Acne is a condition in which the skin is inflamed. It occurs because of bacteria that enters into the pores of the skin and breeds. It can happen quickly. But, why it happens is what is important here. There are many causes of acne but the reaction the body has is the same. Understanding what happens to the body will help in the prevention of additional acne later on. Let’s take a look at some popular beliefs about acne...
Myth #1: Is it true that increased stress spreads acne?
Not exactly. What is true is that ultimately stress can have a very minimal or minor influence all by itself. Stress can increase the body’s creation of a substance that causes your glands to produce increased amounts of oil that can be blocked in pores.
Myth #2: Acne is contagious, true or false?
Not! No one can "catch" acne; it is non-communicable.
Myth #3:You’ll outgrow acne, so just leave it alone - myth or truth?
This is false. Acne strikes all ages and is treatable, but shouldn’t be left alone to possibly worsen.
Myth #4: Being out in the sun helps acne, right?
In the long run, no. The sun may appear to help clear up your skin. However, rays from the sun can cause skin damage and actually irritate skin more.
Myth #5: Sweating helps clean out your hair follicle areas, myth or reality?
Another myth. In reality, strenuous activity can temporarily increase your body’s oil production.
Myth #6: Acne problems are directly proportionate to sexual activity, or lack thereof; true or false?
False, another myth. Sexual activity has nothing to do with acne at all.
Myth #7: People with acne are dirty and don’t wash enough.
Not! This is another myth. Acne is the result of a build up of oil, dead skin cells and bacteria in a closed pore.
Myth #8: Acne is only on external issue or surface deep, myth or reality?
Myth. In reality, yes, it basically is only on your skin (and underneath the surface a little bit). However, the effects run much more deeper than that in many instances.
Myth #9: OK, myth or reality: there is a cure for acne?
Myth. Although there is no cure at this time, there are many treatments available that do a great job.