Top 5 Reasons for Acne
Acne is more known to be a problem amongst teenagers, who are experiencing puberty and experience oily skin, but this condition can strike at any age. There are many preventative measures you can take to avoid acne.
Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always simple. There are a lot of reasons why someone might be getting acne and that means that not every treatment option is appropriate for all cases.
Having experienced with acne myself, I’ve gathered the top 5 causes of acne and their solutions. This will give you a guide to better manage your skin.
There seems to be evidence suggesting that diet can play a role in contributing to acne. Specifically, a diet with a high glycemic load (lots of carbs!) seems to make acne worse. Dairy products are also known to have some effect.
With that being said, there are a lot of old wives’ tales and myths out there when it comes to the relationship between diet and acne. No, greasy pizza and chocolate are probably not going to cause you to breakout. Still, it’s best to be aware of what you are eating and notice if anything seems to make your skin inflame or break out more than normal. If you notice anything like that, it’s probably a good idea to limit consumption or altogether avoid that particular food item.
Solution: Incorporate juicing in your daily diet.
It’s good to understand that some breakouts are not in your control. During ovulation and menstruation, estrogen levels tend to drop which leads to an increase in testosterone production. This, in turn, leads to adult acne.
Testosterone interacts with some naturally occurring enzymes in your body and stimulates your sebaceous glands (the oil glands in your skin), leading to increased production of an oily substance called sebum. This is the stuff that keeps your skin moist and lubricated, and when production levels ramp up during puberty it can lead to excessively oily skin. If some of your hair follicles are blocked, the oil has to where to go and is forced to form into a pimple.
When women are pregnant, for example, hormones go haywire and the inevitable zit will appear during that vital shift. Keep yourself hydrated, calm with a selection of whole organic foods that will enhance your skin’s health to counter the physical toll hormone shifts can have on your skin.
Solution: Take a prenatal vitamin daily (you don’t have to pregnant or trying to conceive to take this). There are certain vitamins and nutrients in the prenatal that are essential to balance your hormones.
3. Bacterial Infection (touching your skin)
A bacteria called Propionibacterium is a slow growing bacterium that has been shown to have a role in causing acne in some people. It lives on your skin and likes to consume nutrients from the fatty acids which in the sebum released by your hair follicles.
If one of your pore is blocked or clogged and you touch your face, this bacteria starts to spread. This can cause the bacteria to go out of control and form an acne lesion.
Solution: The blue LED light will help kill bacterial and prevent new ones to form.
Recently, there have been some discoveries that seem to suggest that yes, stress can lead to new acne breakouts. Your stress levels stimulate the adrenal glands to produce more of the acne causing hormones. Stress also decreases the healing capacity of your immune system by up to 40%.
Solution: Take a daily Vitamin B complex, this will help manage your stress level.
If you are like me, you want to look beautiful but certain makeup and skincare can damage your skin rather than do good. If your makeup is too heavy or contain certain chemicals, it can clog your pores.
Solution: Use makeup that contains more natural/organic ingredients. Make sure there’s no mineral oil (this will definitely do damage to your skin). Clean your applicators with alcohol daily.
These are only some of the more common causes of acne and there are certainly others that are being discovered all the time. Remember each person is different , therefore, the reason for your breakouts is different from another person.
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Remember to implement the solutions to each of the causes and you will start to see results. Share this with your friends. it’s all about sharing your brownies with the world in a BIG way!
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