How to Clear Up Acne With Your Diet. By Guest Blogger Sophie A.

By Guest Blogger Sophie A.

How to Clear Up Acne With Your Diet


Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Sophie A.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Sophie A.

Anyone who has dealt with acne knows just how stubborn it can be. In most cases, topical treatments will suffice to keep acne in check, but when thinking about this issue more deeply, we can’t help but wonder why we get acne in the first place. Does our skin have an evolutionary flaw of which it can’t seem to manage puberty? This is why a lot of people blame modern diets as the culprit of this predominantly western problem. In fact, scientists have pointed out an increase in acne in communities that transitioned from rural to urban areas, and when they were introduced to western diets. For this reason, many dermatologists give dietary recommendations to acne sufferers. Here is a list of the types of foods to avoid, and what to include, if you want to have clear skin:

  • Acne and carbs

A high glycemic diet is known to cause insulin resistance, but what does this have to do with acne? Well, high insulin levels seem to increase the number of growth hormones. These growth hormones can speed cell and sebum production, which ultimately can lead to clogged pores. Western diets mainly consist of refined grains and are high in refined sugars, which can increase blood sugar levels. Healthier alternatives to this kind of diet include eating whole grains and avoiding sweets. This will not only lower your blood sugar levels but also keep your skin clear.

  • Acne and dairy

According to scientific research, milk can also cause high blood sugar levels, and the presence of bovine hormones in milk is also linked to acne flares. Hormonal issues are often addressed in acne treatments, so avoiding animal hormones might prove to be useful. The fat percentage in milk seems to play no role in acne development. What is even more surprising is skim milk, in one particular study, was more often associated with acne development in comparison to regular milk. It seems that if you want to keep acne at bay, you won’t be able to rely on milk for your daily dose of protein and calcium. Eliminating certain foods from your diet is part of a lot of acne treatments.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids

Scientists have pointed out that most western diets are poor in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for cardiovascular health, but they can also create a luminous skin. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, which of course might help with acne as acne is an inflammatory disease. Furthermore, a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps in managing stress and anxiety, another major cause of acne. The best way to get these healthy fatty acids is by introducing seafood to your daily diet. Flaxseeds are also rich in omega-3 acids, so make sure to add these to your dishes. Another popular option to get the daily dose of omega-3s is by taking dietary supplements, like fish oil.

  • Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin A has antioxidant properties: it helps in cell regeneration and boosts the immune system. A lot of people turn to skin peels for treating acne, and vitamin A can help in regenerating the skin treated with skin peels. You’ll find vitamin A in many reddish colored fruits and vegetables such as carrots, squash, and apricots. Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. The mineral zinc is a common topical acne treatment due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects. You’ll also find it generally in diaper and healing creams. Zinc can also be taken as a dietary supplement to help heal inflammations in the body. It is naturally abundant in oysters and beef, or if you’re a vegetarian, in cashews, chickpeas, and oatmeal.

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If you want to be sure to keep your acne under control, check to see if your dietary habits might be causing the problem. You’ll find great relief once your skin can regulate itself without the help of cosmetic products. Although scientists are still keeping the question of acne and diet open, we can rely on other people’s experiences in treating acne with dietary changes. After all, if dietary habits show on our overall health, why wouldn’t it show on our skin as well?

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Author Bio:

Sophie Addison is a popular blogger and writer on beauty related tips and articles. She is very passionate about health and beauty. She has posted articles on skin care, weight loss and celebrity beauty news. In recent years, she had the opportunity to review synerflex. Apart from work she likes gardening and listening music. You can also contact her on Facebook, and Pinterest.
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