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If in any phase of your life you have suffered from acne, you must know how brutal it can get. But one thing that gets more brutal than the acne itself is the remarks and comments made by people. People with serious acne are often regarded as dirty which they definitely are not. This diverts the limelight from acne treatment to acne trauma.
Moreover, like every other disease acne comes with a lot of unasked advice from people and false information from quacks. Some will blame your acne on your diet, some will call out your lack of water consumption and some will suggest that you wash your face more and more. With your mind inundated with uncalled-for advice from people and false information from the internet, you must be craving for some actual facts about acne and acne treatment.
In my opinion, the first step for effective acne treatment is to cancel out the noise. People pointing fingers at you and blaming your gandi soch for a medical condition can shove their fingers down their throat. You need to realize that acne is a medical condition and requires medical attention, not your dadis old as time mask recipe. So the first thing you should do, after education yourself, of course, is to consult a skin specialist.
Now, to educate yourself you first need to filter the truth from absolute junk. Here are a few myths busted about acne treatment.
Facts And Myths Regarding Acne Treatment
MYTH: Oily Foods Causing Acne
Have you ever heard your mother saying “pakoray khaye they naa is liye daaney nikal aye”. Why is that even a question? I know you have heard this. Nothing else but the chocolates, coffee, and fried food is to blame for the increasing pimples. Right? No, there is no scientific evidence available that suggests a connection between fried foods and acne.
Such foods can deteriorate your overall health which can increase the risk of acne but there is no direct relation between the two.
FACT: There Is No Quick Fix For Acne
Yes, unfortunately, you can not treat your skin overnight. Your skin is the largest part of your body and needs love and attention. Treating acne requires a series of treatments, all the products claiming to treat your acne are scams. In fact, it will take weeks to even notice the slightest difference in your skin condition. Another important point to note is that even after treating your acne you will have to take preventive measures to prevent breakouts in the future.
MYTH: Excessive Scrubbing And Washing Your Face Will Treat Your Acne
Many must have advised you to wash your face every two hours because it will probably wash away your pimples. In reality, it won’t. Excessive washing and scrubbing can only dry out your skin. Although pimples are caused by excessive oil buildup but drying out the skin is not the solution.
Acne forms under your sin not over it but scrubbing can damage your skin and cause a breakout. It is best to clean your skin gently, only two times a day.
FACT: Skin Peels Can Help Acne
Skin peels not only help in treating acne but are very effective in treating acne scars too. Keep in mind that using skin peels on active acne or open scars can cause extreme pain and irritation. The peels under discussion are chemical peel not cheap St. Ives grainy scrubs promising to exfoliate the skin.
Chemical skin peels can be dangerous to handle. These can damage your skin barrier, worsening the situation even more. So it is important to consult a skin specialist.
MYTH: Only Teenagers Get Acne
If you are not taking care of your skin just because you are past your teenage years. You are doing wrong. Just because you aren’t a teenager anymore doesn’t mean you will never get acne. Acne can develop at any stage of your life. Acne is often caused by hormonal changes and these changes can occur anytime. You can get acne when you get your periods, get pregnant, or get menopause. So you need to take care of your skin and follow preventive measures for acne, no matter how old you are.
FACT: Stress Can Make Your Acne Worst
Stress can not cause acne but it can aggravate it. Stress makes your body produce a hormone called androgens. These changing hormone levels can lead to acne and make your already active acne worse. Constant stress puts your body under a lot of pressure and takes a toll on your overall skin health too.
The Bottom Line
For effective treatment, the most important factor is the right diagnosis. Self-diagnosing a mere pimple as acne and starting the harshest treatment right aways will do nothing but harm your skin. So it is important to consult a skin specialist for proper diagnosis and effective treatment.
Apart from consulting a professional you yourself must be educated enough to make an informed decision. If you are well-informed about your condition, you won’t start putting toothpaste on your pimple, nor will you rub Betnovate on your face.
1. What is the best treatment for acne?
Like every other disease, acne has its customized treatment. Moreover acne has various types and intensities and the treatment should depend on that. This can be best assessed by a skin specialist.
2. Do men get acne too?
Just like women men can get acne at any stage of their life.
3. Does Taking tension cause acne?
Yes, if you are prone to acne, stress, and tension can worsen the situation.
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