What do Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt and Alicia Keys all have in common? Well, besides being world-famous, they all struggle with acne. Acne is not just an esthetic inconvenience, it’s a skin disease that can be caused by a variety of factors.. Read on to learn about three common acne triggers and potential solutions.
Eating the wrong foods
For years, teenagers were advised to stay away from greasy foods because they could cause acne. Recent studies don’t draw a clear conclusion on whether or not greasy foods should be avoided, but they do show a correlation between dairy and breakouts. You may want to avoid dairy products such as milk, cream and cheese to help control acne. Research also suggests that foods containing antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids may help combat inflammation associated with breakouts.
Using the wrong skincare regimen
Many acne sufferers will overdry their skin in an attempt to “dry up” breakouts. Using products containing salicylic acid and retinol is a great start to combating breakouts, but it’s important for everyone, even those with oily skin, to make sure their skin is properly hydrated. Oil-free moisturizers are available and may help maintain a healthy moisture balance without adding excess oil.
Using the wrong foundation
Heavy coverage foundations often contain pore-clogging ingredients. Many dermatologists and skin care experts recommend using a mineral-based makeup to cover breakouts. Mineral makeups are less likely to clog pores and will help cover blemishes without creating new ones.
Decades ago there was not much hope for acne sufferers, but today, more and more acne alternatives are available. If you are struggling with acne and looking for help, consider applying for a clinical study.
Del Sol Research is currently seeking volunteers for acne studies. If you struggle with acne, a medical study at Del Sol may be a great opportunity to learn more about your condition, see a board-certified dermatologist at no cost, and receive great care and treatment tips along the way.
To learn more about these acne study opportunities, call as at Del Sol at (555) 555-5555 or click below to apply for more information.