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Learn the Simple Secret to Calm and Soothe Acne Redness in Your Skin

If you are seeing the common symptom of acne redness in your skin, the truth is that this is a sign of a greater issue of an imbalance in your body.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it is also the perfect representation of your inner health. Inflammation of the skin means inflammation in your body!

If something starts to go wrong in your skin, then instead of just slapping a product on it to make it better, you must instead explore the inner health of your body to get to the true source of the issue. This is really the only way to clear up your skin and get rid of acne redness in the long run…

What Causes Acne Redness?

Obvious inflammation occurs in the body due to a compromised immune system, which is a direct result of an imbalanced diet such astoo much daily sugar.

The surface infection begins when the p. acnes bacteria mixes with oil and dead skin cells to create an acne lesion or pimple, which your immune system then tries to fight off to bring your skin back into health and balance. This infection will cause a chain of events known as the inflammatory response, which will result in pain, redness, heat, and swelling around the acne lesion. [1]

Even though it may appear embarrassing and uncomfortable, this inflammatory response is actually a good thing because it is your body’s way detoxing!

However, for chronic acne sufferers, it does no good to wait for this acne redness to go away since it is likely for inflammation to appear again and again if the true source of the acne is not treated through making dietary changes.

Acne Redness and Your Diet

To help your body out in fighting infection and inflammation to keep your skin healthy and in balance, you must take a clear look at your diet to see whether or not you are eating foods that are creating more inflammation in your body.

For the majority of people out there, high carbohydrate diets are the ultimate trigger of inflammation. [1] This is because high carbohydrate foods cause immediate imbalances in the anti-inflammatory compounds in the body, resulting in increased inflammation as insulin levels rise when carbohydrates are digested.

Here are what several acne sufferers from the acne.org forums had to say about how carbohydrates in their diet affected their skin for the worse:

When i was attempting atkins for about 6 months, my skin was awesome. Then i moved back out to university, where living on meat etc is expensive, and went back to almost all carbs. I had my worst break out ever, coincidence?? prob not. Ive been back on the meat for nearly a month and my skin is clearing up rapidly.

I’ve had bad acne for about 15 years. Not to sound like a commercial but I tried every stupid cream, lotion, cleanser, diet and perscription you’ve ever heard of. And yes BP and “the regimen” does work but it never seems to get them all and you always have to keep it on your face 24/7 and as soon as you stop guess what… it comes back. So 6 months ago I had a bad break out and I got pissed so I spent a few days looking at other causes b/c it just isn’t natural to have acne. When your skin looks bad be it from acne or a rash it’s usually a symptom of a greater underlying problem with your body.

So while searching the net, I came upon the carbohydrate and insulin connection (the links are at the end of this post) and I was skeptical to say the least b/c I’ve tired cutting out all kinds of food in the past, (Dairy, meat, salt, sugar) but I read it b/c I was desperate and so I tried it. Well to make a long story short, it was the best decision I’ve ever made b/c 5 months later my face and body is smoother than a baby’s a**. No zits, pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, no oil, no redness, no blotchiness. And damn am I happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So what is the true solution for acne redness?

A healthy diet!

As you include more fresh, whole foods in your diet that are low in sugar and carbohydrates, you willl

  • boost and strengthen your immune system
  • ensure that your body has all of the nutrients and minerals that it needs to repair your skin.
  • stimulate digestion and metabolism to flush toxins from the surface of your skin
  • keep your blood sugar levels stable to balance out the inflammatory compounds in your body.

Do you see how it all works together perfectly?

Sources:

  1. Pick, Marcelle. “Causes of Inflammation.” Women to Women — Changing Women’s Health — Naturally. Web. 06 Jan. 2011. <http://www.womentowomen.com/inflammation/causes.aspx>.

About the Author: Bethany Ramos is an aesthetician and makeup artist with a special interest in using nutrition to heal and alleviate a number of conditions in the skin. You can find out more skin care and makeup tips by visiting her blog at FacebyBethany.

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