Acne, blemishes – al of us have been terrorized by these pesky little devils at one point of time or another. In fact, statistics indicate that roughly 80 percent of people between 11 and 30 experience acne at some point. Does that make them any less annoying? Of course not! The occurrence of acne or blemishes is however not as annoying as their persistence. While the breakouts clear up with little or no effort for a fortunate few, for most acne-sufferers this just isn’t the case. If you belong to the latter group, you may find that no matter what you try, blemishes just refuse to go away.
Well then, maybe it is time you considered something else. Did you know that the food you eat can often play a big role in the production of acne? Some foods create acne-favorable conditions, so cutting them out of your diet can help with reducing your breakout problem.
- Salt – Everyone loves salt; a pinch of salt can seriously enhance the flavor of any food, unfortunately it is also a pro-acne ingredient. Of course in moderation, salt consumption is okay, however too much salt can dehydrate the skin and cause swelling, thus causing blemishes to become further irritated.
- Food with High Glycemic Index – Who doesn’t love their donuts and pretzels? However like it or not, these tasty treats can be increasing your blemish problem. Studies indicate that food with a high glycemic index raise blood sugar levels, leading to increased insulin production, which in turn triggers hormonal changes, all of which lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
- Dairy – Due to the hormones found in dairy, milk is known to be responsible for breakouts on the chin, jaw line or neck, hence it goes without saying that all dairy products such as cheese and yogurt can lead to acne. Try limiting your intake or switching to almond milk to avoid an increase in flare-ups.
- Alcohol – Bad for our health and bad for our skin. Alcohol dehydrates the skin, highlights wrinkles and affects vitamin A, B3 and C adversely, all of which are essential antioxidants and are needed for cell regeneration.
- Sugar – Now this one goes without saying. Sugar accelerates acne formation and is also responsible for numerous other health problems. Whether you have acne prone skin or not, cutting down on your sugar intake will do you good.
In addition to watching what you consume, it’s of course important to follow an effective and consistent treatment regime. The right face mask can do wonders for your acne prone skin, which is why we recommend the nügg Deep Cleansing Face Mask. This face mask is especially crafted for oily/combination skin with Aloe Juice, Cucumber Extract and Jojoba Lite Oil. Aloe Juice hydrates the skin while Cucumber Extract and Jojoba Lite Oil deep cleanses the skin and removes excess sebum that produces acne. Gentle on the skin and 98% natural, this nügg face mask works great on acne prone skin. We recommend using this facial mask twice a week for best results.
In addition to this, we recommend that you drink plenty of water, eat green leafy vegetables, antioxidant rich berries, and switch your coffee over to green tea. Dark chocolate, oysters and pumpkin seeds, which are great sources of zinc, are also known to help fight acne.