Rid Yourself of Acne
- Created: October 22, 2013
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Tired of embarrassing acne or acne scars? Find out what causes them and how to get rid of them for good.
Acne – not only is it painful, but it is often times accompanied with low self-esteem. Once you’ve gotten rid of the problem, acne tends to leaves scars as a reminder of its presence. Newer studies are showing the actual causes of acne and how to get rid of it for good.
According to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics, more than 17 million Americans suffer from acne. One of the things influencing acne is diet. High glycemic foods and dairy have been shown to aggravate acne due to the increase in blood sugar and added hormones seen especially in dairy products.
Some may say that your acne continues to exist despite a healthy diet and religious use of acne creams. If that’s the case, then the problem may be gluten. Gluten is found in most foods containing wheat and grains like bread, pizza, pasta and rice. Chances are, you may have a slight allergy to gluten, which causes inflammation in our immune system resulting in acne. Inflammation is usually your body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong. According to the Mayo Clinic, gluten is one of the most common food allergies, but it is hard to diagnose. The best way is to eliminate gluten from your diet. Regardless of the outcome, going gluten-free may have its health benefits.
Once your acne is gone, you may have dark pigmentation. According to dermatologist, Dr. Jennifer MacGregor, you can use glycolic or salicylic acid to exfoliate the skin. She even suggests using soy or licorice or help lighten up those dark spots. Dr. MacGregor suggests using skin products that contain retinoid to help brighten and heal the skin.
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Written by Katherine Chua