Health Facts and Fiction
Fried Foods and Chocolate Cause AcneHow true is the claim? It's not. French fries and candy bars aren't the cause of pimples. If this acne advice came from your mom, she may just have been trying to keep you away from junk food.
Why it gets repeated: It's a case of guilt by association. You tend to indulge in these sorts of treats when you're under stress or during the hormonal surges before your period. Both situations increase the production of sebum, an oily substance that contributes to the overgrowth of bacteria that can lead to pimples. Also, people tend to neglect their usual skin-care regimens during difficult times, which can compound the problem.
Bottom line: You don't have to banish these guilty pleasures, but stick to a well-balanced diet, get enough exercise to reduce stress, and wash twice daily with a mild cleanser to remove bacteria.
Most Popular Galleries
“Here’s a fun fact: People with quick strides are more likely to be viewed as busy and productive than those with a more mellow walk… which, if you live or work in a crowded city, can definitely come...”
Everyone agrees embarrassment can be excruciating. But is the emotion all bad? Discover its surprising upside—and learn how to get over it more easily—with this expert advice for kids and adults.
It may still be colder than a winter’s bone outside, but that doesn’t mean we’re...
from The Nest Blog » house & home
Is Greek yogurt really healthier than regular yogurt? ...
Prince William and Kate Middleton don't always vacation alone together, but...
from POPSUGAR Home
Ottolenghi is a lucky man. Read more: Tastemakers , Ottolenghi ...
from Tastepartner on The Huffington Post
from HuffPost Home - The Huffington Post
Like rotary phones and black and white TVs, a good old-fashioned front porch ma...