There are many myths out there about acne and its causes and cures. Let’s talk about the 5 most common ones.
Acne Myth #1
Chocolate and Greasy Foods Cause Acne
Good news!! You can still eat chocolate without worrying about your skin breaking out. Studies have shown that it’s not the chocolate or greasy foods that are causing your breakouts- it’s more likely the iodides/iodine that are added to most of these foods from iodized salt which can aggravate pores.
Acne Myth #2
Dirty Skin and Hair Dangling on the Forehead Cause Acne
Have you always been told that having bangs will cause breakouts or that you aren’t washing your skin enough? Guess what- it isn’t dirt that is causing your acne! Acne is formed about 2mm below the skins surface when pesky dead skin cells along with your skin’s own oil combine and clog pores. You cannot scrub away or cleanse acne from your pores- so keep on rocking those bangs with confidence!
Acne Myth #3
Acne is a Teenage Disease
Acne is a common genetic disorder of the pores and does not discriminate against age. There are so many factors like hormones, stress, diet, make-up, etc. that can cause acne later in life. Most acne sufferers are women over the age of 20, and we see many clients with acne that are in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s!
Acne Myth #4
I Don’t Have Acne, Just “Complexion Problems”
This is one we hear a lot from clients who only have one or two little pimples that bother them on a consistent basis. They don’t want to admit they have acne because it can be embarrassing or taboo to talk about. However, it’s important to know that one pimple is as much acne for that particular pore as is acne in fifty different pores. Even one small breakout can cause scarring! Acne is acne. Living in denial or dodging treatment of the disease will only keep it festering longer.
Acne Myth #5
No Treatment Works
Most acne sufferers have tried everything from natural remedies to visiting dermatologists to no avail. Products or treatments alone won’t help. You need the guidance of an acne specialist! By combining customized treatments, personalized products, lifestyle changes and education, Liberation Acne Clinic has a 97% success rate at clearing acne long term. Knowledge is power when dealing with the socially and emotionally debilitating affects of having acne. We take the time to make sure you know what is happening to your skin and why. You CAN have the beautiful, clear skin that you were always meant to have!