Monday, December 24, 2007

Acne Myths - Everything You've Ever Heard About Acne is Wrong!

What the Doctors don't want you to know: The secrets, the lies, the unspoken truth about acne. You can't handle the truth!

But here's the truth, I'll be honest, I know how you feel, I really do. So if it's really that easy why didn't anything work for me? Yet no matter how hard I tried nothing ever seemed to change... until

I think I was finally starting to understand what I had been missing all alone, finally I cut could through all the hype and get the truth.

There are 8 acne myths you're not get rid of acne like you really want... Guaranteed!

Frequent washing may further flare up acne?

Acne is not caused by the environmental dirt. It is the blockage of sebaceous glands that cause acne. With frequent washing, you may further spread the infection and get scars.

Toothpaste can cure acne?

Toothpaste cannot cure acne. For acne cure, you have to use topical such as benzoyl peroxide. Antibiotics will help if you have inflammation. Salicylic acid is another good medicine for application. Ask your doctor before using anything.

It is not teenagers only, but anyone can get acne. Anybody can get acne. It is not related only to teenagers. Most of the teenagers get it because of hormonal changes in the teen years.

Rosacea is a severe for of acne?

Rosacea has no relation to acne. It is a different disorder though it mimics acne sometimes.

You can get acne on other parts of the body other than the face?

You can get acne wherever there is a sebaceous gland connected to a hair follicle. Places such as upper arms, chest, etc. are all prone to acne.

Acne is just a cosmetic disease?

Yes, acne does affect the way people look and is not otherwise a serious threat to a person's physical health. However, acne can result in permanent physical scars--plus, acne itself as well as its scars can affect the way people feel about themselves to the point of affecting their lives.

Popping pimples will help them go away faster?

Popping a pimple may make it seem less noticeable temporarily, but popping can cause it to stay around longer. By squeezing pimples and zits, you can actually push bacteria further into the skin, causing more swelling and redness - and sometimes causing a red or brown mark or scar to form. Sometimes marks can last for many months and true scars (dents and pits) will last forever.

The sun will help get rid of acne?

The sun may work in the short-term to hasten the clearing of existing acne while reddening your skin, thus blending your skin tone with red acne marks. However, a sun burn is actually skin damage. Sun exposure causes irritation which can make acne worse. People will often notice their skin breaking out as it heals from sun damage. The sun is a short-term band-aid which will often bite back with more acne in the weeks following exposure. Having said that, I don't want to give the impression that the sun is evil. It is not. We get our vitamin D from the sun for instance. Limiting sun exposure on acne prone areas of your body is most likely prudent, but some exposure from time to time is not only unavoidable, but is perfectly okay.

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