You are what you eat and so you should be careful what you put inside your system.
Many factors contribute to the development of acne, including sebum and keratin production, acne-causing bacteria, hormones, blocked pores and inflammation.
If you seriously want to reduce the acne on your face, you need to pay close attention to what you’re ingesting into your system.
Everyone and their different skin reactions to the following food items but the key is to pay attention to your own reaction. If you notice that they cause your acne to get worse, cut it out of your diet.
Refined carbohydrates (like Sugar)
People with acne tend to consume more refined carbohydrates than people with little or no acne. Foods rich in refined carbohydrates include: Bread, crackers, cereal or desserts made with white flour, Pasta made with white flour, White, Sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages, Sweeteners like cane sugar, maple syrup and honey.
Refined carbohydrates are absorbed quickly into the bloodstream, which rapidly raises blood sugar levels. When blood sugars rise, insulin levels also rise to help shuttle the blood sugars out of the bloodstream and into your cells but high levels of insulin are not good for those with acne. High amount of insulin causes your body to fight against it and the hormones that increase oil production are activated. This clogs up your skin and causes your acne to flare up.
A study found that participants who regularly consumed fast food, specifically sausages and burgers, had a 24% increased risk for acne.
There isn’t any certainty about what exactly is in fast food that contributes to acne development. Maybe it’s the dairy, sugar, salt, animal products, or bottled oils that are usually in it but we do know that it can fuel acne, and that just might be yet another reason to steer clear.
Milk increases insulin levels, independent of its effects on blood sugar, which may worsen acne severity. Cow’s milk also contains amino acids that stimulate the liver to produce more IGF-1 (Insulin-like growth factor-1), which has been linked to the development of acne.
Even if you don’t drink milk or eat cheese, a lot of the foods we eat today contain dairy. To be sure, check packaging labels for an allergen statement that will tell you if milk is an ingredient. You can also choose plant-based milk products instead because they don’t share the same properties that make cow’s milk promote acne.
Eating well doesn’t just help your skin but also helps your health in general
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