Studies have shown that a high glycemic diet can aggravate acne. Foods with high glycemic index are those which cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. Apart from chocolates and sweets, foods like white bread, french-fries, baked potatoes, croissants, aerated drinks etc. As the intake of these foods increase, insulin levels rise and in turn, increase the sebum or oil production in the skin. This eventually leads to clogging of pores creating a perfect environment for bacteria to grow, thrive and cause acne. Although it is not necessary to restrict chocolates, eating them in moderation will help. There are several treatments for acne which are chosen on the basis of type and severity. As far as your sweet tooth is concerned, it is advisable you replace refined sugars with natural sugars found in fruits and salads.
Just like the facial skin, the skin on the body has abundant hair follicles connected to oil glands. So the same high rate of oil production that causes facial acne can also clog pores and cause body acne. Excessive perspiration and tight clothing can trigger body acne. Exercising and working out in Lycra clothing can also trap perspiration and contribute to acne. The best way to prevent body acne is to shower twice in a day. Body scrubs can also be used to de-clog the skin pores. Wear loose fitting cotton clothes for good ventilation of the skin.
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