Acne Myths Debunked

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Our Jeune Skin Care aestheticians debunk some common myths about acne:


Myth: Acne is Caused by Poor Hygiene


Acne is not caused by dirt or even surface oils on the skin. However, excess oils and dead skin cells can accumulate and cause pimples. Harsh scrubbing and washing the face too frequently can actually irritate the skin and make it worse.


The best approach to acne and hygiene is to gently wash your face twice a day using an appropriate cleanser and acne treatment for the acne.


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Myth: Acne is Caused by Diet


Food does not cause acne. However, some people insist that eating chocolate or greasy food is their acne culprit. To some extent certain food can cause an inflammatory response in the body, such as nuts or coffee, therefore causing possible pimples as a response.


If this seems to be your situation, simply avoid the foods that seem to be giving you acne. However, there is no significant evidence to suggest diet plays a huge role.



Myth: Acne is Best Controlled Without Moisturizer


It is difficult to imagine putting moisturizer on acne if you suffer from it. However, acneic skin still needs moisture to some extent. If you are oily, there are moisturizers that are oil-free and may contain acne-fighting ingredients such as glycolic or salicylic acid that can reduce pimples and prevent future ones. Always look for a moisturizer that is non-comedegenic or non-acneic.   

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