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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.

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