Common Misconceptions about Acne

September 13th, 2011

There is no denying that acne is one problem that many teenagers have a hard time dealing with. After all, good physical appearance is important to most teenagers.

With the many creams, ointments, and oral medications that are promoted to curb acne in the market today, it seems that dealing with acne these days is a great deal easier than how it was in the past. It is ironic, though, that, despite being the Internet era, when information is a lot easier to obtain, there are still some people who practice silly things in order to deal with their acne.

Some even deprive themselves of the pleasures of life, thinking that it will make the acne disappear.

Staying Away from Chocolates, Potato Chips, and Peanuts

One of the biggest misconceptions about acne is that they are caused by eating too much chocolate, peanuts, or potato chips. While it is true that these edibles are rich in oil, and one of the culprits for acne production is too much oil production of the skin, there is no scientific evidence that links the above-mentioned to the formation of acne.

If you are one of these people who believe that eating chocolates, peanuts, or potato chips can lead to the formation of acne, it is high time that you changed your thinking. Bear in mind that acne is primarily caused by bacteria, clogged skin pores due to dead skin cells and dirt, or too much production of oil by the skin.

So, set yourself free from the constraint of eating these foods. After all, if they are eaten in moderation they can benefit your health.

Pricking the Acne is the Easiest Way to Make it Disappear

Now, you can’t deny the fact that, at one point, you have pricked, or at least been tempted, to prick your acne because you believed that doing so would help you eradicate it, right?

While it is true that pricking your acne can make you disappear it almost instantaneously, the truth of the matter is that it is NEVER safe. In fact, if you do so, you are only doing something that you will certainly regret when you grow old; pricking your acne can develop to deep scars that will be difficult to hide when you grow old.

Furthermore, pricking the acne can leave a wound that will only encourage bacteria to proliferate. So, the next time you feel the urge to prick your acne, by all means, stop yourself!

Using a Cosmetic Concealer Can Hide the Acne

It is common for many people, especially the women, to cover their acne with a cosmetic concealer. While it is true that, at times, this is a necessary things to do, especially if there is a special occasion.

However, this becomes wrong if you make it a habit. For instance, even if you just stay home, or before you go to bed, you try to use a concealer. Bear in mind that this cosmetic contain components that may irritate your skin.

Furthermore, it can clog the pores of your skin, thus, the acne can form even more.

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