The Dermatology Times just ran an article last week discussing the growing problem of acne in pre-teens.
This strikes me as both highly odd and completely logical. It’s odd because up until now, we’ve been led to believe acne is a condition mainly related to teenagers going through puberty.
The theory apparently, is during this time, the sebaceous glands start making more oil than usual which gets into the hair follicles and clogs up the pores. On top of that, dirt and dead skin cells gets caught in these holes and the combination of this waste-fest forms acne. This is what we’re told. By board certified doctors and specialists.
However according to this article, pre-teens as young as 7 are getting acne:
He points to recent research involving 1,277 children which found 41.6% of those aged seven to nine had acne while more than three quarters of those aged 10 to 12 had acne.1 Indeed, 12 is no longer regarded as the lower end of the age range in terms of acne presentation.2
When seven and nine year olds are getting acne, then you know the puberty theory is bogus. It’s been used by those who don’t quite understand how acne develops.
It’s also a very logical occurrence. Acne is not a problem of oil, hair follicles, dead skin or gasoline. It’s a problem of a compromised internal environment. So when young kids are getting it, it tells you they have either:
- Inherited a genetic weakness: Mainly in the skin or kidneys were they’re not eliminating waste properly or an overall sluggish lymphatic system. They haven’t done anything to correct these possible sources since they simply aren’t aware how.
- Poor Diet: Grown up on the same junk many people grow up on which made their condition worse or weakened their already compromised systems further.
Now it’s even more tragic when the experts we go to and take our kids to for healing say things like this:
According to Dr. Singh, there is insufficient evidence to make regular modifications to the diet of patients who present with acne.
“There may be some benefit to address the glycemic load of patients and I sometimes will suggest a low glycemic index diet,” Dr. Singh says. “I often tell them it is an individual response. If they find a certain food is a trigger, then they can choose to avoid it.”
An utter tragedy of epic proportions when professionally trained medical doctors say stuff like this.
Keep in mind – it’s not their fault because they were never trained to cure anything; only to treat symptoms so statements like this are quite common.
To claim there is “insufficient evidence” is to show an unfamiliarity with the existing medical studies showing that indeed certain foods do aggravate acne and they’ve even established a direct link between them!
Heck forget the studies – try it on yourself and see how your acne flares up with the increased intake of foods like dairy.
It’s genuinely sad seeing folks run from one hailed treatment to the next – from steroids, creams, hormone therapy, blue light therapy, laser, antibiotics, surgery…and still not get cured. I don’t blame them. The same experts that were promoting proven poisons like Accutane are now jumping onto the next “advancement” while millions of people still suffer.
There’s no complicated PhD thesis to write here – healing acne is very straightforward and simple.
Beyond ridiculously simple. Save yourself the frustrations, time, money and confusion and familiarize yourself with how acne can be healed naturally.
So what is the best product for teen or pre teen acne? The very best thing they can do is clean up their diets – more specifically eliminate dairy, get out in the sun, exercise, get plenty of rest and be around good people.
If they’re looking for specific products to help them zap a few zits, then pure tea tree oil does the trick. Just a slight dab will do on the problem spot.
You’ll never have to worry about it ever again.
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