Thursday, 30 May 2013

Adulthood acne, bad breakouts?

There is no single cause of acne, and because of this, there is no sure way to avoid it or control it.

Acne is influenced by several factors, many of which are out of our control. But the way you treat your skin and look after your health does play an important role!

Adult acne is caused by sebum, an oily substance produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands.
Sebum clogs pores, which attract bacteria and become inflamed. For some adults, breakouts are a result of hypersensitivity or overproduction of androgens (male hormones). But an imbalance in both male and female hormones (estrogen) can also cause breakouts.
For women it can happen during pregnancy, premenopausal, and menopause stages.

Some medications, such as corticosteroids, and cosmetics contribute to the development of acne.

And last but not least. Your diet!!!  This is seriously huge. You may have a food allergy or intolerance you have not yet realised. So take note with the simple method of elimination.

The most common culprits are consuming to much fat, dairy products, caffeine, processed foods (because of preservatives and food colourings) & refined carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta

Also a recommendation of mine, that works for myself and also many others is high dosing of fish oil. 10,000mg a day in divides doses, after three weeks your skin will be soft and a lot less congested!

A few tips:

·      Check Your Hair and Skin Product, as they may be causing, blockages and reactions. Natural is better!
·      Adopt a Hands-Off Policy to prevent stimulating sebum pores and transferring bacteria
·      Avoid Over washing and Harsh Scrubs otherwise you will ruin your acid mantle or natural flora the skin that naturally fights against infections

Adult Hood acne can also be much more complicated than this so feel free to contact me for more information if you feel unsure about your causes.

Gabby xoxo

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