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Acne is a skin
condition that often affects those who are just beginning their adolescence.
But Acne can also appear throughout adulthood. But it doesn’t have to be this
way for either phase of life. Here
are some helpful guidelines for those with Acne-prone
skin which could help prevent acne or benefit your skin to prevent a recurrence
of skin condition.
As the skin is the
body’s largest organ, it has many facets. It is the avenue of absorption,
excretion, and detoxification. If the skin’s systems do not work at a balanced
level, toxins could interrupt the endocrine
system and lead to blockages of the skin’s pores, and therefore contribute
to acne and pimples. And with Summer nearly at our doorstep, it’s the time
where breakouts, pimples and Acne can rear its ugly head. AcnEase has the Do’s
and Don’ts for healthy and radiant skin this Summer.
Water:Drink plenty of water. This flushes out the body’s waste through the skin (as
sweat), kidneys, bladder, and colon. As the human body is mostly water (around
60-80%), it needs to be hydrated to conduct normal physiology responses,
including the skin. Eight 250ml glasses throughout the day is normal, but if working in air conditioning,
outdoors or if exercising, more is often needed. For Acne-prone skin, drink H2O and stay hydrated. Your skin will thank
you for it.
Exercising:For Acne-prone skin, there is one mode of
activity that helps the whole body, including the skin, and that is exercise. For
Acne-prone skin, exercise activities such
as running, boxing, skipping, swimming, and high-intensity
yoga are beneficial as it creates sweat,
which cleanses the skin’s pores, detoxifies and creates a state of equilibrium
for the skin and the rest of the body. The amount of exercise should be at
least 3 days per week, but more the better. It doesn’t have to be a marathon,
just something which makes your body sweat. However, breakouts form
sweat-induced exercise may occur, but may be less frequent when
athletes and fitness enthusiasts have used AcnEase.
For Acne-prone skin, nutrition is the
utmost importance internally, which then reflects externally. The saying, “You
are what you eat”, is often correct. What one puts into their bodies can have
an effect on the whole body, including the skin. So those with Acne prone skin
should start by eating an array of fresh vegetables and fruit. The nutrients in
these foods are high in many vitamins and minerals to protect the skin, and
help the skin repair itself which may prevent future Acne breakouts.
Acne-prone skin isn’t helped by stress.
When the body is tense, it releases stress hormones such as cortisol, which may
increase the skin's oil production, making you prone to Acne and pimples.
People with Acne prone skin should participate in activities that reduce their
stress levels such as exercise or perhaps a massage.
Apparently there are more germs on a computer mouse and keyboard than the
toilet bowl. The same goes for items such as money or your cell phone. So,
touching your face after touching something else, could contribute to Acne and pimples
as the bacteria can spread and the skin can become irritated with more
inflammation, and other pimples could follow.
Washing the face and body with soap could be damaging to those with Acne prone
skin. Often soaps can be harsh for this type of skin. The solution is to use a
natural based cleanser that includes ingredients that nourish the skin and help lift away toxins, dirt, and grime.
Sun Exposure: The
Sun does give us life. Its synthesis of vitamin D3, which is really a hormone, is
beneficial to all of us. The sun and its rays do give us some sense of good health,
but only if in short increments. Excessive sun exposure without some sun
protection may cause skin to either breakout, or increase the skin’s
susceptibility to Acne, for those who are Acne-prone. Sun exposure should be
limited to early mornings or late afternoon, for those who want to enjoy the
rays without protection.
skin can help you lead the way with a future without Acne. For those who
have mild to severe acne,
AcnEase can help soothe the redness and inflammation and future proof your skin
of future breakouts. The Do’s and Don’ts for Acne-prone skin is simple, but for
smoother and healthier skin, AcnEase can also give you an additional step for better results. A
combination of nutritional herbs with vitamins and minerals that restores the
skin. The holistic approach
to Acne that is suitable for everyone, including pregnant women.
As Summer is the time
for the great outdoors. Show your best skin.