How Diet Affects Acne

For those who suffer from acne, diet may be one of the last things on their mind. Consequently, not many realize just how much one’s choices in food can have an impact on their overall skin health. A diet is defined as “the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.” In turn, if someone with acne eats all the wrong foods, instead of making changes to what they eat on a regular basis, their skin can become even more inflamed, and a small amount of change will be seen. 

One example of this can be seen when one eats items that are filled with lots of sugar, such as sweets. These kinds of foods have a huge impact on one’s acne because they cause that particular person’s blood sugar level to rise. The problem with this is that as it begins to rise at a rapid rate “it causes the body to release a hormone called insulin.” This alone can cause a plethora of problems due to the fact that it takes a toll on the individual’s oil glands by producing way more than what is needed.

As a result, some make the biggest mistake of their lives, without even realizing it, when they engage in eating things – such as fast food(s) and dessert(s) – on a regular basis. Fortunately, one can focus on a number of healthy alternatives that will not only curb his/her sugar craving, while preventing the risk of causing harm to his/her skin. In contrast, some key foods that one should be careful of are listed as follows; “Refined grains and sugars, dairy products, fast food, foods rich in omega-6 fats, chocolate, whey protein powder, and/or foods you’re sensitive to.” 

Although the foods listed above may not affect everyone in the same way, they are ones that should still be considered. The reason behind this is because some may eat these items a lot without even taking notice to such. In doing so, they may not know the source of their acne, and continue to eat the very food that Is cause behind the inflammation. Therefore, setting a plan can be a great help to some. One of the best ways to do this is through the use of a food diary which can help one to easily recognize their food habits throughout the week, and visibly see where change needs to take place.  

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