Are you familiar with the myths and facts about acne? Here is what you should know!
It is no news that Acne isn’t a gender based condition and while it might be mild in some people, it is extremely severe in others. There are some certain beliefs about acne and although some might be true, others are just simply old traditions we need to debunk!
Here is what you should know about Acne.
Acne otherwise known as “pimples” is a condition caused by clogging of the pores on the skin either by dead skin, dirt and oil. While it is not a life threatening condition, it can be quite painful. There are different types of acne including blackheads, whiteheads, papules and others.
Some facts about Acne you should know.
1. The skin has tiny holes on it called pores, when these pores are clogged it leads to an inflammation called pimples. The repeated pimple or clogging on the skin is what leads to the condition called acne.
2. Acne can appear on any part of the body, common areas are the face, arms, chest and back.
3. It is mostly triggered by hormonal changes, ovulation, and some certain medications, changes in diet and increased intake of sugary products.
4. Acne is 85% hereditary!
5. While some skin medications can improve acne, others can be disastrous as it can irritate your skin even more, hence why a prescription is always necessary to fight acne.
6. Your hygiene has a huge role to play when it comes to beating or preventing acne!
7. It eventually fades off on its own with time and sometimes you don’t necessarily have to use medications for it.
And here are the myths you should debunk!
1. Only sexually inactive people have acne. Okay seriously?
2. Acne is a rite of passage into puberty. Now this isn’t entirely true. Although at this stage the hormones in the body are being geared up in different parts of the body and this can lead to a series of changes in the body however not every adolescent has acne!
3. Repeated acne means you’re unhygienic. On this note, keep in mind that even the people who are most strict with their skin care routines still have acne.
4 Acne isn’t as serious as people take it. Yes it is! Acne can be a very disturbing situation as it can be really inflamed and painful and in severe cases can lead to depression in a number of ways.
Here are some known treatments for Acne.
1. Take your hygiene routine seriously. Changing your sheets regularly as well as keeping your face towels clean can help you beat acne.
2. Use makeups that are only non-pore clogging as these can be easily cleaned with no residue left on the skin.
3. In severe cases, do not hesitate to visit a dermatologist as they’re the only ones that can give out the right prescriptions.
4. Avoid squeezing or popping a pimple as this can make it even more inflamed and spread to other parts. Avoid touching your face altogether!
5. Be keen on knowing your skin type (oily or dry) as this can help you get the right products for your skin.