If you haven’t experienced acne if your lifetime – you are among the lucky ones! There are many reasons people get acne and due to how common it is, there are also quite a lot of myths about it that get passed around. Check out some examples below:
Junk Food Causes Acne
You may have heard that eating greasy foods and candy can cause an acne breakout. Though there are some links between diet and acne, the relationship isn’t quite what you may think it is.
“Many people with acne have oily skin, so for a time people thought that greasy foods should also be avoided,” says Pipkin. However, a number of studies have shown that downing foods like French fries, cheeseburgers, and chocolate doesn’t have any impact at all on your skin’s health. But getting that grease on your skin can make an oily complexion worse, clogging pores and leading to an acne breakout.
Greasy foods may be off the hook, but there could be other diet culprits behind your acne breakouts.
“Milk consumption has been associated with an increased risk of acne. Other studies have shown that a low glycemic index diet that’s high in fiber and fruits and vegetables is beneficial for acne,” notes Pipkin. “So, if someone is suffering from acne, avoiding milk or sticking to a low glycemic index diet may actually be helpful.” Source: EverydayHealth
Makeup Makes Acne Worse
It’s true that some products can clog your pores and ultimately cause pimples, but the right makeup can actually improve acne. Dr. Gohara suggests powder-based mineral foundations with ingredients like silica, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide. “Powder foundations absorb oils that would otherwise be clogging your pores,” she says. If you prefer a liquid foundation, make sure it’s non-comedogenic. “That means the product hasn’t been found to promote acne per the cosmetics company’s standards,” explains Dr. Gohara. Source: Health
Acne Is Caused By Unclean Skin
“The development of acne is a multifactorial process. Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit of the skin, which is composed of an oil-producing gland, hair follicle and hair. The size and activity of the oil-producing gland is affected by hormone levels. Under certain circumstances the gland increases in size and produces more oil. Skin cells start to become “sticky” trapping pores. Bacteria known as P. acnes multiply and these factors result in spots. ” Source: Cosmopolitan
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