Acnes may affect people at some point in their life. For most people, this problem is absolutely a nightmare. People at any age and gender may experience this skin condition; however, teenagers are the most susceptible, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. Sufferers from acnes want to try a lot of ways to
improve this condition such as oral medications or topical remedies; however, most methods do not show their effectiveness in reducing acnes. Moreover, some creams and lotions for acnes cause skin problems such as allergy, irritation and redness. It is time for you to consider the role of healthy diet. Many foods including flax seed are good for treating acne problems. However, before you decide to use flax seed in order to treat acne problems, you should consult your doctor and ask him about the proper dose.
The reason why flax seed can help to treat acne problem is the flax seed’s anti-inflammatory properties. Acne is a skin condition related to inflammation. Apha-linolenic acid found in abundance in flax seed is effective in treating inflammation that causes various health ailments such as heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease and skin conditions. American people who often follow the omega 6 fatty acids-rich diet have less chance of developing inflammation in their body. Because of these benefits of flax seed, it is recommended adding flax seed to your diet in order to maintain a healthy balance and improve inflammation. Researchers and professionals of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology said that women who are obesity or overweight and have excess insulin levels often suffer from acne problem. These patients may develop insulin resistance that makes your body use insulin improperly, leading to the high levels of insulin. Therefore, we can hope that decreasing the insulin levels may help to improve acne problem. With these reasons, flax seed is considered as a healthy wonderful food for acnes. Although the evidence for this still remains controversial and inconclusive, a study published in 2011 in the “Nutrition Journal” found out that flax seed could treat insulin resistance effectively in people who had glucose intolerance and were obese.
Before using flax seed in order to treat acne problem, you should consult your nutritionist or doctor to know your appropriate amount of flax seed. The daily recommended consumption of flax seed may differ from person to person, depending on their health condition, their age and gender. However, in general, the daily recommended consumption for an adult is one tablespoon of ground flax seed three times daily. You can increase the flax seed intake to two or four tablespoons after consult your nutritionist and doctor. When you consume ground flax seed, you should drink water as much as you can to get the optimum nutrients and benefits of flax seed.
Moreover, omega 3 fatty acids as well as anti-inflammatory properties are also found in flax seed oil. Therefore, flax seed oil has been used as one of effective home remedies for acne in ancient India. In order to make acnes and other blemishes disappear on your skin, you just need to put a drop of flax seed oil on your palm. Rub it to make this oil warm. Apply it to the affected skin and leave it for a few minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.