3 Ways to Clear Adult Acne
One of the best things about leaving your teenage years behind you, is the promise of better skin. Your hormones supposedly even out, gracing you with enviable skin and leaving years of embarrassment in your wake. And you have nothing but years of a glowing complexion in front of you. Right? Well, not necessarily. Roughly 50 percent of adult women and 25 percent of adult men suffer from adult-onset acne. If this sounds familiar to you, and you are ready to be done with breakouts, there are natural ways to clear them up. Here are a few of them:
Foods with a high-glycemic index, such as white bread and foods with high amounts of refined sugar, can cause breakouts in people of all ages. According to Glenn Kolansky, M.D., a dermatologist in Red Bank, New Jersey, "[Foods with a high glycemic index] raise blood sugar and insulin levels, another male-hormone-boosting process that may lead to breakouts". Therefore, it's important that you avoid these foods in favor of whole, clean options such as whole grains, plenty of lean proteins, and lots of fresh fruits and veggies. This can help to clear up your skin.
Making sure that you have a daily skin regimen that will keep your skin clean and bacteria-free is a good step in the right direction. Twice daily, you should clean your face with an salicylic acid cleanser and follow that with an oil-free moisturizer. You should also exfoliate your skin twice per week with a gentle exfoliator. If you need to, apply a topical spot treatment. Also, don't forget to slather on an oil-free SPF daily! Many acne treatments on the market can cause your skin to become sensitive to the sun.
While the above mentioned remedies do have the potential to clear up your skin, sometimes acne can be caused by an underlying health issue. For instance, there can be a lack of blood flow to the tissue directly under the skin. This can cause a lack of necessary drainage and can lead to breakouts. Regular chiropractic care may help to improve this condition by increasing blood flow to the necessary areas. If you are interested in possibly pursuing chiropractic treatment in order to improve your complexion, consider stopping into The Joint... The Chiropractic Place for a consultation. With a knowledgable staff, very affordable prices, and convenient walk-in hours, they can assist you with all of your chiropractic needs!