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Can Improper Face Washing Lead to Acne: Myth or Fa...54,887 Views
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Description: Cosmetic companies would love for us to believe that if we don't wash our face using their products, that acne will soon plague us. Could they be right, though?
Face Acne, Acne Skincare, Acne Breakouts, Washing Your Face, Face Cleansing, Face Skin Care
pimples, zits, skincare, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, noncomedogenic, health myth
skin, face wash, beauty, grooming, puberty, hormones, pores
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Once upon a time, people thought acne indicated a lack of hygiene. Then word spread that frequent face washing could actually aggravate acne and that hygiene had little to do with it. Acne is caused by the effects that hormones have on your sebaceous glands. This is the reason teenagers often have issues with acne. Stress plays a role too, since it pushes hormonal buttons. Surface dirt really won't cause acne breakouts, but improper face washing can and will aggravate an existing acne condition. Too much washing of your face can ACTUALLY cause you to get MORE acne, as the body compensates to replace the body oil washed away. Now, we’re not saying NOT to wash your face, in fact, research has shown that washing morning and night, with a gentle non-comedogenic cleanser like Cetaphil, is a good way to keep skin in great shape.