Acne is a common problem especially for those who are just experiencing their beginning teenage years. Through the combination of hormonal changes and improper diet and poor hygiene, acne can rear its ugly head. One thing you can do is develop an anti acne diet which can help you battle against the acne triggers in food. I know many experts say that diet has nothing to do with outbreaks of acne, but having suffered myself, I know by experience, that it is not true, diet is a trigger.
An anti acne diet would be a diet which will help to lessen the effects these contributors. There are actually many things in an anti acne diet that should be followed even if you are not suffering from acne. These things should also be complemented by the right kind of hygiene and care for your skin. This is because the said skin condition can be aggravated by the touch of dirty hands and clogged pores from excessive perspiration. Mine flares up during hot humid days.
Since the skin condition is the result of clogged pores, the anti acne diet will work best if you refrain from overly touching your face and also applying too much make up. Trust me, face touching only spreads the dirt from your hands to your face, assisting the clogging effect. Many types of make up can actually contribute to clogged pores which is you should avoid wearing if you are experiencing a rise in your acne breakouts, because it can be a trigger to you.
Bad things for An Anti Acne Diet
Some of the food stuffs that one should omit from your anti acne diet includes foods which are high in fats, oils and grease. You know, greasy french fries, deep fried anything really. These foods may be naturally rich in fat or may have been cooked with grease and oils, particularly vegetable oil that have had other things cooked in it all day even. I have a hard time with safflower and sunflower oil, even virgin olive oil. I know, these are the healthier oils, but oil is oil. My best luck has been with canola oil, in moderation. The problem with these oily and greasy foods is that our body does not need a lot of oils and grease as it has to get rid of it.
This should be considered when thinking of an anti acne diet. Many believe,(and know) that the oils and grease from fast foods and other fried foods will add to the rising problems regarding the skin condition. The increase of it for me personally will cause a breakout every time. Remember, your skin needs to be able to breathe. Clogged pores can happen naturally, they don’t need our help. I have noticed by not touching my face alot has reduced the breakouts.
Good Things in a Anti Acne Diet
An anti acne diet should have high fiber fruits and vegetables to help ease the passage of the bowels. Irregular bowel movement encourages toxins to build in our body thus creating skin breakouts and blemishes. Natural grains are also great as sources of fiber. We need Water! Our body is made up of more than 90% water. So, keep yourself hydrated, it does help. Especially on those hot, humid days, which become a challenge to me. I have experienced what I call humid acne that occurs sometimes. They can appear and go away once the body is cleansed and cools down. Weird, but true.
Creating your very own anti acne diet can end up with satisfactory results if you follow the diet closely and accompany the diet with exercise and good hygiene practices.