Dr. Pimple Popper clears up some myths about acne

Does eating greasy foods really cause acne?

She may be one of the most recognized doctors when it comes to caring for your skin and those pesky pimples. Now she’s onto a new mission to bust the myths about acne for both teenagers and adults. We’re talking about Dr. Sandra Lee, also known as Dr. Pimple Popper on social media. She is a board-certified dermatologist and is sharing some important information on acne.

Up to 80% of people will experience acne at some point in their lives, so this is a topic that affects many people, but do you know what causes acne?

According to Dr. Lee, it has to do with a build-up of sebum or oil in your skin, and that is controlled by your hormones. This is why teenagers experience acne frequently, due to the fluctuations in their hormones. However, as Dr. Lee noted, you can experience a change in your hormones at any time, and this is why acne can affect any gender at any age.

So now let’s look at some commonly held beliefs about acne and see if they are true or false.

  • Eating greasy foods can cause acne - False. Dr. Lee says unless you are rubbing the greasy food all over your face, it is not the cause of your acne.
  • Washing your face more can help with acne - False. Acne will not go away just because you wash your face, and actually, overwashing your face can cause irritation, dry out your skin, and possibly make your acne look worse.

Dr. Lee likes to educate people about dermatology so that she can help them improve their skin and lead a more confident life.

To see the full interview click the video above.

About the Author:

Michelle Oliver is a multimedia Journalist for the 10 a.m. lifestyle show, "Live in the D." She is known as "the food girl" because of her two popular food franchises, Dine in the D and Find Your Fix. Michelle also covers stories on homegrown businesses, style, and other fun things happening in the D.