The 3 Most Popular Acne Myths Debunked | Clozette

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Acne is not just a teenage problem that you overcome once you’re done with puberty. In fact, some may only experience acne once they hit adulthood. So if you’re feeling down because you don’t have a clear complexion yet or suddenly find yourself breaking out often, don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re not alone in this!


Pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads aren’t a ‘forever’ kind of thing. With the right skincare routine, it can be treated and banished for good. However, due to numerous myths and misconceptions about acne, it leads many to incorrectly care for their skin which often does more harm than good.

So if you don’t want to damage your skin and further irritate your acne, keep reading below for the acne myths we debunked!

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Myth: People with acne are unhygienic


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It may seem like people with acne are “dirty” because they don’t have clear complexions; but more often that not, these are the ones who constantly clean their faces, believing it will help solve their acne problems.

However, if you think that washing your face every few hours will keep your skin clear and hydrated, think again! Splashing water all over your face actually dries it out, leading to more production of sebum and thus increasing the chances of your pores getting clogged and developing blemishes!



Our advice? Wash and cleanse your skin a maximum of 2 times a day—once in the morning and once at night. The Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Cleanser is perfect for this as its soap-free, fragrance-free gel formula gently but effectively cleanses skin, even sensitive ones! It also contains 6% Ampho-tensides to eliminate excess sebum and inhibit bacteria production which will prevent new spots from popping up.

Myth: Acne is only for adolescents and teenagers


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Like we said earlier, acne is not just for teenagers and adolescents as a large number of adults suffer from it too! Why? It could be a number of factors such as hormones and genes; but most of the time, it’s because of the use of makeup.

Makeup is amazing and is a quick way to create a flawless complexion; but when it’s not removed properly and thoroughly it can wreak havoc on your skin. So if you’re in need of a product that will quickly and effectively clean your skin and remove all traces of makeup, the Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Makeup & Acne Cleansing Water is the perfect one for you!

Check out the video below for tips and tricks to get smooth and refreshed skin!

 

Its micellar technology removes makeup and deep-seated impurities, tightens pores, and reduces acne for a toned and hydrated complexion!



Myth: A poor diet leads to acne


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Let’s get one thing straight, according to numerous studies your acne is not caused by a poor or unhealthy diet – but of course, a healthier diet is always preferable to a bad one!

But if your acne is related to your diet, it’s most likely because you’re allergic to something you’re eating. When you eat something your body is intolerant of, it releases toxins into your immune system which can cause skin inflammation such as acne.

Aside from finding out which foods you’re allergic to, cleanse your skin with a fast-absorbing yet concentrated emulsion, like the Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Active Concentrate. This non-comedogenic, anti-bacterial, oil-free, and preservative-free serum effectively unclogs and purifies pores. It’s also formulated with Lactic Acid, which improves the skin’s condition; and Decandiol, which reduces the growth of bacteria in your pores to help prevent the development of new spots!

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Do you have other acne or skin myths you want us to debunk? Share them with us in the comment section below!
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Everyone and their mother knows about Origins’ famous collection of masks; whatever you need for your skin, they have it! 

As the number 1 face mask brand in the world, Origins has two sides to its personality. According to Samantha Lim, Sales And Training Coordinator for Origins, the first side is about nature as all their products are made from “100% natural and certified essential oils”. On the other hand, the brand is also about science – they try to find the best formulas for every skin type to give every one optimal results.


With that in mind, what better way to make a difference on your skin than to treat it to an Origins mask every week! You can even reap in more of its benefits by spraying their brand new Maskimizer™ Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer on your face to make your skin more receptive to the mask's ingredients. 

So now the big question is, how do you choose which one to use? If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the number of masks available in the brand, don’t worry! We created this quick quiz to help you figure out which Origins mask is the perfect one for you!

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1) Let’s start with the most important question — what’s your skin type?

a) Combination, I guess
b) Pretty normal
c) Dry – there’s no room for moisture here
d) When will my acne-prone skin go away!
e) Sensitive; the slightest touch turns my face red
f) It’s so tight and dehydrated


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2) Choose your main skin concern. If you have 2, pick the more important one!

a) Redness
b) Uneven texture
c) Dehydration
d) Pesky blemishes
e) Fine lines and dark spots
f) Dryness -- and no it's not the same as dehydration


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3) When you wake up in the morning, what does your skin feel like?

a) Oh so irritated
b) Not bragging, but it's perfectly balanced
c) Dry in some places, but oily in others
d) Greasy (blech!)
e) Yikes, it’s dull and grey
f) Dry and tight (ouch!)


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4) Which part of your skincare routine do you love doing?

a) Cleansing my skin, of course
b) Exfoliating because I like the gritty feeling of the scrub
c) Relaxing with a sheet mask!
d) Applying my spot treatment to quickly get rid of unwanted pimples
e) Patting in my serum because I love how my skin instantly drinks it up
f) Lathering on my rich and creamy moisturiser


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5) Last question! At the end of the day, what does your skin feel like?

a) Red and itchy
b) Moisturised and clear
c) Aw, still grey and lifeless
d) Ugh, there’s a new spot popping up
e) It needs an instant lift
f) As dry as the desert


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RESULTS


If you answered mostly (A), the perfect mask for you is the By All Greens™ Deep Foaming Deep Cleansing Mask



Your combination skin doesn’t take too kindly to overly drying face masks as it needs a splash of hydration too. Which is why this self-activated green clay mask is perfect for you! It transforms into a cooling rich foam to purify your skin without stripping it, and is packed with vitamins and nutrient-rich Spirulina, Spinach, and Green Tea!


If you answered mostly (B), the perfect mask for you is the Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay



The perfect mask for millennials, according to Samantha Lim! A 2-in-1 clay mask that reduces oil production and refines the skin's texture with its exfoliating Jojoba beads, it will tighten up your pores and reduce signs of premature aging, leaving you with a beautiful, radiant glow!  


If you answered mostly (C), the perfect mask for you is the Plantscription™ Youth Renewing Sheet Mask



Suffering from dehydrated skin, huh? Not to worry because the Plantscription™ Youth Renewing Sheet Mask will hydrate and plump up every bit of dryness you may have! Infused with natural plant oils and the core ingredient, Anogeissus, this luxurious face mask will restore moisture and radiance in just 10 minutes!


If you answered mostly (D), the perfect mask for you is the Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask



You’re concerned about your blemishes, and the face mask that will solve all that for you is the Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask -- Origns’ best-selling product all over the world, according to Samantha Lim. She even says that "If you have blackheads, white heads; this is your best friend!"


If you answered mostly (E), the perfect mask for you is the Plantscription™ Powerful Overnight Lifting Mask



If you're constantly surrounded by pollution, dirt, and grime, this can take a toll on your skin, leading it to age quicker. Luckily, your perfect mask is the Plantscription™ Powerful Overnight Lifting Mask! Formulated with Origins’ new lifting complex with Red Algae and Sweet Almond Extract, this gel-cream mask will bring back your skin’s youthful bounce, allowing you to wake up to a fuller and firmer complexion.


If you answered mostly (F), the perfect mask for you is the Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask



Relieve your complexion of that dry, tight feeling with the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask! The avocado and apricot oils deeply quench thirsty skin, while the Japanese seaweed will repair your skin’s moisture barrier to prevent future moisture loss and premature aging, so you can wake up to supple, refreshed skin!

Apply a generous amount on your face once or twice a week, tissue of the excess, and leave it overnight. This mask is so rich and nourishing that it can even substitute your moisturiser!


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One of the worst things you can do to your skin isn’t by forgetting to cleanse, or moisturise, or not use a silk pillowcase while you sleep; it’s by neglecting to protect it with a good SPF lotion. In case you hadn’t heard, constant exposure to the sun’s deadly UV rays can cause skin cancer, dryness, dark spots, and premature wrinkles (yikes!).

So in our tropical weather, where the sun rarely hides behind the clouds, sunscreen is crucial. It will make sure your skin doesn’t get damaged, with others even having extra benefits such as hydrating and brightening up your complexions.

But if you’re worried that sunscreen might break you out or cause irritation, don’t be! Below are our favourite sunscreens that will protect your skin all day long, and are perfect for all skin types!

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Bioré UV Bright Face Milk SPF 50+++



A sunscreen that can double up as a foundation primer? Yes, please! This sunscreen, or “face milk,” from Bioré mattifies, evens out, and protects your skin. And while it may give a strong white cast after initial application, don’t worry, it’ll adapt to your skin colour in a few minutes!

Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense



Soothe and calm your complexion while protecting it from harmful UV rays with Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense. This oil-free, fragrance-free, colourant-free, and non-comedogenic sunblock is formulated with vitamin E and a unique blend of soothing oils that will nourish your skin while you’re out and about!


VMV Hypoallergenics Face Cover


If you’re the type who’s allergic to practically every sunscreen out in the market, then give this one from VMV Hypoallergenics a go! It’s specially formulated for those with sensitive skin so you can be sure that you won’t break out or get a reaction while protecting your face; and it comes in SPF 30 to 70 so you can choose what level of protection you want!


Crème Simon Daily UV Protector SPF 50

You got to love hybrid products – this sunscreen from Crème Simon doubles up as a face primer too as its mattifying-yet-moisturising texture won’t leave you with a white cast, and its lightweight and oil-free formula will brighten up your skin for a fairer and more radiant look!


Nuxe Daily UV Protector SPF 30

Formulated with anti-pollution ingredients that prevents the appearance of wrinkles and spots, this non-sticky sunblock from Nuxe won’t leave a white cast on your skin, but will lighten up your dark spots over time for a clearer, brighter, and healthier complexion!

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What are you favourite sunscreens? Share your picks with us in the comment section below!

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