Updated: Mar 24, 2022
Myth: A person can get acne if they have bad bowel movements and constipation
Fact: There are no studies to prove the fact that constipation has a direct effect on acne. Although, if a person is overly stressed about their constipation, the stress hormone may certainly pop or trigger acne.
Myth: People with a lot of heat in their body are more likely to get acne
Fact: Infections, fever, thyroid disorders, exercise, etc. can all cause the body heat to increase. It may cause rashes or prickly heat, but it does not cause acne.
Myth: Oily and fried foods trigger acne
Fact: As per research, food with a high glycemic index and dairy products trigger acne. No relation has been found between oily food and acne.
Myth: Acne occurs only on the face
Fact: Acne can pop-up wherever the Sebaceous glands exist. It can be the face, back, chest, arms, shoulders, and buttocks
Myth: Only teenagers suffer from acne
Fact: Hormonal changes make teenagers the most affected by acne but even adults suffer from it too. More than 50% of women and 25% of men experience acne between the age of 25 – 45 years.