Is it a fact or fiction? There are many skincare dos and don'ts that are speculating around for many years now. While some of them are trustworthy, a lot are just based on rumours. Some practices might even been passed down from generation to generation. It is hard to tell the right from wrong. So our residing skincare experts dug deep to look into this matter, and listed a condensed version of the Top 5: Common Acne Causes and Treatments


It is a widely held misconception that eating oily food or chocolate causes acne. There is no scientific evidence that proves this statement. It is unquestionable however that sustaining a well-balanced diet is a major contribution to your general health.


One may choose to apply makeup on skin, especially if acne is not red and inflammed. Word of caution - please look for makeup that are nonacnegenic or non-comedogenic. Makeup which contains these will usually not clog your pores. Also, many concealers in the market now contains acne-fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, which you may want to consider investing in especially if your skin is prone to acne. And unquestionably, removing your makeup and cleansing your face before you have your beauty sleep is definitely a must!


Think you can safely pop a pimple? Think again! Popping that small little zit can irritate it further, causing it to become more inflamed and possibly leaving a hideous scar. You also risk of spreading the bacteria deeper into the surrounding skin cells, prolonging your healing process. So don't ever think about squeezing them!


This myth has been passed down from generation to generation. You may have heard it from your parents or friends. Although some toothpaste may contain ingredients that aids in drying pimples, it is not the recommended treatment. Some might even contain ingredients that irritates pimple even further causing it to be red and inflamed.


Not only baking your skin under the sun an ineffective way to reduce acne, overexposure also puts a person in danger and risk of skin cancer. While it may seem like it reduces the spot, it merely masks the redness of acne and blemishes. Moreover, the skin becomes dry and flaky which leads to wrinkles.


To get accurate information about acne, you should consult a skincare dermatologist. Understanding what causes acne can help you find the best solution to get rid of it!


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