Oh the lovely lottery of the genetic pool, some of us seem to win at it, while others lose. When it comes to acne-prone skin I lost and I lost at it big time. I am the youngest of five in my family. I am also the only one who battled with acne well into my adulthood. All of my siblings cleared right up by the time they hit their 20’s.
I hoped when I hit my 20s, that my acne issues would be a thing of the past, but by the time I hit 24, I was still dealing with acne. I had a feeling, the acne wasn't going to just go away on its own.
After trying everything on the market to get rid of my acne, I came to the conclusion that there was no way to clear up my skin, it was just my genetics and I couldn't do anything about it. I would throw myself a pity party and anyone who had clear skin was NOT invited.
Most of the time, my frustration about my genetics would come shortly after trying a new product and not seeing any results. I would say it’s my genetics and that is why nothing works for me. However, deep down inside I really didn’t want that to be the answer.
While I was wanting a real answer to my acne problem, saying the problem was my genetics made me feel like it was a problem I did not have control over or could do anything about it.
If you have found yourself at this point, then I have some good news for you. While I thought for the longest time that I couldn’t have perfectly clear smooth skin because of my genetics. I discovered I was completely wrong.
While genetics can have an effect on your acne, it plays a role that I never thought about. I always looked at my genetics giving me poor skin.
However, the truth is, that the role that genetics plays on your acne is really more internal than external. Yes, there are some external factors at play, like how much acne-causing bacteria rests in your pores.
Simply that some people are genetically inclined to have different deficiencies in vitamins and/or minerals. Most acne sufferers will be deficient in one or multiple these things: Vitamin A, B, C or E, fatty acids like Omega-3 and 6 and minerals like zinc and magnesium. The good news is that it’s easy to fix. It just requires you to supplement what you are lacking to get put the body back into balance.
There are two ways you can supplement these things. One is by ingesting them (taking them orally) and the other is topically applying it to the skin.
This is why it is important to use the right items on your skin because you can provide lacking nutrients to the skin. Once I discovered this, I changed what I was using on my face and it was amazing how fast I saw results.
Making a few changes to how you are addressing your acne problem can make all the difference in the world and you can stop blaming your genetics and something you have no control over.
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