Facts about Acne

  1. Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from acne.
  2. Acne breakouts peak at 14-17 years of age in girls and between 16 & 19 years in Boys
  3. 50% of adult women have acne which increases during pregnancy. Only 15% of Men suffer from acne
  4. 14% of women battle acne well into their 40s.
  5. 96% of acne sufferers believe there is a cure and Americans spend well over 1.4 billion dollars a year on acne products. Yet 40% of acne sufferers do nothing to treat their skin condition.

Contrary to popular belief, these methods actually make your acne worse

  1. Tanning: It’s hard to convince die-hard believers that tanning doesn’t clear up acne, and yet tanning – a dangerous practice that can lead to premature aging and cancer – temporarily camouflages acne breakouts and scars while setting the wheels in motion for more acne by increasing oil production. this creates endless and risky cycle for some more acne sufferers
  2. Over-washing: Acne isn’t a punishment for being dirty. Excessive washing and scrubbing will aggravate the skin, making it look worse while throwing off it’s natural balance. This could lead to further breakouts.
  3. Picking or Squeezing: Touching your face invites more bacteria to affected areas while squeezing at eruptions drives infectious material deeper into the skin, setting in motion a cycle that could end in cystic acne. Worse, picking and squeezing can cause permanent scarring.
  4. Excessive products: Using too much of a topical product won’t clear up acne faster; instead, too much product can cause excessive peeling, dryness, irritation, and redness
  5. Avoid Moisturizer & Sunscreen: This is a common issue among the acne-prone. Not using moisturizer – especially during acne treatment causes excessive dryness and an increase in oil production.






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