Acne is a skin concern we see often here at Skinduced. When it comes to treating acne, the internet has some questionable recommendations, and we are here to bust those that are just plain myths! From toothpaste to pillowcases, Skinduced is here to answer even the strangest questions about acne and give you the truth when it comes to achieving clear skin.
Toothpaste is great for clearing pimples: FALSE
BIG NO! Toothpaste is not safe to use as a topical skin treatment and can often make acne worse! In fact, no household item should be applied to the face. Instead, try a spot treatment like our Problem skin serum ($135).
You should pop your pimples: TRUE…KIND OF
By no means are we saying while you’re looking in the mirror you should pop and squeeze every blemish on your face, NO NO NO! This statement is true for the professionals, during some facial treatments a skin therapist may do some extractions but this most definitely should be left to them only. These professionals have the knowledge and training on how to do so in a safe way to prevent further breakouts or infection.
Wearing sunscreen will make your acne worse: FALSE
While some sunscreens may be oily and aggravate your acne, it is important to find one that works for your skin. Tip: look for sunscreen that is specially formulated for your face. We recommend: Aspect Sun
Women are more susceptible to acne: TRUE
Due to the ongoing hormonal changes a woman experiences throughout her cycle women are more likely to struggle with acne. This is also true when referring to adult acne. For this, we recommend a consistent skincare routine. Start with a cleanser like Cosmedix Clarifying Foaming Cleanser
You can’t wear makeup if you have acne: FALSE
While some heavier make up can aggravate the skin, it is important to know that there are make up options out there for people with problematic skin. Opting for something more lightweight can be a good start. Try Aspect Minerals: Liquid One.
Your pillow can cause breakouts: TRUE
Using the same pillowcase can increase your breakouts because of the build up of oils and bacteria that can be absorbed in the material. To prevent this, it is recommended to change your pillowcase regularly.
Do you need help with your acne? Come into Skinduced!
We have a variety of treatments and products available to help you get the clear skin you’re aiming for!
Come in to our clinic and one of our skin specialists can talk you through which options are right for you.