What we eat and drink directly reflects on our body and our health. On one hand, some foods are good for our overall health and nutritionists to recommend them. An acne breakout is every teenager’s worst nightmare. The last thing you want before a weekend get-together with your friends is a face full of pimples. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
Below is a list of trigger foods for acne. If you’re experiencing breakouts, try eliminating one or two foods at a time (eliminate dairy for one week, greasy foods the next etc) to see if removing these foods helps to keep your skin clear.
This means that even though evidence is inconclusive that a diet high in sugars and fatty foods cause acne breakouts, there is a correlation between overindulging in sugary foods and the fact that those individuals tend to have more acne breakouts compared with people who eat a diet high in other types of fresh foods (i.e., fresh fruits and vegetables).
An excessive consumption of salt leads to severe dehydration. Your skin doesn’t have the necessary strength to fight the swelling and drainage caused by dehydration and gives you the result: acne and pimples.
The “McDonald’s face” that occurs when people work at fast food restaurants doesn’t have to do with grease; it has to do with eating processed foods made from white flour and potatoes. The key to great skin is avoiding as many processed foods as possible.
Many blame spicy foods (or spice-filled foods, particularly those with red chilies and other hot spices) for acne breakouts. In fact, a 2006 Jordanian study that was published in the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, showed that acne patients tend to link spices to worsening of acne and breakouts.
A lot of people are shocked to hear about this one.But not only does coconut oil clog pores around the mouth, it also creates a stubborn kind of inflammation- usually on the cheeks and along the jawline.That goes for coconut oil that’s applied topically or ingested with food, so check your pantry along with your medicine cabinet.
Although nuts are often pointed at as an acne-triggering food, the verdict is still out on the link between eating nuts and experiencing an acne breakout. In fact, most scientific research reveals the link between nuts and acne is still quite unknown.
Dairy, especially milk
Dairy products are rich in bioavailable hormones. And what’s the most dangerous acne cause? Hormone imbalance. You put your skin under a lot of stress when you cause hormone imbalance. If you eat great amounts of dairy and drink milk all the time, you’re only doing harm to your skin and no matter what you do to fight acne and pimples, you end up with the same result.
If you’re prone to acne, baguettes, croissants, and all that other good stuff may make the situation worse. And to get rid of acne, you want to reduce inflammation in your body. Many commercially produced bread also have sugar, soybean oil, and dairy.