7 Acne Myths That Arent True ...

By Holly

7 Acne Myths  That Arent  True ...

Acne is annoying. We all know it. Unfortunately, we also know a few myths about it that can actually make your acne worse. According to Teen Vogue here are a few acne myths you should stop believing:

Table of contents:

  1. diet has nothing to do with breakouts
  2. you can never wash your face too much
  3. you should put toothpaste on a pimple to clear it up
  4. if you can’t get to a derm, just pop your pimples yourself
  5. you should lay out in the sun to clear up your acne
  6. it’s impossible to fade acne scarring
  7. exfoliate as much as possible

1 Diet Has Nothing to do with Breakouts

Diet Has Nothing to do with Breakouts If you've been drinking too much dairy, it could be causing acne. “If a client is eating poorly, then breakouts and cysts will continue no matter what."

2 You Can Never Wash Your Face Too Much

You Can Never Wash Your Face Too Much You shouldn't actually wash your face more than twice per day. Only wash in the morning, and then wash off your makeup before you go to bed.

3 You Should Put Toothpaste on a Pimple to Clear It up

You Should Put Toothpaste on a Pimple to Clear It up This can actually irritate your skin. There are other homemade remedies, like using apple cider vinegar, that'll do the trick instead.

4 If You Can’t Get to a Derm, Just Pop Your Pimples Yourself

If You Can’t Get to a Derm, Just Pop Your Pimples Yourself You're not actually meant to pop your pimples. They'll go away, eventually. Besides, it's better to have a smooth bump on your skin than a bleeding scab, don't you think?

5 You Should Lay out in the Sun to Clear up Your Acne

You Should Lay out in the Sun to Clear up Your Acne If you spend too much time under the sun, it will increase your chance of sun cancer. That's why you should

6 It’s Impossible to Fade Acne Scarring

It’s Impossible to Fade Acne Scarring You can try wearing SPF. You can try "a product that has glycolic and lactic acid." Or you could try laser treatments and peels.

7 Exfoliate as Much as Possible

Exfoliate as Much as Possible Only exfoliate two or three times per week. You don't want to go overboard with it, just like you don't want to go overboard when washing your face.

What other acne myths have you been taught?

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