Saturday, May 15, 2010

Myths and Facts about Acne

Acne Myth # 1: The best way to end the grains is burst them
Move away from the mirror! Some people will tell you that if you bust the grains will be felt less and heal faster, but they're wrong. Popping or squeezing the grains causes the germs to enter deeper into your skin, which could cause more redness, pain, and even a nasty infection. And if you burst the grains could stay scars that may last you a lifetime.

If you ever get pimples in the wrong moment .... for example, before a big event like a party? talk to your parents to take you to your own doctor or a doctor called a dermatologist who specializes in treating acne. The doctor can help control acne.

Acne Myth # 2: Eating fried foods or chocolate can cause acne.

No. That chocolate you ate last night or the slice of pizza from last week are not responsible for the grain that appeared today in your face. The cause of acne is not what you eat, but this does not mean you can eat all the junk food you want. If you eat lots of fruits, vegetables, cereals and dairy products low fat you'll feel good and keep the rest of your body strong and healthy.

Acne Myth # 3: The Tanning clear up acne.
Sun does not improve your acne. When you spend time outdoors and your skin tans, it is possible that the redness caused by acne is less noticeable for a short time. But when your tan is gone, the beans are still there. And in the sun without adequate protection may dry, irritate or burn your skin (not to mention increasing the risk of developing wrinkles and skin cancer in the future).

Before heading outdoors, protect your skin with a sunscreen containing a sun protection factor (SPF marked on the label) of at least 15. It uses a mark "non-comedogenic" or "no acnegenic", which means that since not clog your pores, will not worsen your acne. Do not forget to wear a hat and sunglasses when you are outdoors to keep your skin in shape. And if you ever thought about tanning beds, here are some facts about them: they are tedious, costly and dangerous because they increase the risk of developing skin cancer.

Acne Myth No. 4: You can rid of acne if you wash your face more often.

Washing your face regularly is a good idea because it helps remove dead skin cells, excess oil and dirt from the surface of the skin. But washing too much or rub the skin too hard can dry or irritate your skin, which will worsen the acne.

What is the best skin care strategy? As a general rule, gently wash your face no more than twice a day with a mild soap or cleanser. After washing, dry the skin gently with a soft towel. Do not use scrubs because it is likely to irritate your pimples. Also avoid products with alcohol because they can dry and irritate the skin.

Acne Myth No. 5: If you want to avoid acne, do not wear makeup.

Young skin looks great without makeup. But if you like cosmetics, make sure to choose products that are "non-comedogenic" or "no acnegenic."

This means that the product does not clog your pores or cause breakouts. Some cosmetics even have acne-fighting ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. If in doubt, ask your parents or a doctor.

Acne Myth 6: If you are going grains, the use of more drugs control them.
If you use too much medication to end your pimples, your skin may become dry or irritated. If you bought an acne product at your local pharmacy or if you are using something prescribed by a doctor, be sure to follow the instructions carefully.
If OTC medications do not help with your acne problem, talk to your parents. You may need to see your doctor or a dermatologist who can prescribe other medications to help clear the skin.
It may take up to eight weeks before you notice an improvement. If the notes, talk to your doctor and he will make the necessary adjustments. But do not increase the dose of medication on your own, because if you use more medicine is prescribed which you may experience unpleasant side effects or even dangerous.