Fight Against Acne and Spots

Combat The Spots

Fight against the embarrassment and irritation associated with acne, in effortless ways. Certain foods can be held responsible for the rise in blood sugar levels, which in turn causes acne on the skin.

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that affects nearly 10 percent of the total world population. It is a skin condition that causes different kinds of bumps to form on the surface of the skin; these bumps are mostly whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. They are likely to be formed anywhere on the skin but are most commonly found on the face, neck, back, or shoulders. 

Acne occurs, mostly, when the pores of the skin get clogged because of oil and dead cells. This skin condition is most commonly found among older children and teens who are going through puberty because during this time the flux in hormones causes the body's glands to produce more oil. 

Various studies have suggested that following a healthy diet can help prevent acne, along with treating it and getting rid of it eventually. 

In some cases, acne goes away on its own without any treatment, but there are times when these acnes are too stubborn to leave, and more start to appear on the skin. Severe cases of acne are rarely ever harmful, but they can cause emotional distress and can lead to scarring of the skin. Choosing the acne treatment depends on its severity, as one can go for no treatment, or over-the-counter treatment, or prescribed acne medications. 

As we all know, whatever food we consume affects our overall body functions overall. Skin being our biggest organ, it stands to reason that what good for healing acne is not much different than what is good for a healthy body. Foods that are rich in nutrients namely carbohydrates, zinc, vitamins A &E, omega-3 fatty acids, or antioxidants are ideal for the prevention of acne and the promotion of healthy and acne-free skin. Also, a low-sugar, well-balanced diet can assist in the reduction of inflammation along with regulating hormone levels. 

Foods that can be held responsible for raise in blood sugar levels quicker than others tend to the formation of acne on the skin. The reason being, the release of the insulin hormone with the rise in blood sugar levels. Having an excess amount of insulin can cause our oil glands to produce more oil than normal, which is a root cause of acne. 

However, with some tips and additions, our daily diet can help pretty much anyone and everyone who has acne. 

Drinking more water will keep the body optimized for physical processes. Staying hydrated is nothing less than nutrition 101! 

Keeping sugar out of the daily diet goes a long way towards achieving that healthy glowing skin. 

Avoid processed foods, as they tend to contain more sugar, salts, and fats than we need. Avoiding them while keeping your meals fresh and full of good ingredients can help in keeping the body healthy and active. 

Ditching dairy consumption has shown promising results when it comes to acne, as consuming milk-related products has repeatedly been linked to increased acne. Since our body needs to consume calcium and proteins regularly, one can choose a healthier alternative such as Greek yogurt. 

Keeping your plate green and leafy is the right way to avoid acne. It has been proven that beetroot, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, kale, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, and spinach are the most recommended healthy and natural food options to consume, in order to fight acne. 

Other alternatives, such as following a Mediterranean diet and consuming green tea have proven to be helpful when dealing with acne-prone skin. 

However, it is not necessary to avoid all the foods that have been linked to acne but rather consume them in a balanced way along with other nutrient-dense foods will play a significant role as well. 

In the meantime, it is beneficial to keep an eye on the food logs to look for patterns between the foods that you are consuming and the health of your skin. Everybody is different, so taking advice from an expert will surely help you in choosing what works best for you.

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