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    Quiz demystifying acne

    You would like to learn more about acne ?

    1. Acne is caused by poor hygiene.
      1. True
      2. False. Acne is not caused by a lack of hygiene. On the contrary, washing too often, too rigorously, or with astringent or irritating products only aggravates the inflammation.
         
    2. Sweet or fatty foods cause acne.
      1. True
      2. False. Scientific research has never demonstrated such a link. However, some people see a worsening of their acne after eating chips or chocolate, for example. People who binge when they’re feeling stressed or during major hormonal imbalances—two factors that can aggravate acne—may also experience a deterioration in their condition.

    3. Acne is a cosmetic problem only.
      1. True
      2. False. Severe acne can leave permanents scars if not properly treated, and even mild cases of acne can cause significant psychological distress.
         
    4. Acne resolves by itself and should be left to run its course.
      1. True
      2. False. There are good treatments and tips to lessen the effects of all types of acne, regardless of the severity. Consult your healthcare professional.

     

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