Change your bed sheets EVERY night, never touch your face and shower straight after exercise: Man famed for his incredible acne transformation reveals top tips for clear skin
- U.S. bodybuilder Brian Turner has shared his tips for curing acne
- The 23-year-old once suffered from painful-looking acne and blackheads
- He cleared his skin by drinking water eating vegetables and quitting dairy
- Other tips include taking probiotics, ditching alcohol and processed foods
- Here he shares his ‘easy, medium and hard’ list of ways to eradicate acne
Brian Turner may have found the secret to curing acne for good.
The 23-year-old bodybuilder was once covered in angry-looking cysts before he ditched dairy, drank a gallon of water and 12 servings of vegetables a day.
These three steps alone greatly improved his complexion, but Mr Turner said there’s more you can do to banish the blemishes.
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Before and after: U.S. bodybuilder Brian Turner was able to eliminate his acne
Tips and tricks: He credits eating 12 servings of vegetables a day, drinking 3.7 litres of water and quitting dairy for his great results, but said there are a number of other things you can do
In a recent YouTube video he revealed the ‘easy, medium and hard’ steps you can take to eliminate acne, starting with changing your bed sheets every night.
‘Change your pillow sheets, if you have body acne change your bed sheets every single night,’ he said.
He also suggested trying a simple face cleanser that is nice to your skin, and if you’re using a product with benzoyl peroxide, never go stronger than 2.5 per cent strength.
Keep it clean: ‘Change your pillow sheets, if you have body acne change your bed sheets every single night,’ he said
Process of elimination: Other easy tips include never touching your face and avoiding foods such as sodium, fats, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, soy, gluten, cocoa and whey
‘Any heavier than that is going to irritate your skin that is going to cause you to break out more,’ he said.
Other simple tips included never touching your face, and using a process of elimination to cut out certain foods.
Foods to avoid include ‘sodium, fats, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, soy, gluten, cocoa and whey’.
He said by cutting out one at a time you can determine what ones might be exacerbating the problem.
Skin first: Mr Turner said you should take a shower immediately after you sweat to prevent clogged pores
Focus on gut health: Taking a probiotic can also help with your skin
On his ‘medium’ list of tips he suggested increasing your water intake to 3.7 litres, or one gallon, of water a day and cutting out other drinks such as juice or soft drink.
Another tip was to shower immediately after your sweat.
‘Even if you don’t sweat a tonne you get that little bit of film of sweat on your face and then you just let it dry you’re just asking your body to clog pores,’ he said.
Other tips included taking a probiotic, increasing your vegetable intake to 12 servings a day and eliminating dairy from your diet.
De-stress: By increasing the time you sleep to between seven and eight hours a day you can reduce your stress levels, and help your skin
If you find after taking these steps you’re still having problems with your skin, it’s take to take on the ‘hard’ list.
Mr Turner suggested you stop drinking alcohol or smoking, as both can lead to break outs and bad diet choices.
Eating more wholefoods, and cutting out packaged foods, will also make a difference, as will increasing the time you sleep to seven or eight hours a night.
‘When you don’t sleep enough a lot of things happen, but one of the biggest things is your cortisone hormone increases, it’s the stress hormone,’ he said.
Last resort: If all else fails, see a dermatologist whop can suggest drugs or topical creams for your skin
‘And because of you being more stressed, it makes it a lot more easier for your body to break out.’
He said it all else fails, see a dermatologist.
In the past Mr turner had taken Accutane for 70 weeks, a heavy duty anti-acne drug, but his skin problem returned once he weaned off it.
He suggested the drug as a last resort, as it can have unwanted side effects.
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