Myths Regarding Acne

Contradictory to the famous belief, acne isn’t caused by poor personal hygiene. Acne is a skin disease that can be naturally suffered by an individual especially during puberty stage. One should be informed that too much primping of the acne-affected area can do more harm than good. Sure, you still do your normal beauty regimen everyday but you shouldn’t go out of your way thinking it can help cure or remove your acne. For example, you wash your face twice a day, with a mild soap. Just keep on doing that. Your dead wrong if you think scrubbing and frequent washing can help treat acne. It actually causes irritation and worsens your acne condition.

Another argument that isn’t resolved until now, is the relation of diet and acne. Some say that certain food cause acne. Some of the most famous foods that are rumored to cause acne are nuts, chocolates, and milk. While some experts firmly claim it does not cause acne, some say it can worsen it. Everybody has a different reaction to something. An unbalanced diet may not directly cause acne but it is definitely good for the overall healthy well-being of a person. So if you think your skin isn’t reacting well to certain food better refrain from eating it.

Though some may think that letting acne heal by their own is the best option, it only applies when you suffer mild cases. The fact is acne can be treated – mild, moderate or severe. Experts will give you proper instruction on how to take care of your skin. Drugs or skin products can also be recommended. If your usual skin care products do not help maybe it is time to change brands. You should be aware that untreated acne can go from worse to worst and results to acne scars. So instead of treating scars in the future, prevent scars now instead.

If you think acne is not a serious disease especially if it gets severe, better think again. Why do you think some people seek professional advice? It’s because acne and its aftermath can affect somebody’s life. Mild acne are usually okay since they don’t leave scars and are completely gone through passage of time. But severe acne causes scars. A person’s self-confidence diminishes knowing that his or her skin isn’t as smooth as some people. Yes, it affects how you see yourself and your self’s mental image has the greatest impact in your life.

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