Acne is triggered by the increased production of sebum in the sweat glands. The sebum together with dead skin cells tends to clog the pores creating an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria together with the breakdown products of sebum irritate and inflame the pores resulting to acne.
Food allergies, hormone imbalances and exposure to environmental factor can also play a roll in the development of acne. Further studies on acne shows that it may also be caused by digestive problem wherein the skin becomes an eliminating organ for toxins due to poor digestion or chemical exposure.
Below is a list of informative articles on acne causes and treatment option.
Excellent site on controlling acne through your diet. Provides a recommended diet to follow. *Note: this site does not recommend supplements because of the filler ingredients in pills and capsules. But, ionic water-soluble supplements have no filler.
The Wai Diet basically consists of fruits, olive oil, raw egg yolk, raw fish. The basic principle of the Wai Diet is to give the body what it needs, and to avoid that which is harmful to it. The diet will provide us with all the necessary macronutrients and micronutrients we need.
Coconut oil is one of the best treatments I’ve found for acne. No matter what skin or acne treatment you choose, whether it’s chemical, drugs, alternative, or natural methods, changing your diet alone will be the best treatment you can do for your acne
Systemic enzymes, such as serapeptase can remove excess fibrin, which makes up scar tissue that forms acne pockmarks. Chlorophyll is one of the best ways to detoxify the colon fast. Your colon needs to be detoxified constantly to prevent toxins from getting into your blood and seeping into your facial skin where they can create acne.
Acne is triggered by the increased production of sebum in the sweat glands. The sebum together with dead skin cells tends to clog the pores creating an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria together with the breakdown products of sebum irritate and inflame the pores resulting to acne. Further studies on acne shows that it may also be caused by digestive problem wherein the skin becomes an eliminating organ for toxins due to poor digestion or chemical exposure. Acidophilus is a type of lactic producing bacteria that is believed to have beneficial effects on digestion and may have some benefits for those with acne.
A diet high in omega-3 fatty acids may be involved in the prevention of hyperkeratinization of sebaceous follicles. Leukotriene B4, which is proinflammatory, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of acne. Omega-3 fatty acids along with a low-glycemic diet may have a synergistic effect for reducing the risk of acne.
Cider vinegar contains alpha-hydroxy acids. It helps eliminate fatty deposits on the skin and helps with reducing scaliness. It helps regulates the pH balance of the skin. This in turn results in softer and smoother skin.
The dietary pimple producing culprits â€“ diary and sugar (in all its blood sugar raising forms) â€“ both cause spikes in certain pimple producing hormones. Dairy boosts male sex hormones (various forms of testosterone or androgens) and increases insulin levels just as foods that quickly raise blood sugar (sugar and starchy carbs) spike insulin.
If you can eliminate all sugars and grains for a few weeks there is a major likelihood you will notice rapid improvement in your complexion. Grain-free diets can clear up your acne for good.
There appears to be more than enough supportive evidence to suggest that gut microbes, and the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract itself, are contributing factors in the acne process. Ensuring your gut bacteria remain balanced should be considered an ongoing process. Cultured foods like raw milk yogurt and kefir, some cheeses, and sauerkraut are good sources of natural, healthy bacteria, provided they are made from raw milk andÂ not pasteurized. When you eatÂ grain carbohydrates and sugar, it causes a surge of insulin and an insulin-like growth factor called IGF-1 in your body. This can lead to an excess of male hormones, which cause your pores to secrete sebum, a greasy substance that attracts acne-promoting bacteria. Additionally, IGF-1 causes skin cells known as keratinocytes to multiply, a process that is also associated with acne.
Recipe for a facial using turmeric powder and olive oil.
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