Acne can strike teens, adults, even babies!. As far as I can make out, its partially age linked and partially heriditary – if your relatives are spotty you’re odds on to have zits yourself. Acne is possibly hormonal and not reliably linked to diet or cleanliness.
Acne IS controllable/ treatable.
If you are suffering from acne outbreaks at the computer, and they are giving you grief, consider the following:
Stress has a strong linkage to acne outbreaks, especially in adults. What’s the cause, can it be eliminated, can it be avoided or can it be reduced?
Take Breaks – a good acne fighter is to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sun for a few minutes.
Your immune system needs aÂ charge from Mother Nature, and possibly a break with (or away from) other humans.
-Lack of Hydration. You need need plenty of liquid to flush out poisons and toxins from your body. Some believe that poisons that can’t get out any other way wll exit through your skin.
– Keep plenty of water, fruit juice, and low sugar squashes handy and use them whenever thirst strikes.
– Ease back on the stimulants and depressants – coffee, tea, fizzy canned drinks, Beaujolais or buckets of vodka.
– Poor Diet? The jury is out here. May not cause acne directly, but may cause stress and definitely contributes to obesity. So if you are working in what is essentially a low exercise office environment, a useful strategy might be to go for the healthier low fat option.
– Eat plenty of vegetables, fruit and low fat protein (fish, meatless protein,chicken, turkey) and ease off on snacking on junk, spicy or highly processed foods, fatty meats and deep fried food.
-Allergies – A rash or eczema is one of the possible symptoms from a reaction to a particular food and isn’t acne, but can look just as bad.
Top food allergens are:Â Milk, Egg, Peanut, Tree nut (walnut,cashew, etc.) ,Fish, Shellfish, Soy products,Wheat products (bread, wheat cereals). Children may grow out ofÂ food allergies to milk, eggs, soybean products and wheat
– wash your skin with a gentle cleanser. Dont scour it. pick or scratch at your spots. If a few zits appear, try an over the counter remedy and see if they clear up.
– See your doctor or dermatologist. See what they suggest as a proper acne treatment.
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