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Top 20 Myths Regarding Acne

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Rated 2 points - posted 9 years ago by carmen82 in category Health.
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Masturbation or sex causes acne Report Abuse
54 points - added 9 years ago by carmen82 - 1 comment
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I NEVER heard that one before.
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You get acne by eating greasy foods Report Abuse
Scientific studies have not found any link between foods you eat and acne.
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Acne is caused by not washing your face enough Report Abuse
Washing your face too often can actually cause acne since too frequent washing and scrubbing will actually irritate the skin and worsen acne.
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Acne is not worth going to the doctor's for Report Abuse
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Acne is contagious Report Abuse
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Popping your pimples is the best way to get rid of them Report Abuse
Popping your pimples is actually the worst way to treat them. Dirty hands will infect the pimple and also leave scars on your skin.
5 points - added 9 years ago by carmen82 - 1 comment
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I do pop my pimples and do not have permanent scares, however acne is different.
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Sweating cleans out your pores and thus reduces your chances of acne Report Abuse
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Only teenagers get acne Report Abuse
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Sunlight helps to rid acne Report Abuse
Sun tans/burns hide acne to a certain extent, but once the tan/burn is gone, the acne is still there. Worst of all, your skin will become sun damaged.
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Acne is just a cosmetic disease Report Abuse
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Wearing makeup causes acne Report Abuse
There are oil free products that won't clog your pores. In addition, there are new makeup products that contain acne fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
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Stress causes acne. Report Abuse
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Once you get acne, you won't stop getting it Report Abuse
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Spot treatment works Report Abuse
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Acne is hereditary Report Abuse
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Acne is caused by dirt Report Abuse
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Medicine alone will keep your acne under control Report Abuse
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Eating chocolate causes acne Report Abuse
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Antibiotics reduce the effects of oral contraceptives taken for acne Report Abuse
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Acne is curable Report Abuse
-10 points - added 9 years ago by carmen82 - 1 comment
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That is not a myth, acne IS cureable!
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