Diet & Nutrition Last updated on 2022-04-14 12:01:27
Top 7 Foods That Can Cause Acne
- Dr. Abhishtita Mudunuri
- 3 Min Read
- Fact Checked
Acne is a part of every teenager’s life people think, but there are a few people who struggle with adult acne due to poor eating habits. There are several reasons why you facing acne issues, it may be due to oily skin, poor eating habits and fluctuating hormones. Now let's understand what we can do to control acne. A healthy lifestyle can help you reduce acne, Yes, what you eat is what you become. Acne can appear on the back and shoulders, It is not mandatory to find it on the face. Adopting a clean and healthy lifestyle is the first step toward having acne-free clear and healthy skin. If you are going through frequent acne flare-ups and you have ruled out most factors that are commonly related to it, then maybe it’s time you take a look at what you are consuming on a daily basis. Below is a list of foods that cause acne, check it out to know whether you are guilty of eating this way too often. - Dairy - Sugar - Refined carbs - Fast food - Coffee - Chocolate - Antioxidant-rich foods (1) Dairy Dairy products cause acne in some people, especially women. Dairy products contain whey and casein proteins which stimulate growth in calves and in humans it can stimulate a hormone called IGF-1 which is similar to insulin this can cause outbreaks. Also, milk contains lactose and some people may be lactose intolerant hence consuming dairy products can trigger acne breakouts. Lastly, dairy products being rich in hormones may mess with our hormones and endocrine system contributing to acne outbreaks. (2) Sugar Foods that are high in sugar, can cause inflammation as well as lead to hormonal fluctuations. If you are facing frequent acne flare-ups, you need to cut back on sugar, as well foods rich in refined sugars like bakery items, pastries, and cakes to name a few. Not only that you can also stay fit and slim while not including sugary foods. So for healthy clear skin and a fit body, you can make it a habit to stay away from aerated drinks that are brimming with refined sugar. (3) Refined carbohydrates Carbohydrates lead to a high level of sebum production which tends to cause acne. Foods like white rice, bread, and pasta have a high glycaemic index and cause a spike in blood sugar levels which is countered by increased insulin release. Foods with a high glycaemic index are generally not healthy for the skin and overall health. So try to cut down on refined carbs to look and feel healthy. (4) Fast food We eat hot dogs, hamburgers, pizzas, chicken nuggets and French fries every day. They are the perfect on-the-go foods and are loved by pretty much everyone. Consuming fast food regularly can cause acne because of its trans fat content. Fast food is loaded with unhealthy fats, carbohydrates, and sugar, making it bad for not just your skin, but also your health. Instead of fast food, choose healthier homemade alternatives. Veggies, chapati, dal and rice are easy to digest and packed with nutrition. (5) Coffee We know you are not going to believe us and will continue to live in denial, but it’s true! If you want to get clear skin, you might have to give up on the morning latte that really wakes you up and gets you going. Your morning cup of coffee boosts your cortisol levels, which makes you feel fresh and awake. Cortisol triggers overactive skin glands, which results in excess oil production which leads to acne formation on the skin Therefore coffee is definitely food for acne. Choose green tea or herbal tea instead, which will detox your body and help clear your skin. (6) Chocolate Chocolate has long been suspected as a cause of acne, but in reality, it isn’t. The sugar and milk that are used in pastries, cakes and waffles are unhealthy for your body and skin. Sweets can cause your blood sugar levels to spike, which is not good for the body. The best way to include chocolate in your diet is by opting for dark chocolate. Pick one that has at least 70% cocoa, as dark chocolate is in fact, rich in antioxidants which are beneficial for your body and skin. (7) Antioxidant-rich foods You can reduce and prevent acne by consuming foods rich in antioxidants, such as green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, broccoli, tomatoes, blueberries, citrus fruits, etc. This is because these foods help to reduce the effects of free radicals and oxidative stress in your body to heal existing acne and prevent the appearance of future breakouts.
Conclusion:Apart from the above points try to eat healthily and have an exercise routine daily care routine for a healthy body and skin. The doctors at MFine offer world-class skin care treatment and consultations. You can download MFine and experience state of art medical facilities that bring together revolutionary technologies with experienced specialists in ophthalmology. Consult a dermatologist for any skin related issues! You can also work with a registered dermatologist for more personalized advice. You can book your services online with MFine.
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