those acne diet, stress and hygiene myths arenât always myths. In fact if you follow medical journals, each week a new study further questions the link between diet, hygiene, stress and acne. The fact is, the lines are very blurred.
See, the point is itâs not about food, hygiene and stress, the real cause of acne is about cause and effect within the body.
For example, at dermatologists conference back in 2004, Dr. William f. Danby linked the hormones in pregnant cows to acne. Howâs that possible?
Those cows have progesterone and other steroid hormones. Once these hormones enter someone that drinks milk, the milk drinkerâs hormones can fluctuate in any number of ways. When it comes to acne, drinking milk usually increases the androgen flow within the body and this leads to excess oil production and allows p. Acnes to reproduce faster.
(p. Acnes donât cause acne by the way, thatâs a myth that no one is talking about)
next, the hygiene and acne myth. Hygiene, is linked to acne, for instance, in 1976, when a nuclear reactor exploded in a small town in italy, nearly everyone in the village had chloracne and/or blackheads within days.
Howâs that possible? Toxic built up on the skin from excessive dioxins in the air.
And then we have stress and acne. Again itâs not the stress per se that causes acne, but the cascade of hormonal, immunological, and psychological effects that stress can cause.
And yes studies do link stress to acne. A study conducted at stanford university in 2002 linked pre-examination stress to acne. Two years later, dermatology times is telling doctors to note how stress from handling school is affecting their young patient's.
I could go on all day tearing those "acne myths" jokes apart. The point is thereâs a ton of solid research on acne, and if you read it, youâd laugh at a lot of those âacne mythsâ lists.
And the one about chocolate that was done 60 years ago had so many flaws that it's incomprehensible that people still refer to it.
Yeah, I don't know though.
I first got acne when I was like 11, maybe 12. I went vegetarian at 12 or 13 and became a vegan at 16. I'm turning 18 next week, still vegan (no meat/dairy) and i'm still covered in acne. I've tried every antibiotic and cream.. But it's head to toe. I excercise regularly and monitor stress. It's just ridiculous. I'm pretty much over it though. I'll get accutane. Whatever.
Being a vegan is cool. But if you look at literature on the vegan lifestyle, while it may appear super healthy, some vegans are lacking in acne fighting nutrients. Let me give you an example of how crucial it is to monitor your nutrient intake with a vegan diet.
A few years ago, one vegan couple almost faced prison time because their child was born with physical disabilities that could have been prevented if the pregnant mother had just eaten more nutrients. Again, it know this is an emotionally stirring topic for vegans but to be short and sweet, if youâre on a super restrictive diet you have to make sure that your getting every single nutrient you need to be as healthy as possible. Else you pay the price.
I hope you don't discount this...I'm a 42yo male and got bad acne at age 14 and it lasted for years. I went to lame ass doctors that gave me bs medicine including tons of antibiotics and ointments and junk advice like cooking myself in the sun. All treatments had zero good results, as a matter of fact, some seemed to make things worse. I am suffering the effects of those extreme treatments today. As I grew up my mother (european) taught me, just like yours taught you, basic hygene. Unfortunatly, I was taught to take a shower in the morning as opposed to at bedtime. Once I changed to bathing at bedtime my acne subsided and later accutane knocked out the rest of it leaving me only with the scars I still have. To this day if I get lazy and not bath at nite, I will pay the price in a day or two. Non-residue liquid soap works for me best. I use liquid dial clean rinsing antibacterial soap with moisturizers. This soap also makes cleaning your shower much easier as you won't have that soap scum to scrub off.
Hang in there...Though I wish I never had acne, it made me a better, stronger person...As i'm sure you know its impossible to be superficial when you got zits. Try bathing at nite (if you don't already-if you do, i'd go for the accutane asap before some lawyer has it removed from the market. Just be very careful with it...Follow instructions, it is very powerful medicine and can screw you up in the long run.