Tired of acne ruining your plans for a great weekend? Don’t let the myths about acne affect the way you treat your skin. There’s a lot of good information out there about treating acne, but there are also plenty of myths that make great skincare confusing. Today, we’ll provide eight of the most common myths we hear about acne, and why they just aren’t true – and how following bad advice might even make acne worse.
Myth 1: Don’t moisturize oily skin. This one can’t be farther from the truth. Oily skin happens because your oil glands receive signals that your skin is dry, which causes them to overproduce, making your skin oily. Oily skin definitely needs moisture to end this vicious cycle – the trick is using the right moisturizer for you.
Myth 2: Use the sun to cure your acne. While a little sunshine and fresh air is a healthy thing, directly exposing your skin to damaging UV rays from the sun can damage your skin, leading to lines and wrinkles much earlier. Always use sunscreen when you’re in the sun because while it won’t cure your acne, it can make your skin’s condition worse.
Myth 3: Sunscreen causes acne breakouts. This is a troublesome myth because it prevents many people from protecting their skin from damaging UV rays. There are different types of sunscreen, so all you need to do is choose a type that doesn’t have mineral oil or silicone, which are both oily ingredients that can irritate your skin. It’s always a good idea to apply sunscreen – just choose the right product.
Myth 4: A tan will help clear up your acne breakouts. This problematic myth is just as bad as Myth 2. Exposing your skin to the sun’s rays can damage your skin, not help it heal. A tan is a sign that your skin is trying to protect itself from damage, so it’s not a good indication of a healthy way to fight acne breakouts.
Myth 5: Never wear makeup if you want to prevent acne. This myth can be a little misleading. While it’s true that some types of makeup can clog pores and add to the problem, if you choose the right products, your makeup can actually help your skin prevent acne breakouts. Just look for professional-grade products with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid for the best results.
Myth 6: If you pop your acne pimples, you’ll clear your acne faster. Never pop pimples; this will spread bacteria – and can even push it deeper into your skin – and leaves your face red and irritated. While it’s tempting to get rid of a large pimple quickly, the best idea is to treat it, cover it, and let it heal on its own.
Myth 7: Scrub your face often to prevent acne. While it’s a great idea to cleanse your face regularly, no one should be scrubbing their faces because this is too rough on your skin. Instead, use a gentle cleanser twice daily on your skin using delicate, rotating motions, then rinse and pat dry carefully. Excess rubbing can damage your skin. Also,
be sure that the products you use in your daily skincare routine are free from harsh ingredients. To get the best results, use a professional-grade brand like FarmHouse Fresh® or PCA Skin®, which care for your skin with natural ingredients and formulas with proven results.
Myth 8: Use extra acne medication to make breakouts disappear quicker. While some acne-fighting ingredients are effective, using more than directed can dry out your skin, causing it to create excess oil that clogs your pores even more. Instead, follow directions on your acne medication labels. The best way to fight breakouts is to prevent them through an effective home skincare regimen that’s supplemented by professional facial treatments at least once a month. When your professional esthetician at Cameo Salon & Spa does regular assessments of your skin’s health, we can help address problems before they start so your skin looks and feels incredible! We provide a variety of customized professional facial treatments to address your skin’s individual needs. Be sure to schedule your professional facial treatment appointments at least once a month.
For soft, healthy skin that feels as good as it looks, schedule an appointment today at Cameo Salon & Spa and let our expert estheticians help you choose the right facial treatments for your needs. You’ll love the way your skin looks and feels with regular, professional facial treatments! You can find us at 1817 Collier Parkway in Lutz, FL, call us at (813) 948-7411, or book your professional facial treatment appointment online with our convenient scheduling tool. It’s fast and easy to become a member of our Rewards Program and earn exclusive rewards! Join online today!