The Unwanted Face Fiend
There isn’t a person in this world who enjoys the struggles of dealing with acne no matter what stage in life they may be. Its presence can be embarrassing for many as well as a recurring nightmare. Many people may feel frustrated when they make attempts to eat better and treat their skin right, but often stop because they see no results. Although it would be nice to have clear skin within a week (granted this rarity can happen for some), simplicity and consistency is key in getting the clear skin you want. Don’t let products that promise a "cure-all" for this trouble fool you. Detoxing your body from the inside and out is the true way to address acne and control your skin.
Detoxing the Skin
Our skin is the largest organ of the body that serves to protect us. Visibly, we can only see the epidermis of our skin, but we should not forget the role the dermis layer has in the creation and persistence of acne. This deeper layer can take up to 6 weeks to surface, meaning the internal and external changes you make take the same amount of time to show signs of improvement. It may take months for those suffering from a skin condition to notice changes.
Acne is the result of infected and overstimulated oil glands that are caused by unbalanced hormones as well as digestive, liver, and adrenal function. Eating foods or applying topical products that contribute to an abnormality an any of these can further overstimulate oil-producing glands. Eating foods that aid in the normal function of glands can both prevent and unclog pores. Although there is no such food you much absolutely stay away from, a few known congesting foods to keep in mind are dairy (filled with hormones), refined foods and sweets, and animal fat. Our adrenal glands work in response to stress causing excessive oil production and chemicals that can irritate the skin. Keeping stress in check is easier said than done, but reducing stress can make a remarkable difference for the skin. Our liver serves as an internal detoxifier and our gastrointestinal (GI) system is responsible for providing our body the nutrients it needs while eliminating everything else. Consuming foods that ultimately hinder these processes cause a buildup of toxins in the system and can also cause acne.
Detoxifying Foods for the Body
Overall, it is best to eat foods that is as organic as possible and to eat a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables to aid in nutrient uptake, improved digestion, and elimination of toxins. Take a look at these amazing foods that help restart your system and fight acne from within:
- Fish/fish oil
- Green tea/White tea
- Sweet potatoes
- Cayenne Pepper
Keeping Your Body in Balance
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