Suffers of Acne can feel a little picked on by the universe especially when they suffer a lot more Acne issues than friends around them. Acne has been around since the dawn of mankind but there is now a far greater understanding of the causes and effects, especially with various breakthroughs in the last 10 to 15 years.
Most dermatologists believe acne is closely linked with hormonal changes that occur within the body. In fact, testosterone has been identified as a chief trigger of acne development. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, testosterone works to stimulate oil gland activity, creating an oilier skin more prone to acne breakouts.
Oily skin and combination skin types are naturally more prone to acne than normal and dry skin types.
How you care for your skin plays a big part in getting acne. And while everyone’s skin reacts differently, there are certain things that are commonly thought to be best avoided in acne prone skin care, such as: Exfoliators that contain scrubbing particles that irritate the skin; hair products that contain grease; picking and squeezing acne; skin care products that contain oil (always look for oil free); tanning – sun exposure irritates the skin; touching the skin.
Over the years, I have seen a LOT of things written about the links between diet and acne, and a lot of arguments on both sides. Now it seems there is general agreement to moderate links between diet and acne. Is diet alone going to clear your acne? Probably not. However, a healthy diet will certainly improve your overall health. Instead of highly processed foods, try incorporating more whole grains (such as whole wheat bread, wheat pastas, brown rice, oatmeal, etc.) into your diet, as well as plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit, and lean protein. Limit the amount of soda, sugary snacks, and other “junk foods” whenever possible. You have nothing to lose, and a healthy body to gain. And possibly clearer skin, too.
Hope these help explain why you might be suffering from acne and give you some ideas for lifestyle changes you can make to help get rid of it.