Zit Mythbusters Quiz

It’s amazing there are still so many myths about acne. It seems the more information, the more confusion, which can feel really frustrating.

Take our quiz to get your zit mythbusting score and check your acne facts.


1. Acne is caused by poor hygiene
2. Blackheads are just dirt. You can wash acne away
3. Picking and squeezing pimples makes them worse
4. Eating chocolate causes acne
5. A GI diet helps some people with managing acne
6. Make-up and moisturisers can make acne worse
7. Too much, or too little sex makes acne worse
8. Masturbation causes acne or makes acne worse
9. Using lots of over-the-counter acne medication containing active ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid will improve acne
10. Sunlight, sun-baking or solariums will improve acne
11. Sweat from exercise causes acne
12. Acne isn’t caused by allergies
13. Acne is contagious
14. Stress can contribute to acne
15. For women, acne outbreaks can't be blamed on getting a period
16. Pregnancy can cause or make acne worse
17. Acne isn’t hereditary
18. Some prescribed medications make acne worse
19. Steroids won't cause acne
20. Acne is caused by too many hormones

Lasted Updated: February 17, 2020