A recent study has shown that P. acnes, a usually harmless bacterium that lives on our skin, can cause breakouts. When trapped in airless, oily areas like hair follicles, it triggers inflammation and acne. In those environments, the bacterium creates fatty acids, activating inflammation. Researchers are now developing new treatments to help balance the P. acnes residing on patients’’ skin. Until then, follow these tips to help control inflammation and bacteria in the skin for a beautiful, clear complexion.
Taking a probiotic supplement or eating probiotic foods can help balance the bacteria in your body, improving the health of your complexion. Probiotic supplements can help fill your body with beneficial bacterium which inhibit the production of sebum. Probiotic foods, like yogurt, can also help.
Controlling inflammation in the body can also help to prevent acne. Consuming an anti-inflammatory diet is the first step. Avoid sugars, refined carbs, and saturated and trans fats, which can promote inflammation. Instead, make sure you consume fresh fruits, veggies, oily fish, and fiber-rich foods like legumes to lower inflammation in the body.
There is also an array of nutritional supplements on the market to help boost your body’s anti-inflammatory response. Fish oils, also known as Omega-3s, can be great in reducing inflammation. Zinc, Selenium, and Bromelain are also great options.
By following these tips, you can balance the bacteria on the skin and the inflammation levels in your body for a radiant complexion.
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