Acne, Sugar Dairy! Why Is it a problem!
There are different types of skin reactions caused by inflammation in the body, and one of them is Acne. Today, I am going to talk about the relationship between Acne, Sugar, Dairy. Skin is one channel used by the body to eliminate toxins, so most of the time what is happening under the skin or body is reflected on the outside. What I am saying is beside genetics, diet is mostly part of the problem for skin inflammation and can also be used to solve the problem if the diet is well planned and thought of. The following are some of the causes and issues related to skin inflammation:
- emotional disorders
One thing sugar, dairy, and acne seem to have in common whether ingested or the environment, they seem to affect the hormones to a greater extent and causes all sorts of problems for most people. Sugar is highly inflammatory when used excessively so is dairy products including milk. These products when eaten in their raw form, not processed can be good for you if you make them part of a healthy diet plan.
What Worked For Me
a The skin is a channel of eliminating toxins of whatever the body is trying to get rid of, so treating the facial skin as a way of trying to get rid of acne is not necessarily going to work. You are only scratching the surface of the problem that lies beneath.
What worked for me was the elimination of sugar and dairy products especially dairy milk. For some people, it is a skin condition that needs a visit to a skin specialist. When I stopped eating these products I certainly noticed a difference within 2 weeks of total abstaining which was kind of amazing. I am quite a strong-willed person, after doing my research I immediately stopped these products and I made sure I reduced the level of stress in my life as well. I did slowly introduce a bit of dairy in my diet after probably 3yrs because I wanted to make sure it was gone. Now I am in control and conscious of when to stop. To be honest the top habits that worked for me was CONSiSTENCY and PATIENCE.
I am not a huge fan of aqua (water) but I also know the importance of keeping the skin well-hydrated. So I normally hydrate through my love for tea and I try and drink much of that especially in summer and lots of soups in winter. Because here in Western Australia temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius.
A Bit of Science “Acne Sugar Dairy”
Acne is caused by a combination of the skin producing too much sebum an oily “fatty” substance secreted on the skin to keep it lubricated and waterproof. The presence of sebum is actually good since it protects your skin from losing moisture. Too much secretion of sebum can then be problematic for many people as it causes the skin to get clogged and cause inflammation or breakouts. Processed foods have chemicals and additives that contribute to the spiking of blood sugars in your body and when this happens the hormone levels increases as well. In fact, there is a lot of added hormones in dairy milk and this is a cause for concern according to recent studies.
My experience with acne, sugar, and dairy was agonizing. I have had acne from my teens into most of my adulthood and could not get rid of it no matter what I tried. Acne really does take away a women’s pride and confidence and I am a true testimony to these things. I always felt I was not beautiful enough, on top of that if I tried using any facial cleansers on the market I always had bad reactions because of many chemicals used in them.
Natural remedies can work if you find one that agrees with your skin. However, in the process of all this, I fell in love with one moisturizer that is free from any preservatives and is good for the skin inside out. Coconut Oil Coconut oil is lighter for your skin and does not clog your pores like other oils do even if you already have oily skin. it has lots of medicinal properties including anti-aging properties.I never gave up trying different remedies, to find something that will completely regenerate and clear my face to what it is meant to be. What I like about what worked for me is I do not have to add extra routines to my already busy life and all I have to do is just take care of my diet.
Having said that I am aware that we are all different and react differently to different remedies and food. What I am sharing is my research and experience on the relationship between sugar dairy and acne.
What to do
- Clean your skin with clean water before bed and keep it fresh in the morning and throughout the day
- Eat well, try to eliminate sugar and dairy product in your diet and see what happens. For some people, diet is the solution be patient if you want to see real results
- Live a balanced life. Live in the moment and try not to worry about things you cannot change, and change things that need changing
- Stay hydrated (whatever your hydration link is)
Whatever you do, do not stop until you see the desired results.
All the best
Healthy and Food Enthusiast. Love life and keeping fit. I am also an Interior Designer but love food more! I believe in doing things you love while you can.