14 Foods that Can Trigger Acne

In this post, we would be talking about foods that can potentially trigger acne and breakouts in acne-prone and sensitive skin types. It is said that sensitive skin and acne prone skin types are the difficult ones to take care of. If you are suffering from breakouts often, it would be prudent to avoid these foods that can trigger acne.

1. Chocolate:

People with acne prone skin, should avoid consuming chocolate, because it contains a high amount of fatty acids and sugar in it. A combination of fatty acids and sugar, can lead to sebum production in the human body, which in turn triggers acne on the skin. I know controlling chocolate is one of the challenging jobs, but girls with acne prone skin you will have to do it.

2. Spicy food:

You should avoid taking spicy food, because these foods can increase the chances of breakout and also trigger boils and acne. If you love spicy food, you may often suffer from breakouts or boils on the skin. People with acne prone skin should avoid consuming spicy food, especially red chilly and red chilly puree or powder.

3. Cheese:

People with sensitive skin should say no to cheese, because they end up triggering acne on your skin. According to a research, people who had cheese in their regular diet, faced acne problem than those who don’t.

4. Peanut Butter:

Consuming peanut butter is a big no-no for people who particularly deal with acne on a daily basis. If you love consuming peanut butter on bread, make sure you alter it with butter or jam. There are many side effects of consuming peanut butter.

5. Fried foods:

You should opt for homemade and healthy snacks rather than fried foods. After saying no to chocolate, another thing you need to resist is the fried foods. Say no to a burger, fries or any other fried items.

6. Bread:

Bread can cause inflammation and breakouts on the skin, especially white bread which is made from refined flour. Brown bread with wheat as the main ingredient, might contain soy, sugar which can lead to acne on the skin.

7. Coffee:

It is said that, you should not drink coffee because the caffeine present in it triggers acne and breakout on the skin. A particular organic acid is present in the coffee beans, which promotes the level of cortisol, which ultimately leads to a production of acne on the skin. Apart from this, consuming coffee can also lead to depression in a person.
8. Refined flour/Maida: Refined flour spikes up insulin levels, which in turn triggers the production of androgen which leads to high sebum production, leading to acne.
9. Dairy Products: protein casein is found in most dairy products, and casein can release a hormone called IGF-1, which often causes breakouts
10. Ajinomoto: Monosodium glutamate or ajinomoto as it is popularly known, is a common ingredient that is used noodles to enhance taste, and it’s not good for your health, hormones and even your acne situation. It’s better to totally avoid it in diet.
11. Omega-6 fatty acids: Omega-6 fatty acids are good but only when taken in moderation and people often confuse omega-6 fatty acids with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-6 fatty acids, commonly found, in vegetable oils, seed oils, dairy products raise inflammation level in the body causing acne.
12. Potato chips: Deep-fried foods such as chips can cause acne to flare up because they too cause inflammation.
13. Soda: If your skin is showing cystic acne, it’s most probably due to the endless cups of soda you are gulping down. It’s best to avoid soda, cola, and all other fizzy beverages to prevent acne.
14. Refined Sugar: Refined sugar would not only lead to piling up of calories, it can cause inflammation on the skin and lead to breakouts.

Quick tips for people with acne prone skin:
• You should include more of fresh veggies in your diet.
• Try to include sprouts in your breakfast.
• Wash your face regularly and avoid overeating.
• Drink lots of water
• Include fresh juices in your diet.

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