When I first started breaking out from acne when I was 10 years old, my parents bought me all sorts of cosmetic products that promised to clear them away.
Of course, nothing I used worked and by the time I became a teenager, I felt hopeless. I was made to believe that this was a natural part of growing up and that they would go away once my hormones balanced out.
Only one part of that was actually true — once I stabilized my hormones, my skin would stop breaking out. However, it wasn’t going to do it on its own.
I have family members who are in their late 20s and 30s who are still suffering from horrible acne breakouts, which disproves the idea that they will go away on their own. There are more people today suffering from pre-teen and adult acne than ever before and I can tell you right now that it isn’t natural.
What’s causing acne-prone skin?
People who have oily skin tend to have the most acne breakouts. Naturally, you start to think that you need to stop wearing lotions and slow down on greasy fast foods.
That will definitely help, but it isn’t the root cause of acne. What’s really causing your acne is the diet we are being grown on. It’s much different than what our great grandparents were eating.
We are consuming mainly fast food, GMOs and hormonal-injected meat and dairy. Acne wasn’t a problem that people had in history — all of the skincare regimens of our ancestors were for dry skin, aging and skin rashes, not acne.
Acne is your body’s way of pushing out toxins, since your liver and kidneys are being overworked (especially so if you aren’t flushing them out with lots of water).
So the culprit for acne is the unnatural foods you’re eating and lack of hydration.
What you need to stay away from in order to heal your acne for good
I can speak on this personally, since I saw results within 1-2 months when I eliminated certain things from my diet. I was big on sodas, chocolate, cow and chicken meat, sugary snacks and dairy.
I later learned that soy too was in majority of the foods we eat today, which boosts estrogen levels and can lead to an imbalance that causes breakouts.
Then a lot of these foods are filled with toxins, which further can clog your kidneys, making it harder for them to flush them out through your urinary tract or colon.