Acne is caused by poor hygiene. If you believe this
myth, and wash your skin hard and frequently, you can actually make
your acne worse. Acne is not caused by dirt or surface skin oils.
Although excess oils, dead skin and a day's accumulation of dust on
the skin looks unsightly, they should not be removed by hand
scrubbing. Vigorous washing and scrubbing will actually irritate the
skin and make acne worse. The best approach to hygiene and acne:
Gently wash your face twice a day with a mild soap, pat dry--and use
an appropriate acne treatment for the acne.
Myth #2: Acne is
caused by diet. Extensive scientific studies have not found a
connection between diet and acne. In other words, food does not
cause acne. Not chocolate. Not french fries. Not pizza. Nonetheless,
some people insist that certain foods affect their acne. In that
case, avoid those foods. Besides, eating a balanced diet always
makes sense. However, according to the scientific evidence, if acne
is being treated properly, there's no need to worry about food
affecting the acne.
Myth #3: Acne
is just a cosmetic disease. Yes, acne does affect the way people
look and is not otherwise a serious threat to a personís physical
health. However, acne can result in permanent physical scars--plus,
acne itself as well as its scars can affect the way people feel
about themselves to the point of affecting their lives.
Myth #4: You
just have to let acne run its course. The truth is, acne can be
cleared up. If the acne products you have tried havenít worked,
consider seeing a dermatologist. With the products available today,
there is no reason why someone has to endure acne or get acne scars.