Have Acne? Wrinkles? Find Out Why (And What to Do)
Understanding the hormonal changes your body is going through can help you keep pesky skin problems to a minimum
Adolescence -- Plan of AttackDr. Wu, whose new book "Feed Your Face" discusses the food/skin connection, gets down to brass tacks with her teen patients. "I tell [them] to avoid dairy if they have acne -- dairy hormones can also stimulate oil glands and lead to clogged pores," she says, pointing out that it's important for them to get their calcium and protein elsewhere. (Soy and almond milks are both rich in calcium and tofu, apricots, figs and hazelnuts are great protein sources.) She also says that adolescents should "watch their sugar, since high blood sugar can cause inflammation leading to redness, swelling, and whiteheads."
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