Acne: can also include pimples
Acne: it affects 3 in every 4 people aged 11 to 30 years
Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. It is known for being in condition that causes spots and pimples. In a more visual definition, it is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles plug with oil and dead skin cells.
Primarily known to occur during teenage years, acne can also affect individuals into adulthood! Acne is not just on your face, but can also affect your shoulders, back, neck, chest and upper arm.
With almost 75% of people having some form of acne at some time in their life, this is a topic that one can relate to.
Diet is known to play a major role in the development of acne.
Some major triggers that studies suggest are;
- Sugar foods
- Foods that are highly processed
- Oily foods
With different foods affecting different people, it is recommended that keeping a food diary can help a person to identify foods that trigger or worsen acne breakouts. Log every meal and snack and record the type and severity of acne symptoms that develop each day. This can help identify foods that may trigger acne or cause breakouts.
At Healthy U, you can find a wide variety of alternatives to your favourite treat foods! These can help support your anti-acne diet effortlessly.
Simple tips such as;
- Drinking enough water (at least 8 glasses a day)
- Keep clean pillow sheets will help keep your face bacterial free at night when you sleep
- Taking the right supplements. Things such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Omega-3s and Vitamin E have been known to help!
Make sure that you consult your dermatologist for any supplements or products if you suffer from severe acne.
Stay tuned for next week for more on clearing your acne!
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