- Exposing your skin to sun will dry up the zits — that is a myth. Prolonged exposure to the sun lowers the immunity of the skin, predisposing people to diseases and skin cancer.
- Truth: Eating greasy foods (chips, fries) may actually play a role in acne breakouts in high risk individuals. High glycemic index foods such as chocolate can also aggravate acne because of effects on our endocrine system and hormones.
- Acne is not only a teenage problem but it also affects adults, too. Acne is a genetic problem and may manifest at different times over a lifetime.
“The causes of acne are multifactorial, the major players being hormones, stress, and genes—and you can’t change any of those by washing your face,” says Dr. King.
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