Popular Misconceptions About Acne

Misconceptions about acne

Acne is one of the most widespread skin problems that many people face.  Though nothing has been proved that how exactly it is caused and can be cured, but still people have myths about it which make the situation worst. So, here are some of the major misconceptions about acne:

Popping pimples are the solution

Misconceptions about acne

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This is one of the most common misconceptions that most of the girls have to get rid of acne but busting pimples is not the solution because the bacteria and dirt that comes out of it cause infection and redness.

Washing face frequently

Misconceptions about acne

No doubt you must wash your face properly for removing dirt but doing it again and again is not right. Don’t rub hard because it makes the skin dry and irritating so use a good soap and do it gently.

Only teenagers have acne

Misconceptions about acne

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Generally teenagers face the problem of acne and get relieved from it when they enter their twenties, but in some cases even people between 30-40 also have to deal with it.

Makeup causes acne

Misconceptions about acne


Good makeup doesn’t harm your skin but low quality one can surely do. Secondly if you have sensitive skin then it’s important to buy makeup that is non-acnegenic or non-comedogenic because they won’t block your pores.

Stop taking medicines after the acne is removed


You should never stop your medication until and unless your dermatologist or doctor asks you to do so because, after some time you might get back on the same situation.

It is curable

Misconceptions about acne

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Undoubtedly there are many treatments for acne but no cure has been found till now. It’s better you get it treated on time because then the state can go worse.

Stress is also the reason for acne

Misconceptions about acne

Many people think that they get acne because of tension but the fact is that its caused by the side effects of the stress medication.