Acne & Food

faceAcne vulgaris is a chronic skin condition most common during adolescence that arises due to excess oil production from overactive oil glands in the skin. Genetics play a huge role in the development of acne vulgaris, but environmental factors most definitely contribute as well. Hormone imbalance, smoking, and diet can all contribute to the development of acne.

Skin health is incredibly important. Your skin is the largest organ of the body, and the condition of your skin is a strong indicator of your internal health. Healthy skin is vital for overall health and wellbeing.

Having solid nutrition can drastically improve your skin. Eating a low-sugar, anti-inflammatory diet can make a huge difference in how your skin looks and feels. Maintaining proper hydration is also critical for having good skin health – drinking lots of water, as well as avoiding dehydrating foods and beverages (such as coffee, alcohol, and sugar) will help make sure your skin cells are hydrated.

Using naturopathic principles – of which diet is a foundation – can be extremely beneficial for skin health without any of the toxic side effects from prescriptions and over-the-counter treatments.