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Acne: What does your skin say about your health?


      Let’s face it Belles, our health may not always be our primary concern. Instead, we often put our main focus on appearance. The only time we really pay attention to our health is when we are sick or in pain. But, while we are looking in the mirror, we fail to see how our skin is changing. Your skin appearance is directly correlated with your overall health. Acne is probably the greatest indication of your lifestyle. Your dietary and sleeping patterns affect your skin.

These skin problem triggers vary, depending on your lifestyle, and age. So, here are some of the key points to keep your skin clear:

You need to eat healthier. Isn’t it funny how a healthy diet is the solution to almost all of our daily problems? Poor diet could also trigger your acne. If you have a typical diet that’s full of refined carbohydrates and sugar, then, you’ll likely have acne. These foods cause a surge in insulin, which in turn, produces excessive amounts of testosterone. And with high levels of testosterone, your body will produce excess sebum. The sebum, then, will clog your pores and cause acne. Fill your diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Many fruits are 90 percent water, which will help you flush toxins out of your system.

You’re not getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation makes it more difficult for your cells to take in glucose. This condition is called insulin resistance and it is the first step towards diabetes and other serious conditions. Inflammation and insulin resistance are like two sides of the same coin. One reinforces the other and this creates a vicious cycle.

You’re experiencing a hormonal imbalance. This is the case with acne in women. Remember those middle school days when acne was your worst enemy? If you’re a Belle in your 20s or older, don’t be surprised that acne still bothers you. It’s because hormonal imbalances cause acne breakouts on your skin. Acne could be showing up with your monthly period.

You need to practice proper hygiene. Wash your face twice a day. It’s simple and will keep your skin clear because it removes excess residue and oil. You don’t need a fancy face wash because regular soap will do the trick. It will be enough to deal with the excess oils and dirt that may be clogging your pores. Also, sleeping with makeup on can cause serious acne problems. Remember to properly remove all face makeup before you call it a night.

You need to take a vacation. Sometimes acne is your body’s way of telling you to relax and take a breather. That’s because stress could be a major trigger of acne and other skin issues. So, take a look at your schedule and try to schedule in some relaxation.
Skin appearance and health go hand in hand Listen to your body and enjoy clear skin!

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