Acne is something that sooo many of us have to deal with. And it's not fun, it's annoying. However, you can't believe everything you hear about acne causes and remedies... there are definitely some myths regarding those stubborn pimples and zits and we're here to uncover some of them for you!
Myth #1: If you have acne, you're not washing your face enough.
FALSE! Unless you go days without washing your face, this probably has very little to do with your acne. It's recommended that you wash your face twice daily, more than that can actually cause more harm than good by drying out your face.
But did you know that the type of cleanser you're using can actually make a difference? Sometimes something as simple as switching up your cleanser can help your blemishes begin to disappear.
The New Groove Hemp Gel Cleanser by Farmhouse Fresh is specifically designed for those who struggle with acne, blemishes, oily skin, and redness. The ingredients in this facial cleanser work to deeply cleanse and purify, while also soothe and calm your skin. The CBD has been shown to reduce breakouts, redness, and irritation.
Myth #2: Sunscreen is going to make my acne worse / cause more breakouts.
Mostly false. This really depends on your sunscreen. There are two types of sunscreen that you can use: chemical and mineral. Chemical sunscreens absorb into your skin and filter UV rays, transforming them into heat. Mineral sunscreens sit on top of your skin and actually block UV rays before they have the chance to penetrate your skin.
Mineral sunscreens are usually non-comedogenic and non-inflammatory, making them a much better option for those who have sensitive or acne-prone skin. Unfortunately, mineral sunscreens tend to leave behind a white cast on your skin... however, Farmhouse Fresh came out with a modernized formula of their mineral sunscreen which leaves behind little to no white residue on your skin.
Myth #3: Popping a pimple (or scrubbing at it) can help make it go away faster.
Nope. As tempting as it may be, please don't do this! First of all, popping or irritating your pimples can damage the tissues underneath your skin and it's the easiest way to turn them into a scar. Nobody wants that! Bacteria is the other reason you should avoid popping pimples. The bacteria or pus inside of a pimple can spread very easily, causing more annoying breakouts.
Myth #4: Only teenagers get acne.
Many of us wish this was true, but we know it's not! Unfortunately, acne does not have an age limit. Many people suffer from acne and breakouts in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Sometimes the acne you get when you're older will look different from the acne you had when you were younger (think more reddish bumps around your mouth and jaw and less whiteheads across your forehead and cheeks) but it's still acne just the same.
Myth #5: There's nothing you can do to help your acne except just wait for it to go away.
Granted you should not be popping your pimples (myth #3) to try and speed up the process... But there are treatments that can help rid you of your acne! It's very important and to see a dermatologist if you are struggling with acne. Seeing a professional can be extremely helpful as they can prescribe medications and treatments for your skin.
However, if you're not planning on going to the doctor's office, there are a number of treatments available to you over the counter. Our salon actually carries a 3-step rapid acne relief kit, Comeback Clear, that has helped so many clients deal with their acne! The kit includes a specially formulated cleanser, a powerful benzoyl peroxide night lotion, and a weightless salicylic acid serum to clear up blemishes on the spot. We also offer a Comeback Clear facial, designed to help treat your skin in our relaxing spa. When you receive the Comeback Clear facial, you'll leave with a trial-size Comeback Clear kit for you to bring home with you. Try the kit for 5-7 days and if you feel like it's a good fit for your skin (you will), then you can purchase the full-size kit to continue your treatment.