4 Myths About Acne

Acne can be caused by stress, hormones, oily skin, dry skin, and numerous other things. There are myths out there about what causes acne and what some solutions are that can help prevent or heal it. These are 4 know myths about acne and what you should do instead.

1. Not washing you face before bed causes acne. While you should wash your face every morning and every night, not washing your face before bed will not cause any more acne. Acne is caused by an over production of sebum on the skin, which also causes your face to be oily. If you already experience breakouts, you should wash your face before going to bed to help prevent them from getting worse.

2. All foods with sugar and dairy cause breakouts. This myth is partly true. Foods rich in dairy and gluten are known for being related with breakouts. To help reduce acne breakouts, load up on foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This doesn’t mean to skip the dairy all together, just keep your servings on the lower side. Sugary foods do not cause breakouts, when ate in moderation. If you eat various amounts of sugary foods on a daily basis, it can cause your insulin levels to increase which can produce acne. Try to cut down on the sugary foods to put your body in better health.

3. Prescriptions are better then over the counter. Prescription products are stronger then over the counter products, and can be even worse. They can cause dryness, irritation, redness, and burning if not properly used or given. Try over the counter products every day for 6-8 weeks. If you do not see a decrease in acne, then consult a dermatologist so you can get the problem solved with the right products.

4. Toothpaste will help get rid of a zit. Toothpaste when put on a zit, will dry up any excess oil but also dry’s out your skin. The combination of products causes peeling and irritation to your skin, and should only be used for cleaning your teeth. If you are looking for a different way to reduce a zit, crush an aspirin, put it into a cup of water and apply over night. The aspirin will reduce the swelling and redness to help it heal faster.

These are four acne myths that have been busted, and four ways to correct them. I hope you have healthier, and better looking skin.

~aphrodite

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