5 Common Skin Care Myths

the sun's UV rays can dry out skin

We’ve answered some of the top questions you have about your skin. 

1.         “Does chocolate cause breakouts?”

This is such a nasty rumour! There has been a lot of research that shows there is no connection between acne and chocolate, which is great news for all the chocoholics out there!

2.         “Does Sweat Cause Acne?”

Exercise might be our best friend, but is sweat the enemy? Not quite. But while it doesn’t cause acne, a build-up of dirt, bacteria and oil can so it’s still a good idea to wash your face after exercising or physical activity. It’s also a good idea to keep some CLEAN & CLEAR® Cleansing Wipes in your gym bag, so you can clean your face while on the go.

3.         “If you have acne, should you lay off the make-up?”

You don’t have to miss out because of a breakout. The best make-up for acne prone skin will be labelled “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic,” meaning it won’t clog pores. This is actually great for covering up pimples. Just don’t forget to wash everything off before going to bed.

4.         “Is the sun good for acne?”

Quite the opposite! Aside from increasing your risk of skin cancer and early wrinkling, the sun’s UV rays can dry out skin. Your body reacts by producing more oil, which can lead to breakouts.

5.         “Do breakouts just mean you don’t wash your face enough?”

No, it’s not that simple. A lot of factors are at play when it comes to what causes breakouts, from genetics to hormones to stress. If you have breakout prone skin, wash your face 2X/day with a product containing an acne-fighting medicine and use a spot treatment to help reduce the size and number of breakouts.