Common Myths about Acne

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 3:50pm

Acne breakouts may keep you from putting your best face forward. PCA SKIN acne control products and treatments effectively target bacteria, oil, inflammation and clogged pores for a beautiful, clear complexion

Myth:

I have to wash my face at least 3x a day because I am so oily. I also can't use moisturizer because it makes me break out.

Fact:

Over-drying the skin actually leads to increased oil production. Washing skin twice daily and using a non-oily hydrator will keep skin balanced and free of breakouts.

 

Myth:

I know I'm suppose to protect my skin from the sun, but every sunscreen I have ever tried is so heavy and makes my acne flare up.

Fact:

Everyone, regardless of their skin condition, should wear broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. Look for products specifically formulated for oily acneic skin.

 

Myth:

My acne was caused by eating fried foods and chocolate

Fact:

A healthy diet is always recommended, but poor food choices are not ALWAYS the cause of acne. The actual causes include: inflammation, bacteria, increased oil production, medications, hormones, stress and clogged pores.

 

 

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