What NOT to do : 9 Acne Treatment Myths

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9 Acne Treatment Myths


When it comes about getting rid of acne and the unaesthetic pimples that seem to appear when we mostly need a clean face, a lot of people tend to apply several drastic, uncertified measures for resolving this problem without considering the fact that they might only make things worse.. There are so many commonly held believes regarding treatments, which have no scientific or medical validity, but continue to be passed on from individual to individual. More worrying is the possible consequences of trying some of these options. Here are list of common acne treatment myths that categorically do not work:

1. Touching Your blemishes and Squeezing your spots is universally not recommended in combating acne. Doing so will prolong and spread the acne to other parts of the affected are

2.Household cleaning products, even when diluted, should not be used to treat acne. Don’t apply toothpaste on their skin irritations. Ten years ago this trick might have worked as the toothpaste existing on the market those days would have dried out the pimple quite fast. The new generation of toothpastes has in its composition substances that are meant to keep tartar away and for pimples they only make things worse as they do not destroy the bacteria that cause the pimples to appear.

3. Don’t use too many face products at once. It is best to buy face products from the same producer, not combine the wash gel from one producer and the toner and cream from other manufacturers.

4. Washing up liquid does not work for acne

5. Home facial saunas will do nothing for your acne, but will certainly aggravate, already sensitive skin.

6. Sticky tape left on the skin overnight and removed in the morning will certainly remove dead skin cells and excess oil, but is likely to damage the sensitive skin, and may cause an allergy to the glue.

7. Prolonged exposure to the sun or using a sun bed will not help your acne, and can be dangerous if you are also taking oral medication of certain types. For example taking certain antibiotics in tablet form, will make your            skin highly sensitive to sun light.

8. Sudocrem is an excellent treatment for nappy rash, but highly ineffective for acne, primarily because it contains a mixture of greases and oils which are bad for acne.

9. Taking high doses of vitamin A or B will not directly help your acne, and may cause other side-effects.

There are many other ‘not recommended’ acne treatment myths, many of which will worsen an already difficult condition. Avoid these shortcuts and stick with a programme overseen by your medical professional, or one which is based on solid scientific and medical evidence. If you do this, you’ll succeed in overcoming your acne condition. If you are interested in getting rid of acne, I would suggest start on this.


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