When it comes to the causes and cures for acne, there’s a ton of information available. But some of the information that is given is only myth so you will need to know how to treat your Acne by going to a dermatologist.

Myth #1: Never eat chocolate

Our first myth is about chocolate. Even though there's a connection between diet and acne it doesn’t necessarily mean you cannot eat it. Eating too much chocolate can clog your pores because it is not the cocoa that causes the acne breakout, it is the sugar and dairy that’s added. It's all about moderation.

But alas, not everyone will have the same reaction as the next person. If you do notice that your skin is breaking out after eating chocolate or any other food, you might want to consider cutting back on your intake.

Myth #2: Acne is a teenager problem

Nope, acne is not a problem that only teens struggle with. Adults have the same acne problem that teenagers have, it has been found in a survey that 50% of women between the ages of 20 and 29, and 26% of women between 20 and 49 reported having acne similar to teenagers. So, it is safe to say that acne is not only for teenagers.

Myth #3: Putting toothpaste on acne

Everyone seems to know a quick trick to zap pimples and some even swear by putting toothpaste on zits as a form of spot treatment.

Toothpaste is not for your face, it is made for your teeth. You should not put toothpaste on your gentle skin because you will irritate it even though it will decrease the size of the zit. You should try something gentler for your skin.

Myth #4: Putting ice on a pimple

Our next myth talks about ice. Putting ice on a pimple will only work for a short period of time.

Sure, it can help calm down or perhaps even numb an achy pimple. It will make the pimple look less red and less swollen but it will only be for a short time. You wouldn’t want to over-ice because you can inflame other conditions.

Myth #5: Popping makes pimples go away

Here is one of the biggest lies of all -- that popping your pimples will make them disappear.

Think again! Popping a pimple can cause the skin to become inflamed or cause an infection. Instead of squeezing and scraping it you can use an overnight spot treatment to try to clear it up.

Myth #6: Stress can’t cause acne

Stress creates a hormonal imbalance in the body which can lead to acne. Research conducted by a university says that stressed out teenagers are 23% more likely to have severe acne -- and acne affects both men and women of all ages.