Question answer. Skin problems. Part 1
How to solve the problem of acne on the face? Other than that, I’m a healthy person.
Answer: Considering that your skin is the main excretory organ and a good barometer of your internal health, I would start by looking at your ability to detoxify the internal organs involved in the excretion process, i.e. your liver and intestines. I usually find a remarkable improvement in people’s skin after cleansing.
Eat sensibly, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, fried foods, extra animal fats and sugar. Increase your intake of water, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and proteins from fish, chicken, soy, and lean meats. Keep your digestive tract active with adequate fiber intake from whole grains, vegetables, beans and lentils. If you are constipated, soak a dessert spoon of golden flaxseed the night before in a glass of water and drink the mixture in the morning. I recommend a good liver and colon cleansing program that includes herbs and fiber. Supplementation with 20mg of zinc and up to 5,000mcg of vitamin A may help, although you should limit your vitamin A intake to 3,000mcg (or 10,000 IU) if you are pregnant.
Question: Do you recommend medicines for acne associated with hormonal disorders?
Answer: Medications may help for a short time, but it is clear that they do not solve the underlying problems associated with acne. I advise you to look for them instead of only masking the problem, especially considering the health problems that can occur with long-term use of drugs. Even with today’s lower dose, women taking the medication have a higher chance of blood clots and may also experience nausea.
The hormonal changes that usually occur during adolescence create more oily secretions that block the pores of the skin. They then become infected. A diet high in saturated fat and fried foods can have a similar effect. Deficiency of vitamin A and zinc leads to a decrease in the ability to fight infection. Therefore, it is important to make a healthy diet from natural products; avoid fatty meats, too much cheese and fried foods; and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and drink 1.5 liters of clean water a day.
Adding 20mg of zinc and up to 5,000mcg of vitamin A may help, but the limit is 3,000mcg for pregnant women.
Question: I am a woman, I have acne on my jaw and neck (in the chin area). What are the reasons for this and what should I do?
Answer: This may be caused by low estrogen levels. High levels of estrogen affect the sebaceous glands, reducing them and reducing oil production, which makes your skin less oily. Low estrogen levels have the opposite effect, making your skin oilier and more susceptible to clogged and infected pores.
Low estrogen levels in women have the ability to counteract very small amounts of testosterone, which in this case is able to successfully manifest itself, which can be expressed in aggressive behavior, the appearance of hair on the face and in the chin area — testosterone controls the growth of a beard in men.
Estrogen also increases the rate at which epidermal cells divide. If it decreases, cell reproduction also decreases and this causes thinning of the skin. Estrogen also stimulates the production of substances (such as hyaluronic acid) that keep the skin hydrated, firm and smooth. The lack of these substances gives the skin a sluggish appearance. Creams that contain natural progesterone can help because your body can convert it into estrogen. Excess fat production can also be due to a vitamin B6 deficiency, so you will benefit by taking vitamin B6 (up to 100 mg) in addition to a multivitamin. In addition, your doctor or nutritionist should check your hormone levels.
Question: I suffer from acne, but I’m already 30 years old! What can I do about it?
Answer: Sadly, adult acne is starting to become more common. There are many potential causes, from stress to bacterial imbalance. I would start by evaluating your diet and increase your intake of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains (brown rice, rye bread, and wholemeal pasta, for example). Eat oily fish (naturally farmed or wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, and sometimes fresh but not canned tuna) because their omega-3 fatty acids prevent oily skin, keep it smooth, and balance your hormones. Cut down on refined or processed foods and sugar, fizzy drinks and alcohol, coffee, and fried or fatty foods, and drink 1.5 to 2 liters of clean water every day.
Get regular exercise and find ways to manage stress if you’re feeling overwhelmed: yoga and other calming exercises, meditation, or just relaxing are all very helpful. Also supplement your diet with multivitamins and minerals and take a course of supplements to help restore a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut. Tea tree oil and an extract from the Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia are both known to have remarkable antibacterial properties, so try applying any of these preparations to the lesions.
Question answer. Skin problems. Part 2
Source: Adapted from 500 Health and Nutrition Questions and Answers
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