Acne Myths You Should Stop Believing Now

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Acne is characterized by blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin and it primarily affects areas of the skin which tend to have high oil glands like the face, chest, and back.

Millions of people around the world suffer from acne. Acne has various causes, and over the years acne has caused people especially females to have low self-esteem.

It can also lead to depression.

There are several myths about acne that you must know:

Greasy foods:

Eating greasy food does not necessarily mean one would have acne. Although working in a greasy area, such as a kitchen may have an effect because the oil can stick to the skin and block the hair follicles.

This irritates the skin or promotes acne.

Hygiene:

There is this myth that hygiene has an effect on acne but Acne isn’t caused by dirty skin.


Cosmetics:

There are several oil-free cosmetics which don’t necessarily worsen acne, especially if you use oil-free makeup that doesn’t clog pores (non-comedogenics) and ensure to wash off makeup regularly.

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Factors that may worsen or trigger acne are:

Hormonal factors:

Androgens are hormones that increase in boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum.

Hormonal changes related to pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives also can affect sebum production.

And low amounts of androgens circulating in the blood of women and can worsen acne.

Certain medications:

Some medications are bad for your skin. Several medications can worsen pre-existing acne.

Examples include drugs containing corticosteroids, testosterone or lithium.

Diet:

There are some food one shouldn’t eat. Studies indicate that certain dietary factors, including skim milk and carbohydrate-rich foods such as bread, bagels, and chips may worsen acne.

Genes:

Most diseases are hereditary. This means it’s in your genes. Having a direct relative with acne increases your chances of having acne.

Stress:

Stress can make acne worse in women. A high-stress level can increase the severity of your acne because stress can cause hormonal changes in the body, especially with regards to premenstrual syndrome.

This is the reason most girls experience skin breakouts during their menstrual cycle.

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Zainab Yinusa

Zainab is a Professional Makeup Artist at ZeeproMakeover and a Contributing Writer at Spice Network. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skincare, beauty and fashion in general. When Zainab is not writing about the latest beauty trend, she's probably doing Magic on people's faces. Let's continue on Instagram @being.zaynab

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