Did you know acne is the most common skin condition that people experience, with an estimate of 80% being affected by it at some point in their lives?
But like many other ailments, myths about acne have continued to rage on over the years no thanks to unreliable stories heard from others and unverified information on the Internet.
As such, we will be debunking the top five myths about acne once and for all in this article as well as including details about how going for extraction facials can help.
Read on to find out more.
1. Only teenagers get acne
It is true that acne commonly affects teenagers as their oil glands get stimulated the most during puberty when their hormones are active. However, some adults get acne too even well into their 20s, 30s and 40s.
Adult acne can be mild in which blackheads, whiteheads and small pustules are present; moderate in which papules may be covering ¼ to ¾ of the face; severe in which extreme redness, swelling and deep cysts develop. These are usually caused by a family history of acne, fluctuating hormone levels due to menstruation and menopause, wrong usage of hair and skin products, stress and undiagnosed medical conditions like PCOS.
Luckily, there is no need for you to resign to fate. There are countless treatments on the market that have been found to be effective for adult acne. Topical and oral medications are some of them but if you prefer an all-natural alternative, consider going for regular extraction facials. Not only will they help you to destress (which indirectly leads to fewer acne breakouts), but extraction facials will also offer deep cleansing and skin rejuvenation that is incredibly effective in healing acne.
2. People with acne have bad hygiene
Contrary to popular belief, hygiene is usually not the main culprit – washing your face many times a day in a bid to stay ‘clean’ is going to be more detrimental than beneficial for your skin.
A host of other causes, ranging from genetics that result in excessive sebum production to external factors like skincare products, can play a part in contributing to acne as well.
3. I can pop my own pimples
Popping your own pimples is a big no-no as you are not equipped with the right technique and products to effectively remove all the gunk without wounding your skin. This may result in scarring and spreading bacteria that will only do more harm than good.
It is always advisable to leave extraction facials to a professional as they will ensure your skin is thoroughly prepped and cleansed before using the appropriate technique to remove pus and sebum from your clogged pores.
4. Makeup causes acne
Not all makeup products you use will result in acne breakouts. Nevertheless, it is important to select the right ones to prevent skin irritation. For instance, look out for non-comedogenic products and foundations that are oil-free or lightweight.
But your job does not end there – proper removal of makeup is equally essential at the end of the day to prevent clogged pores. Double cleansing is a great way to keep your skin free from all traces of makeup.
Despite making an effort to use suitable makeup products, other factors like stress and hormones can also cause acne to develop. When that happens, your best bet would be an extraction facial that will offer deep cleansing properties for refreshed pores and skin.
5. Acne scars are permanent
Seeing scars forming on your skin can be demoralising in your fight against acne but there is no need to feel defeated! Acne scars are not permanent and will fade slowly as time goes on.
In spite of that, treatments including lasers and products like chemical peels can help to speed up the process so that you achieve brighter and even skin in no time.
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