Another Dose of Acne Myths

More surprising acne myths busted

There are so many acne myths, it's hard to separate fact from fiction. That's why you have our handy guides on myths about acne to make sure you don't get drawn into false webs. We all know the common myths about things like chocolate, but there are some that are a little harder to keep track of.

So here are another batch of myths about treating acne, causing acne, and the best acne solutions.

Myths about acne

Here we go: more common acne myths!

1. There's a cure for acne.

No. Sorry to break it to you, but acne is a common skin condition. There are, however, many methods for treating acne, so also don't fall prey to the myth that there's nothing you can do but wait to outgrow the condition.

2. Acne is no big deal.

Actually, this is one of the more dangerous myths about acne, because acne is sometimes linked with depression, bullying, low self-esteem, and a number of other problems. Don't feel like there's something wrong with you if acne has you down. It's perfectly normal to feel frustrated and even angry. Just don't let those feelings get the best of you.

3. Stress causes acne.

There is some anecdotal evidence that links stress and acne in some people, and it's definitely true that stress can do weird things to your body. But while it's not out of the question that there's some minor link, absolutely no studies show that stress directly causes acne.

4. Expensive products are the best acne solutions.

Don't let pricey alternatives make you think they are the only way to treat acne. Some of the best acne solutions are simple and homemade. You have to try different things and figure out what works best for you.

5. Other cultures have miraculous cures for treating acne.

For some reason, if something comes from another culture, we think it must have more value than western medicine. Let me tell you something: if someone in Asia had a magical cure for acne, it would NOT be a secret, no matter how many skin care companies tried to keep it that way.

By the way, bird droppings and Windex? Definitely not acne treatments. Don't try them.

Acne myths just keep getting weirder and weirder. Most of you are probably too savvy to get sucked in, but if you were wondering about any of these, now you know the truth: these myths about acne are pure nonsense.

The best acne solutions come from your dermatologist, good skin care routines, and patience. It's not much fun to hear, but in the long run, it's a lot more useful than all those acne myths.

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