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Lots of teenagers experience acne. It’s a very common skin condition amongst teenagers and can carry onto later teen and early adulthood too. There are a lot of misconceptions about acne and what causes it. Quite often it is caused by imbalanced hormones when you are a teenager and therefore gets better once your hormones settle.  

Acne causes people to have spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that is hot or painful to touch. 

If you have mild acne, speak to a pharmacist who can advise on medicines which can treat it. If this doesn’t control your acne or it’s making you feel very unhappy, see your GP. 

True or False?
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Greasy food causes spots square Myth or truth?

Myth – eating greasy foods may not directly cause spots. It is recommended to eat a balanced and healthy diet with all food groups. Every food is fine in moderation.  

You get spots because you don't wash your face square Myth or truth?

Myth – absolutely not true. Not washing your face alone will not cause spots. Many factors can cause spots such as skin irritation and hormones. Importantly, avoid washing your face excessively as this can irritate your skin.  

Pop your spots - they will heal faster square Myth or truth?

Myth – Popping your spots will not help them heal quicker. It can actually make them more inflamed. It can be temping to pop a spot but try to avoid doing this. 

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