There is a wide range of speculation and misinformation in this regard. Many people believe that junk foods may be a direct cause for acne. However, this is not true. Though it is true that junk foods aren't good for your health in general, it is not an empirical cause for acne.
Chances of developing acne are increased if you have oily skin.
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Just like the misconception about junk foods, this is another widely prevalent speculation that is not entirely true. There is no substantial scientific backing for this statement. Acne or breakouts may appear irrespective of dry or oily skin, usually stemming from improper care of skin.
Acupuncture can be used to balance hormone levels and reduce acne during PMS.
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During menstruation, painful and deep cystic acnes are often noted, as a result of an imbalance in the body's hormone levels. Acupuncture therapy works as a very effective tool in this regard; resulting in marked improvements, especially during the PMS period.
What should you not do if you have acne?
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Acne treatment requires intensively caring for a lot of little things. Hence, it is crucial to know what not to do while afflicted with acne. This includes not squeezing the pimples (as that may aggravate it), not applying unsuitable or multiple creams on your skin, not stuffing yourself with oily foods, not leaving home without washing your face and trying to avoid, to the extent possible, exposure to direct sunlight.
Natural acne treatments don't work; you need prescription drugs.
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This statement is not necessarily true. Natural treatments have been known to work in several cases of acne outbreaks. Cleansing your face with oil or honey, using apple cider vinegar or a cinnamon-honey-nutmeg concoction can also work as very effective natural treatment options.