Unless you’re one of the few lucky people who hasn’t suffered acne breakouts in their entire life, you’ve surely dealt with pimples at some point in your life and used several remedies just to get rid of it. Though there are countless remedies to get clearer skin, they can’t be all that good. So, to help you really get that glowing skin you’ve always wanted, we’ve listed some of the common acne treatment myths that you should avoid using.
- Although toothpaste acts like a mask that pulls out the impurities from your skin, it also dries out the skin, giving you larger issues to deal with later on. What’s worse is using a gel toothpaste instead, since it only stings and burns the skin, adding on to the pile of skin issues that you already have on hand.
- Lemon Juice. While the antiseptic properties found in lemon juice are helpful in getting rid of bacteria in your skin, the results are not as effective for people with sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, or have exposed your skin under the sun with the lemon juice still on the surface, there’s a big chance that rash and redness will occur.
- Sliced Tomatoes. It’s true that tomato juice delivers vitamin A to the skin to make it glow, but that won’t be that useful in getting rid of acne. Though tomatoes won’t make your breakouts worse, it won’t help in clearing up your skin, either.
- Eye Drops. Using eye drops to reduce the redness of your pimple is good, but that’s the limit to where it can help you. They’ll only lessen the redness, but not clear up your acne problem.
- The sun does help in drying out the pimples and clearing your skin, but the backlash it brings is much worse. Your pimples will return aggressively compared to when they first popped out. Your skin may be clear for a couple of days, but its long term effect will be more difficult to deal with.
- Chemical Peels. A chemical peel can be pretty helpful if you’re planning to rid of an entire layer of your skin, but not with completely dealing your acne problem. Yes, it will temporarily remove the spots and make shallower spaces for the scars to settle into, but this won’t totally remedy your problem.
By knowing the truth behind these false treatments for your acne problem, it will now be easier for you to get the clear, glowing skin that you’ve always wanted.