Now you are well past your teens you may have thought that your chances of having acne breakouts are well and truly over… think again! Many people are plagued by adult acne into their 30’s, 40’s and even 50’s. Adult acne is on the increase and the cause could be a bad diet.
Cameron Diaz has been a long-time sufferer of adult acne, trying everything from prescription medication to topical treatments to clear it up but nothing helped for very long. She has now revealed, in her latest book “The Body Book”, her secret to overcoming adult acne – giving up junk food.
Cameron claims she had no control over her blemished skin for several years of her adult life.
“It was really challenging to cover them up for the cameras. It was awkward and embarrassing and frustrating, and I always felt really bad about myself.”
Cameron admitted that she ate “a cheeseburger with fries every day” until she had an epiphany about her diet and the effect it was having on her skin.
She revealed: “A funny thing happened – my skin began to clear up! My acne wasn’t totally gone, but it was significantly better.
“I hadn’t needed to be angry at my skin or feel bad about myself. I had just needed to listen to my body. Acne was my body’s alarm system, it was a way of telling me.”
In 2008 an Australian study found that carbohydrates with a high glycemic index (for example, soda, sugary snacks and junk food) increased the development and severity of breakouts.
Foods such as sugar, dairy, saturated fats and low fibre carbohydrates increase inflammation in the skin. Cut out these and replace with plenty of skin healthy foods that are rich in vitamins and Omega 3 fatty acids and you might see a vast improvement in your skin. Add to this a sachet of 100% natural help: clear skin every day and you will be fighting the bacteria associated with acne. Just one sachet a day of help: clear skin will show results within 4-6 weeks.
help: clear skin has two active ingredients:
Lactoferrin: It works by enhances the body’s natural defences to eliminate bacteria; reduce sebum and inflammation; and repairs damaged skin cells caused by acne, due to its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera has been used for years to calm, nourish and regenerate the skin. Its detoxifying properties help to strengthen skin cells, which results in a younger looking, healthy complexion.