You want to prevent acne and live acne-free? Well close to 40 million people in the United States are asking that same question. Most of this 40 million people are teenagers and young women.
Here are some ways you can prevent acne and live acne-free.
Though it is true that chocolate and fried foods have been found not to cause acne, they do fall into the category of processed foods. Processed foods cause you to have a high amount of Omega – 6 which causes excess inflammation in your body making your immune system very sensitive. This sensitivity can cause your immune system to over react to any acne breakout making the break out much worse than it should be.
The proper amount of Omega – 6 is a ratio of how much Omega – 3 you have in your body to how much Omega -6 you have. This ratio, if you eat processed foods, is currently about 10 to 20 Omega -6 to every one Omega – 3. The proper ratio is believed to be three Omega – 6 for every one Omega – 3.
Process foods are foods that have been altered from their natural states and contain large amounts of Omega -6. Processed foods are such items as flour, sugar, lunchmeats, fried foods and snacks such as cookies and potato chips.
The proper diet is one that is made up of natural foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, poultry, fish and olive oil to name some of the foods you should eat. Plus to build up your Omega -3 you should consider taking fish oil supplements.
Cleanse and Exfoliate
Cleansing your face twice a day with a cleanser designed for your skin is a must. This will remove excess oils, dead skin and bacteria that are keys to causing acne.
Also exfoliating once or twice a week to remove dead skin using a natural mask or other means is a must.
You should also have microdermabrasion performed on your face. The frequency of having this professional exfoliation done will depend on your skin type, usually at least once a year with some periodic maintenance during the year.
Microdermabrasion will not only remove dead skin and oil to prevent acne, it will also strengthen your skin to make it tighter and more elastic to keep you looking young.
To prevent acne and live acne-free for the rest of your life, you need to eat right and properly care for your face.