When you have acne, it can feel like you’re the only person in the world without a clear complexion. You may feel like you have tried all treatment options. Why is this happening?
Every day, a layer of dead skin cells is shed inside the pore. In a normal, healthy pore these dead skin cells are shed due to newer cells rising to the skin’s surface. However, in people with acne, this continuous shedding process goes haywire. The excess dead cells stay stuck on the skin’s surface clogging your pores. Let’s take a look at common triggers that may be contributing to your acne.
4 Common Hidden Triggers:
Diet- Avoid dairy, iodized salt, shellfish, soy, peanut oil and canola oil.
Gut imbalance- Poor gut health not only causes digestive problems, but it also increases inflammation.
Hormone imbalances- One way to reduce hormonal acne is by eating a lot of fresh foods and vegetables and avoiding foods like cow’s milk and soy.
Stress- When you are under a lot of stress your adrenal glands start releasing high amounts of cortisol, a stress hormone that is also acne triggering. Decreasing stress through diet, exercise and mindfulness may help reduce your acne.
It’s a good idea to change up your skincare routine. Every 2-3 weeks your skin adapts to your current routine and stops responding to your skin care regimen. If breakouts are persistent and severe, it is best to seek medical treatment from a dermatologist. Acne usually appears to be triggered by a combination of issues. This is why a typical one-size-fits-all approach rarely works when it comes to clearing and controlling acne over the long run.
Book an appointment with us today for an in-depth evaluation with our dermatologist to take control of your acne.
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