Hiding with Problem Skin? Reduce the triggers, naturally.


Pimples have a way of coming from nowhere and can really affect self confidence.  However finding the triggers for your skin can pave the way towards a clearer complexion, whether you’re in your teenage years or adulthood.

Australian dermatologist Professor George Varigos says while genetic factors often play a part in breakout tendencies, food choices can also be a trigger; a relatively new way of thinking, considering many dermatologists once believed processed food and prevalence of pimples weren’t linked. However, research shows certain foods and drinks may cause acne in some individuals.

A 2002 study published in Archives of Dermatology presents strong evidence that certain foods can cause breakouts[4]. “There are common foods eaten in our culture that can cause acne, including soft drinks, sugary snacks and white bread,” Professor Varigos says. “These foods can indirectly cause pimples because the metabolism changes in response to them and drives oiliness and dryness. This then encourages more oil, which then causes acne.”

“Over time, high insulin levels can make skin drier, thicker and flakes of dry skin block pores. It can also increase levels of free androgens (male hormones) in males and females, making the skin’s sebaceous glands produce more oil and hence triggering acne.”

By looking at hormonal issues, diet and skincare, from the inside and out, there are positive steps you can take to combat spots, support the skin’s health and minimise breakouts:

  • Rub ice cubes over pimples to reduce swelling and redness;

  • Apply an effective spot remedy, such as Qsilica Naturally CLEAR spot gel, to kill germs and reduce visible signs thanks to naturally derived ingredients. These include willow bark, salicylic acid, Canadian Willowherb, mineral silica and tea tree extracts. Aloe vera and cucumber extracts help calm irritated skin.  This is an essential gel to have in your handbag!

  • Try to keep hands away from the affected areas. Touching can make breakouts worse;

  • Drink the recommended eight glasses of quality water per day to promote hydration;

  • Make a quick switch to a clean, wholefood diet to reduce new spots forming;

  • Maintain a consistent cleansing routine, especially before bed to remove dirt and/or make up and change your pillowcase often;[3]

With problem skin it is important to continue with one regimen for at least eight to 10 weeks such as Qsilica Naturally CLEAR 3 Step System kit which contains an internal supplement to support the skin from within, with a topical cleanser & spot gel to tackle spots on the outside: These formulas:

  1. Cleanse – Internally detoxifies, cleanses and purifies the blood. Externally removes dirt and dead skin cells;
  2. Treat – Internally supports normal hormone function through androgen regulation, while antioxidants assist the body’s natural free radical defences. Externally kills pimple-causing bacteria at the site;
  3. Repair – Internally promotes skin healing through cellular support and repair. Externally calms skin and reduces redness through anti-inflammatory properties.

Do you or someone close to you face the challenges of problem skin?  For a limited time you can purchase the Qsilica Naturally CLEAR 3 Step System kit for just £19.95 (50% off) to trial how this inside and out approach works for you.  Containing the 3-in-1 products – Spot Gel, Cleanser and tablets and normally RRP£39.95.  Simply enter codeword CLEAR50 at checkout. (offer expires July 31, 2016 at www.qsilica.com only)

 [1] Bagatin, E et al (2014) Acne vulgaris: prevalence and clinical forms in adolescents from São Paulo, Brazil. Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia Vol 89 (3)

[2] Clearskincare Clinics (Australia) – research 2013

[3] British Medical Journal www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c5812

[4] https://www.aad.org/media/news-releases/growing-evidence-suggests-possible-link-between-diet-and-acne

* Contraindications: Qsilica Naturally Clear Skin Support Tablets contain Vitamin A (as Retinyl Acetate). If you are pregnant, or considering becoming pregnant, do not use supplements containing Vitamin A without consulting your doctor or pharmacist. When taken in excess of 3000 micrograms retinol equivalents, Vitamin A can cause birth defects.