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
3. Picking and squeezing pimples makes them worse
4. Pimples are just a teen issue
5. Fast food is a major cause of acne
6. Eating chocolate causes acne
7. A GI diet helps some people with managing acne
8. Make-up and moisturisers can make acne worse
9. Using lots of over-the-counter acne treatments with 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 is contagious
13. Stress can contribute to acne
14.  Acne outbreaks have nothing to do with your period
15. Scrubbing your face can make acne worse
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

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