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Lifestyle Habits

Stressing out too much about your lifestyle habits and the affect they may have on your acne can be counterproductive, since stress itself may make acne worse. However, for good measure, consider the following lifestyle modifications when you can.

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Sun Exposure How Can You Get the Right Amount of Vitamin D? The best way to achieve an ideal vitamin D level in the body is through regular, short periods of sun exposure. Some foods may also help, but are unlikely to make up for deficiency. Supplementation is often required, with 1000 IU per day as a general recommendation. May 29, 2020
Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs Drugs and Acne Due to ethical restrictions, there is very little evidence regarding how marijuana, cocaine, ecstacy (MDMA), and methamphetamines might affect acne. However, most drugs increase cortisol, which is a stress hormone and stress may make acne worse. May 29, 2020
Lifestyle Habits Does Humid Weather Worsen Acne? Researchers are still not sure whether humidity worsens acne. However, some scientists suggest that it might disrupt the balance of bacteria in the skin, impair the function of the skin's barrier, or clog sweat glands, all of which could cause skin problems. Bottom line: We just don't know yet. May 27, 2020
Sun Exposure Does Vitamin D Help Treat Acne? While we do not yet know exactly how or to what degree vitamin D levels in the body affect acne, we do know that vitamin D plays a role in killing bacteria, reducing inflammation, helping to heal wounds, and regulating cell development, all of which could help reduce acne. May 25, 2020
Lifestyle Habits Does Washing the Skin Help or Hurt Acne? Washing the skin with a gentle facial cleanser removes dirt, oil, and sweat and allows acne treatments to penetrate. Studies show us that washing twice a day with a proper cleanser may help keep acne in check at least to some degree. May 21, 2020
Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs Alcohol and Acne Nobody knows whether drinking alcohol can lead to cause acne or make acne worse. The scientific community has not produced enough evidence, and the evidence... May 07, 2020
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