First Acne effects almost 90% of the
adolescent population. So you are not alone.
Also it is not normally anything you have
done, eaten or the way you wash. So you do
not need to feel guilty. So let’s look at some
1) Junk food causes acne. Wrong! Pizza,
chocolate, coke or any other junk food has
never been proven to cause this. That does not
mean to say you should carry on eating all this
junk food. A sensible diet is good for
everyone, and helps you feel better.
2) Acne is caused by dirt. Wrong! Actually
washing your face more than twice a day or
scrubbing your face, with pads or flannels will
make it worse. Acne treatment needs mild
gentle soap and to rinse thoroughly.
3) Sweat will clear my pores. Wrong! A
mixture of body sweat and oils can aggravate
certain situations for some acne sufferers.
Shower immediately after any sport and wear
4) Women’s Make-up can cause Acne.
Wrong! No scientific evidence has been
found to verify this. Most products today are
mad to stop the clogging of the pores. So this
is not the problem. Do not wear make-up
though when exercising as this can irritate the
5) Stress Causes Acne. Wrong! To an extent.
Stress can trigger off some hormones, which
could aggravate the situation. But it is not the
6) You Cannot Cure Acne. But you can treat
it! There are a lot of good acne treatments on
the market. See your doctor.
7) Sun can help. Wrong! It can in time worsen
the situation in time. A tan might give the
effect that your skin looks better, but it
certainly will do it no good.
8) Spot Acne Treatment Works. Wrong! The
whole face has to be treated. Most of the
problems are formed under the skin. So
treating the top of the spot is not going to do
9) You Will Outgrow It. Wrong! Acne is
treatable. Don’t wait see a doctor ASAP.
10) It’s Only Cosmetic. Well Yes. It is not
serious. But it can effect you, your self-
esteem, and your confidence. So get it treated
and become acne free.
Just a few words of advice,
Don’t pick or squeeze…Keep your hands off
your face…Find something and stick with
it…Do not over wash…Do not use flannels or
hard scrubs…Lastly Good Luck.