Acne Control: Is There a Simple Fix?

tonerAcne is a common disease that affects 50% of adult women and 25% of adult men. Most people acknowledge acne as a teen phase, but the truth is acne reoccurs in people’s 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond.

Acne in adults is more likely to leave scars, so it’s important to treat the disease as soon as possible. Controlling adult acne is no quick task, but it can be improved with the right ingredients and right diet.

This article will discuss:

The Right Diet and 28 Day Program

Since acne is a systemic, inflammatory disease, internal treatments are recommended along with products with advanced ingredients. Dr. Perricone suggests thinking of your skin as your intestines turned inside out, because what you eat certainly affects how your skin looks and feels.

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet is a great start to decrease your acne. Eating healthy fats, low-glycemic carbohydrates, high-quality protein, and fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants will reduce the inflammation that contributes to acne and keep skin looking clear and radiant.

Proteins are very beneficial to repair the skin. The best sources of protein include:

  • Salmon and other cold-water fish
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt

Although you may be eating healthier, remember to keep your portion size to 2 – 4 ounces. Omega 3 essential fatty acids can also aid in improving the skin and enhancing your immune system. Essential fatty acids, “good” fats, are found in:

  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Nuts
  • Avocados
  • Acai

These fats will keep skin glowing and fight the signs of aging.

Dr. Perricone recommends the 28 Day Acne Program, a diet specifically designed for adults with acne. In addition to following the diet, the use of topical products and nutritional supplements will help keep your skin clear.

In addition to an anti-inflammatory diet, remember to also fight stress, which causes inflammation. Below, watch Dr. Perricone talk about the negative affects of high levels of stress cortisol:

Advanced Ingredients for Acne Control

By changing your diet and using products with advanced ingredients, you will see noticeable results in your skin. There are many acne products out there with many different ingredients, but which are right for adults?

One of the most common and effective ingredients for both teens and adults is salicylic acid, a substance that helps exfoliate the skin. It works by causing the cells of the epidermis to shed more easily, which prevents pores from clogging up and reduces breakouts on the skin.

In Perricone MD’s Skin Clear Cleanser, salicylic acid works to reduce excess oil and unclog pores.

Other ingredients used specifically for adults with acne include, ALA, DMAE, and Eucalyptus Leaf Oil. Although ALA and DMAE are usually associated with fighting the signs of aging, they also help clear the skin. The powerful antioxidant, ALA, deep cleans and minimizes pore size and scarring, while DMAE helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles while firming the skin.

Eucalyptus Leaf Oil is extracted from the leaves and branch tips of the Eucalyptus plant. It was first recorded to relieve minor aches and fevers, and is an important oil still used to relieve aches and pains. When used in skin clearing products, the oil works as an anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic.

In Perricone MD’s Skin Clear Acne Toner, the Eucalyptus oil reduces bacteria and calms inflammation.

Products for Acne Control

Combing an anti-inflammatory diet with advanced skin care ingredients will certainly help reduce acne. A good skin regimen is important and will keep skin clear and also fight the aging process.

The best best treatment for adult acne
control is the RX Skin Clear regimen. It provides anti-aging benefits, improves skin’s tone and texture, and helps fight acne.

Perricone MD’s Skin Clear Hydrator contains DMAE and lactic acid to increase the skin’s natural moisture while preventing pores from clogging.

Another component of the RX Skin Clear regimen is Skin Clear Supplements, a nutritional supplement that works from the inside out to help clear skin. This supplement contains Vitamin C, Omega 3, Evening Primrose Oil, Asorbyl Palmitate, and many more advanced ingredients that control acne and keep the skin looking radiant.


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