One of the worst things that I experienced while growing up was acne. I had very bad cystic acne which caused me to have a very bad complexion and low self-esteem. I was able to cure all of this after a great deal of research. I narrowed it down to five easy steps that you can start doing inexpensively today.
Most people that suffer from acne are unaware that there are many underlying factors that can cause it and not just one or two. There are many myths about how acne is caused by sugar and chocolate. Some people believe that eating fatty foods can also be a primary cause. The truth is that multiple causes equally to the type of acne that you have.
The first way to begin to clear your acne up is to stop using all of the strong chemical lotions that you may be using to help dry out your skin. When your skin begins to dry, it causes the sebaceous glands to go into overdrive to produce oil on your face. This oil gets clogged because the drying process shrinks the size of the pores.
Therefore, by eliminating any extra source of skin drying topical solutions such as rubbing alcohol or special creams that you get from the store or by prescription, you will allow your skin to return to a normal state of oil production and pore size.
The second way is to watch what you eat. Although it is commonly thought to be a myth, sugar really does increase not only the size of the acne that you have but the duration that it is on your face or any other part of your body. I have changed only one aspect of my diet which was removing all sugary products and saw a dramatic decrease in the acne that I had in size and in amount.
The third way is to reduce your stress level. Many of us are under stress whether it is monetary or through the relationships that we have. By eliminating as much stress as possible from your life, you will be able to reduce the amount of adrenaline that the adrenal glands are producing which have been proven to indirectly affect the amount of acne that a person has.
By following these three easy steps of eliminating over drying skin products, reducing or eliminating the raw sugar in your diet, and reducing the amount of stress that you have on your daily basis, you will be on your way towards a clearer complexion and a higher self-esteem.