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Small changes to help clear your acne

June 5, 2015




Stay away from foods that contain iodine and iodides. Iodized salt, seafood, fish, seaweed, kelp and/or supplements, sports drinks/bars and fast food are common foods containing iodine. Contrary to popular belief, chocolate and greasy foods do not aggravate acne, unless they contain iodized salt or are cooked with oils high in androgen.






Instead you can switch to sea salt, and switch to vitamins

supplements that don't contain iodine or biotin. 










Using fabric softeners or dryer sheets leave a waxy residue on clothes, sheets, and towels, that can clog pores on acne-prone individuals. Avoid fragrance in laundry detergents.





Use detergents such as all free, or Tide Free. You can purchase static free dryer balls to control static. You can make a homemade recipe for fabric softener. Make in a large container. Once mixed together they fizz up

 6 cups vinegar

1 cup baking soda

15 drops essential oil (optional)






You should avoid foods high in androgen, dairy, peanuts, peanut oil, peanut butter, corn oil, wheat germ, shellfish, organ meats. These contain hormones that exacerbate acne.






Substitute Almond, cashew butter, olive, and avocado oil. Almond and rice milk can be used instead of regular milk.
















Some chemicals used in swimming pools contain Iodides and Chlorine, which remain in the water and cause problems for people that swim a lot.











Avoid low-estrogen birth control pills, Norplant, Provera, and Depo-Provera. Progesterone based IUDs like mirena and skyla, progesterone hormone replacement Premarin can also be problematic. If you have polycystic ovaries, they will cause hormonal changes and breakouts. 








You should ice your inflamed acne twice a day for two-five minutes. This helps inflammation and helps kill or slow bacteria growth.



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