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Hi everybody here's some reading material to further enhance our knowledge he he he.

Acne myths

<TABLE cellSpacing=10 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=right>Myth:</TD><TD>Acne is related to diet</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=right>Reality:</TD><TD>Prevailing wisdom in the dermatology community is that diet and acne are not related. Of course science is never a 100% reliable enterprise. But at this time, there is no evidence that chocolate, sugar, oil, milk, seafood, or any other food causes acne. Some people absolutely insist that a certain food causes acne for them, or that a specific acne diet works for them. In this case, doctors sometimes recommend that they avoid that food or follow that diet. Regarding chocolate specifically, several studies have been performed, and the answer to "does chocolate cause pimples?" is a resounding "No". </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<HR class=blue><TABLE cellSpacing=10 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=right>Myth:</TD><TD>Washing your face more often will help clear up acne</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=right>Reality:</TD><TD>Facial blemishes are not caused by dirt. Contrary to what you may have seen in commercials, pores do not get blocked from the top down. Rather, an entire pore collapses from deep within the skin, starting acne formation. Frequent washing does nothing to prevent this. Over-washing is actually irritating, and excess irritation can worsen acne. A washcloth can aggravate this situation further. Use bare hands to wash and only wash twice a day.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<HR class=blue><TABLE cellSpacing=10 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=right>Myth:</TD><TD>Stress causes acne</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=right>Reality:</TD><TD>Stress is not a very important factor in acne despite what you may have heard. Drugs that treat severe stress may have acne as a side effect, but stress itself is no big deal. Your time is better spent determining the right course of acne treatment rather than feeling guilt about stress.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<HR class=blue><TABLE cellSpacing=10 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=right>Myth:</TD><TD>Masturbation or sex causes acne</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=right>Reality:</TD><TD>This antiquated notion, originating as early as the 17th century to dissuade young people from having premarital sex, is just plain wrong. Don't believe the hype. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<HR class=blue><TABLE cellSpacing=10 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=right>Myth:</TD><TD>The sun will help get rid of acne </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=right>Reality:</TD><TD>The sun may work in the short-term to hasten the clearing of existing acne while reddening your skin, thus blending your skin tone with red acne marks. However, a sun tan is actually skin damage. Sun exposure causes irritation which can make acne worse. The sun is a short-term band-aid which will often bite back with more acne in the weeks following exposure.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

 
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Thank`s for the info!

My acne is hormonal.I got it after I had my daughter.

I went to a health specialist and took some hair mineral analysis and after a month the result came.My hormones were not in balance and I got some suggestions on what vitamins and herbs i should take and I think it is helping.i have just started with the program so we`ll see.

and remember that all the food we eat does effect our hormones!


 
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Thanks for the info! My acne is also hormonal. I used to break out a lot in my teens, but only break out maybe once a month now. I have also noticed that when I use more products on my face the more I break out. I normally just take off my eye makeup at night and take a damp cloth over the rest of my face. I find if I use a cleanser, toner, exfoliate I break out much more.

 

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