Diet tips to soothe and calm acne-prone skin
We love to feast on cheese fries, grilled burgers, pizza every day but we are also well aware that for the sake of our health and our skin, it is not good to indulge too often. If we want to live a healthy life, then we need to cut short feasting and start to eat good nutrition.
If our diet consists of lots of sugar (causes inflammation) and processed carbs, your skin is most likely to be prone to wear and tear. Food high in carbs can raise your sugar level quickly, it causes your body to release a hormone called insulin. Excess insulin in your blood can cause your glands in the skin to produce more oil, increasing your risks of acne.
Here are some of the diet tips that can help you fight against acne.
Avoid foods that are high in sugar such as starchy vegetables, fast and processed food, cold beverages. Foods that contain refined sugar can cause inflammation and hormonal fluctuations. All of which can lead to acne. Eat foods that can stabilize your blood sugar and contains plant estrogens like nuts, seeds, legumes, and seedy fruits.
Try organic food
Conventionally farmed foods are treated with pesticides and antibiotics, they can alter the pH of your skin and causes inflammation. So, opt for organic food with all your choices whenever possible.
Use food high in prebiotics, such as high fiber fruits and vegetables, onion, garlic, and lentils. Prebiotics supports a healthy skin microbiome.
Drink plenty of water
Drink plenty of water and reach up to your daily intake. It keeps your skin hydrated and also helps to maintain elasticity and smoothness of the skin. Drink a lot of water and avoid caffeine as much as you can as it causes dullness of the skin.
Consuming a large amount of alcohol can harm your liver to such an extent that it causes insulin spikes, which further messes with hormones that upset the hormonal balance and increase blemish and ruddiness.
Limit your dairy intake
Consuming a lot of dairies can trigger acne because it promotes redness and swelling on the skin. It becomes more of a problem if someone is lactose or casein (a type of milk protein) intolerant. Food sensitivities, like lactose intolerances, can also cause skin eruptions.
Resist the temptation to purge
Don’t binge or purge. Episodic patterns in energy spikes will trigger hormonal flux and promote blemishes. It also triggers insulin spikes in the system.
Stay clear of dressing, marinades, and condiments
People tend to follow a seemingly healthy diet, but they don’t take into consideration what their foods are soaking in. Condiments, dressings, and marinades can be full of many sneaky ingredients which may include wheat, soy, sugar, refined vegetable oils that you may have never considered. If you’re acne-prone, it’s much better to prepare your food or order your food simply grilled with a little extra virgin olive oil.