Monday, January 12, 2009

Acne Facts and Myths

There are many factors that triggers the appearance of an "acne". But hey, let's admit it. ACNE DOES HAPPEN.

It's not something that we can just say - Please don't come out today! Truth is, acne is unpredictable.

There are so many misconceptions out there about this topic. I am not an expert person about this but as you may know, I experienced it too.

That is why I dedicate this page for some infos about acne.

Now it's time for me to share it with you guys.

MYTH #1: ACNE IS CAUSED BY EATING GREASY/OILY FOODS AND CHOCOLATES.
FACTS: I love chocolates! Yummy! But despite some numerous scientific studies, there is no link and connection between diet and acne.

Still, there are some people believe that certain foods do causes acne. Dermatologists do advice that if you suspect certain food then simply avoid it.

Remember, that by eating bad diet can ABSOLUTELY makes your acne worse. So stick for a well-balanced diet and stay healthy.

Ahmm, chocolates anyone?

Just kidding! :-)

MYTH #2: WASHING THE FACE A LOT WILL HELP YOU GET RID OF THOSE NASTY PIMPLES.
FACTS: Acne is not caused by poor hygiene.

If you believe with this myth, then you will discover that by often washing or scrubbing your face can worsen the acne. It makes your skin dry and cause some irritation thus giving you more breakouts.

All you have to do is cleanse your face in the morning and before going to bed. I usually use Black Licorice Soap in my face for years now and been totally happy with the result.

MYTH #3: ACNE IS CAUSED BY USING COSMETICS.

FACTS: For me, it's true. If you love putting on make-up you will discover that many cosmetics does clog pores.

Although I know that looking best when going to school or to work is a must by applying some but by saying that, simply use cosmetics or skin care products that are labelled as noncomedogenic (don't clog pores) and nonacnegenic (causes breakouts).

MYTH #4: ACNE IS CAUSED BY SEX AND MASTURBATION.

FACTS: This myth makes me laugh!

Current research indicates no connection and link between sexual intercourse, masturbation and acne. Honestly, this idea was way ages ago! It began as a "tale old story" way back 16th century in order to reduce the occurance of pre-marital sex. That's all. :-)

MYTH #5: SQUEEZING AND POPPING PIMPLES IS THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF THEM.
FACTS: Oh NO NO NO!!!

No matter how big and tempting it is because I know that's the first thing you see when you look at your face in the mirror, please don't attempt to scratch, pick, pop or squeeze a pimple.

By touching or popping them, it can actually produces germs under your skin that can lead to infection and permanent scarring.

That would be it.

Always remember that curing acne doesn't take overnight or so. It really takes time and money too. But you can really make a big change in your life if you will find a best treatment before it gets worse.

Visit a dermatologist and ask for some advice.

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At November 12, 2010 at 9:58 AM, Blogger jamie said...

Some myths are proven untrue, just like squeezing the pimple will make it disappear, this would even make the problem worse, this may also cause infection because whenever popping it, the bacterias in your hands would be in contact with the popped pimple. But there are already treatments for pimples, all you have to do is to be patient for it to be healed. No medication can treat acne in just a short period of time, usually it takes time.

 

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