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What can we do to treat or prevent common skin problems like acne, pimples and blackheads?

Pimples, acne and blackheads are common problems faced by almost everybody. They can pop up irrespective of age. There are many factors contributing to the growth of these spots. The major factor is diet. Diet affects your kidneys, which are crucial organs in eliminating waste. The skin is another organ which eliminates toxins. If the majority of wastes are excreted by the kidneys via urine, then you won't face, so many skin problems like pimples, acne and blackheads. you can help your kidneys by drinking plenty of water. Plain water will encourage excretion of toxins as the wastes are flushed out with the water.

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There are many effective creams on the market that may give a measure of relief. Far more effective though, is to control the problem by making an adjustment in your diet. While some people are genetically predisposed to blemished, may will find that, by learning what nutrients can help with the problem and adjusting their eating accordingly, they can indeed, find some solution.

Eating greasy, sugary junk food often leads to common skin problems. The typical junk food diet is glaringly deficient in several vital minerals and vitamins, Zinc, for example is an important mineral in controlling acne. YOu can get more zinc in your diet by eating more of the following foods: lean meat, skinless chicken, shellfish, nuts, seeds, skimmed chicken. you should also try to take in a good amount of beta carotene. The body will convert this into Vitamin A. Vitamin A will help maintain the health of your skin. Beta carotene can be found in dark green or orange vegetables like spinach or carrots. you can also get it from apricots or carrots and mangoes. Vitamin A can also be sourced from liver and eggs. It has also been shown that ployunsaturated fats can help to control blemishes. you can also get these from nuts, seeds oils and oily fish. Vitamin E is useful in helping to maintain and repair the skin.

Of course, it is also recommended that you cut down on your intake of fatty foods in order to control your skin problems. Try to gradually replace fatty and fried foods with whole grains, vegetables and fresh fruits. Wean yourself off those high sugar soft drinks and try to acquire a taste for water - aim to drink 8 glasses everyday.

If you exercise and sweat a lot, you need to drink water after exercise to replace the fluids lost as sweat. Sweat contains wastes and toxins, so you need to shower them after your exercise session.

Secreted oils also contribute to clogged pores which give rise to the problem of pimples, acne and blackheads. Use an exfoliating body wash or scrub to clean your body and a gentle exfoliating cleanser on your face. Exfoliation literally means t clean away the built up layer of dead skin cells and accumulated dirt from your skin.

Also try to cut out on chocolates and sweets as well as highly salted snacks. Rich foods like cakes, sugary food and alcohol produce toxins. Sometimes, these wastes are excreted through the skin in the form of pimples, acne and blackheads. Other sources of hidden sugars are in refined starches, such as white bread. To reduce the amount of oil secreted through your skin, cut down your consumption of oils, fats and fried foods. For a healthy lifestyle that doesn't clog your pores, eat more lean meat, fish, beans, vegetables, fruits, whole grain breads and cereals. Readjusting your eating habits will take a great deal of discipline.









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