A common problem among teens is acne. It can
sometimes but not allways disapear by adulthood.
Many problems occur with adult acne. There are also
ways to go about treating the acne.
Recognizing what is causing the acne is an essential
part of curing it, but recognizing what doesn't
cause acne can be just as important. Through the
years, many myths have passed down about what causes
acne, and they have caused ill-formed perceptions.
What I'm writing here should help clear up some
false myths about acne.
A tan person is said to have less acne then someone
with low sun exposure. This is not true. Skin
cancers can occur from the sun. The sun has nothing
to do with acne.
The type of food is also believed to be a variable
of acne. This is not true by any means. Acne is in
itself its own variable. Different foods have
nothing to do with the outcome of acne.
Acne is said to be cleared up by washing of the
face. Although washing of the face can help removing
some unwanted oils it can also remove needed oils
and nutrients to the skin. While this is not a cause
of acne minor steps can be taken in reducing the
effect of acne by washing ones face daily.
Pimples are visualy unpleasent and when people try
to "pop" them they are actually doing more damage to
themselves then help. The "popping" can lead to a
deeper infection and redness. Scarring is also a
major negitive effect caused by the popping of
Wearing make up is commonly thought to worsen acne.
This is not true, infact someone with acne should
have no difference in acne than someone who doesn't
wear make up. There are even many make up products
on the market today that contain benzoyl peroxide or
salicylic acid in them.
A dermatologist is the only true expert on acne and
any questions that one might be unsure of should be
brought up with the doctor.