Sneaky causes of acne no one’s telling you about
Which food cause acne???
Studies show dairy products and high glycemic foods, however, can trigger acne
Avoid long hot water showers, consuming too much dairy and junk, skipping moisturizing because you have oily skin and popping zits
Spicy food can make things worse
Don’t skip your meals – your blood glucose rises and your body experiences a significant change in your hormones, including insulin. Once insulin increases, it will trigger your ovaries to produce more testosterone which can result in not just acne, but weight gain, too.
If you have acne, try gluten free for a month
It turns out that chocolate has the potential to cause acne because of its high sugar content. The quick sugar rush it gives can cause mayhem in your skin.
Vitamin D is an important vitamin for the function of several tissues in the body, including the skin. It protects them from bacterial irritation which, in essence, means decreasing the chances for your pores to become inflammatory zits.
When you don’t have as much vitamin D, you become at risk of zits.
Caffeine has an effect on your stress hormones. The more caffeine you consume, the more your stress hormones can get triggered.
These hormones, in turn, can initiate an inflammatory response and increase in your sebum production.
When you don’t moisturize, you are practically depriving your skin the moisture it needs to protect itself and carry on its functions. So, what it does is produce more sebum to “compensate” for the moisture it “lost”.
Too much oil on an acne-prone skin is never good
Whether you like it or not, acne can happen on your back, too. That’s because you also sweat and produce oil there. And, unlike the zits you can get on your face and neck, back acne tends to be more painful and bigger.
Regular bath soaps can be overly drying. So, instead of doing your skin a favor by cleansing it, you’re actually doing more harm.
Using wrong make up remover.
Unfortunately, some formulas tend to be damaging to the skin, like those non-rinse type. Since you’re not required to wash it off, makeup residues, dirt and oil can remain on the surface of your skin and clog your pores.
You’re using the wrong sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen before heading outdoors is non-negotiable. You can’t forgo protection just because you are breaking out. If you are constantly having zits every time you’re wearing SPF, you’re probably using the wrong formula or the wrong ingredients.
To be continued