Groundnuts does not cause pimples. I know you are very shocked to read this.
But it is the absolute truth.
Pimples (also known as acne) has been linked to all sorts of foods – but it is ALL a myth.
The scientific evidence is that there is NO food whatsoever that causes or plays any role in causing pimples.
“Oh don’t eat butter”- Scam.
“Oh don’t eat fried foods”- Scam.
“Oh don’t drink milk”- Scam.
“Oh don’t take chocolates”- Scam.
EVERYTHING you heard about food and pimples (acne) is a total scam.
There are NO foods that play any role in acne, and there are NO foods that cause it.
Think about it this way.
There are millions of people who eat groundnuts, who take sardines, who eat chocolates and who take lots of oily stuff. And they NEVER have pimples.
You know why?
Because food is NOT the cause of pimples. There are other things that cause/trigger it.
So what causes acne?
1. Family History
Acne tends to run in families.
If both your parents had pimples as teenagers, you would most likely have it. And if your parents never had it, you will most likely not have it too.
2. Testosterone Hormone In Puberty.
People with high levels of testosterone hormone tend to have pimples. Now this hormone is associated with puberty and that would explain why acne is commonest, or tends to start, in teenagers as they hit puberty. And that also explains why before puberty, you may never have it.
The sebaceous glands in your skin are particularly sensitive to hormones (most of which you develop as a teenager).
It is thought that increased levels of testosterone can cause these glands to produce much more sebum than the skin needs which may get blocked and become pimples.
3. In Women
Hormones is also the reason acne is worse at certain times of a woman’s life- during the monthly menstruation, during pregnancy and if a woman has a condition called “polycystic ovaries”.
In all three situations, there’s a lot of hormones which may trigger acne.
4. Other known triggers for acne
-Smoking; especially in older people.
Smoking can worsen acne. And that includes smoking Shisha.
-Certain medications like steroid tablets (which some people use to “add weight”), also tablets used by people who have epilepsy or bipolar disorder.
5. Let’s also lay to bed certain lies:
Pimples is NOT caused by poor diet.
Pimples is NOT caused by any foods.
Pimples is NOT caused by poor hygiene-
Infact overwashing your face can worsen things for you and trigger acne.
Pimples is NOT caused by sex or masturbation at all.
What is pimples?
Pimples is due to blockage of tiny holes in the skin known as hair follicles.
That’s all it is.
Pimples is NOT an infection.
So you cannot “catch it” and you cannot “spread” it to someone else.
Pimples is NOT an allergy.
It is due to a blocked hair follicle.
I would be back to tell you simple things you can do if you have pimples.
Let me see a patient.
I would be back in a few minutes.
How To Treat Acne:
First thing is acne has NO cure.
But it can be well treated and it can be under good control that it wouldn’t make your life miserable.
Also a good number of people simply “outgrow” it. And that makes sense- because hormones goes down as people get older.
Simple things to do:
NEVER wash areas of skin with pimples more than twice a day. Overwashing can irritate the skin and make pimples worse.
Wash your skin/face with a mild simple toilet soap or a mild facial cleanser and warm water. Very hot or cold water can make acne worse.
NEVER squeeze pimples.
As much as you can, try not to.
Squeezing pimples makes it worse and causes permanent scars on your face.
Don’t do that to yourself
Avoid using too much make-up and cosmetics. And if you have to, use water-based makeup products labelled as non-comedogenic.
A comedogenic makeup means the product will not block your skin pores and won’t cause/worsen pimples.
ALWAYS totally remove make-up before going to bed at night. NEVER sleep with makeup on. Never ever.
Stay off fancy creams.
Use a fragrance-free water-based moisturising lotion.
If you are really struggling with acne,
Go to a pharmacy and speak with a pharmacist. Or speak with a doctor.
There are many creams and gels you can use that will help. They may recommend creams that contain benzoyl peroxide or azelaic acid and tell you to use it for some weeks.
Overall, the things to really note is that:
Pimples is mostly NOT forever.
It would most likely go at some point when you are older. Though some older people may have it too.
Pimples has NO cure.
It may stress you out but with good medical advice well-followed, you will be fine.
Again, back to the food question:
Think of this,
When you were younger before puberty hit you, you had many groundnuts, butter and oily foods and you never got pimples- until puberty came.
That should tell you something.
It is puberty and hormones that causes pimples. NOT food.
And that’s also why as people get older, most people simply outgrow acne because the hormones drop as we age.
I hope these sets of article has taught you something and has opened your eyes about pimples.
Thanks for reading.
Thanks for your contributions.
Do have an amazing day.
Shared By: Dr Olufunmilayo
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