You might have thought that by the time you reached adulthood you would be married, in a career that you always dreamed of, and that you would be rid of things like acne. However, did you know that around half of adult women suffer from adult onset acne? And with commercials and blogs claiming to have all of the right solutions to treat adult onset acne, it can be hard to fully decipher the facts from the myths. Here are three myths associated with adult onset acne that you should avoid.
Use a Good Acne Scrub
Yes, it’s true that good acne skincare is one of the ways that you can clear up acne. However, by actually scrubbing your pimple away, you are likely causing more damage than good. Scrubbing your pimple can cause bacteria to spread which results in more pimples spreading across your face. Additionally, if you scrub your pimple too hard, you can cause skin scarring.
You Are What You Eat
The saying, “You are what you eat” is beyond ridiculous in many aspects, especially when it comes to acne. Although it has been rumored for years that foods like French fries, hamburgers, or chocolate can cause you to break out,food doesn’t cause acne. However, if you do notice that your diet is more enriched with fatty and sugary foods, then you aren’t doing your body any good by eating them. Instead, opt for a diet that’s enriched with fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein like egg whites, fish, and poultry.
It Will Go Away In Time
Sure, when you’re in your 50’s and 60’s, your acne will likely become non-existent, but while you are in your 20’s and 30’s your acne might be very present. Although your acne may go away in time, it may also cause permanent scarring if you don’t take care of it soon enough. The best way to take care of your acne? Visit one of our dermatologists in order to get either an oral prescription or a topical prescription to help stop the acne from spreading or becoming worse.
Adult acne is one of those things that is hard to get rid of. However, by avoiding the myths associated with adult acne, you can help to get your skin looking clearer and cleaner in no time. To learn more about adult onset acne or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!