Monthly Archives: October 2015

Healthy Living A to Z: A

Week 1: A

Acne

Acne still affects many adults, particularly women, well into their fifties. It can continue through adolescence, or appear later in life for the first time. What can you do to avoid reliving your high school prom pimple fiasco? Patience and the following:

  • Keep your face clean using a cleanser (not a scrub) and a soft washcloth, rinse, and blot your face dry.
  • Avoid Oil-based products
  • Don’t pick, pop, or squeeze!
  • Follow a diet low in refined grains and sugary foods. Consider decreasing your dairy intake and adding omega-3’s to your diet as well.
  • Limit sun exposure
  • Get plenty of sleep!
Antioxidants

Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that prevent or delay some types of cell damage. They are found in many foods, including fruits and vegetables and are also available as dietary supplements. What foods are rich in antioxidants? Try integrating one of these 10 “Super Foods” into your daily meals:

  • Red, Blue or Purple Grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Nuts
  • Red Berries
  • Dark Green Veggies
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tea
  • Whole Grains
  • Beans
  • Fish

 

 

sources:

“Acne: 50 Going on 15?” Wellness Letter 31 (Apr. 2015): 5. Print.

NIH: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health