Having to deal with acne is one of the plagues of young people, but worse is having to live the rest of your life with the scars it leaves behind.
Acne is an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands; it’s caused when sebum, or oil, plugs the hair follicles. Acne doesn’t just occur on the face; the neck, shoulders, upper arms, and back are also commonly affected.
Although some cases are fairly minor, some acne entails more of a risk of scarring. Acne it can also be a result of hormonal changes during puberty and right before your period.
During this time there is an increase your skin’s output of oil. Acne is also minimally related to the foods that you eat. (New findings show that foods containing white flour, potatoes and sugar raise the blood’s insulin levels and testosterone levels also rise, promoting acne.
Foods such as fruits and veggies will help keep insulin low and skin clear.)
Here are a few things you can do to prevent acnes.
Easy with the skincare products.
-Using too many harsh products on your face can dry out your skin, creating peeling, redness and breakouts. You may think that using that 10% Benzoyl Peroxide every night is helping, but if your face is irritated you will only break out more. If you must, just put the benzoyl on the zit itself until it is dried out.
-A hydrated face is a clear face. We all know that we have to drink a bunch of water for health, but it is just as important for your skin. Drinking water cleanses the toxins out of your body and helps to detoxify your skin and gives it the moisture that it needs.
Eat more nuts.
–Munch on mixed nuts. Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, which increases skin elasticity and may decrease skin cancer, according to recent studies. Throw in walnuts—which are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids—to lower inflammation and put the brakes on breakouts.
Go to bed earlier.
-Hit the sack early. We know, you’ve heard it all before, but it’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Sleep deprivation lowers circulation, which is why you look pale and washed out if you only get a few hours.
–Adding a lycopene-rich food, such as this juicy pink treat, “helps reduce damage and redness caused from sun exposure, prevents future wrinkling and possibly even lowers skin cancer risk.
If your skin has a case of the blahs, a lack of zinc may be to blame. People who are trying to lose weight or eating a lot of processed foods might not be getting enough zinc to keep their skin glowing. Zinc helps repair damaged tissues and heal wounds, it also helps clear acne and other irritating skin conditions.
–Avoid picking your face, you should because it can cause cuts from your nails and create more zits in that area. If you must pick, make sure you wash your hands first.
-Antioxidants like vitamin C offer an extra layer of protection again environmental damage and toxins, diverting them before they can damage your cells