Blemish Facts: Do Cell Phones Cause Blemishes?
Blemish myths are all around us, and when it comes to finding blemish facts, it can be a needle in a haystack of misinformation—especially the myth that blemishes are only for teens. Adult breakouts continues to rise, and desire to self-diagnose can lead us down a digital search engine path of frustration.
Seeing a future with clearer, healthier skin starts with dispelling some breakout myths with facts. Here are the top 10 breakout myths you should dismiss now.
Do cell phones cause blemishes?
No. While bacteria are lurking on your phone, they’re not likely giving you breakouts.
Does stress trigger my breakouts?
100% YES. Studies show that increased stress and lack of sleep can trigger blemishes.
Does having blemishes mean my skin is dirty?
NO! Blemishes or oily-prone skin is not a sign of poor hygiene. In fact, those who over-cleanse can trigger breakouts and excess skin oiliness.
Are blackheads dirt?
NO! Blackheads are simply oil that has been exposed to air (oxidized), like how a sliced apple turns brown when it’s exposed to air.
Do I need to wash my face more if I have blemishes?
NO! Over-washing your face can strip skin of its oils. This, ironically, causes an overproduction of oils as skin works to recover what’s lost...and an over-production of oil can trigger breakouts.
Can eating right help my breakouts?
Yes, because eating right helps your skin in general. Overall nutrition is important for maintaining healthy, blemish-free skin. As Dr. Murad says, “Don’t just focus on eliminating breakouts. Focus on skin health first for clear skin results by doing things like eating water-rich fruits and vegetables. When skin is healthy, it’s better at regulating excess oil, clogged pores and breakouts to stay clear. And clear skin can lead to newly-found confidence.”
Is there a difference between a chin pimple and a forehead pimple?
Yes. Breakouts around the chin/mouth area is traditionally hormonal, while forehead spots are usually caused by clogged pores.
Does a higher percentage of salicylic acid equal clearer skin?
No. Too-high concentrations of salicylic acid can cause intense irritation and flaking, making blemishes worse. And, blemish treatments are not one size fits all. That’s why Murad’s formulas combine tried-and-true blemish fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and sulfur with first-of-its-kind complexes that hydrate and balance for clearer-looking skin.
Once my blemishes goes away, can I stop using blemish products?
We don’t recommend it. Murad’s Blemish Control products are preventative. They help keep skin hydrated and balanced while treating blemishes causes like bacteria and clogged pores to prevent future breakouts.
Why don’t you have products for adult blemishes or hormonal blemishes?
We do! Blemish Control products can be used by anyone who is experiencing breakouts, whether it’s blemishes in your teens or blemishes in your 40s. We specifically formulate with ingredients that address all stages and life phases of blemishes. When paired with a whole-person approach that includes a healthy diet, regular exercise and attention to the sleep cycle, there can be a fundamental improvement in skin. Now that you’re armed with breakout facts, it’s time to shop Murad's Blemish Control solutions.