin further.

  1. Squeezing acne

Squeezing acne spot is universally not recommended in trying to clear your acne. Not only will it leaves acne scar which in severe cases, can be permanent but also prolong and aggravate acne by spreading the bacteria to other parts surrounding the affected area.

  1. Oral medications

Oral medications such as taking high doses of vitamin A or B will not directly help your acne and may cause other side-effects. Another example can be taking certain antibiotics in tablet form, can make your skin highly sensitive to sunlight. Therefore, always use medications as directed.

Many people view acne as a disease that can be permanently cured. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. Acne can be controlled and prevented through proper skin care regime, but it cannot be cured. There are a lot more “not recommended” acne treatments regimes, many of which will only worsen an already difficult condition. Hence, I advise you to try to avoid these shortcuts and stick to a program overseen by your medical professional or one which is based on a valid scientific and medical evidence. If you do so, I’m pretty sure you’ll succeed in overcoming your acne conditions. Good luck!

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