Acne is bad enough when you’re a teenager but when you’re an adult it can be a cruel blow to your confidence. Adult acne is often more difficult to cure because when you’re a teenager it’s understood that your hormones will go rampant for a while and then return to normal. When you’re an adult your hormones should have already stabilized.
However, it is possible to cure adult acne. The key is to start with your diet and the aim is to stabilize the hormones.
Here are a few ways to do just that:
#1 – Eat less meat. Meat is full of hormones that don’t belong to you but instead come from the animal source. Cut back on meat and you reduce the level of foreign hormones in your system.
#2 – Eat less dairy. Dairy like meat is full of hormones that don’t belong to you. Avoid excess consumption of dairy. Nowadays you can find dairy substitutions for m most regular dairy products.
#3 – Reduce stress. Reducing the stress level in your body will help regular 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.
#4 – Eat less sugar. Sugar can cause insulin spikes in the body. This excess insulin can create many damaging conditions which are stressful to the body. Avoid sugar and opt for natural sweeteners instead. Agave nectar and maple syrup are good options. The less sugar you eat, the less you’ll need. Sugar is an extremely addictive substance but it is possible to cut back or cut it out altogether.
#5 – Eat 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.
#6 – Eat less salt. Salt can be damaging to the body and in turn to your hormones. Excess salt can lead to ill health and many health conditions. Gradually adjust your palate to eating less salt. Like sugar, the less you eat the less you’ll crave it.
Getting rid of 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 mediums and eating whole, unrefined foods.