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7 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Acne If You Want Clear Skin

skin  beauty acne If you’ve been bewildered by conflicting information about acne and what causes it, you’re not alone. Let’s sort through a few myths:

  • 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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