Hi, everyone! Welcome back to The Skin Sensei. I’m Dr. Winlove Mojica. I’m a dermatologist and a teacher. Today, I will be your teacher on the skin and sexuality. Now, we will be talking about an important topic: Does external dirt cause acne? Is it true that you’ll get pimples if you are a dirty girl or a dirty boy? But before we answer these questions, please don’t forget to hit the like and subscribe button so you’ll be updated on my videos. Kindly click the notification bell as well. So let’s begin! I’m sure you’re all familiar with commercials where there’s a guy and a girl with pimples in their faces. They are walking in a polluted street and a lot of dirt gets in their face. And then, the commercial will tell the audience to use this facial wash that has beads or use this toner to get rid of deep-seated dirt that causes acne. Is this true? No! In our previous video, we talked about the four factors why a person gets acne. Let’s review! First, the skin naturally clogs. The skin cells want to leave the skin pore but there’s traffic at the exit. That’s when they become whiteheads and blackheads. They are called blackheads because they come in contact with the air and they get oxidized. Just like peeled potatoes that are left on the table for a long time. Number two, there’s plenty of oil from the oil glands. Number three, when clogged pores and oil are abundant in the skin, the bacteria living in it is happy. When the bacteria is happy, it will throw a party. When there’s a party, garbage will be abundant. This abundance of rubbish in the skin will lead to the fourth factor which is inflammation. So you see, I did not mention deep-seated dirt that comes from external factors. Acne is not caused by an unclean environment. Acne is caused by the natural clogging of the skin pores. And the black specks that you see aren’t dust or dirt. Those are skin cells that have been oxidized. Those commercials saying that you need facial beads or facial wash to clean deep-seated dirt to get rid of acne are false. So, there you have it! The T on deep-seated dirt causing acne. Not true! Thank you for staying with me today. If you learned something new, don’t forget to hit the like and subscribe button. Kindly press the notification bell as well to get updates on my videos. Next video, we’ll be talking about another myth regarding facials to treat pimples. So, don’t miss it! See you in our next video!