True or false?
Think you know all there is to know about acne? Take this quiz and find out how skin smart you are!
A) Twice is nice, but more is better. The more I wash my face, the quicker my acne will go away.
Wash your face more than twice a day and you risk irritating your skin and stripping it of its natural oils. This causes your sebaceous glands to go into overdrive, producing more oil to compensate and clogging pores. Stick to washing your face twice a day, morning and night, with a gentle cleanser.
B) I have acne, therefore I cannot wear makeup.
You can definitely wear makeup if you have acne-prone skin. The key is to find products suited to your skin type (a.k.a. non-comedogenic). Any oil-based makeup is sure to clog pores and have a negative effect on your skin. The good news is that there are products that contain salicylic acid to control acne.
C) The day will come when I will say goodbye to acne, FOREVER!
It’s true! But it won’t happen overnight. In fact, it could take a few months or even a few years. That’s why patience and perseverance is important. Health care professionals and beauty advisors are there to help. They can determine your skin type, teach you about proper skin care and show you the best way to control your acne.