You’ve been there, I’ve been there. At some point, we’ve all had a breakout… and the timing could not have been worse. Sometimes a really well-balanced diet just doesn’t cut it for attaining ideal skin. We’re here to share tips for three acne types many people struggle with. Feel free to pass them on to your customers with your next skincare product!
First things first
Just because you manage a well-balanced diet and still experience breakouts, does not mean you should stop. As Debbie Palmer, MD, a dermatologist and author of Beyond Beauty says “Your body needs a balance of nutrients to stay healthy--and your skin, which is the largest organ in the body, is no different.” In addition to recommending trying to get the best nourishment from your diet, Dr. Palmer does acknowledge that supplements can “deliver your body glow-inducing ingredients you wouldn’t normally eat on the reg (like chlorella or krill oil, for instance) (wellandgood). So keep in mind that supplements alone can’t create perfect skin. The food you’re eating does make a difference.
Type: Stress Acne
Rushing to meet a tight deadline or cramming a last-minute study sesh shows on the face. It’s stress! Triggering an inflammatory response and oxidative stress can affect hormones, adrenals, and the body’s ability to fight off typical free radicals, causing acne. Managing stress levels can be what prevents your next breakout.
Solution: While naturally-produced collagen creates a glowing effect, that collagen needs to be protected. This is where pycnogenol comes in. With its antioxidant properties, this supplement protects the collagen matrix from free radicals, while increasing skin stability during healing. This reduces scarring from acne and can even reduce hyperpigmentation, a condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the surrounding skin (wellandgood, aocd)
Type: Hormonal Acne
According to Clinical Nutritionist Corina Crysler, this is the acne that shows in areas around the chin and can be more prominent a week before the menstrual cycle when estrogen starts to plunge and cravings increase. Crysler suggests that cutting out sugar and dairy can help a whole lot, in addition to taking supplements.
Solution: Whether you choose to make certain dietary restrictions, maca root can help stabilize hormones, which is huge if your breakouts coincide with your menstrual cycle. Its agency is an adaptogen to help the system deal with stress and adrenal fatigue (wellandgood). B-complex supplements may also help! Crysler says “This is a key vitamin for the metabolic system, and is also known to help with stress and PMS.”
Type: Dietary Acne
Dietary acne can appear along the jawline and on your cheeks. This is proof of how a poor diet can negatively impact your skin. Fried foods, sugar, processed foods-- these can all cause inflammation in the body, in addition to other conditions. Bad eating habits can be especially taxing on the liver.
Solution: This is a nice one to end with because Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a great “cleanup on aisle 3 kind of supplement.” ALA and milk thistle can help keep the liver clean, which leads to clear skin. ALA boosts the production of glutathione, an antioxidant enzyme that helps protect the liver. Interestingly enough, it can also help pull heavy metals from the body. That’s good because having too much in your system can show up on the skin. And we really don’t want that!
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