Acne Myths

There are many misconceptions, about acne in women and acne solutions, and it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Here, we get to the bottom of a few of the most common acne myths.

Myth #1: Acne is related to hygiene.
Acne is not caused by dirty skin. Although the bacterium, P. acne, can exacerbate acne, normal cleansers will not reduce these bacteria, and over-cleansing or scrubbing may actually make acne worse, with the skin overreacting and producing more sebum to clog the pores. Clean skin is important, but, without the action of hormones, acne does not happen in the first place.

Myth #2: Acne is related to diet.
Extensive studies have proven that diet and intake of fatty foods, like chocolate, or French fries, or fast food, do not cause acne. Although acne is directly related to excessive oil production in skin from hormones, it is not from the oils of fatty foods.

Myth #3: Acne affects teenagers only
Acne affects men and women of all ages — even newborns. Although, for some, acne can become less frequent with age, for many, particularly women, the acne is a persistent skin problem that requires proper prevention and acne solutions.

Myth #4: Popping Acne makes it go away faster
Not only does popping your acne not make it go away faster, it can make things much worse. It can lead to inflammation (redness and irritation), and, in some cases, a more widespread infection. NEVER POP YOUR PIMPLES!!!