4 Ideas For Radiant Skin At Any Age
Acne is a common problem among teenagers as well as adults. Heredity, stress and hormones all influence the appearance of inflamed hair follicles, which result in breakouts. While cleansing the face with mild glycerin soap and applying topical treatments such as tea tree oil or benzoyl peroxide can address blemishes, making dietary changes are also essential.
- Increase your consumption of antioxidant-rich foods, particularly a wide variety of colors of vegetables.
- Include omega-3 fatty acids from foods like wild Alaskan salmon and freshly ground flaxseeds to help reduce and prevent inflammation. Equally important is avoiding the inflammatory fat from hydrogenated oil in most packaged food as well as fried foods.
- Drink lots of water to keep the skin hydrated and healthy.
- Limit processed and refined foods – the American Academy of Dermatology says that diet alone shouldn’t be relied upon to address acne, but that a low-glycemic index diet and avoiding milk may help. Sugar is also a known driver of acne in the integrative medicine community and should be moderated.
And don’t be afraid to eat a piece of dark chocolate now and then – there is no link between chocolate and acne, and dark chocolate actually has antioxidant benefits!
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