Over the years, you’ve probably read various studies and heard from various people telling you that certain foods cause breakouts. We have all heard that dairy products are not good for the skin, that eating chocolate or pizza will be detrimental to preventing acne, and that eating enough fruits and vegetables will ensure a beautiful and flawless face.
Unfortunately, all these studies and ideas are not always true. Don’t you know a lot of people who can eat just about anything they want, including greasy fries, pies, and soda, and never have a single grain? And have you ever known someone who is on a relatively healthy diet but still has acne problems?
Herein lies the truth. Food sometimes affects the health of the skin and can cause acne, but it is not the same for everyone. A food that can cause an acne breakout in girl A may not cause an acne breakout in girl B and vice versa.
If you are battling acne, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. You will probably need to experiment with different diet changes until you find a solution. The first thing to assess is, are you getting enough water? Many people who are chronically dehydrated suffer from acne just because their skin is very thirsty. The second thing to consider is your weight. Overweight people may notice an increase in acne that will decrease as they lose weight to be at a healthier level.
When it comes to food, you may notice that when you eat more refined sugars and processed foods, you tend to break down more. Cutting down on the sugar you have in your coffee and coffee in general, as well as consuming processed foods such as white bread, packaged cheeses, or most snacks may be the solution you need.
If you tend to eat a lot of fast food, heavy meals, full restaurant meals, or greasy food, this may be the cause of your acne. You can determine this by changing your diet and decreasing the amount of the above-mentioned foods you eat and replacing them with healthier alternatives.
Again, although there have been many studies that try to tell us that we cannot eat a chocolate bar if we want healthy skin or that a slice of pizza is the absolute enemy in the war against acne, there is no absolute answer as to which foods cause breakouts. It really is a great world of experiments to see what foods and dietary habits impact your skin to make it as beautiful as possible.
Written by Gio Rigt