You should not treat acne but leave it to run its course?


Whilst toothpaste does include anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients, it is highly irritant to the skin and often causes severe discolouration (especially in darker skin types). You should use targeted acne treatments, which include anti-bacterials and anti-inflammatories, that are designed to be applied to the skin. For more information on the treatments that are available visit the Treatment section of this website.

Acne is not caused by poor hygiene or having a dirty face?

Make-up causes acne and can make pre-existing acne worse?

Acne is a teenage problem. Adults shouldn’t get it?

If you have acne you should not use moisturisers or sunscreens?

You should avoid touching your face if you have acne?

You shouldn’t pop or squeeze your spots?

More expensive products equal better acne treatment?

You don’t need to see your doctor to treat your acne?

Sunlight can cure acne?

All forms of exfoliation work equally well?

Blackheads are just dirt trapped in your pores?

You should steam your pores open before cleansing your skin and then close them again with cold water?

You can get acne from sleeping on a dirty pillow?

Salt water does not cure acne?

If your acne treatment isn’t stinging then it is not working?

Eating chocolate causes acne?

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