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7 Acne Myths

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Chocolate Acne Myth

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about acne. Before you consider any treatment, it’s best to know what is true and what is false. Here are some of the most common myths about acne. 

Myth #1

Only teenagers get Acne. Acne is not limited to teens. Many individuals can escape acne during adolescence, only to have flare-ups as an adult.

Myth #2

The Sun clears up/dries out acne. As we know, sunlight causes severe damage to your skin. It may feel like it’s drying your skin, but it’s only camouflaging breakouts and redness with a mild burn or tan. Some acne medications, can even make you more susceptible to the sun’s damaging rays.

So it’s crucial to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect skin and make sure sun exposure doesn’t exacerbate acne.

Myth #3

Chocolate or Junk foods cause acne. This has been scientifically proven to be untrue. The foods we eat, do not come out of our pores. However, the healthier we eat, the healthier our skin will be.

Myth #4

Dirty or greasy hair and hands on the face causes acne. Not possible! Acne starts from the inside. The bacteria that causes acne, Propionibacterium acnes (p. acnes), is already on your skin, and proliferates in your pores when it feeds on excess oil.

To kill this acne-causing bacteria, you need to target it, every 24 hours, with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic to effect change.

Excessive washing can in fact worsen your acne in a variety of ways. Use of rubbing alcohol or witch-hazel, strips the skin of oil, triggering your skin to compensate and produce more oil. Overzealous scrubbing can cause irritation, even tiny scratches and micro-tears in the skin, which open the gates to more infection and inflammation. 

Myth #5

The right cosmetics will improve my acne. Unfortunately, most skin care products and cosmetics aggravate or even cause acne.

Myth #6

Spot treating pimples clears up acne. Pimples are the end result of the acne process. The breakouts you see on the surface of your skin takes weeks to create. Treating one pimple at a time, will not help prevent new breakouts from forming.


You need to treat your entire face daily to address the different stages of pimples that you can’t even see – an overabundance of dead skin cells that were not properly sloughed off, excess oil and p. acnes bacteria in your pores – as well as those you can, like swelling and redness.

Myth #7

Acne is curable. Acne is chronic. It’s a continuous situation that exists on your skin and beneath its surface. Acne may come and go, so you should always be concerned with managing it. 

Controlling acne is possible and the only way to prevent acne scarring. It’s all about finding potent treatment products and using them in the right combination to effect change. That’s exactly what Kage Skin offers you.

Stay Extraordinary!

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