Facts about Acne

To get the bulleted list on acne facts without all the fluff here is a list of the most important facts about acne.

  1. There is no possible known way to prevent the development of acne. Acne is not caused by diet. No scientific connection has been found between diet and acne.
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  2. Contrary to popular belief acne is not caused by dirt. The problem is deep in the skin and not on the surface although acne appears to be a surface skin condition. Between the body’s production of sebum and dead skin flakes all the ingredients are present for acne to form.
  3. Acne appears to be hereditary. Genetics for skin type and hormone levels can be consistent from one generation to the next.
  4. Zinc plays a large role skin health. Acne sufferers can benefit tremendously from high levels of zinc.
  5. Frequent washing of the acne-affected skin does not help. Instead, it adversely affects acne.
  6. Women’s acne problems fluctuate due to monthly hormone surges which cause an increase in sebum production.

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September 6, 2011

Dave @ 12:00 am #

In regards to diet; I’ve found personally that different foods minimize inflamation and breakouts, and others make it worse. I gave up dairy and my breakouts stopped significantly. If I flare up, if I eat something that contains flax seed, the redness goes away by the next day or so. I dont know how much research is actually spent on the correlation between food and acne but acne is the skin’s response to a problem inside the body. It’s very possible certain foods don’t agree with your body, thus causing flare ups, or inversely, foods that benefit your body aid in decreasing flare ups. Regardless, eating healthy should be promoted. You don’t lose anything by eating better.

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