Myths About Acne
Stress causes acne.
- There is no proof that stress is a direct cause of acne. However, some studies have shown that the results of dealing with stress can worsen acne.
Greasy foods or chocolate cause acne.
- Currently, there is no proof that greasy foods or chocolate cause acne or contribute to acne. However, some studies suggest foods that increase blood sugar (such as bread, bagels, and chips) may trigger acne.3
You cannot over-wash your face.
- Gently cleaning your face can help prevent acne. However, over-scrubbing your face can actually have the opposite effect.
People don't get acne after their teenage years.
- For most people, acne tends to go away by the time they reach their 30s; however, some people in their 40s and 50s continue to have this skin condition.2
Unfortunately, there are no secret cures for acne. Science can explain why people get acne, but it can't yet eliminate acne altogether yet. If you'd like to learn about the ways to treat acne, Safeguard can help.