Acne Myths That Just Aren't True
Enough is enough when it comes to people trying to tell us they know more about our skin than we do.
Acne is the devil, fact. But because not everyone is a qualified dermatologist there are more myths than we care for constantly doing the rounds online, some of which we’ll admit we’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for.
Whether it’s the classic ‘acne only affects teenagers’ or the more ridiculous ‘your chicken nugget addiction is what’s causing your bad skin’, okay so we made that last one up, it’s about time we sorted the myths from the facts once and for all.
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Because at this point we’re just too exhausted to deal with anything but.
Acne is a totally different thing to spots.
NOPE. They’re essentially the same thing. Whether it’s cysts, red bumps, white heads or black heads, they’re all various forms of acne which can come in mild to really quite severe cases.
But don’t worry, you still have full permission to kick your friend in the shins who complains about one single spot on their chin.
Only teenagers get Acne.
Well quite clearly this a myth because we are not anywhere near our long gone teenage years and our skin is not ok. While acne is common amongst teens going through the ever-fun puberty years, eight in ten adults will also get it at some point in their life.
So not only do we have to worry about finding the human of our dreams, saving up enough money for a deposit on a house and remembering to eat on a daily basis, but we could also get acne while we’re at it.
Acne is caused by unclean skin.
Not true, but that does not mean you should stop washing your face. Although washing it too much can also be bad, so we give up. But real talk, it’s the excess sebum that’s being produced which is the leading cause of your acne situation.
Oh, and if you’re a woman then chances are it’s those lovely hormones that are lending a helping hand.
Acne is contagious.
Fun fact time: Acne can’t spread like bacterial infections, so go ahead and make out with whoever you like. Obvs don’t go ahead and share a face towel, because that’s just never a good idea when it comes to hygiene.
You have acne because of your chocolate addiction.
While eating eight bars of Dairy Milk a day probably isn’t the healthiest of life decisions you could ever make, one bar here or there isn’t going to give you chronic acne. Seeing as the most common cause of the beyond annoying skin condition is all down to your hormone levels, go ahead and plan your Easter chocolate party for one.