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Acne Myths

We will sum up the acne myths that is known by so many people around the world and explain why they are not true. You must understand that washing or, scrubbing your face will never help you clear up acne because dirt does not create facial blemishes.

1- You must understand that washing or, scrubbing your face will never help you clear up acne because dirt does not create facial blemishes.
Pores do not get blocked from the top down. The walls of a pore stick together deep inside the skin beginning acne formation.
Frequent washing irritates pores and causing them to get clogged. Washcloth or any other cleaning tool can add even more irritation.

2- There is no scientific evidence that masturbation or sex can cause acne.

3- Some people think that the sun rays can cure acne which is not true. Few minutes in the early sun or before sunset may prove beneficial for acne symptoms. Longer time in the sun may cause irritation to the skin and result in more acne

4- There is no evidence that diet and acne are related. More researchers are required to answer the question why some
places do not experience acne compared to the widespread occurrence of acne throughout other societies.

5- It is a reality that 50% of adult men and 25% of adult women now experience acne which referred as an “adult acne epidemic”. This phenomenon is unknown but It is treated the same way.

6- There is a cure for acne now in the local markets in form of effective anointment. contrary to what has believed that acne is uncurable.

7- Some sources wrongly advise the infected people not to pop up a pimple because it is not based on scientific evidence. To achieve the best results popping should be carried out in a correct way.

8- There are wrong beliefs that moving bacteria around by touching your face causes acne because the surface of your skin has nothing to do with acne. The bacteria located deep inside your pores are the cause of the acne formation.

9- There is a wrong belief that dermatologists know everything about acne unless he or she is specialized in the Acne field.

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