What causes red acne?
Tips on preventing acne
Adopt a healthy diet
One of the causes of acne is insulin resistance due to high sugar content in the diet. Sugar doesn’t always mean sweet. Carbohydrates, for instance, are turned into sugar in order for the body to use it for energy.
Foods that are high in simple carbohydrates tend to cause a rapid increase in the blood sugar level compared to complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates can be found in most processed foods that we have. Examples of which are fast foods. They contain high carbohydrate content that the body readily absorbs.
Complex carbs, on the other hand, in the form of vegetables, do not cause a rapid spike in the blood sugar. This is because carbohydrates are mixed with fiber, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. This delays the body’s absorption of the carbohydrates.
The increase in blood sugar causes an increase in insulin. Prolonged exposure to insulin can cause the cells to divide faster than usual. In addition, as insulin resistance slows down the metabolism of sugar, glucose stays longer in the blood. Sugar, when not used, is toxic to cells and adds up to the irritation the skin experiences.
Don’t eat dairy
Get enough sleep