Written by Janice Johnson

Hearing that some natural foods actually induce and promote acne is not something we commonly hear. Some say, “that’s impossible!” But it’s true.

There are some natural foods that actually lead to blemishes and acne – regardless of whether you are a teenager or an adult. Acne can be prevalent in adults as well as teenagers and there are ways we can avoid it – althoughrepparttar pharmaceutical and drug companies will tell you otherwise.

The drug companies occupy a billion dollar industry and there’s a lot of money to be made. Whatrepparttar 136221 public doesn’t know is advantageous for these companies because it keeps us coming back for more treatments - that continue to feed this huge industry. But what many people with acne also don’t realize is that what we eat can actually have a huge impact on our skin. What does this mean for us? It means less money spent on medicines and treatments and more time spent on enjoying life.

The Close Relationship between Food and Acne:

Did you know that mangos, bagels, potatoes, popcorn, papaya, and many other “natural” foods (which I won’t tell you about here) actually cause acne? It’s true. These foods are inflammation-inducing foods which cause problems such as a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. This leads to a burst of inflammation on a cellular level. Basically, as our insulin rises, this leads to increased inflammation throughout our bodies.


Written by Janice Johnson

When fighting blemishes it is essential that you userepparttar right cleansers for your skin. Regardless of whether you have teenage acne or adult acne a gentle cleanse should always be a necessary part of your daily routine.

Every individual has different skin needs. But what doesn’t differ is that everyone’s skin needs to be cleaned to remove excess dirt brought about byrepparttar 136220 outside environment. Gentle cleansing isrepparttar 136221 first place to start.

Use a water-soluble cleanser:

Water-soluble cleansers are great because they gently cleanse your skin without stimulatingrepparttar 136222 oil glands. A gentle cleanse does not cause redness or dryness. It also makesrepparttar 136223 skin feel soft and releases oil and dirt gently without damagingrepparttar 136224 skin.

Once you leave those dry, irritating pore-clogging bar cleansers and soaps behind, you will notice a distinct difference inrepparttar 136225 way your skin looks and feels. But you must remember to ONLY stick to water-soluble cleansers which are free of exfoliating agents, oil absorbing ingredients and topical disinfectants. These harsh ingredients do very little forrepparttar 136226 skin because these active ingredients are quickly washed away – not providing any benefit onrepparttar 136227 skin at all. These ingredients are best used inrepparttar 136228 other stages ofrepparttar 136229 cleansing process – like moisturizers, exfoliators or for disinfectingrepparttar 136230 skin.

But it is important to not only cater torepparttar 136231 outside of your body but also you must cater to your body fromrepparttar 136232 inside-out. Make sure you are eating anti-oxidant rich, non-inflammatory foods like hazelnuts, salmon, celery, cucumbers, apples, yogurt and pomegranates.

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