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14 Acne Myths You Need to Stop Believing

As a teenager, if you lived with acne, you likely heard a wide range of advice regarding why you developed skin break out and how you should cure it. “You eat such a large number of potato chips!” “You don’t wash your face enough!” “Eat less chocolate!” The truth of the matter is that a most of what you thought that you knew about skin break out as a youngster – and a lot of what you may think you may know about adult acne – is most likely a myth.

14 acne myths you need to stop believing
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Rather than getting clashing responses from a Google search, here Consultant Dermatologist, Dr. Anjali Mahto from London clinic Cadogan Cosmetics tells us know all that you should know about the skin condition. Fortunately, it’s BS-free.

1. ACNE IS A DIFFERENT CONDITION TO SPOTS – MYTH

She cleared that “Most of my patients think that skin break out is distinctive to spots. Indeed there is no genuine contrast between these two words. Acne is the restorative term specialists use to depict bad spots and can be therapeutically treated.”

She tried to explain that acne is a disease and pimples or spots are one of its symptoms.

Acne is a different condition to spots
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2. ACNE IS FOR TEENAGERS – MYTH

The other myth she told is “Acne can occur when you hit puberty and adult years. In grown-ups, the condition comprises of two subtypes: ‘persistent acne’ – that proceeds since you hit puberty from and fails to clear and ‘late-onset acne’ – starting after the age of 25 years.”

Studies have discovered that significant numbers of adults continue to get skin break out into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s.

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