Pop These Myths Not Your Pimples!
Be it your neighbor next door, your best friend, or the friends of your friends, everybody has a word or two to share about skin concerns and more specifically acne. A common skincare woe faced by most of us much has been said and speculated about ‘pimples‘ a.k.an ‘acne’.
But do you know that everything you might claim to know about pimples could be just a rumor or a farrago of misconceptions?
#Myth 1: It Is Okay to Pop Pimples When They Are Ready
No, it is so not okay, and hello, pimples can never be “ready” to get popped! While you may be tempted to squeeze out the gunk or puss, please refrain from doing so unless you want to end up with stubborn acne scars on your face. Besides, it could 100% backfire into an infection and create more damage to your skin.
#Myth 2: Pimples Occur Only in Teenage Years
All thanks to puberty, pimples are a common skin phenomenon that plagues our adolescent teenage years. Adults get acne too! Hormone fluctuations, increased stress, smoking, alcohol consumption, binge eating (basically all unhealthy lifestyle habits), medication side effects (and sometimes even undiagnosed medical problems), family history, genetics, skin care products, hair care products, and even environmental factors contribute to adult acne! So, if you think that only teenagers get acne, or that once you are in your 20s you will not get acne anymore – think wrong! Acne can happen at any age and at any stage!
#Myth 3: You Can Get Pimples Overnight
While you can argue that you seem to get pimples overnight, especially just before a much-awaited date or party, acne isn’t an eleventh-hour occurrence. Truth be told, this is perhaps one of the most common acne myths and the reason behind a pimple on your face has got to be unclean pores you didn’t pay attention to. Although you might not spot the pimple until it stares right back at you in the mirror, know that clogged pores work extra time to manifest into bacterial infections and ultimately lead to breakouts.
#Myth 4: Pimples Only Appear If You Are Eating Wrong
Typical acne myths usually point fingers at food habits and give carbs a bad rep. Blame the pizza, the chocolate, and the fries all you can but food that is high in calories isn’t always the only evil behind acne apocalypses on your skin. Sugar and salt go hand in hand for good skin, but bad eating habits are just one of the many reasons behind pimples. Poor hygiene, using comedogenic makeup, not enough skincare and even going OTT with cleansing can be some of the reasons.
#Myth 5: You Can Only Get Pimples On Your Face
Acne can pop up wherever the Sebaceous glands exist. Body acne is a plight faced universally by all genders and usually appears on your shoulders, buttocks, back, and even chest. Compared to facial acne, bacne is more difficult to deal with, courtesy of a thicker layer of skin on our body that shows resistance to skincare products. Since hygiene habits play an important role in preventing back or body acne, make sure you shower regularly and follow a thorough body care routine for your skin.
#Myth 6: Pimples Can Vanish with Overnight Treatments
We are absolute advocates of using acne patches to get rid of pesky pimples in less than a hot minute. However, it would be foolish to think that your acne will just magically disappear with these treatments. While pimple patches or acne removal solutions can significantly reduce the visibility of pimples, it may take four to six weeks for them to completely disappear.