ad collaborative post // It is believed that 80% of people will experience an acne flare at some time in life. Misconceptions about what causes it and the best method to cure acne have grown over the years, as they have about many other diseases that affect many people.

If you had acne in your teen, you undoubtedly got a lot of advice about why you got it and what you should do about it.

  • “You consume much too many potato chips!”
  • “You don’t wash your face frequently enough!”
  • “Reduce your chocolate intake!”

As previously said, most of what you thought you understood about acne as a teen, and most of what you may believe you know about acne as an adult, is probably a myth.

1. Stops in teens

Although acne is most common in teens, it may also develop in adults in their 20s and 30s for the first time. Acne affects people of all ages. According to surveys, a substantial proportion of individuals continue to suffer from acne well into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. Acne may differ significantly when you’re 40 than what it was when you were 16 (reddish lesions around your mouth and jaw, instead of whiteheads and blackheads all across your forehead, nose, and cheeks), but it’s still acne.

2. Food and all that

You’ve probably heard that consuming fatty meals and sugar can lead to acne breakouts. Though there are some correlations between nutrition and acne, the relationship isn’t as straightforward as you would assume.

Because a good deal of acne sufferers have oily skin, they often assume that they should avoid fatty meals as well. However, many studies have found that eating items like French fries, cheeseburgers, and chocolate has no effect on the health of your skin. However, having that grease on your face can aggravate an oily complexion by blocking pores and causing an acne breakout.

Greasy meals may have evaded the responsibility, but there might be other dietary factors to blame for your acne outbreaks.

Researches link the intake of milk to an increased risk of acne. Other research has found that a low glycemic index diet heavy in fibre and fruits and vegetables is good for acne. So, if you have acne, eliminating milk or keeping to a low glycemic index diet may be beneficial.

3. Pop it away

When that pimple appears, you may find it difficult to resist the urge to pinch it to reduce its size.

Some patients will squeeze pimples in an attempt to unclog a blocked pore. However, this generally results in more inflammation, infection, and scarring, making the acne worse and lasting longer.

Keep your hands off that pimple. To help it shrink, use an over-the-counter acne treatment gel, ointment, cream, or lotion. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid; they are the most efficient over-the-counter acne treatments.

4. Tan’s got your back

A little sun doesn’t hurt, but extended exposure to UV radiation from the sun or tanning equipment can irritate skin and lead to more acne. Unfortunately, this can also raise the likelihood of developing skin cancer.

5. Wait it out

Blocked pores in the skin, which are frequently clogged with the skin’s natural oils, cause acne. When your pores get blocked, your skin’s natural bacteria can create irritation – and aggravate your acne. Acne does not usually go away on its own. Acne may typically develop and worsen if left untreated.

Don’t just let a pimple expand and leave a mark on your skin. There are drugs and treatments to clean up acne outbreaks and help prevent future pimple concerns, so you don’t have to suffer in silence with acne

6. It’s all dirt

Many individuals have heard that unclean skin triggers acne. Unfortunately, this eventually causes people to assume washing their faces many times a day, scrubbing violently at times,

and using harsh astringents would get the job done. In fact, cleaning your face too frequently and vigorously might aggravate an acne eruption.

And the result is inflamed, damaged skin that appears much worse following therapy.

Instead, just wash your face once or twice a day with lukewarm water, a soft wash, and in a gentle manner – no scrubbing or harsh abrasive chemicals required. Make sure you wash your face at least once a day, preferably in the evening, to remove makeup, grime, and perspiration from the day.

7. No makeup!

Some makeup, primarily heavier liquid foundations that can clog pores and stage-type pancake makeup can undoubtedly aggravate acne. However, lighter, looser powder foundations, like mineral powder, are less irritating to your skin. Of course, people with acne want to cover it up, and heavier liquids provide more coverage, but you have to compromise.

How have you managed acne in your life?


  1. Literally, the only thing that helped for my acne as a teen was medication. All the old-wives tales just made it so much worse.

  2. I always had acne and heard the same thing over and over, like reduce that chocolate and stuff when I actually noticed it’s dairy that cause it and stress. So I usually try to use a different product and then just let it be. Thank you for sharing x

  3. I’ve had acne since I was a teen and I was always told it would go away when I was an adult (it hasn’t). I was also told that I just need to wash my more (I was already washing my face in the morning & evening). I found that having a consistent skincare routine has helped the most.

  4. Oh man, my acne is so terrible right now! I’m working with my doctor to hopefully clear it up! I’ve always had acne so honestly, it may just be something I have forever. Will keep trying though! I’ve been cutting foods out and seeing what helps! Thanks for sharing, Jenny x

    Lynn |

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