Acne is caused by dirty skin
Although build-ups of bacteria on the skin can contribute to the breakout, acne is caused by a bacteria already on your skin feeding off natural oils. Washing your face twice a day can help, but too much facial scrubbing can make things worse, causing irritation and opening up more opportunities for pimples to take hold.
Greasy food = acne
Who doesn’t love a good fry-up? And as long as you are keeping your intake at a healthy level, there’s no reason not to enjoy oily food. Despite the misconception that it contributes to the oil levels on your body, this is not true. Greasy food like fish and chips has little to no effect on acne.
Flush the acne out
It is a regular suggestion that drinking excess levels of water can help flush out the bacteria in your skin. This is a bit of a conscientious one. While, yes, keeping hydrated and having the suggested intake of water helps your skin stay healthy, this does not solve the problem. It may reduce the breakouts but not eradicate them.
The truth is that acne can be a chronic problem, lasting for a short period of time, or sticking around for years. Treating it is important and can really improve your confidence levels.
Take a look at our acne treatment options and give us a call to our experienced team on 01204 284900 to find out more. Operating in Bolton, we can offer a free consultation to go over everything you need to know to start your treatment.