Top myths and facts about Adult Acne revealed

Top myths and facts about Adult Acne revealed

15 March 2016

Top myths and facts about Adult Acne revealed

If you suffer from Adult Acne, you’re not alone. One of the most common skincare complaints among adults, there are many myths surrounding Acne. You’ve probably heard them all at some point in your life but how do you separate myth from fact? Read on to find out.

  • Myth: Adults don’t get Acne

Despite the evidence in front of you, you may have heard people say that adults can’t get Acne. This is not true; in fact, statistics show that many adults get Acne in their 30s, 40s and even 50s. It may look a little different to the spots you got as a teenager, with Adult Acne commonly presenting itself around the jawline and mouth.

  • Myth: Acne is caused by stress

It is thought that stress can play a role in unwanted breakouts but there is little evidence to support the claim that stress is a cause of Acne. If you think your Acne may be worse during stressful periods, you could try some relaxation techniques to reduce your stress-levels.

  • Myth: Eating chocolate and consuming fizzy drinks leads to Acne

It’s important to have a balanced diet and to eat and drink everything in moderation. That said, if you’re a fan of chocolate and fizzy drinks and have Acne, these are unlikely to be the cause.

  • Myth: Acne is a result of not washing

You should cleanse your face morning and night. Any more than this is unnecessary and can cause your skin to become dry. Having Acne does not mean you don’t wash enough.

  • Myth: Wearing sunscreen will make Acne worse

If you’re prone to breakouts, experts recommend using a physical sunscreen containing zinc oxide to prevent any heat bumps. Chemical sunscreens are not generally suitable for those with Acne.

  • Myth: Having Acne means no makeup

If you suffer from Acne, you may be tempted to cover it up with makeup. Experts suggest opting for mineral powders and loose powder foundations rather than thicker liquid formulations to avoid aggravating your spots. Using too much of the latter will clog your pores, which could make your Acne worse.

  • Myth: Picking your spots will make them go away

As tempting as it may be to pick your spots, it is not recommended. Not only do you risk spreading the bacteria over other areas of your face, picking can also lead to scarring.

  • Myth: Acne will just go away if you ignore it

You don’t have to suffer in silence with Adult Acne – there are many treatments available to reduce and improve the appearance of spots and scars, including Laser treatment and Skin Peels.

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