By August you have become tanned, rested and prettier… And then all of a sudden pimples on your face spoil everything. Isn’t it Murphy’s law?
Alas, it is tanned skin that gets inflamed most often. Sun dries the face, pores close, and the activity of the sebaceous glands in the summer, on the contrary, increases. As a result the sebum sometimes can not break out, and pimples appear. What exactly causes pimples? Let us look at the 5 most common pimples myths.
Makeup Causes Pimples
Such horror stories are in the past. Modern makeup is good enough and does not cause pimples. A “non-comedogenic” marking on the bottle means that the cream does not clog the pores.
Pimples Are Caused by Dirt
Of course, if you do not wash for months, you will not only get pimples. But excessive cleanliness also harms the skin. It is enough to wash your face twice a day, no more: the overuse of even a gentle cleanser lotion dries the skin and reduces its resistance to bacteria. But the habit of frequently touching the face throughout the day may well develop inflammation: our hands are usually not sterile.
Eating Sweets Provokes Pimples
Several studies have shown that love for sweets does not provoke pimples. Of course, if you are not allergic to chocolate.
Lack of Sex Causes Pimples
There is no connection between pimples and sex life. But they can occur as a result of hormonal changes. This is why teenagers often suffer from pimples during the period of hormonal changes.
Sunlight Makes Pimples Disappear
The sun helps against pimples only if the cause of inflammation is the bacteria living on skin. Under ultraviolet, part of them dies and pimples really get smaller. But if they are caused by hormonal imbalance, UV will not help and may even be an additional stimulus.