Foods You Need to Watch Out For Better Skin

by | Aug 7, 2017 | Blog

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There are many natural ingredients out there that be used as topical treatment for better skin. But, how about eating your way to healthier and glowy skin? Find out the foods you should and should not avoid for the better skin complexion!


What You Should Avoid 


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1. Milk 


According to research, cow milk has been known to lead to acne breakouts. When milk is being drawn, hormones that come from the cow goes to the milk as well. Hormones have been a huge factor of causing acne and can trigger sebum production in our pores. Those who drink milk during their teens are especially more prone to acne or pimples.


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2. High Glycemic Carbs


White rice, white bread, and sugar. Who doesn’t enjoy carbs? Unfortunately, study has shown that foods that contain high glycemic levels can trigger sebum production and essentially cause acne. More specifically, glycemic levels measure the food’s effect on the person’s glucose bloodstream. Food that contains high glycemic levels stimulate androgen synthesis (male hormones) which stimulates the development of acne.


What You Should Not Avoid 


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1. Fatty Fish


Eating fatty fish like salmon or tuna can provide healthier skin by reducing inflammation and hydrating the skin. In addition, research shows that those who lack essential fatty acids suffer more from dermatitis or eczema. Eating fish can help with that because, fish liver oils contain Vitamin A and Vitamin D,which encourage cell growth and repair. However, there has been inconsistent studies on whether fish oil supplements have been able to trigger the same effects as actual fish.


2. Watermelon, Oranges, Kiwi (Anything with Vitamin C!)


Until recently, Vitamin C has been gaining more and more popularity in the beauty and skin care community. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, carries many benefits to our skin when applied topically or when consumed in our stomach! Because Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, it can help promote collagen synthesis and  essentially new skin cell growth. Consuming Vitamin C can also reduce inflammation such as rosacea, acne, or even wound healing.


Although there are many foods out there that can benefit and worsen your skin, it is ultimately up to your body and how your body reacts to it. Finding the right diet for you can take a few trial and errors. If you are experiencing trouble with your skin, check with a board certified dermatologist today.

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