Acne is one of the most common skin problems you can ever face. According to statistics, at least once in a lifetime, about 10% of the world's population has to fight it. And most often it can not be solved only with the help of the selection of the right care: doctors are increasingly talking about the need for an integrated approach as the only way to achieve clean skin.
How does acne develop? On the surface of the skin, there are small holes - they are called pores. The pores are connected to the sebaceous glands, which work even when we apply makeup or use mattifying cosmetics (it slightly reduces the production of secretion, but does not stop it). Acne occurs when these pores are clogged with dead skin cells or sebum, provided that bacteria are present to cause inflammation. Therefore, in the care of skin suffering from rashes, funds with antibacterial components are needed. Among the most widely used are salicylic acid, zinc, white clay, and tea tree oil. The latter is considered a favorite remedy for acne by Meghan Markle.
But the condition of the epidermis is affected not only by the correct choice of cosmetics. It is important to pay special attention to the diet - and the main emphasis should be on products with low sugar content or no sugar at all. When a sharp jump in sugar occurs in the blood after a meal, a large amount of insulin-like growth factor is released in the body - a hormone that makes the sebaceous glands work even more actively. Among the products that stimulate this process include pasta, rice, white bread, carbonated drinks, and other sources of simple carbohydrates. This also includes product-traitors, which at first glance seem quite innocent. For example, potatoes or boiled beets, also have a high glycemic index, but we rarely think about it.
The best diet for getting rid of acne will be a mix of paleo and Mediterranean nutrition programs. What to strictly exclude with acne?
• All fast food and all food junk are killers of beautiful skin No. 1. Remove all chips, crackers, soda, cookies, cakes, sweets, sausages, sausages, canned food, etc.;
• Sugar and syrups are the main food for pathogenic flora in our bodies. All added sugar - exclude (sweets, marshmallows, marmalades, and cakes).
• Gluten (the skin is a reflection of the state of the gastrointestinal tract, which gluten can generally be discussed, while there is chaos in the intestines);
• Dairy products (many studies have been conducted on the relationship of acne with the consumption of dairy products: ice cream, milk, cottage cheese, etc.)
• Fruits with a high GI – excluded only for a while to relieve the underlying inflammation.