A Pimple is a formed on skin when skin pores become congested by deposit of dead old skin cells and oil glands. Pimple formation is accelerated a series of biological events-- Excessive sebum (oil) production by the skin, Rapid division of skin cells, Delayed skin cell separation & death and the presence of Bacteria on the skin surface. Pimple formation on skin is bio-catalyzed by a combination of factors, including hormonal changes, genetic composure and skin friction between dead skin cells. The breakout of dead skin cells cause a itch or presence of bacteria on skin can worsen infection to form inflammation of skin. Pimples breakouts typically occur on areas of the body copulated with the largest number of sebaceous, oil & glands on the body regions of face, neck, chest, back and shoulders.
The pimple formation during puberty years is associated with growth hormone (GH) that causes localized secretion of Insulin Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) in brain and liver. This IGF-1 promotes skin cell growth/division, sebum production, and controls the production of estrogens and the functions of luteinizing hormone (LH). High insulin levels and insulin resistance promote sebum secretion that increases the instances of pimple formation on skin. Higher androgen levels are known to initiate pimple formation. Inflammation and stress levels create an over-active cortisol secretion system that favours pimple formation. Histamines and anti-histamines may influence sebum secretion from sebaceous gland function. Smoking can also influence acetylcholine that influences sebaceous gland activity. Increased sebaceous gland function is known to trigger pimple formation.
Vitamin C and E, carotenoids, zinc and selenium (potent antioxidant) fight free radicals that divide skin elastin, produces collagen, and repairs skin damage. It’s best to get these in food formats. Eat whole, unprocessed foods rich in nutrients. Eat a lot traditionally prepared plant foods, such as fresh or fermented vegetables and fruits, and grains that are soaked/sprouted/fermented. These fight anti-oxidants and minerals that extinguish microbial activities. They may also inhibit androgen-forming and acne-promoting enzymes.
Chromium is excellent for healing infections on the skin. One dose of chromium supplement once a day will help heal your pimples quickly and prevent future breakouts. High-zinc foods include seafood, wild game, and nuts. High-selenium foods include nuts (Brazil nuts in particular), fish, poultry, meat, and wild game. IGF-1 from cow’s milk resists pasteurization & homogenization and digestion process in stomach and as such it promotes skin cell growth/division and restricts pimple formation.
Dairy foods produce a high insulin response, increase hormone levels in the body and reduce inflammation. Many spices (e.g. cinnamon, ginger, turmeric) and fresh herbs (e.g. basil, oregano, garlic) are anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and immune-boosting to help regulate insulin. Green tea suppresses enzymes and androgens involved in pimple formation. Monounsaturated fats in Walnuts and almonds nuts regulate blood/skin fatty acid status, control blood sugar by potentially acting as anti-microbial. Resveratrol found in grapes, red wine, peanuts and mulberries cure microbial infection. The human body replenishes the skin every 28 to 45 reducing skin damage and inflamation naturally.