Acne was considered and to many is considered a “disease” of the teenage world. When we think of acne we think of puberty, we don’t think of our parents having it or ourselves – we are far past that era to be getting it.
However the reality of the situation is that many adults also suffer with acne. This isn’t surprising when the Western world has become a junk food society.
Fast food, lack of exercise, lack of sunlight, lack of fresh air and highly stressed lifestyles are all contributory factors to acne, but in this article I want to talk about diet and why eating junk foods (and not enough fruit and veg) is a major cause of acne.
When we are eating junk foods all the time we put a massive strain on our bodies and organs. This is because most junk foods are high in fat and fat can take up to 24 hours or more to digest. As a result the skin, being a secondary eliminatory system, then takes action to help the body rid itself of toxins and debris. This often if not always will result in some form of acne.
On top of this acne is caused by a combination of high sebum production and pinched of sebum canals. If you can eliminate this pinching off, you will get no new acne zits. What causes your body to do this? FOOD! Again, food is the culprit. Most foods contain substances that can cause acne so it can very hard to pinpoint the food triggering it in you. Some people are also more sensitive than others, and eliminating lots of different foods may be the only answer to acne free skin.
How can I know what is causing my acne without buying anything?
To find out what is causing your acne all you need to do is eliminate all foods that cause acne for 1-2 weeks. During this time you should see a drastic improvement in your skin. You may want to continue with the elimination diet until your skin has totally cleared up. Once this has occurred you can then start adding in those foods one at a time to see what ones trigger acne in you. If there is particular food that causes some acne in you but you absolutely love it, you may not want to avoid it completely but by doing the elimination diet you will KNOW exactly what has caused your acne and thus be able to control how much acne you are willing to live with.
Being in control is what you need to feel ok about your acne. When you feel helpless and out of control you have no idea what you can do and you feel powerless. So put control about into your hands and eliminate all foods that cause acne!