We’ve all fallen prey to acne myths, haven’t we? I mean, we’ve all tried to zap away acne overnight with lemon juice or toothpaste. Well, surprise: they don’t work!
Luckily, HC and Neutrogena are here to clarify two common misunderstandings about breakouts so you can get the proof behind the truth and solutions that work from Neutrogena! Even better, Her Campus will be giving away Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Wash and Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes Pink Grapefruit to three lucky winners in a STUDY BREAK e-mail blast September 25 – you must be a subscriber to HC’s STUDY BREAK email newsletter to enter! Sign up for HC STUDY BREAK to be eligible to win.
Also, through August, when you purchase Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash and Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Cleansing Wipes at Target, you can receive a free wristlet!
Read on for some acne myths, debunked!
Myth #1: The sun clears up acne.
This is false! Even though the sun seems to clear acne by drying it up and reducing its appearance, these effects are temporary – and can do more harm than good. Drying our your skin causes your body to produce more oil to compensate, which can lead to more breakouts. And UV rays can make the inflammation and redness of breakouts worse, not to mention increase your chances of getting skin cancer and wrinkles. So do your skin a solid and always sport sunscreen (just make sure it is oil-free).
The Solution: Oil-Free Acne Wash. Use this twice daily to reduce the size and redness of breakouts better than the sun ever could.
Myth #2: Sweat causes acne.
This is also false! It’s not sweat alone. Although oil-clogged (not sweaty) pores cause acne, sweat does provide a cozy environment for bacteria to grow, and it’s this bacteria that can cause breakouts. Make sure to cleanse skin, clothing, and sports gear post-sweating to avoid acne-causing bacteria buildup.
The Solution: Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes Pink Grapefruit. Wipe away acne-causing sweat, dirt, and oil without stopping at the sink – anytime, anywhere.