Off late have you become an introvert and avoid parties because you have acne. Don’t think you are the only person who suffers from acne. There are people who even try a different hair styling wherein to a certain extent the hair covers face which have acne and acne scars. Acne is a common problem which would be faced by most of the people at least once in their life.
Even though these are temporary eruptions on the skin but if it appears frequently then you may not be able to get rid of this problem. Acne is characterized by papules, pustules or comedones and is at times very painful. Acne bumps after bursting or after its gradual recession cause scars on the skin which is even more frustrating and last long.
To get rid of acne and acne scars one should know the exact etiology behind it and usually acne is formed due to the excess oil produced by the sebaceous glands which are present in every hair follicle. This excess oil that is clogged in the skin pores makes the condition conducive for the growth of bacteria which thrive well in this oil together with dead skin and dirt causing skin inflammation and infection leading to the eruption of acne bumps.
Hence instead of coating the acne scars and bumps with creams, drugs and cleansers, acne has to be treated from underneath and should avoid the accumulation of bacteria and toxins in the skin pores. A well balanced diet plays a key role in managing acne better than taking pills. Hence if you really want to avoid those ugly acne scars from your face then get ready to change your lifestyle choices, diet and even the stress and mental attitude and see the results yourself.
Most of the people have an assumption that oily food, chocolates and sweet foods increases the acne flare-ups but there is no direct link between these foods and acne but still it’s true that these foods merely add calories rather nutrients.
While choosing the diet care should be taken to include foods that provide more enzymes and micronutrients because the enzymes are necessary to carry out various digestive processes without which digestion becomes incomplete and leads to the accumulation of toxins within the body.
Moreover the proteolytic enzymes from the food get in to the blood stream and are transported all over the body and these enzyme acts against the bacteria, fungi, mold and viruses present in the body. Lack of microorganisms prevents acne and in order to get more enzymatic foods take raw fruits and vegetables, whole foods, sprouted grains etc. Cooking foods beyond 118 degree F destroys the enzymes present in them. Similarly include more of organic foods which help to supply more nutrients and try to reduce the chemicals in the food.
Consume foods that can boost up the immune system as a strong immune system can fight with the invading bacteria more powerfully and keep the microorganism at bay. Foods rich with vitamin C like citrus fruits, garlic, foods rich in zinc like mushrooms, ginger and foods containing vitamin A, E, selenium, magnesium and beta-carotenes etc are ideal for boosting immune system.
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Zinc deficiency lower the level of white blood cells within the blood which is essential to fortify the immune system and above all zinc plays a major role in clearing the blemishes and scars and maintains a clear skin. The common food sources for zinc include chicken, lamb, turkey, crab, salmon, lobster, beans, pumpkin seeds, cereals, beans, potatoes, whole grain breads etc.
Third step is to include more foods that provide antioxidants to fight with the free radicals that damage the skin and flush out the toxins accumulated in the body. The processed foods, non-organic foods, air pollution, water pollution etc adds to free radicals build up in the body and free radicals destroys the white blood cells and weakens the immune system and thereby provides favorable conditions to the microorganisms leading to acne.
Hence consumption of food rich in antioxidants helps to solve the acne problems. Antioxidants are vitamins, phytochemicals, minerals and some of the antioxidants rich foods are berries, quinoa, oats, millet, spinach, papaya, bell pepper, tomatoes, apples, green tea etc.
While selecting the food that should take, care should be taken to avoid foods that may trigger the onset of acne such as dairy products, hydrogenated oils, salty snacks, processed foods, gluten containing foods, fried foods, sweets, foods containing preservatives like sulphates etc.
Instead of dairy products switch to soy milk and soymilk products and it may reduce the acne flare-ups considerably. Sugar containing foods spike up the blood sugar level and energy level and provide very less enhancement to the immune system.
Water takes a crucial role in keeping the skin clear and shinning. Water keeps the skin hydrated and helps to flush out the toxins present in the body. Taking probiotic supplements also helps to keep the intestine in good condition by removing the toxins and maintaining the beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. Beneficial bacteria also help to digest the food properly without allowing it to putrefy and extract all the nutrients from the food and thereby fortifying the immune system.
Along with a well-balanced diet you should keep yourself out of the stress as stress increases the oil secretion, reduces the digestion and weakens the immune system. Hence practice stress reducing techniques like massage, yoga, meditation, exercise etc. All these increase the blood circulation and oxygenate the body and thereby provide an unfavorable condition for bacteria which then reduces the acne flare-ups.
In addition keep your skin clean and exfoliate the skin at least once in a week to remove the dead skin and dirt. Apply moisturizers to the skin soon after bathing and wash the face with cold water twice or thrice a day. For keeping the acne at bay proper sleep is a must because body executes its repair works mostly when the person is on sleep. Hence a well-balanced diet, rest and good hygiene help keep acne at bay.
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