Acne can have many causes and contrary to general belief it does not just affect teenagers. People of all ages battle this skin condition, which can manifest in severe breakouts often resulting in scarring. Needless to say, acne can have a negative impact on self esteem and body image.
So what can be done to improve this condition?
In cases of acne it is essential to address nutritional issues first. Try removing dairy producs from your diet as well as sugar. It is also a good idea to replace products made from refined, white flour with low GI wholegrain and brown flour. Fresh fruit and vegetables are especailly beneficial to clear the skin., as they contain high levels of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Swap saturated fats with healthy unsaturated fats, such as extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil to improve the condition of the skin and supply essential building blocks for the amino acids in your body. Add omega-3 (fish oil) and omega-6(eveneing primrose oil) to address inflammation and promote the renewal of the skin cells.