Posted by Dr. Della Parker on March 14, 2018
Acne happens to most people, and as such it’s nothing to be terribly ashamed of, however, it can contribute to social discomfort and low self-esteem, as well as painful bouts of inflammation. Knowing your specific acne triggers can help you manage breakouts and if you suspect your acne triggers are food based, then take a look at these three foods to definitely avoid during a breakout.
Avoid These 3 Foods During A Breakout
Skim milk. NYC dermatologist Dr. Bobby Buka advises that “Skim milk can make acne worse. It contains bovine growth hormones that are fat-dissolvable. Since there’s no fat in skim milk, they don’t dissolve. Those hormones, left in the body, can result in acne.”
Refined carbohydrates. While acne triggers vary from person to person, a safe assumption is that refined carbohydrates do not support a healthy system. Dermatologists from coast to coast agree that common food acne triggers include dairy, sugar, and a diet high in refined carbohydrates like pasta, bread, and white rice.
Spicy foods. Spicy foods may also be a significant trigger for many. A 2006 study in the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal showed that acne patients tend to link spices to a general worsening of acne and heightened frequency of breakouts.
Eliminate these foods one by one to examine how each elimination affects your skin health.
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