Myth: Toothpaste can heal spots
Fact: Toothpaste has baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, menthol, essential oils, and triclosan, which can dry pimples out but it's not made for your skin. It can cause irritation and rashes.
Myth : Blackheads are dirt in your pores
Fact : Blackheads has no relation with dirt. Blackheads can show up when your pores collects a backlog of oil, skin debris & protein.
Myth : Chlorine clears up acne
Fact : Chlorine can dry out pimples, but it can also irritate your skin, causing more breakouts in the long-run. Use an oil-free lotion to offset any dryness after swimming.
Myth : Choose skincare products based on your age
Fact : Not everyone in the same age group has the same skin type. So buy the skincare product which is dictated by your skin type and skin concerns.
Myth : Hair products doesn't cause acne
Fact : Hair product caused acne called "pomade acne," and it happens when the oils from your hair products continuously make contact with your face.
Myth : Has nothing to do with breakouts.
Fact : The fact is that you are what you eat. Diets high in fat and sugar can initiate a cycle that will lead to more inflammation which changes the delicate balance of the skin
Myth : Acne is infectious
Fact : Acne cannot spread from person to person. Whilst acne bacteria has a role to play in its development, it cannot be transmitted like most bacterial infections.
Myth : Natural ingredients are better than synthetic ingredients for skin
Fact : There's no scientific legitimacy proving natural or organic ingredients are better for skin. Ideally, the skincare products you choose should contain a mix of beneficial naturally-derived and synthetic ingredients.
Myth : Pluck a grey hair and seven more will appear
Fact : It's physically impossible to increase the number of follicles you have on your head as a result of plucking out a hair, period.
Myth : If a product doesn't work quickly, move on
Fact : It's crucial to stick to a regimen long enough to see what works for your skin and what doesn't.