How to Get Breakout-Free Skin: Part 2

How to Get Breakout-Free Skin: Part 2

How to Get Breakout-Free Skin: Part 2

(Part 2 of 7)  By Sophie Parmenter, Spa Gregorie’s Lead Esthetician and Trainer

What triggers breakouts? I will go over the main culprits…

  1. Internal Acne Aggravators
  2. External Acne Aggravators
  3. You are what you eat

 

1. INTERNAL ACNE AGGRAVATORS

Hormones, stress and food all play into how often and severe your skin breaks out.  Multiple hormones are associated with acne; an increase in testosterone or androgens impact the skin the most.  When your body experiences a surge in hormones from menstruation, pregnancy, menopause or stress the levels rise causing the production of skin cells and oil to be amplified.

My solution would be to seek a health care professional who can balance your hormones or seek out supplements from a good health food market.  An increase in stress releases cortisol, which can also cause the sebaceous glands to go into overdrive.

In the new year,  practice more meditation, maintain a more peaceful and relaxing lifestyle, take calcium and magnesium supplements also help calm nerves, and make sure you are getting 7-8 hours of good sleep.  Less sleep produces more cortisol. No good…. as this is what collects around our tummies and creates the muffin top.

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