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Adult Acne: Natural Ways to Help You Control it

Acne is frustrating when you are a teenager in high school. However, as an adult, it just seems too cruel to be true. 

When you are a teenager, most people understand that hormones are responsible for the many changes going on, including the acne you may be experiencing.  However, in a lot of cases, once your hormones stabilize, you no longer have as many problems with acne.

It is more common than people realize, but adults do suffer from acne too.  In many of these cases, hormones are still to blame.

However, it is possible to improve adult acne.  It is important to look at what you are eating, and then the goal is to stabilize your hormones.

Here are some ways to do this:

Consume less meat

Some meat is full of hormones that do not belong to you, but instead come from the animal source.  Cut back on meat, and you will reduce the level of foreign hormones in your system.

Consume less dairy

Dairy, like meat, is full of hormones that do not belong to you.  Avoid excess consumption of dairy products.  Nowadays, you can find dairy substitutions for most regular dairy products.

Lessen your stress levels

Lessening the stress level in your body will help regulate your hormones.  Exercise is a great stress reliever.  Meditation, prayer, or simply having quiet time to unwind, can all improve stress levels in the body.

Consume less sugar

Sugar can cause insulin spikes in the body.  This excess insulin can create many damaging conditions, which are harmful to the body.  Avoid sugar and opt for natural sweeteners instead.  Agave nectar and stevia are good alternatives.  The less sugar you eat, the less you will need as your body adjusts to the changes.  

Consume fresh whole foods

The more natural your diet, the healthier you and your hormonal system will be.  Opt for whole grains such as brown rice, and eat plenty of beans and green vegetables. Think natural foods like vegetables, and stay away from processed foods. 

Consume less salt

Too much salt can be damaging to the body and, in turn, to your hormones.  Yes, you do need salt, but not in the quantities that Americans are used to getting in their diets.  Excess salt can result in an increase in the risk of other health conditions, such as high blood pressure.  Gradually adjust your palate to eating less salt.  Like sugar, the less you eat, the less you’ll crave it.

Improving adult acne is possible.  The key is to get your hormones under control, and the best way to do this is by eating less meat and dairy, reducing stress through several methods, and eating whole, unrefined foods.  If, for any reason, you continue to have problems with acne, then you should seek the help of a natural health practitioner or medical doctor.

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