Your skin is the meeting point between everything that’s you and the world outside. This natural barrier defends and detoxes on a daily basis. So why does it sometimes break out in spots?
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What Causes Acne?
Acne is inflammation of the skin – indicating trouble within the body. Teen acne is usually due to hormonal changes and usually resolves itself. But, when people over the age of 25 get acne, it’s called Adult Acne, which can continue into your 50’s. Some people only get acne as adults and it's relatively common for women going through menopause.
Acne can make individuals feel self-conscious about their appearance and reduce their self-esteem. The same underlying factors apply to both teen and adult acne:
- Excess Sebum Production: small glands (sebaceous glands) in your skin produce sebum, a natural lubricating oil. Sometimes sebum gets trapped in your pores, causing inflammation. When sufficient sebum builds up under the skin, it bursts through - sprouting the blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples characteristic of acne.
- Bacteria: specific bacteria called Cutibacterium acnes (or C. acnes.) breeds in clogged pores. The low oxygen environment makes C. acnes grow quickly, and together with the stagnant sebum, cause inflammation.
- Hormonal Changes: elevated hormones (like testosterone) during puberty increase the skin’s production of sebum, resulting in more inflammation, and of course, acne. Outside the hormonal acrobatics, our bodies perform during adolescence, exposure to endocrine disruptors (man-made chemicals that mimic natural hormones) plays havoc with your hormonal balance. This imbalance results in acne (and many other health issues, including infertility).
- Diet: toxic and acidic foods create biochemical imbalances in the body. When the body is biochemically imbalanced, it excretes waste through the bowels. When it can’t get rid of enough toxins this way, excretion happens through the skin. Acne is therefore an external message from your body, indicating that internally things need to be cleaner.
Acne & Alkalinity
The good news is that you can have a tremendously positive influence over your skin’s health with what you eat. Acne sufferers have lower antioxidant levels and higher inflammatory chemicals in their bodies than those without acne.
Acidic, inflammatory foods like wheat, sugar, and dairy make your skin more susceptible to inflammation, excess sebum production, clogged pores, and break-outs. Acne is an inflammatory issue, so it’s important to consume foods that reduce inflammation.
Alkaline, antioxidant-rich foods advocated by Dr. Sebi in his Nutritional Guide naturally reduce inflammation. Apples, blueberries, cantaloupe, raspberries, mangos, papayas, bell peppers, kale, and garbanzo beans all help keep your skin clear.
“Inflammation is the cause of all disease. Without the body having inflammation, there would be no disease.” - Dr. Sebi
Keeping it Clean on the Inside
Your skin - the largest organ in your body - is responding constantly to external and internal activity, all the while keeping you neatly held together, and defending you from the outside world. It’s not an easy job!
Support your skin by cleansing your gut, so waste can eliminate more effectively, without bursting through your skin. Dr. Sebi’s Small Cleansing Package provides a powerful way to eliminate toxins, neutralize acid, and reduce inflammation - supporting your body to thrive within, while your skin displays enhanced health to the rest of the world.
As an adult, acne should be a thing of the past. Don’t let adult acne annihilate your esteem, let your skin shine, by cleansing your gut and keeping yourself clean on the inside, and glowing on the outside.