Acne occurs when pores are clogged with oil and dead skin cells. But don’t worry, acne is very treatable and manageable through an acne fighting skin care routine. Learn how to fight your breakouts with acne treatment products containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, as well as the truths and myths behind acne breakouts.
MYTH: I have acne. Does using moisturizer clog my pores?
FACT: Not if you look for non-comedogenic moisturizers. Moisturizers help prevent your skin from drying out, which can cause more oil to be produced. Look for lightweight, oil-free products that won't clog pores. Click here to see our moisturizers!
MYTH: My diet doesn't affect my acne.
FACT: Eating certain foods & drinks might actually affect acne. Scientists are investigating whether eating certain carbohydrates such as white bread, white potatoes, chips, cornflakes, pretzels and drinking skim milk might make acne worse.
MYTH: Tanning helps clear up acne.
FACT: Tanning salons don't actually affect your acne. However, they can potentially cause skin cancer and wrinkles.
MYTH: People with acne shouldn't wear makeup.
FACT: False. If you're going to wear makeup with acne, just make sure you wear some that says “oil free” and “non-comedogenic.” However, it is still important to remove your make-up before you go to bed.
MYTH: Popping a pimple will help it go away faster.
FACT: When you pop a pimple, it's actually more likely to either leave a mark or scar.