Myths about acne: Setting the record straight


Let's face it – acne is embarrassing. But what's also embarrassing is how many myths are out there about acne. Find out the truth about acne so that you can figure out how best to treat it.

Myth – Acne is caused by not taking care of your skin.

Fact – Actually, acne starts within the pores, so even a regular care routine of regularly

washing the skin won't help. Acne-prone pores shed dead skin at faster rates than regular pores, causing spots, so the key is to use products that prevent acne from even starting.

Myth – Eating chocolate causes acne.

Fact – While this warning has been passed down from generation to generation, there's no strong evidence warning has been passed down from generation to generation, there's no strong evidence to confirm the sweet treat cause your spots. While research suggests sugary foods can intensify acne, no "causal" link has been proven. We bet we know what you're having for dessert tonight!

Myth – Popping pimples helps them heal faster.

Fact – Don't do it! Squeezing the spots is tempting as you've probably heard it'll clear them up faster. But, doing so can leave you with scars and even spread bacteria, which only makes the problem worse. Here's yet another reason it's best to see a dermatologist to treat acne.

Myth – All your skin needs is a little sunshine.

Fact – Ok, no. Sunlight won't clear up your skin, at least not in the long term. The benefit of sunlight drying your skin to clear up pimples is short-lived, as your skin gets used to the sun quickly. Plus, what's a harsh result of too much sunshine? Increased risk of skin cancer. Need we say more?

While acne myths continue to float around the UK, we're here to set the record straight on skin care. The best way to prevent or treat acne is to use treatments that effectively reach down deep into the pores. Our expert dermatology team at Miravue is happy to advise you of the best treatment options for you. Contact us today to learn more about how to get that clear, glowing skin that you've always wanted.

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