HOW YOU CAN STOP SUFFERING FROM ADULT ACNE April 3, 2018 – Posted in: Beauty

Are you suffering from adult acne? But take a look carefully at where you’re breaking out. Traditional Chinese medicine maintains that a weakness or toxicity in a certain organ or gland in the body can result in acne showing up in certain areas of the skin. Such a theory of face mapping suggests the location of your acne could present clues about what’s causing it.


Forehead: Pimples here are usually linked to the digestive system, and may indicate that you’re having a hard time breaking down certain foods. Try eating digestive enzymes like bromelain (found naturally in pineapple) and papaya before each meal to help break down foods. It may also indicate liver problems, stress, or an irregular sleep schedule. If you suspect liver issues, try some dandelion tea or some extra garlic and onions, and make sure you’re getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Drinking hot water with lemon (Try WAC Teabiotic Morning After Magic Dust or WAC Teabiotic Coltcha Magic Dust ) in the morning can help with the detoxification of liver. Or maybe you are gluten intolerance? Try to avoid gluten (think wheat, rye) completely for a few weeks and see if the condition improves.


Cheeks: If you spent time in the city, on the road for hours, or came into contact with polluted air, that may explain pimples showing up here. And unfortunately, the indoor air in our homes and offices can be just as bad, or worse! Consider growing indoor plants that help improve quality of air. Sometimes, acne here can be a symptom of too much sugar in your diet. So try to go sugar-free for a few weeks and see if that helps.


Chin: We know that it’s that time of the month for you, when we see chin pimples. Chin pimples often come around because of changes in your hormones. In the days before your period, try to pay extra attention to your skin care. Consider eating foods that help regulate your natural hormonal cycles. If you’re noticing a direct relationship between dairy and acne, you should eliminate the dairy from your diet in all its forms for one month, allow the skin to calm down, and then re-introduce slowly to see if acne develops. It’s thought that dairy contains components related to testosterone which stimulates oil glands in the skin.


In conclusion….

“There is much active research on acne, looking at possible food effects, hormonal imbalance, different types of bacteria, as well as treatments to help avoid flares and treat outbreaks,” says Dr Doris Day, a board certified dermatologist who specializes in laser, cosmetic and surgical dermatology in New York. One such study found acne to be a persistent problem for people of all ages, but women clearly seem to be the most affected due to hormone imbalances. Nutrition and diet can also play a role. Some research suggests essential fatty acids like omega-3 fish oils can help balance the skin oils and ease acne, while high-glycemic foods like white bread, potato chips, and sugary breakfast cereals can imbalance hormones and lead to more breakouts. *1


Another potential solution is probiotics, according to Dr Whitney Bowe, a leading New York City dermatologist and specializing in skin rejuvenation, cutting edge laser therapies and nutritional dermatology. Similar to the way antibiotics can combat acne, probiotics can help fight harmful bugs from triggering inflammation. Bowe says that researchers are currently studying how healthy bacteria can be used topically on skin or taken orally to benefit these skin conditions.*1


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