Despite popular belief, acne doesn’t just affect teenagers, or go away when you reach a certain age. Acne can occur for any number of reasons, including hormonal imbalance, environmental factors, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, or from using the wrong types of beauty products. Acne is not fun to deal with no matter how old you are, and can have a negative impact on your confidence, self-esteem, and physical appearance.
When you’re going up against acne, it’s important to know that acne can be reversible; it’s just a matter of finding the right treatment that works best for you based on your needs and personal health.
Here are five different ways you can finally beat acne for good.
1. Stop eating processed foods and dairy products
Processed foods are often loaded with refined sugar, salt, hydrogenated and saturated fats, and a variety of chemicals and additives that result in toxic overload on your body -- leading to acne. Additionally, most dairy products made from cow’s milk are often loaded with hormones that can trigger hormonal imbalance and lead to acne. Beat acne from the inside out by eliminating processed foods and most dairy products from your diet. Eat nutritious foods such as fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, legumes, whole grains, and sources of lean protein to boost your body’s alkaline levels and get rid of acne for good.
2. Manage your stress levels
Stress causes a spike in the stress hormone cortisol, which can disrupt the rest of your hormones and lead to overeating, unhealthy food choices, lack of sleep, mood swings, and acne. Do whatever it takes to eliminate stressors from your life, and find ways to effectively manage stress when it’s unavoidable. Do yoga, meditate, practice deep breathing, or engage in other healthy activities that can help reduce stress.
3. Exercise regularly
Working up a sweat can help your body release toxins and flush out waste that may be contributing to acne. Exercise can also help keep your complexion looking clean, smooth, and vibrant on a daily basis. Engage in anaerobic or cardio exercise on a regular basis, and make sure you’re exerting yourself enough to sweat and flush out toxins. Just make sure you bathe yourself as soon as possible afterwards to clean clogged pores and remove excess sweat and dirt from your skin.
4. Try a chemical peel treatment
Schedule a consultation with a professional aesthetician to determine whether your acne problem can be effectively treated through a chemical peel. There are a variety of different chemical peels that exist for treating most types of skin care problems, including acne. A chemical peel uses a combination of solutions and ingredients that can help remove the outermost layer of your skin and stimulate new cell growth to reveal a new layer of fresh, healthy skin.
5. Consider photorejuvenation IPL/BBL treatment
An alternative to chemical peel treatment is photorejuvenation IPL/BBL treatment, which uses light therapy to treat various skin problems, including acne. During treatment, your cosmetic surgeon or licensed aesthetician sends a broad spectrum of therapeutic light into your skin. The tissue in the area being treated responds to the heat energy and produces clear, smooth, and younger-looking skin.
Do you want to learn more about how skin rejuvenation products and services can help you achieve a more youthful appearance? For more information, call Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center today at (913) 317-9386 or schedule a skincare consultation using our website.