Acne Myths: Discover 9 Ugly Lies About Acne Causes and Treatments
It's unbelievable ... What if I told you that most of the
popular beliefs about acne, are in fact myths?
Let's take a look at some popular beliefs about acne to dispel
any other rumors ...
Myth #1: Is it true that increased stress spreads acne?
Not exactly. What is true is that ultimately stress can have a
very minimal or minor influence all by itself. It cannot
actually cause acne, but it can influence reoccurrences of acne
as stress increases the body's creation of a substance called
cortisol that in turn causes your sebaceous glands to produce
increased amounts of sebum oil that can be blocked in pores.
Note, however, that some medications people take when trying to
deal with or treat stress can have a large influence on acne as
the result of medication side effects.
Myth #2: Acne is contagious, true or false?
Not! No one can "catch" acne; it is non-communicable.
Myth #3:You'll outgrow acne, so just leave it alone - myth
This is false. Acne strikes all ages and is treatable, but
shouldn't be left alone to possibly worsen.
Myth #4: Being out in the sun helps acne, right?
In the long run, no. The sun may appear to help clear up your
blemishes and redden your skin, thus lessening the overall
reddish effect of the targeted acne area when it was
outstanding. However, rays from the sun can cause skin damage
and actually irritate skin more, worsening any existing acne
problems in the process and clogging more pores as skin cells
dry up and slough off quicker than normal. So use caution (and
Myth #5: Sweating helps clean out your hair follicle areas,
myth or reality?
Another myth. In reality, strenuous activity can temporarily
increase your body's oil production that can actually worsen
acne problem areas, causing recurrence or intensification.
Myth #6: Acne problems are directly proportionate to sexual
activity, or lack thereof; true or false?
False, another myth. Just because teenagers are going through
does not mean that this has anything to do
with acne. Both are separate issues. Same with adult acne and
sex; two entirely different issues.
Myth #7: People with acne are dirty and don't wash
Not! This is another myth. Acne is the result of a build up of
oil, dead skin cells and bacteria in a closed pore. Period. Dirt
is not even a factor in the equation.
Myth #8: Acne is only on external issue or surface deep;
i.e. people shouldn't make such a big thing out of it, myth or
Myth. In reality, yes, it basically is only on your skin (and
underneath the surface a little bit). However, the effects run
much more deeper than that in many instances. More than 50
percent of those suffering acne problems reported negative
comments and other feedback from members of society, regardless
of whether or not there was any scarring left for others to see
afterwards. And resulting internal depression and low
self-esteem can be harmful emotionally not only short-term but
over a person's lifetime. So acne can indeed be a very big issue
requiring healthcare treatment and support.
Myth #9: OK, myth or reality: there is a cure for acne?
Myth. Although there is no cure at this time, there are many
treatments available that do a great job. As the saying goes,
"Prevention is the best medicine;" however, there is no need to
suffer in silence with all the options available on the market
today for all price ranges.
So there you have it ... now that you are armed with this
information you can do something to treat your acne condition.
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