Acne Myths

Acne Myths

Oct '14

Fact or Fiction: Do You Know The Truth About Acne?

If you’ve survived your teenage years, you may think you know everything there is to know about acne. But that’s not necessarily true. Take this simple quiz to see if you know the facts about acne:

Fact or Fiction: Only teenagers get acne.

FICTION: This is perhaps the biggest acne myth of all. Many adults suffer continue to suffer from acne – or even develop it in their adult years after having clear skin throughout adolescence! In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin disorder in the country and impacts 40 to 50 million Americans. Furthermore, about 85% of individuals experience acne as some point in their lives – most commonly on the face, back, and chest.

Fact or Fiction: If you wash your face often enough & well enough, you’ll never have to worry about acne.

FICTION: Acne is not caused by having a dirty face – despite what the vendors of high-priced facial scrubs would like to tell you. Acne is commonly caused by overactive oil glands. Oil, from the glands beneath the surface of the skin, blocks pores and causes the area to become infected making it visibly swollen and red. The face, back, chest and upper arms are the most common areas of the body for acne to surface. Excessive washing will not get to the root of the problem and can actually make your acne worse.

Serious acne needs professional treatment. Schedule your consultation today for your Westchester acne treatment!

Fact or Fiction: Laying out in the sun will cure your acne.

FICTION: This skin care myth is particularly harmful, as we now know that the UV rays of the sun can actually contribute to skin damage, including discolored spots, premature aging, texture changes and more. If you’re going to be in the sun, wear sunscreen on your face: going without it is NOT going to cure your acne.

If you want effective acne treatment, come see us. Our expert team of physicians and clinicians help men and women, teens and adults enjoy the confidence that comes with clear skin.

Fact or Fiction: As long as you have stress, you’re going to have acne.

FICTION: While stress is indeed bad for our overall health and well-being, the fact is that with proper treatment you can have a beautifully clear complexion and an incredibly stressful life. Acne is not something you cause with a negative attitude or by being overwhelmed with life events; it is a medical condition that can be successfully treated, giving you clear, smooth skin once again!

It’s never too late to start acne treatment in Westchester. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation now.