Here are 5 Myths About Acne and 5 Tips for Healthy Skin:
Myth 1: TANNING OR SUN EXPOSURE CAN CURE ACNE
Getting a tan or getting exposed under a sunlight may cause the skin to become darker, thus temporarily concealing the redness of the acne. But once the tan disappears, the ace is still there.
Myth 2: FRIED, OILY AND FATTY FOODS CAN CAUSE ACNE
There is no scientific basis for the belief that a greasy diet, including French fries, pizza, or chocolates, can cause acne.
Myth 3: ACNE IS PRIMARILY BROUGHT ABOUT BY POOR HYGIENE
Poor hygiene is not the cause of acne. Oil combines with dead cells and produces acne. This combination occurs beneath the surface of the skin where it is impossible to clean.
Myth 4: MAKEUP OR COSMETIC PRODUCTS CAUSE ACNE
Using oily makeup could cause skin irritation, which can cause acne – so this is partly true.
Myth 5: THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF PIMPLES IS TO SQUEEZE THEM OUT
Squeezing or popping pimples spreads bacteria and causes scars. Please do not do this!
5 Tips for Healthy Skin:
Tip 1: CHILL
Stress plays an important role in skin infections known as acne. Try to find ways to deal with any stress you cannot avoid.
Tip 2: EXERCISE
Regular exercise makes you healthier and fights stress. Remember that acne is a skin infection. Shower after exercise to be sure to cut down on bacteria, too!
Tip 3: KEEP YOUR FACE AND HAIR CLEAN
Gentle washing with mild soap & water and patting the face dry at least 2X daily is the best way to reduce bacteria. Oily hair can cause skin infections, as can harsh chemicals. Use a gentle shampoo regularly.
Tip 4: TRY OVER-THE-COUNTER ACNE PRODUCTS
Acne products with either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can help deal with the bacteria on your skin that can cause or increase acne. Use as directed. (material can be bleached out by benzoyl peroxide!)
Tip 5: MOISTURIZE!
It is important for your skin to have enough moisture. Use plenty of water and a gel or water-based moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
(Special thanks to WebMD)
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