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Please suggest some healthy diet for teenage acne and pimples. I got pimples on my face and no cosmetic or creams is helping me. Hope good diet does?
(July 29, 2011)

Does eating green apple benefit acne on teenagers skin?

Taking care of one’s skin is a very important, yet very often overlooked aspect of health care and, considering that the skin is the largest organ in the body – covering the entire outer area, it should be looked after – even if simply for the aesthetic embellishment it may serve. Acne is one of the most common conditions to suffer from, especially during the teenage years. A number of factors will serve as the root cause of the problem – from environmental conditions to changing hormonal levels and hereditary. While a person’s diet is never really the root cause of the development of acne, it can contribute significantly to its treatment.

Green apples for teenage acne are one of the more popular and widely used treatment options for people suffering from the condition. Acne treatment with green apple can be performed topically as well as through consumption of the fruit.

For topical treatment, cut the apple into four pieces and rub two of them over the acne affected areas of skin. You will see a noticeable reduction in the prominence of the condition in a few hours. Eating a single green apple a day is known to be very effective in the treatment as well.
Submitted by N on July 29, 2011 at 11:38


Can low glycemic diet help in teenage acne treatment?

Acne is a very common problem, prevalent in thousands of men and women around the US. Though acne can affect just about anyone, regardless of age and gender, it is more commonly seen in teenagers. This could be because of the hormonal changes that most teenagers go through. Moreover, most teens tend to consume a diet high in fat, carbs, sugar and sodium, which could further aggravate the problem. Therefore, several health and skincare experts recommend a low glycemic diet for teenage acne.

This recommendation stems from several studies that have been conducted on eating habits and the appearance of acne. In fact, recently a health magazine recommended a Teen Anti-Acne Diet, which is based on a research about the connection between adolescent skin problems and a diet. This recommended teen diet is nothing more than a low glycemic diet for acne. The study conducted on a group of teen boys and girls showed that a low glycemic diet for teenage acne can reduce this skin problem by almost 50%. However, there is no conclusive medical proof that a diet high in processed carbs can lead to acne or that a diet low in those nutrients can cure it. Nevertheless, a low glycemic diet is quite nutritious and can be followed for overall health improvement.

A low glycemic diet refers to an eating plan in which the consumption of processed food is kept to a minimum. This diet contains a higher amount of natural foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seafood, seeds, nuts and lean meat. If you do decide to follow this diet, you’d have to eliminate certain foods from your daily diet, which include packaged snacks, crackers, bread, chips, cookies, cereals, yogurt, ice cream, sweets, chocolates, and so on.

While a low GI diet for acne is fairly safe, it is best to check with a dietician or a health care provider, before switching over to it. This is all the more important in case of teens who are suffering from any preexisting medical condition.
Submitted by N on July 24, 2011 at 11:36


How gluten free diet benefits teenage acne?    

Gluten is a protein that is typically found in barley, oats, rye and wheat. Many a time, people are known to be gluten intolerant and this may result in inflammation of the gut or the abdomen which in turn gives rise to acne. Hence most dermatologists would recommend a gluten free diet for teenage acne as gluten is known to give rise to and also aggravate existing acne. In addition to a gluten free diet for acne in teens, teenagers who are more prone to acne should also minimize the consumption of chocolates and greasy foods that also result in acne.

One of the main benefits of gluten free diet for acne sufferers is that the acne tends to clear up completely on its own without medical treatment. The benefits of gluten free diet for acne sufferers also goes beyond just acne by benefiting ones digestion, energy and cholesterol levels. A gluten free diet for teenage acne is beneficial because gluten is known to result in acne in two ways. Firstly gluten damages the small intestine which in turn increases the toxin body load because of the nutritional deficiencies. Additionally gluten also promotes inflammation which in turn tends to increase the inflammation resistance in the cells and this causes blood sugar problems resulting in acne.
Submitted by N on July 18, 2011 at 11:36


Is Paleo diet for teenage acne good?

A paleo diet, also called the Paleolithic diet or a caveman diet, is an eating plan that revolves around the consumption of natural food. It is aimed at improving your health and at getting a better body. The diet is based on the concept that humans survived for millions of years on foods found in nature, which included fresh vegetables, eggs, game meat, fish, eggs and occasionally, fruit. It was only when processed and unnatural food was introduced to the body that most of the problems began. Therefore, several people have started following the paleo diet, for avoiding several health problems.

Recent scientific evidence collected by a health expert claims that since acne is a result of a modern diet and is usually worsened by the consumption of certain foods. While acne can affect just about anyone, it is a lot worse in teenagers. The study recommends following a paleo diet for teenage acne, claiming that it can mitigate the appearance of acne.

The paleo diet to cure acne in teenagers usually includes a lot of fresh vegetables, mainly the green leafy variety like kale and spinach. Root veggies too, like carrots, onions and squash are included in this diet, as they help in keeping your skin acne free. One of the principles of the paleo diet for teenage acne is eating fruits only in moderation. Our ancestors only had access to seasonal fruits and therefore, if you are following a Paleo diet, you need to monitor your consumption of fruit. While eating meat is essential, you need to stay away from those varieties of meat that have been treated with salt or sugar. Nuts and eggs are also an essential feature of the paleo diet.

The foods that should be strictly avoided if you are following the paleo diet for teenage acne include processed food, junk food, starchy food, sweets and sodium. However, before making any dietary changes, it is best for you to consult your doctor.
Submitted by N on July 12, 2011 at 11:34


Acne and pimples are a common problem among teenagers, which are caused due to hormonal imbalances and leading an unhealthy lifestyle. Another major reason for acne is not cleansing the skin on a regular basis.

Acne can scar you mentally and emotionally. Pimples are most visible on the face and can form blemishes and blotches. What’s important is to apply a good cosmetic and eat the right food.  This will help to cleanse your body especially the skin. There are many foods, which will improve your condition. Some of them are listed below.

The first food, which can help your condition, is water. Yes, it sounds pretty ordinary, yet its benefits are extraordinary. Water helps to purify your body. Remember pimples and acne are a result of impurities and hormonal imbalances. Water helps in both these functions. Firstly it gets rid of toxic waste from the body and also helps in regulating the secretion of hormones. The next food, which will help you a long way, would be fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. These contain vital vitamins like Vitamin A and C, which improve the condition of the skin drastically, Eat fruits like oranges and apricot or vegetables like carrots and spinach. In time you would notice a fresher and improved skin. Another vital component of a healthy skin is Zinc. You can increase the intake of zinc through dairy and lean meat products such as milk, cheese, lean chicken meat and fish. Eggs are also a great source for zinc. You can also try Vitamin E, which is great for your skin.

There are some foods which you will have to avoid completely for fresh looking skin. Firstly junk and fatty foods have to go be strictly avoided. These foods contain unhealthy oils and they often contribute to hormonal imbalances and thus worsen your condition. Secondly these foods lack the basic or necessary vitamins and nutrients, which are so essential for your skin. Therefore please avoid taking these foods at all cost.

Remember pimple and acne are skin problems which we all undergo at some point in our life, although it’s mostly in the teenage years. It's up to us, how to control and supply our body with the right food nutrients and lead a healthy lifestyle. Although the pimples or acne might recur but we can definitely curb and prevent our condition to go haywire, so eat right and look right.
Submitted by S M on March 19, 2009 at 12:43


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