Acne-Healing Diet: The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Foods that Trigger Breakouts

Acne-Healing Diet: The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Foods that Trigger Breakouts

Acne can be a frustrating and embarrassing problem for many people, but did you know that the food you eat can play a big role in how your skin looks and feels? If you're struggling with acne, it might be time to take a closer look at your diet. Here are some foods you should avoid eating if you want to heal acne and give your skin the best chance to look its best:

Artificial and Natural Sweeteners

While it might seem like a good idea to reach for sugar-free alternatives when you're trying to cut back on sugar, these sweeteners can actually be harmful to your skin and overall health. Artificial and natural sweeteners can disrupt your hormones, leading to acne. Natural sweeteners do not mean good sweetening sources like honey and maple syrup. Instead natural sweeteners are highly processed additives that are just labeled "natural, because they are derived from a natural sweet source.

Processed Sugars

Processed sugars are a big no-no when it comes to clear skin - and yeah brown or coconut sugar are all on this blacklist. These types of sugars cause inflammation in the body, which can lead to acne breakouts. Stick to natural sugars like fruit and honey instead.

Processed Foods

Junk food, pre-packaged snacks, and other processed foods are filled with additives and preservatives that are harmful to your skin. These foods can trigger acne and make existing breakouts worse, so it's best to avoid them altogether. 

Processed Oils

Vegetable oils are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to skin problems. These oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids, which can cause inflammation in the body and lead to acne breakouts as the natural balance between the omega fatty acids is off. Opt for healthy fats like olive oil instead, but in general cut a lot down on oils.

Dairy, Meat, and Eggs

Many people are surprised to learn that dairy, meat, and eggs can all contribute to acne. These foods contain hormones and other compounds like medication that can disrupt your hormones and trigger breakouts.

Artificial and Natural Food Colorants and Flavors

Food dyes and artificial flavors are often added to processed foods, and they can cause acne because they are first of all not natural, so your body doesn't know what to do with it and attacks it. Second of all, they are highly processed. Natural food colorants and flavors like beet juice and turmeric can still cause inflammation in the body, because again, they are highly processed and often only a fraction of the additive is from a natural source. So it's best to avoid them all together.

The foods you eat can have a big impact on the health of your skin, so it's important to be mindful of what you're putting into your body. By avoiding these foods, you'll be giving your skin the best chance to heal and look its best. It all comes down to fueling your bodie's system what it needs to run smoothly. After erasing acne from your skin, you can obviously reach  to junk food again, but of course stay on track.

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