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Clearin Acne Myths Revealed

The Chocolate Myth - Acne and Chocolate

Chocolate does not cause acne or make it worse. Even the most renowned doctors will insist, and can prove, that there is no direct link between chocolate and acne. A word of caution, however: even if there is no direct link between the two, you must still adhere to a healthy lifestyle that decreases the amount of sweets, salts and fat from your diet. Ensure you consume foods that are rich in nutrients, especially vitamin A.


Acne and chocolateThe trend these days is NOT to blame chocolates or French fries when your skin breaks out, because study after study has shown that eating plenty of these does not cause acne, generally.  Because diet is a purely individual matter, the advice that doctors give to most of their patients is to do an experiment.  If they discover that their skin breaks out after eating chocolate, they must refrain from eating chocolate for a few days.  When the pimple goes away, they should try eating chocolate again.  If the pimple comes back, then chocolate is to be avoided altogether.  If the pimple does not return, then the culprit is obviously NOT chocolate.  It's as simple as that. 

Acne Is Caused By Dirt Myth

Another myth is that acne is caused by dirt.  This is a myth that is widely held but while it is certainly important to keep the skin always clean because oil and dirt can block pores, dirt does NOT bring about the clumping together of skin cells against the follicle wall. This phenomenon occurs very deep in the skin where cleaning won't reach it.

Acne & Sexual Activity Myth

Some adolescents actually believe that once they're married or give birth to their first child, their acne will disappear.  A variation of this myth is the other side of the argument: that an active sex life causes acne.  This link was made only because adolescence is that period in a person's life when sex is of great concern.  It may have been also propagated when people in the Victorian era said that masturbation causes severe acne. This particular myth became less popular in the 1940's when the medical community finally declared that sexual activity and acne are not related.

Geography, Ethnicity & Acne

Some people think that people who live in cold climates are less likely to get acne, while those who live in the tropics are more prone to it.  There is no link between where one lives and the incidence of acneNor is the color of one's skin a precursor of acne, although it has been observed that dark-skinned people tend to have less severe acne compared to light-skinned individuals.  Larger glands and more defined pores are common characteristics of dark skin, and these two attributes are known to protect against acne.  However, hyper-pigmentation tends to occur more frequently with dark skin after acne is cured, so care must be taken to not irritate dark skin after a bout with acne.

Can Applying Sunscreen Cause Acne?

People who get acne after applying sunscreen believe that it is the sunscreen itself causing the breakout; in fact, they could be reacting to an irritant contained in the sunscreen or developing a reaction to the sun. If this happens, it is best to avoid exposure to the irritant, whether it is the sun or to one of the ingredients in the sunscreen that is causing the reaction. Dermatologists say that it is not so much the sunscreen itself or its active ingredient, but the vehicle. A solution would be to switch brands or to try a different form. For example, if you're using a cream sunscreen you could try a lotion. If the lotion is causing a breakout, switch to gel. Today's sunscreen products are manufactured with oil-free preparations. Given the number of sunscreen products on shelves, an acne patient can try any one of them to see which one works best. So to shatter the myth: sunscreen, per se, does not cause acne.


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