June is Acne Awareness Month

June is Acne Awareness Month

Acne is among the most prevalent skin issues globally, and for many, it feels like a constant struggle to manage their skin. June is designated as Acne Awareness Month, a time to explore treatment options and combat the stigma surrounding this condition. With the abundance of information available about acne, it can be challenging to separate myths from reality. Here, we debunk five common acne myths:


MYTH: Acne is caused by dirty skin

Several internal processes contribute to acne development. Unless you’re not cleansing your face at all, it's improbable that dirty skin is the cause of your acne, as most acne-triggering reactions occur beneath the skin’s surface.


MYTH: Only teenagers get acne

Adult acne is increasingly common, particularly among women, with a rise in cases over the past twenty years. Factors include hormonal fluctuations, medications, lifestyle choices, and inadequate skincare.

MYTH: Moisturising is bad for oily skin

Over-washing your face can strip away natural oils, prompting your skin to produce even more oil, which can lead to more breakouts. Using an appropriate serum or moisturiser after cleansing helps regulate oil production and maintain healthy moisture levels throughout the day. We recommend Drink Up Serum that does not block pores but still gives the skin hydration.

MYTH: Sunscreen can cause acne

The crucial factor is the ingredients in your sunscreen. If you have acne-prone skin, avoid chemical sunscreens and products containing oils and silicone. Instead, choose a physical sunblock with zinc oxide, which is less likely to cause or worsen acne.

MYTH: Avoid makeup if you have acne

Using makeup is fine as long as you clean your brushes regularly and select products suitable for blemish-prone skin. Many people use makeup to conceal spots and boost their confidence, which is perfectly acceptable. We recommend exfoliating either with Triacid Cleanser and/or Refine & Renew Serum.


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