Natural Acne Cure at iVillage Beauty & Style

For decades there have been volumes written about the causes of acne. However, thanks to scientific research, facts about blemishes have changed.

Here are some common misconceptions:

  • Chocolate, pizza, peanuts and fried foods are no-nos for everybody. The new school of thought on food intake is that some people react to foods they eat; others do not.
  • The sun (or a sunlamp) is good for acne. Exposure to the sun may dry up pimples, but it hardly seems worth it when you weigh the cons: Sun exposure (especially burns) can cause skin cancer and will lead to premature aging.
  • Acne will go away by the time you hit age 30. Unfortunately, many adults suffer from acne well into their 50s and older.
  • Acne is caused by poor grooming. The presence of acne does not mean your face is dirty.
  • Abrasive cleansers are good for acne. Doctors find that harsh exfoliants usually aggravate acne.
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