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Teen Acne: the best food choices

Acne! Is this a frequent topic of conversation with your friends during recess? Acne is a very common skin problem affecting many #teenagers and young adults. If you don’t suffer yourself, then I’d be willing to bet that you know someone that does. Rather annoyingly, #acne isn't exactly shy either, as the breakouts appear mostly on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders staring you back when you look in the mirror. No doubt you’ve tried various washes, creams or lotions to manage this skin problem. But have you thought about what you are eating and how that may be affecting your skin health?

Read on to find out more about my favourite foods to support your #skin health naturally.

Wholegrains and legumes

Wholegrains and legumes are excellent sources of complex carbohydrates. We need carbohydrates for #energy but you need to choose wisely as your body is likely to do best when you eat unprocessed, #complexcarbohydrates, found in foods like wholegrain breads and oats. All carbohydrates break down in our bodies into small molecules of sugar (glucose) and, may then be stored away until needed with the help of a hormone called insulin. However, when you eat foods like lollies, cakes, and white bread, the carbohydrate breaks down really quickly, thus lots of insulin is produced to store the excess glucose. Too much insulin can be a problem and for acne-sufferers, this can mean an increase in sebum production (thus, the oily pus) and inflammation.