Five Things You Can Do Today to Keep Your Acne from Getting Worse
1. Break out the ice.
Ice helps inflamed lesions from getting worse and often can make them go away. Apply an ice cube directly to inflamed area for 2 minutes.
2. Stop eating peanut butter, peanuts and/or peanut oil.
Peanuts contain a hormone that can make acne worse. If you love peanut butter, unsalted almond butter is a healthy alternative.
3. Stop using fabric softener in the washer AND the dryer (the softener sheets).
Fabric softener leaves a waxy residue on cloth. That wax gets on your skin and causes clogged pores. Fragrance free is not any better --the problem is the waxy residue. not the fragrance.
4. Avoid foods & supplements containing Iodides & Biotin.
Iodides, found in the foods that you eat, irritate the follicle wall and cause break outs. Biotin has also recently been found to make acne worse. Make sure any vitamins you take do not contain iodides or biotin.
Foods high in iodine are milk products, beef, sea vegetables and fish (Cod) (canned tuna) (Shrimp). Himalayan Crystal Salt is also high in iodine.
5. Start taking a Diindolylmethane supplement.
Research and our experience in the clinic have shown that this supplement (derived from broccoli) drastically reduces inflamed breakouts, usually within 2 weeks. I have found Delgado EstroBlock or DHT Block to provide the most effective form of diindolymethane.
Double check every single ingredient you put on your skin, to be sure it is acne safe. The products, on my web site, that are acne safe have a gray acne safe badge.