Acne is the worst. And those pesky pimples always seem to show up at the worst time. It’s not just about vanity either; it’s about feeling great in your own skin. If you feel like you’ve tried everything and you’re still dealing with breakouts, your diet may be the secret sauce to winning the battle against those blemishes. It’s not just about luck; it’s about what you put on your plate!
Some days, it may seem like an acne genetic lottery, and you’re holding the losing ticket. And while there’s no “acne gene,” your genetic makeup can still throw a little acne party on your face, bringing their pimple-causing friends like skin oil, hormone levels, and more. Blame your ancestors! 😜
But all hope is not lost. There are things in your control to get you on the right road to a clear complexion. What you munch on can directly impact your skin’s well-being at the cellular level. That means it’s time to take control of your skin’s destiny—starting with your diet.
By feeding your body the right nutrients, you can become the superhero your skin deserves. Say goodbye to clogged pores and inflammation– the villains behind acne. Say hello to radiant, unblemished skin! 💪
Vitamin A and zinc are the unsung heroes of clear skin. Without these trusty sidekicks, your skin’s defenses weaken, leading to an oil and dead skin cell party that no one wants to attend.
So, where should you start your journey to acne-free glory? Well, it’s time to break up with fried foods, wave goodbye to pastries, bid adieu to alcohol, and kick added sugars to the curb. These troublemakers can lead your skin down the path of pimples.
And listen, sticking to an acne-free diet—or any diet—is no easy feat. That’s where the other unsung acne-battling hero comes into play: Supplements. Acne supplements work by filling the nutritional gaps your complexion needs for clearing—the yin to your diet’s yang.
David H. Rahm, M.D. is the founder and medical director of The Wellness Center, a medical clinic located in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Rahm is also president and medical director of VitaMedica. Dr. Rahm is one of a select group of conventional medical doctors who have education and expertise in functional medicine and nutritional science. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rahm has published articles in the plastic surgery literature and educated physicians about the importance of good peri-operative nutrition.