Food To Avoid In Acne

//Food To Avoid In Acne

Food To Avoid In Acne

“Poor nutrition may make acne-prone teens even more susceptible to breakouts,” says Ava Shamban, MD, a Beverly Hills, Calif., dermatologist and author of Heal Your Skin.

1. Processed Foods-

High in Glycaemic Index contains large amounts of hidden sodium, fats, and sugar.

Examples of common processed foods include:
  • Breakfast cereals.
  • Cheese.
  • Tinned vegetables.
  • Bread.
  • Savoury snacks, such as crisps.
  • Meat products, such as bacon.
  • “Convenience foods”, such as microwave meals or ready meals.
  • Soft drinks

2. Conventional Dairy-

Dairy leads to acne for several reasons. Here are five of the main causes:

  • All Dairy is Packed With Natural Hormones
  • Naturally a Source of Sugar
  • Promotes the Cancer-Growth Factor, IGF-1
  • Pro-Inflammatory
  • Messes With Digestion

3. Fried And Fast Foods-

Unhealthy fats from fried foods release free radicals in your body and can clog pores.

  • Greasy fast food aggravates acne.
  • Grease is not a problem unless it comes from industrially processed plant oils. Of course, you don’t want to get grease on the skin around your mouth.
  • The fats in nuts, flaxseed, dairy, and meat do not cause excess oil production in your skin. Even butter, cheese, and white pizza are safe for acne.
  • Soybean oil, canola oil, and margarine are especially detrimental for your skin.

4. Caffeine-

High doses of acidic caffeine mess with our hormones,namely stress hormones,which control your skin’s oil production and leading to acne.

  • Contains mycotoxins which can screw immune system preventing proper,speedy immune response to invaders including to acne bacteria.
  • Disrupt gut flora due to its high acidity, leading to dysbiosis.
  • Interferes with absorption of minerals from food.
  • Impairs glucose metabolism and makes insulin resistant.


Chocolate which are high in sugar and fats increases sebum production and promote inflammatory response which can cause an acne.

  • Milk chocolate are high in sugar content and many additives.

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