This is such a nasty rumor! There has been a lot of research that shows there is no connection between acne and diets. You can eat pizza, chocolate, and french fries and they won’t cause acne! While these foods won’t cause acne, it’s important that you eat a well-balanced diet to stay healthy and feel better about yourself.
You should never squeeze or pick at your pimples. When a zit shows up on your face, the first thing you want to do is pop it, but doing so can have serious consequences. When you squeeze a pimple, the infection can be pushed even deeper into your skin. What does that mean? Basically, your pimple will get redder or even bigger and you will increase your risk of scarring. It is better to leave your blemish untouched and let it disappear on its own than to try to get rid of it by popping it. Which would you rather have—a pimple for a few days or an even redder and bigger pimple that could leave behind a scar?
You bet! Stress causes hormones to fluctuate and your body to produce extra sebum (oil), which can lead to acne. Stress can often also trigger you to eat worse and sleep less—both of which can contribute to making your acne worse. However, no need to stress more! You’d be surprised at how dancing around your room or laughing really hard with your best friend can help stress melt away.
FALSE. It is a common misconception that acne is caused by dirt. In reality, acne is caused by oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. Simply washing your skin with a basic cleanser will only remove excess oil and dead skin cells. You should use a cleanser and/or spot treatment that contains an active ingredient such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat and help prevent acne.
Sometimes stubborn marks caused by pimples linger long after the pimples have gone away. Fortunately, there is the 2-in-1 Acne & Mark Eraser Kit. This kit is specially formulated with acne mark-minimizing technologies and clinically proven acne-fighting ingredients that effectively treat acne and visibly reduce the appearance of acne marks, so your skin will look clear and beautiful. The new CLEAN & CLEAR® ADVANTAGE® 2-in-1 Acne & Mark Eraser Kit is the first kit from the CLEAN & CLEAR® Brand that helps reduce the appearance of marks caused by acne.
Dry skin is no escape from acne! While we normally think of oily skin when we think about acne, that isn’t the only skin type that is prone to acne. Dry skin flakes off and can clog pores, making acne worse. If you do have dry skin it is important to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! I know when you have acne you would think the last thing you want to do is put something else on your face that feels like it could clog your pores, but when you have dry skin this is one of the most important things you can do to help treat acne!
Hmm, that’s a great question! Since everyone’s skin type is unique, the reaction yours has to different kinds of foundations can vary. Some beauty products may clog pores and leave unwanted residue behind, so when using a foundation—whether it be liquid or powder—be sure it’s oil free and that you rotate applicators regularly since they often carry dirt and bacteria.
Allergic to benzoyl peroxide? Feel like there is nothing out there to get rid of your acne? Well, you’re in luck! Benzoyl peroxide is just one ingredient that can fight acne; salicylic acid is also commonly used in acne treatments. Salicylic acid is a common key active ingredient in many acne products. It works to get rid of and prevent clogged pores by breaking apart dead cells inside them and preventing the formation of dead skin cells inside, thus helping to open the pores and keep them clear. Check out all of the skin care products from the CLEAN & CLEAR® Brand that contain salicylic acid—not benzoyl peroxide.
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