Acne: Common Misconceptions

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According to psychological survey 80% of young people believe that the most unattractive in a man — it's acne (acne, acne). Those who in his youth was suffering from acne can remain for a lifetime scars that mar the appearance. So people tend to all means available to clean the skin, guided by it, for the most part, a wide variety of "theories", most of which are trite misconceptions.

Most of the errors are related to the revaluation of nutritional factors, hygiene, age, sexual life, exposure to sunlight.

It is now known that acne is not associated withpoor hygiene or dirt. To comply with the normal hygiene face should be washed with warm water with special means 1 — 2 times a day. Too frequent bathing can dry out the skin and aggravate acne for.

Numerous scientific studies have also shown that the formation of acne is not affected andnutrition. However, if you see that the intake of certain foods exacerbate the disease, should be excluded from the diet.

Many patients who suffer from acne, noted an improvement in the summer. At the expense of Sun vulgaris actually become less visible, but their number is not reduced. The scientists also found that UV contributes to the appearance of comedones (clogged sebaceous glands filled with sebum). In addition, excessive sun exposure greatly reduces local immune defense, which in turn uchered can worsen acne.

Doctors also say that the appearance or disappearance of acne is not affected by the presence or absence sexual contact, and their frequency. At the same time phasemenstruation women play a role. About 70% said that their disease is exacerbated in about a week before the start of menstruation.

Psychological stresses anddepression may also worsen acne. Conversely, the presence of acne on the visible areas of the skin significantly reduces self-esteem can cause anxiety, depression, BDD (external view of the alleged ugliness).

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