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We'll Be Really Impressed If You Can Correctly Answer All 8 Of These Questions About Acne

It's not just a middle school problem!

  1. True or false: Poor hygiene causes acne.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    False

    There is no evidence to show that acne is caused by poor hygiene habits, according to the FDA.

  2. You should look for skincare products that...

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    You should look for skincare products that don't clog pores!

    The FDA recommends that you avoid oily products and look for noncomedogenic ones, which don't clog pores. Using products like antibacterial soap on your face can actually harm your skin.

  3. True or false: Acne can be caused by consuming fried foods or chocolate.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    False

    There is no evidence linking specific foods or eating habits to the development of acne, according to the FDA.

  4. Which of the following can make acne worse?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    All of the above.

    All of these factors can make acne worse!

  5. According to the FDA, _% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 experience outbreaks.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    80%

    The FDA says that about 80% of people between ages 11 and 30 eventually experience an outbreak of the skin disorder.

  6. True or false: Acne can be genetic.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    True

    Genetics are believed to be one of the factors that influence acne formation, according to the FDA.

  7. What's the difference between blackheads and whiteheads?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Plugged follicles are closed in whiteheads and open in blackheads.

    According to the FDA, the color of these lesions "is determined by whether the plugged follicle remains open or closed. If it is closed, it is a whitehead."

  8. Finally, is it possible to keep your skin completely free of bacteria?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Not possible!

    Skin normally has bacteria on it, and that's not necessarily a bad thing! According to Harvard, it's impossible to rid your skin entirely of bacteria, and antibacterial soap is not necessary for everyday use.

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