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Does watching porn cause acne?


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replied April 7th, 2012
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Watching porn does not result in acne formation.

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with excess sebum and dead skin cells, creating an environment where bacteria can thrive. Acne most commonly appears on your face, neck, chest, back and shoulders.

Factors that increase the acne formation include -
1. Hormonal changes related to puberty, menstrual periods, pregnancy, birth control pills, or stress.
2. Greasy or oily cosmetic and hair products
3. High levels of humidity and sweating.

Some measures to reduce acne formation include -

1. Keeping the skin clean with mild, moisturiser rich soap (Eg. Dove, Neutrogena, Cetaphil). Wash once or twice a day, including after exercising, but avoid scrubbing or repeated skin washing, which may be counter productive.

2. Comb or pull your hair back to keep the hair out of your face.

3. Avoid the habit to squeeze, scratch, pick, or rub the pimples, as it can lead to skin infections and scarring.

4. Use OTC anti acne preparations containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

In case, they are still not helping consulting your doctor for proper prescription medications might be helpful.


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