How Can You Have An Oily Skin But Eat Anyhow? Lol. Check Out Some Foods To Avoid.

One factor that is often overlooked when it comes to skin health is diet. Your complexion becomes oily when the Sebaceous glands in the skin secrete more sebum than they need to. This can lead to enlarged pores and acne. I mean we don’t have to go over this again. We spoke about it last week. Click here if you missed it.

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Moving on, we know dealing with oily skin can be infuriating but it gets easier when you watch your diet. Ever heard the adage, “You are what you eat”? Yes, ladies, it is true. What you eat directly impacts your skin. Not only does it make your skin oily, but it also leads to skin issues like acne, enlarged pores, whiteheads, and blackheads.

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The good news is that once you make a few changes to your diet and reduce your intake of unhealthy foods, you can fix your skin woes. We’ve put together a list of foods you should avoid or find a replacement to because they aggravate your oily skin.

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1. Dairy Products

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It may play a very crucial role in our lives, but it may have a negative impact on your skin as it contains components related to the hormone testosterone that stimulates oil glands in the skin, which can lead to increased oil production and blocked pores. This is why dairy products are linked to breakouts and acne.

2. Caffeine

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Coffee and tea can dehydrate your body. And as we learned last week, dehydration will cause your body to produce excess oil, causing acne and pimples.

3. Refined Carbohydrates

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Refined grains have been milled, a process that removed the bran and germ. This is done to give grains a finer texture and improve their shelf life, but it also removes dietary fiber, iron, and many B vitamins. Foods such as white bread, white rice, white pasta, and cereals all contain refined grains. Now due to this, they have more of an impact on your blood sugar and lead to an increase in your oil production levels.

4. Inflammatory Fats (Saturated Fats and Trans Fats) 

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As for this point de3, we don’t have to explain plenty. If you have an oily skin, why do you keep eating fatty foods? Consuming a lot of saturated fats can increase inflammation in the skin, which can lead to excess oil production. Avoid red meats such as lamb, sausages, beef, and bacon, as well as pizza, butter, cream, cheese, cakes, and pastries. Lol. I know its a tall list but Charley, how you go do am?

5. Added Sugars

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The body responds to spikes in your sugar level by producing more insulin and this encourages the glands to produce more oil and heightens your risk of oily skin and developing acne.

While natural sugars (those that occur in fruits and vegetables) should be consumed in moderation, the consumption of refined sugars such as cane sugar and corn syrup (found in sweets, cakes, cookies, jams, and pastries, as well as cereals, cereal bars, crackers, and fizzy drinks) should be limited.

Beware of foods which claim to be low-sugar — they will often contain more fat to compensate (this is also the case in reverse when something is low-fat).

6. Salty Snacks

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Consuming excess salt (also referred to as sodium) can cause water retention, swelling, and eye bags… Salt causes dehydration and this will cause a production of excess oil.

7. Alcohol

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Alcohol saps water from the body which in turn dehydrates the body, which makes the skin produce more oil to compensate for it. This often leads to acne and breakouts.

8. Spicy Foods

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Spicy foods cannot be digested very easily, and consuming excess spices can create toxins in the body. Chilis can create a lot of heat in the body, which can make the skin oily, causing a lot of pimples – especially if you are prone to getting them. If you have oily skin, consume more 3soups and salads.

Lmao! It is not the end of the world, guys. We know that making changes to your diet can be overwhelming at first so it’s best to take gradual steps. Try replacing one food type, then another, then another, then another and so on. Keep an eye on what goes into your mouth, and you will definitely see results. Give it some time, though. You can’t expect to see results overnight. After a fortnight of good eating, and you will start to see a difference. Give your skin some TLC, and it will love you back. Is there any other food you think should be included in this article? Comment below and let us know.

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