The secretion of too much oil into the skin causes acne on your back. This mixes with dead skin cells to clog the pores and create an ideal environment for the formation of acne. It is natural for the body to secret oil to protect the skin and to keep it healthy. A healthy body controls the amount of oil it produces. It is when there is too much oil the problems start. As some foods trigger the production of excess oil it makes sense to try to avoid them.
An Unhealthy Diet
Eating the wrong foods will raise the blood sugar level in your body. Your body then creates insulin and other hormones to combat these higher levels of sugar. The imbalance of hormones helps create the excess oil. Foods that raise the blood sugar level are the over-refined carbohydrates, which are common in most diets. For example, white flour has been refined to the point where it has very few nutrients left in it. So much so, bread makers have to add vitamins to help sell their product. Yet, most people eat white bread.
White sugar is another example. This has no nutritional value at all, but it is found in many of the food products we buy. A recent analysis of a popular breakfast cereal found a 30% sugar content. Drinks with high sugar content are sold by the millions. Of course, not everyone who consumes them breaks out in acne, but many do. Milk and milk products can also be a problem for acne sufferers. Milk is full of hormones that cause a hormonal imbalance in your body, which produces too much oil.
A Healthy Diet
There is plenty of evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, that shows a change in diet can reduce and cure acne breakouts in some people. Whole grain bread can replace white bread; raw sugar can replace white sugar. You can have fruit for snacks and include more vegetables and salads in your diet. It can be difficult to make a sudden change in your eating habits, but just do what you can. If you start thinking about it, and you are sure motivated, you will reach a stage when most of the food you eat will be nutritious and healthy. You will be rewarded with fewer acne outbreaks and with your back becoming clearer.
The Right Diet for You
While cutting down on refined carbohydrates and milk products and changing to a healthier diet will help your acne, there may be other foods that trigger breakouts in your body. You could check this over the next few weeks and look for any negative reactions from certain foods. You may have already discovered this and are avoiding those foods.
When to Expect Results
A study done by an Australian university showed good results over a 12-week period. There were 50 young men in the study: 25 stayed on their normal highly refined carbohydrates, high GI diet and 25 ate whole grains, fruit, vegetables, lean meats – a generally low GI diet. After 12 weeks, the 25 on the healthy diet reduced their acne by 50 percent. That seems to be a reasonable period of time to allow for results. Some of you may to see results earlier than that but it does require some patience.
With patience and diligence on your part, there is no reason why your back acne can not be improved or cured by changing to a healthy diet.