10 MYTHS ABOUT ACNE

Acne affects about 650 million of the world’s population and is prevalent in adolescence, especially in the mid-teenage years when hormones begin to change and develop. However, acne can occur at any point in your life. Depending on how your body develops, you may find that even at 40+ years of age, breakouts of acne may occur due to your body changing during this period of your life.

10 MYTHS ABOUT ACNE

Acne affects about 650 million of the world’s population and is prevalent in adolescence, especially in the mid-teenage years when hormones begin to change and develop. However, acne can occur at any point in your life. Depending on how your body develops, you may find that even at 40+ years of age, breakouts of acne may occur due to your body changing during this period of your life.

Acne

Throughout the history of medicine, dermatologists and pharmaceutical companies have studied acne to help to try and identify how to prevent the cause of acne and treat/eradicate this skin condition.  Unfortunately, while there are many various attempts at preventing, managing, and treating acne, there is no golden arrow for everyone.

Acne is the result of hereditary genetics, but also hormonal changes, menstruation and can also be brought on by bouts of stress.  Some foods are considered to irritate acne, causing breakouts, so it’s extremely important to manage your diet as much as it is to keep a healthy skincare routine.

Acne is a skin condition that has to be treated on an individual basis, which is why acne treatments vary depending on the course of treatment your dermatologist has prescribed for you.  This will be tailored to your needs, based on the type of acne you have, the required treatment, the location of the acne, and whether the acne is scarring or pimpled.  Alongside this, they will consider your skin type and how dry/oily this might be.
10 myths about Acne

Acne Myths

Despite being one of the most widespread skin conditions, acne is also one of the most poorly understood. There are many myths and misconceptions about it.

'Acne is caused by a poor diet’

So far, research has not found any foods that cause acne. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is recommended because it’s good for your heart and your health in general.

'Acne is caused by having dirty skin and poor hygiene’

Most of the biological reactions that trigger acne occur beneath the skin, not on the surface, so the cleanliness of your skin has no effect on your acne. Washing your face more than twice a day could just aggravate your skin.

'Squeezing blackheads, whiteheads and spots is the best way to get rid of acne'

This could make symptoms worse and may leave you with scarring.

'Sexual activity can influence acne'

Having sex or sexual contact will not make acne any better or worse.

'Sunbathing, sunbeds and sunlamps help improve the symptoms of acne’

There’s no conclusive evidence that prolonged exposure to sunlight or using sunbeds or sunlamps can improve acne. Many medicines used to treat acne can make your skin more sensitive to light, so exposure could cause painful damage to your skin, and increase your risk of skin cancer.

At Aiconic Clinics we take great care of your skin.  Our experienced staff will treat you with the respect and attention that you deserve.

Give us a call today on 02030 838389 to chat through your needs. If you are not sure what you need, that’s okay too. With our knowledge and enthusiasm for skincare, we will be able to advise you on the right treatment for you.
10 myths about Acne
We also offer treatments for eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. I can assure you that we will do our best to exceed your expectations.

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