Can Your Diet Affect Your Acne?

2019-09-17T18:03:37+00:00 By |

Do you want that acne to go away quickly? Do you want to know what creates havoc on your skin and causes breakouts? Then let’s go and check things out, ‘anti-acne’ way!

It’s true what you put in your body shows up on your skin, we like to snack on junk food, and we know that we’re going to wake up with new pimples, but do you know why it happens?

Save me from that pimple!

Acne develops when pores in the skin become clogged, with bacteria or dead skin leading to new pimples and inflammation. This can also occur if your body produces too much sebum and it is good until it helps your skin from drying out, but the moment it gets excessive, you’re gone!

Some foods are high in GI, that is, Glycemic Index and GL, that is, Glycemic Load. Measuring these two can tell how a particular food can raise blood sugar levels and disturb your skin’s balance, causing new breakouts, even before you’re done with the old ones. Several online lists provide you with this information so you don’t need to worry, here we are with a list of foods that have a high GI and GL, and you should avoid eating them too much.

  • Sweetened breakfast cereals
  • White bread and bagel
  • Instant foods like oats
  • Pineapples, Pumpkins, and Potatoes
  • Rice-based Pasta
  • Dairy, Sugar, and Seafood
  • Whey Protein powder
  • Spicy and fried food

 

Let’s make a diet!

Getting to the root cause of acne is difficult, but diet is a large part of the problem and the solution;  a lot could be fixed through it. The actual problem comes at the role of digestion when the body isn’t able to break down some foods; they damage the lining of our gut and also decreases the good bacteria leading to stored toxins. It can be healed if the digestion is regulated, and this can happen if you follow a healthy diet and a few interesting things, read further to know what it is all about.

Here is what you should start eating:

  • Orange-colored vegetables: Pumpkins, carrots or bell peppers, anything orange is rich in the antioxidant called beta carotene, that helps with digestion, treat breakouts and fights pigmentation.

 

  • The leafy greenway: Spinach specifically, is rich in Vitamin B and E, which is all about skin health. It reduces inflammation and also restores collagen, reducing fine lines, fighting to age, and making skin healthier and acne-free. Add a little lemon to enhance the taste.

 

  • Fermented foods: Apple cider vinegar and Yogurt, to be specific. They are full of good bacteria and can help with digestion as well as acne. You can enjoy a dairy-free yogurt made from coconut extracts. These food helps to maintain proper digestion, and that solves more than half of the problem for us.

 

  • Stay hydrated:  Drink as much water as you can, at least six glasses a day, it helps to cleanse the body by flushing out the toxins and maintaining a good stomach. Anyone with constipation is more prone to acne, and therefore drinking lots of water is the key.

 

  • Healthy fats: Don’t miss out on them, they reduce inflammation and scarring, also they play an essential role in repairing your skin. Raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and avocados are some of the best picks.

 

  • Turmeric: It contains anti-inflammatory properties and an excellent natural remedy to control acne-causing germs. Put a tablespoon of it when you cook your vegetables or just add a little in your daily detox drink.

 

  • Omega 3 and zinc: whole grains, legumes, fish and olive oil, sounds so Mediterranean right? Actually, these can reduce acne because Zinc and Omega 3 create a protective barrier on your skin making it harder for the bacteria to eat it up.

 

You can’t miss this:

  • Keep it clean: Avoid harsh cleansers and walnut shell scrubs for your face, it can cause micro-tearing as well as wash off the required oils, making it dry and worse. Don’t use warm water if you’ve inflammation.

 

  • Moisturize: It doesn’t cause acne, actually it keeps skin hydrated and prevents peeling and dryness. Just pick some non-comedogenic moisturizer and you’re good to go.

 

  • Exercise daily: Don’t wear something that rubs your skin, bathe right after exercise, and don’t forget to eat healthily and avoid junk.

 

  • Chill!: Tame that stress, do Yoga or watch your favorite show, anything that can help you with the anxiety can help with your skin too.

 

Remember, never pick or pop your pimples!

Overall, a healthy diet can have a significant effect on your skin health too. You don’t need to avoid some foods altogether instead find out what causes the trouble and just like it or eat that in a balanced proportion. The best way to manage is to keep a food diary and record your skin health.

We hope our suggestions we’re helpful.

About the Author:

Jennifer D'Souza is a wellness lifestyle writer. She loves sharing her thoughts and personal experiences related to fitness, yoga, and natural remedies, through her writing. She can connect with others experiencing health concerns and help them through their recovery journeys through natural remedies.

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