Townsville, QLD (PRWEB) October 21, 2006
Acne sufferers looking to stay clear this holiday season don't need to worry about missing out on festive food and wine. There is no established link between food and acne. However, the problem faced by acne sufferers is not only skin deep.
A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology found that even mild cases of acne can lead to low self esteem, depression, and sometimes suicidal thoughts. Teens were most at risk, given the link between physical appearance and social acceptance amongst their peers.
Acne can thus be a ticket to social purgatory, and this is no more evident than in the holiday season. With parties and informal social gatherings at a peak, the danger of a sense of isolation and social withdrawal is high.
If signs of depression and withdrawal are noted in acne sufferers, it is important to seek professional help, as some teenagers with severe depression stemming from their acne have committed suicide.
Acne can be treated, and there are steps that can be taken to prevent acne. AcneToHealth.com has identified 5 simple tips to help ensure the holidays are not marred by breakouts:
1. Effective supplements include zinc. Zinc gluconate or zinc monomethionine, at 30g per day, has shown to have some benefit for acne sufferers. It helps balance the hormonal system, and fortifies the immune system, which is important in helping the body deal with acne bacteria. More information on zinc and natural acne treatments is available here: http://www.acnetohealth.com/natural-acne-treatments.html
2. L-Carnitine helps repair skin damage from acne.
3. Vitamin C ester has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It may help repair scar tissue, and through its ability to penetrate the skin, may help prevent the return of acne.
4. Use electric razors in preference to non-electric razors. They help prevent acne.
5. Keep hair styling products that have alcohol, oils, and adhesives in them away from the skin. During workouts, keep hair away from the face, and be careful of gels and mousse clogging the pores around your hairline.
Rebecca Prescott publishes information on living with, and treating, acne, at her site, http://www.acnetohealth.com If you have any tips or acne stories you'd like to share, submit them here.
For more information, contact Rebecca Prescott on 617-47255-078, or visit http://www.acnetohealth.com