Sunday, December 13, 2009

How To Treat Acne - Will Antioxidants Help?

You are searching for information on how to treat acne but everywhere you turn you are given different advice. Someone says watch your diet while others say reduce your stress levels and so on. The main problem with their advice is that they make you think that all you need to do is change that one thing and then voila you will have acne free skin.

As you are probably aware it doesn't work like that. The treatment of acne is an ongoing process. Maybe changing your diet will help your acne but it may not be the only cause. The best thing to do is to take on all the advice and test it yourself. This article will take a look at antioxidants as part of a plan on how to treat acne.

In our body molecules of free oxygen (free radicals) float around with unpaired electrons seeking to balance themselves by basically stealing electrons from healthy cells. This process can harm the skin and decrease the efficiency of the immune system which helps in causing acne breaks outs.

Antioxidants stop the above process and help keep our bodies healthy. Fruits and vegetables are an abundant source of antioxidants and can be found in natural foods such as grapes, blueberries, pomegranates and cranberries, for example. There are also man-made antioxidants available in over the counter products.

Studies also show that levels of free radicals are increased in our bodies when we don't sleep enough, are stressed, smoke, consume too much alcohol and live in polluted areas for example. As you can see a healthy lifestyle is worth the effort.

Antioxidants on their own will not treat acne, but as part of an overall plan it is a step in the right direction.
For more information and tips on treating acne as well as home remedies for acne at

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