Skin Clearing Foods Greer SC

As more adults head to the dermatologist, experts ponder the causes of this unwelcome condition of acne breakouts. While possible contributors include pollution, today's high stress levels, and newly developed prescription medications, an emerging body of research points to another culprit: the Western diet.

Publix
(864) 848-7820
411 The Pkwy
Greer, SC
Pharmacy #
(864) 848-7826

Ingles Markets
(864) 801-0149
524 Locust Hill Road
Greer, SC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours

Publix
(864) 609-7300
2801 Wade Hampton Blvd Ste 120
Taylors, SC
Pharmacy #
(864) 609-7306

Food Lion
(864) 949-7085
300 Spartanburg Hwy
Lyman, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Ingles Markets
(864) 433-9136
150 E. Main St.
Duncan, SC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours

Walmart Supercenter
(864) 877-1928
14055 East Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greer, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(864) 877-2296
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Target
(864) 801-8128
6025 Wade Hampton Blvd
Taylors, SC
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Walmart Supercenter
(864) 292-8155
3027 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Taylors, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(864) 292-2014
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Publix
(864) 486-4700
2153 E Main St Ste B9
Duncan, SC
Pharmacy #
(864) 486-4706

Publix
(864) 370-8210
215 Pelham Rd
Greenville, SC
Pharmacy #
(864) 370-8215

The Clear Skin Diet

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By Melaina Juntti

Jodi Frestedt breezed through her teenage years without so much as a pimple. While most of her peers suffered their share of embarrassing breakouts, Frestedt never gave her skin a second thought as she posed for school pictures and primped for prom. But at age 26, her face erupted in a slew of blemishes, leaving her baffled and suddenly self-conscious.

Frestedt’s situation is far from unique. Although we’d all like to think our acne days are behind us once we leave high school, breakouts affect some 54 percent of women and 40 percent of men over age 25, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. What’s more, the number of adult acne sufferers continues to rise. “I have seen an uptick in adult acne in my practice over the past 18 years,” says Valori Treloar, MD, dermatologist and coauthor of The Clear Skin Diet (Cumberland House Publishing, 2007).

As more adults head to the dermatologist, experts ponder the causes of this unwelcome condition. While possible contributors include pollution, today’s high stress levels, and newly developed prescription medications, an emerging body of research points to another culprit: the Western diet.

But wait, haven’t doctors, textbooks, and health and beauty magazines been telling us for decades that the link between food and acne is merely a myth? That loading up on chocolate bars and fried foods will not result in a face full of zits?

There is a food-acne connection
Although a famous 1969 study of chocolate’s effect on skin debunked any connection between food and skin problems, dermatologists may have dismissed diet’s impact on acne too quickly. Recent studies show that high-glycemic foods such as refined grains and processed sugars—the mainstays of a typical Western diet—may, in fact, trigger breakouts.

Here’s the problem: High-glycemic fare such as french fries, breakfast cereal, white bread, and soda boost blood sugar too quickly—and the pancreas responds by making extra insulin to bring those sugar levels down. As an unintended consequence, the insulin also signals the sebaceous glands to manufacture and secrete sebum, the oil-like substance that’s carried to our pores via hair follicles. In proper quantities, sebum is a good thing; it flushes out dead cells and keeps your skin lubricated. But too much causes the bacterium P. acnes to over-propagate and jam up the hair follicle. The result? Whiteheads and blackheads on your forehead, chin, and cheeks.

In addition, what Americans don’t eat may prove equally problematic for their skin. For instance, with 97 percent of our grain intake coming from processed rather than whole grains, we don’t get enough of the fiber, zinc, and vitamin B6 that can help curb acne. And the vast majority of US adults fail to get their daily allotment of fruits and vegetables—seven to nine servings—leading to a shortage of blemish-blocking vitamins and antioxidants. Overconsumption of omega-6 fat...

Author: Melaina Juntti

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