The truth and myths about acne
ACNE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH:
Eating the wrong foods:
Since acne is often associated with oily skin, it is often thought that fatty foods promotes the formation of acne. Especially pork, chocolate and chips are considered as the culprits. In this respect no scientific research has ever succeeded to prove a real relation although people with an acneic skin can react to certain food. Every person seems to be different in this aspect. Food allergy plays no role in getting acne.
A vitamin deficiency:
In reference to the above it does not make sense to swallow extra vitamins against acne.
This too is a myth. Hygiene is not related to acne. Excessive washing with soap and water is useless and may even be harmful to the skin and worsens the indications.
Acne is not infectious and never transferred from one person to another.
Sebaceous and sweat formation have nothing in common. Strong sweating does not affect the severity of acne.
Tension or stress:
In the basic acne isn't caused by stress, rather the opposite is the case: severe acne can lead to significant psychological stress calls (inferiority).
ACNE HAS TO DO WITH:
Hereditary predisposition. The effect of this is not to be underestimated. There are families with a long history of acne.
Excessive use of specific cosmetics and other fatty, oily and tarry products which will clog pores (comedogenicity). Try to minimize covering acne with cosmetics (consealer’s) to hide the acne. This often worsens the acne.
Exposing your skin often to high concentrations of pollutants, irritants or moisture will worsens your acne. (maybe be work related!)
Squeeze pimples! Squeezing pimples promotes scarring and is counterproductive.
So hands off!!!