Oftentimes, a health condition can be directly linked to certain foods that we eat. For example: Those who have Celiac Disease cannot eat products containing gluten. Those who suffer from lactose intolerance cannot tolerate ingesting foods made with dairy. Another common food-related condition is acne.
This superficial condition can be linked to the ingestion of deep-fried foods and oily foods; this will include foods such as: fried chicken, doughnuts, tempura, and those deep-fried Twinkies you can get at the Fair.
Another cause of acne is stress. Pimples can form and grow when we place our bodies and minds under extreme stress. Teenagers seem to have the most acne – for good reason! The stress of school, the pressure of fitting in certain social groups, compounded by the physical and mental stress of becoming an adult can make any teen’s face look like, well, a teenager's face.
Teenagers at this age also, for the most part, have a very unhealthy diet. Who hasn’t taken a good, hard look at a school lunch only to recoil in distaste? It’s no wonder that there has been such an outcry for healthier school meals. Perhaps if kids understood that eating these foods lead to an unhealthy complexion, they would join the fight. When we become stressed, or eat a poor diet, our oil glands begin to secrete more oil than we need. This over-production of oil can lead to a waxy clogging of the pores, leading to an infection, which causes acne to form.
If you look at people who are in their twenties, after graduation, acne outbreaks seems to fade. You can choose your own foods, pressures begin to lighten, and consequently, your face begins to clear. Outbreaks are still possible, however, whenever a stressful event arises – even after you graduate from being a teenager.
Things are fine and well until—BAM!—You hit your 40s and 50s and develop adult acne. Most adult acne is caused by stress. We are more stressed now than ever before, in every way you can imagine. There is pressure to raise a family, keep up with the Joneses, and a general unrest about the economy. The best way to reduce this kind of acne is to revamp your diet to make sure you are not eating these deep-fried, oily foods, and to put the brakes on any repeated stress you may be experiencing.