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Lifestyle Modifications to Keep Acnes Away Featured

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Some lifestyle factors can cause acne, and hence their modifications are needed to prevent acne.

acne middle ageDo you ever think that your faulty eating habit, or excessive weight, or stress may be a cause for acne? Do you even believe that these factors can lead to acne related skin scarring? Don’t be shocked...Familial history and unhygienic living are not only the reasons for acne bur research has shown that your faulty lifestyle can also enhance the chances for acne development.
Acne, very commonly known as “pimple”, is a skin condition characterized by occurrence of whiteheads, blackheads, and red inflamed patches of skin. Hormonal changes, family history, use of oily cosmetic products, steroidal drugs and sweating are well-known causes for acne development. However, apart from these certain lifestyle factors can also responsible for acne occurrence.

Such lifestyle factors are generally missed by the patient as well as doctor and patient may not get acne relief, though he/she is taking regular medications and precautions.

Acne causing lifestyle factors and their modifications

  • Overweight and Acne

According to study published in Reuters health, in a large new survey of Norwegian teenagers, researchers have found that overweight girls in their late teens were twice more prone to acne as compared to their normal-weight peers. Unfortunately, a link is not seen in boys.
According to expert, physiological factors associated with overweight such as hormonal changes, insulin resistance or high blood pressure may influence acne incidence.
Dr.Jon Halvorsen, a researcher at Oslo University Hospital who lead the study said, “May be changes in the level of insulin and other hormones are altered in overweight adolescents, and this can increase the formation of acne.”
In such cases losing those extra pounds is the key for hindrance of acne. Regular exercises, well-balanced diet free of high sugar and calories, and good sound sleep are useful remedies to manage overweight.

  • Eating habits and Acne

Your eating pattern and the type of food you consume may be involved throughout the development of acne, as per study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Eating carbohydrate food with high-glycemic index such as processed foods, sugary drinks, snacks, potatoes or junk foods can raise blood glucose and insulin level. This can lead to development of acne. On the contrary, eating high-protein food or carbohydrate food with low-glycemic index such as whole-grain breads and pasta, legumes, brown rice and oatmeal always help in acne improvement.
Acne can be a result of free radicals induced skin damage. Free radicals are highly reactive nascent oxygen molecules produced during various chemical processes inside the body. Free radicals destroy skin cells and lower immunity level, enhancing chances of acne formation.
Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals and prevent skin damage. Vitamins like A, B, C and E and minerals like zinc, chromium and selenium acts as antioxidant and fight against free radicals.
Eating fruits like apples, pomegranates, strawberries, grapes and blueberries, and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, carrot, tomatoes and broccoli provide enough antioxidant supply to the body.

  • Stress and Acne

Emotional stress is suspected to be one of the reasons for incidence and exacerbation of acne. A study published in Archives of Dermatology revealed an existence of a link between increasing emotional stress and acne flare-up. Link may be due to stress induced release of certain hormones that can worsen acne.
Here you can reduce stress severity by adopting stress reducing techniques, relaxation exercises like yoga and meditation and good sleep.

  • Poor water intake and Acne

During various metabolic processes taking place inside the skin cells some waste materials are produced. Normally water help to flush these waste materials out of the body. When water intake of the body is poor, these waste materials get accumulated in the form of a toxin inside the skin cells and weaken immunity level leading to acne formation.
Water hydrate skin, improves blood circulation throughout body, and hence it is necessary to drink plenty of water and get rid from toxins and ultimately acne.

  • Dandruff:

Dandruff in scalp is major cause of acnes in many. Get control of dandruff with regular oil massage with warm oil and using Anti Dandruff shampoo.

These are important lifestyle factors that when modified can surely change your look and enhance your confidence as well...

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