If you are a teen , you know pimples are a thing. It’s a perfectly natural thing that everyone goes through. You get them because your face has glands that make sebum, which is an oil that moisturizes the skin and hair. If there is too much sebum and dead skin cells then it will clog up your pores and bacteria could get trapped and will start to form acne. Now how do you get rid of these pimples or acne?
Foods that can help your skin stay healthy
Avocados are high in healthy fats which is associated for you to have more flexible and bouncy skin. It can also help protect you from sun damage and it contains vitamin E that helps protect your skin from oxidative damage. When vitamin E is combined with vitamin C it’s more effective since vitamin C is needed to produce collagen that could in turn lead to healthier skin.
Walnuts are good due to the fact that they contain both omega 6 fats and omega 3 fats. Omega 6 fats may assist inflammation but on he other hand omega 3 fats are good for reducing inflammation of your skin and body. They also contain vitamin E, vitamin C, selenium and 4-5 grams of protein.
Tomatoes contain vitamin C and all of the big carotenoids, including lycopene which can help protect you from the sun. You should consider pairing it with fat foods, such as cheese or olive oil.
Cocoa, which is what chocolate is made with, carry antioxidants that can help to protect you from the sun and may improve wrinkles, the thickness of your skin, its hydration, blood flow and your skin’s texture. Make sure to get dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa powder, so that it can maximize the effects and lower your sugar intake.
Broccoli is full of vitamins, minerals and carotenoids , namely zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C and lutein. Lutein protects your skin from oxidative damage, which in turn can cause your skin to be dry and wrinkled. It packs sulforaphane, which is a compound that can produce potential health benefits and some anti-cancer effects, including some skin cancers. Sulforaphane is shown to reduce the amount of skin cells killed by UV light by 29% and can last up to 48 hours.
Other ways to clear your skin
You should wash your face twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. Studies have shown that people who washed their face twice a day had improvements with their skin while the people who only washed their faces once a day had an increase in pimples.
Moisturizers can help your skin stay hydrated because if your skin is dry it will more likely overproduce oils and that could result in breakouts. Try to look for a moisturizer that’s noncomedogenic, which means it won’t clog up your pores.
If your not sleeping enough it could result in your skin to breakout more often or worsen your acne. You need to get 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to prevent this.
Even though popping your zit sounds pretty satisfying, you can’t do it. Picking or popping your pimple will expose the pore to more bacteria and since you’re using your hands all the time, it will likely get the bacteria from there, thus increasing the risk for infections and scarring.
Studies have shown that foods with a high glycemic index could be linked with acne. It’s advisable to eat low-glycemic foods. Try to cut back on a high glycemic index, such as baked goods and white bread, sodas with a lot of sugar in them and sweets, eat more fruits and vegetables and more protein.
You should be attentive to what you put on your face like moisturizers, cleansers, makeup, your fingers or dirty brushes. If you have tried different types of treatments for your skin and none seemed to work then make an appointment to the dermatologist. They may prescribe medication to help clear your skin.