The benefits of following an acne diet plan have been discussed (and argued) for a long time. People that practice a holistic approach to healing have long embraced the idea that acne is actually a skin condition, not a skin disease. They believe the root cause of your acne lies in the fact that your body has little or no tolerance to elevated levels of hormones, chemicals, and/or toxins that can invade your body from many directions, including many of the foods and beverages that you consume at every meal.
If this is the case, it would then follow that adopting an acne diet plan that eliminates the foods that contain this material would appear to be a good idea. With that in mind, let’s look at a couple of examples that show just how much your diet affects both the frequency and severity of your acne outbreaks.
Most of us first experience acne during our teenage years. This is a time of tremendous change in your body as you progress from childhood, through adolescence, and, finally, into adulthood. Your body’s hormone production is in hyperdrive and your it simply can’t tolerate the level of hormones that it is producing and is desperately trying to find a way to eliminate the excess. I know that this sounds a bit ironic, but it is true, none the less.
The unfortunate part of this is that some people (those that have acne) are cursed with bodies that eliminate the hormone overload by emulsifying them in sebum oil (the Mother of all pimples) and secreting it out through your sebaceous glands, located in the hair follicles on your skin. This is where your acne formation begins.
For the truly unfortunate, acne outbreaks continue long after the raging hormones of adolescence have settled down. With adult acne, the process is the same, but the root cause is most often found in the chemicals that are used in everything from your clothes to the processed foods that you get at your favorite restaurant or your neighborhood grocery store. These chemicals and toxins tend to build up in your vital organs and trigger the same reaction that your teenage hormones started in your youth.
All of this ties into the wisdom of adopting an effective acne diet plan because many of the foods and beverages that you consume every day contain the very chemicals, toxins, and hormones that are causing your acne outbreaks in the first place. The plain truth is, every meal that you eat just adds more fuel to the fire.