Have you ever had a pimple that didn’t behave like a traditional pimple? Was it not your typical white-headed, pus-filled sac, but rather more of a hard, painful lump just under the skin that just wouldn’t go away? Then congratulations! You’ve experienced cystic acne!
We’ve all heard this myth at some point in our lives. Whether it was on a TV show or from a relative giving you unsolicited skincare advice, you’ve probably been told that chocolate/greasy foods will give you acne. But is it true?
Short answer? No. Long answer? …It’s complicated.
In a previous post, I covered the absolute basics of skin care: cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF. If you missed that post, click here to catch up before reading ahead. In today’s post we’re going to go a little more in depth and talk about some optional skin care steps you can add to your routine. In particular, I’ll talk about oil cleansing, double cleansing, exfoliation, serums, and spot treatments.