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9 Acne Myths Busted: The Real Facts You Need to Know

Acne, with its uncanny ability to show up uninvited, can be a source of frustration, self-consciousness, and endless Googling of quick fixes. There are a lot of common myths that have long plagued the world of acne.  

From the belief that acne is caused by poor hygiene to the idea that only teenagers are affected, we're here to set the record straight. Take a look at this myth-busting guide and solutions that will leave your skin and mind clearer than ever before. 

In This Article:

Myth 1: Sun exposure clears up acne 

Myth 2: Popping pimples is okay  

Myth 1: Sun exposure clears up acne 

Picture this: you're on a tropical beach, basking in the sun, and hoping that those UV rays will magically zap your acne away. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but this myth needs some serious debunking.  

Excessive sun exposure can lead to a whole host of skin issues. Protect your skin with sunscreen and seek proper acne treatments for long-term results.  

Myth 2: Popping pimples is okay

We get it. That pulsating pimple staring at you in the mirror is tempting you to pop it. There are some potential risks involved in doing so, which are scarring and more breakouts.  

To keep your skin clear and fresh at all times, grab a 100% soap-free Purifying Gel Face Wash with Thyme & Witch Hazel. This cleanser will keep acne at bay and provide proper hydration for your skin type.  

Myth 3: Makeup worsens acne

Contrary to popular belief, wearing makeup doesn't automatically spell disaster for your skin. The key lies in choosing the right products and adopting a smart approach to makeup application. Just make sure to remove it thoroughly before bed and give your skin some breathing room.  

You can opt for Daily Skin Detox Oil Be Gone Micellar Water. This one includes a detoxifying blend of Thyme, Zinc and Witch Hazel that removes excess oil and makes your skin soft and smooth. And since, it is free from harsh chemicals, colour and perfume, your skin will feel relaxed.  

Simple Skincare Daily Skin Detox Oil Be Gone Micellar Water

Myth 4: Use toothpaste to get rid of acne

The toothpaste remedy, a popular myth that has been circulating for ages. While toothpaste may contain drying ingredients like baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, it's not formulated for treating acne. In the battle against acne, rely on evidence-based skincare practices and products specifically formulated for the job. 

Myth 5: Stress does not affect acne

Don't fall for the myth that stress has nothing to do with acne. It turns out that stress can in fact play a big, sneaky role in exacerbating acne breakouts. 

When you're stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. Elevated levels of cortisol can trigger the oil glands in your skin to produce more sebum, the oily substance that can clog pores and lead to acne. 

Managing stress through relaxation techniques, exercise, and self-care practices can not only benefit your overall well-being but also help keep those pesky breakouts at bay. 

Myth 6: Moisturising is bad for people with oily skin

Moisturising is essential for all skin types, including oily skin. Skipping moisturiser can actually backfire, as it can cause your skin to produce even more oil to compensate for the lack of hydration. Using a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser can provide necessary hydration. Keep your skin protected and bid adieu to large pores with our Ultra-Light Liquid Moisturiser with Thyme & Witch Hazel. This one with its watery-gel like texture will suit your needs so you enjoy well-hydrated, happy skin. 

Simple Skincare Ultra-Light Liquid Moisturiser with Thyme & Witch Hazel

Myth 7: Scrubbing the face vigorously eliminates acne

Scrubbing your face like you're trying to erase last night's regrettable decisions won't banish acne any faster. In fact, aggressive scrubbing can do more harm than good, irritating your skin and causing inflammation.  

Opt for gentle cleansing methods, using mild exfoliants like our Clear Pore Facial Scrub With Thyme & Witch Hazel. This one removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores with its gentle ingredients. Moreover, as there’s no inclusion of colour or fragrance, it won’t irritate the skin too. It’s that simple! 

Simple Skincare Clear Pore Facial Scrub With Thyme & Witch Hazel

Myth 8: Only teenagers get acne

A reality check: acne doesn't check IDs! It can make an appearance on your face whether you're a teen or a wise, seasoned adult. Hormonal changes, stress, and a multitude of other factors can bring forth those uninvited blemishes at any age. A proper skincare routine and weekly masking with our Vitamin C Clay Mask with Ginger Root, Natural Yuzu + Niacinamide can prevent your skin from appearing dull and teemed with acne. Try it out. 

Simple Skincare Vitamin C Clay Mask with Ginger Root, Natural Yuzu + Niacinamide

Myth 9: Acne is caused by poor hygiene

Let's debunk the myth that acne is solely caused by poor hygiene. The truth is, acne isn't picky about cleanliness. While maintaining good hygiene is important, acne is primarily influenced by factors like hormonal imbalances and genetics. Keep your skin clean, but remember that acne isn't a punishment for a missed shower.

Needhi Dhoker
Written by Needhi Dhoker on Aug 02, 2023
Fashion & beauty fanatic. Tea or coffee dilemmas. John Mayer vibes. Spilling words and swooning over skincare.
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