Suffering from acne is common but still so harsh. It can come with a great mental toll and also a lack of confidence. Nothing suits you and all the self-deprecating talk comes naturally to you when you see yourself in the mirror. That is when you start trying anything and everything that people will tell you. But we’re here to tell you that some of these are myths which you must avoid. Let’s go through them here!
1. Myth 1: Acne will go away on its own
They don’t. Acne occurs due to multiple factors and bacterial infection is one of them. You will need to focus on maintaining the bare minimal routine (Cleanse-Tone-Moisturise-Protect) and ingredients that can put your skin to ease when the acne is trying to ruin it. To do so, you will need to include Salicylic acid, Panthenol, Hyaluronic acid, Centella Asiatica, etc. This is because you need to focus on gentle exfoliation, moisture, and lots of healing with love so that acne can go away sooner without a mark.
2. Myth 2: Tanning can help to reduce acne
Tanning will do nothing but kill your skin cells. The myth started when someone realised that tanning can dry off your acne. Well, it does but should you be healing your acne by drying it off, is the real question? The American Society of Dermatology has stated that moisturisers are essentially a need for acne patients since dry skin can produce more oil which means more breakouts. This means that you can’t be tanning to get rid of acne because that will only leave you with more breakouts and damaged skin.
3. Myth 3: Wearing sunscreen can increase acne
Sunscreen can never do anything bad to your skin. If you don’t like how sunscreen feels on your skin, look up non-greasy formulations without a matte finish. They let the skin breathe without breaking a sweat. Our baby which has grown to become a favourite amongst our customers- Sunny Side Up is a perfect physical sunscreen for those who hate how traditional sunscreens feel. The best part of this sunscreen is it also has Niacinamide to help you brighten and moisturise your skin. Sunscreen for acne is as essential as cleansing your face since your skin is currently damaged and it needs solid protection before the matter gets out of your hand.
4. Myth 4: Having acne means skipping moisturiser
Throughout these pointers, we discussed the importance of moisturiser since acne patients can just not afford to dry up their skin. The yin and yang of the skin- oil and water need to balance at all times to keep a strong skin barrier. Snoozing on cleansing and moisturising can damage this balance and crack up the skin. These cracks will then accumulate dirt and bacteria which will eventually lead to breakouts. So not fun!
More or less, we have explained that DIYs, harsh treatments, and skipping or overdoing skincare is not the right way to treat acne. What you really need is a gentle cleanser, moisturiser, sunscreen and a smidge of patience to see the acne disappear.