Acne is usually viewed as a difficult condition to treat. Actually, patients can take control with a program that can cure their acne. The secret lays in proper diet, relief of stress and some good health practices. Testosterone and growth hormone both increase sebaceous secretion and promote oily skin.
Diet is probably the most important step of the program. Sugars and grains must be eliminated from the diet until acne is significantly improved. Temporarily, foods high in iodine content should be avoided and supplements of iodine stopped. A gluten-free diet is also very useful.
Simple sugars are found in candy, sodas, and baked goods, so work towards eliminating these forever. Be mindful of high fructose corn syrup as it can be a major ingredient in many foods.
Complex carbohydrates (sugar)-are found in grains, nuts, beans and vegetables. The complex sugars found in vegetables are preferred, so limit the grains, nuts and beans. Elimination of cereals, pasta, potatoes, white rice, corn and processed food. Fruits contain a lot of fructose so they also should be limited. Fruit juices, but not vegetable juice, concentrate sugar and needs to be avoided. So drink vegetable juices.
Reduce stress: Stress is known to aggravate acne so it is important to learn to manage your stress. Yoga, meditation, and exercise are good stress busters. Ashwagandha, theanine, and white chestnut are useful supplements and not harmful.
GOOD HEALTH PRACTICES FOR HEALTHY SKIN
Skin: Cleanse skin twice daily with a mild gentle cleanser with no harmful ingredients. Lotions and moisturizers applied to the skin should have organic ingredients. Retin A is ok to use but antibiotics generally are not helpful so try to avoid them. Never wear makeup overnight.
Vitamin D and multivitamins are very necessary in maintaining good skin health and aiding the immune system to fight infection.
Probiotics are very useful to maintain useful bacteria in the gut. I prefer a fermented cultured milk-Kefir, with two strains of useful bacteria.
Exercise and adequate water intake help flush out toxins in your body. Sweating helps flush out unwanted debris and sebum from the skin.
Sleep is necessary to reduce stress and at night during sleep, rebuilding of tissues takes place.
These simple steps can help you cure your acne.
The guidelines provided on this website are for general information only. Baughman Age Management Medicine strongly recommends that you consult your physician before pursuing any regimen listed in this website.