|1. Acne is curable
||There is no cure for acne. However, through
the consistent use of treatment and remedies
acne can be controlled or prevented.
|2. Sun is great for acne
||Sun may temporarily mask your acne, tighten
up pores, or dry up the oil glands. However,
the sun will also damage your follicular
walls clogging your pores. Resulting in
more acne that may not surface for 3-4 weeks
after your sun exposure.
|3. Washing your face more often will help
clear up acne
||Facial blemishes are not caused by dirt.
Contrary to what you may have seen in commercials,
pores do not get blocked from the top down.
Rather, an entire pore collapses from deep
within the skin, starting acne formation.
Frequent washing does nothing to prevent
this. Over-washing is actually irritating,
and excess irritation can worsen acne. A
washcloth can aggravate this situation further.
Use bare hands to wash and only wash twice
|4. Pizza, chocolate, and other junk food
make me break out
||Does chocolate really make you breakout
with acne? What about oily foods? Prevailing
wisdom in the dermatology community is that
diet and acne are not related. Of course
science is never a 100% reliable enterprise.
But at this time, there is no evidence that
chocolate, sugar, oil, milk, seafood, or
any other food causes acne. Some people
absolutely insist that a certain food causes
acne for them, or that a specific acne diet
works for them. In this case, doctors sometimes
recommend that they avoid that food or follow
that diet. Regarding chocolate specifically,
several studies have been performed, and
the answer to "does chocolate cause
pimples?" is a resounding "No".