There is no doubt that out of control hormones can lead to acne. Hence, the idea is that getting the hormones under control will mean getting the acne under control.
But just how do you balance the hormones in the body?
Many of us have an excess of unhealthy hormones in our bodies. Many of these hormones don’t even belong to us. Instead we ingest them through our consumption of meat and dairy products.
If you’re serious about controlling your hormones the first place to start is with your diet. By reducing the amount of meat and dairy that you consume, you reduce the level of excess hormones.
Swap regular milk for soya or rice milk and opt for several vegetarian meals weekly. Avoid using cheese and other dairy products on a regular basis. Instead use meat and dairy in moderation.
Another way to adjust the hormone levels in your body is to exercise. Many of us suffer from pent up stress and this stress can wreak havoc on our hormonal system. Regular vigorous exercise helps get rid of stress and in turn controls the hormones in the body.
Meditation and/or prayer has been proven to also reduce stress levels in the body. Start slowly and simply sit in a quiet space for a few minutes. Concentrate on your breathing and imagine yourself relaxing into your body. The idea is to simply let your body and mind rest for a few minutes each day.
Finally, be careful about the foods you eat. Additives, chemicals and preservatives can all be very damaging to our hormonal system. Instead of eating junky or pre-packaged foods opt for fresh, natural whole foods.
These foods will keep our bodies functioning at their best and help control our hormones. Reducing sugar is also necessary to help control the hormones. Excess use of sugar can cause severe insulin spikes in the body. This will lead to an overproduction of certain hormones which have been shown to damage both the body and skin.
Getting your hormones under control will mean that you get your acne under control too. The above tips will help you get started.