Do not listen when they tell you, "You are going out."
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, your typical acne is now 26 years old. Why is that? You could attribute the responsibility to hormones. But there is another secret explanation.
Acne is not a simple skin disease. Several factors can contribute to an acne case. Yet, a problem has long been overlooked in adults with hormonal acne, and this factor is the environment.
For example, an entire city in Italy has found a day filled with citizens fighting against acne.
It was a quiet Saturday in the summer of 1976 that turned into a toxic hell for the people of Seveso, Italy. The cause – a flawed chemical has projected into the air a cloud of white poison called trichlorophenol.
The heat released by the reaction turned trichlorophenol into one of the most lethal chemicals known at that time: TCDD or dioxin.
Dioxin is a fat powder that sticks to the skin. This poison is spread by wind and rain. Only the sun can reduce this poison in several years.
Months after the explosion, residents with damaged internal tissues and livestock would have died in fields. People have also developed bumps, blisters and chloracne, a form of acne caused by chemical poisoning.
In addition, the regions develop blackheads and other lesions due to acne because dioxin forces the body to produce an excessive amount of keratin, the protein found in the hair, nails and the skin. This accumulation of keratin clogged the pores and caused pimples and blackheads.
Ironically, as consumers, we could make dioxins every day in our own home.
Almost all homes have a product containing triclosan. This antibacterial agent is used in the manufacture of cosmetics, antimicrobial creams, lotions, hand soaps, dish soaps and even treatments for acne.
Nevertheless, researchers at the University of Minnesota have demonstrated that triclosan could have produced dioxins in the presence of sunlight.
Dioxins do not degrade over time. They can accumulate in the tissues and cause health problems. Even low levels of dioxin are problematic because of their tendency to accumulate throughout the food chain. For example, since dioxin accumulates in adipose tissue, it can be found in fish, eggs, milk, chicken and beef.
Thus, the link between acne and milk may not be just a hormonal problem, but a result of environmental pollution.
Dioxin is not only related to acne, but also to other health problems such as asthma and attention deficit.
Substantial reduction of dioxin levels in the environment is a national effort. However, you can limit your exposure to dioxins now by avoiding the use of pesticides, drinking filtered water and consuming fewer meat products.