The Worst Acne Treatments You Should Never Ever Try
You might be eating right, getting enough amount of sleep, and washing your face regularly. However pimples continue to appear out of nowhere. Acne breakouts could be so frustrating that trying out any anti-acne regimen could be so alluring, even if it has not been backed by science. Unfortunately, facial treatment based on hearsays may do no good, and may even cause skin damage.
Here are the most popular DIY acne treatments that have not been proven to treat acne (and may sometimes even result in more acne):
You might have heard about people who directly apply rubbing alcohol to their zits in order to dry them. While rubbing alcohol is a potent antiseptic and can kill bacteria in the face, applying it on your skin may cause dryness and irritation, which could trigger acne. You must note that dirt is not the only cause of acne. Acne can be formed when there is an overproduction of sebum caused by skin dryness. So, the more you dry your skin with alcohol, the more it will produce acne-causing oil.
Coconut oil contains substances that can fight against acne-causing infection. It is also well-known to hydrate your skin and reduce redness and irritation. While coconut oil can work for some skin types, you should be aware that it can be too greasy that it may clog your pores. When your pores are clogged, they may collect sebum, dead skin and other toxins that could result in pimple. It is important that before trying ultra-greasy organic products such as coconut oil, consult your dermatologist first.
Many believe that toothpaste can effectively dry out pimples, making it the top choice of many when it comes to acne home treatment. However, toothpaste may lead to further redness and irritation, and may sometimes even result in burning when overly applied. The myth probably came from the idea that because toothpaste contains ingredients that are known to dry out zits – triclosan, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, it could be a perfect home remedy for acne.