Even if you have the best facial moisturizes, toners, or whatever face product available in the market, these will not be enough to achieve clearer skin. Just so you know, it is very important to consider your diet. The food you eat greatly affects your skin condition. Let’s admit it, our fast-paced life pushes us to resort to instant or fast foods. While it gives us more time to do other things, it really has an effect on our health including the skin.
So what do you have to do?
This article will give you an idea which foods to avoid and which ones are good.
Which foods should you stay away from?
You better watch out for these foods if you want to have an improved skin.
If your comfort foods are crispy fries and mouthwatering burgers from McDonald’s, you might want to re-think about your diet. We encourage you to stay away from it. Different studies show how high-fat diets and fast foods can contribute to skin breakouts. Simply put, Western diet has been linked to a higher risk of having acne. Plus, remember that fast foods are usually high on carbs which is also a trigger for pimples.
Refined carbohydrates and sugars
Speaking of carbs, studies show that people who eat less sugar and refined carbohydrates tend to have better skin than those who have a totally different diet. But what are these refined carbohydrates and sugar? Here are some of the most popular ones that we commonly see in our grocery list.
- Pasta made with white flour
- Desserts, bread, crackers made with white flour
- Maple syrup
- Sweetened beverages or sodas
But how about milk, dairy products, and chocolates? Are they really bad for your skin?
To date, there is still an ongoing debate if milk, other dairy products, and chocolates can worsen pimples. There are no solid scientific evidence for this and many experts are still baffled if there is a linkage between these foods and acne. However, as always, if you can’t avoid these foods, then just eat it in moderation.
Which foods should you eat?
Now that you know which foods to stay away from, we are giving you a quick list of the ones you can ‘hoard’.
- Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids
- Fruits and vegetables
And don’t forget to drink lots of water! There are a lot of claims stating that by hydrating, you can have a youthful glow and better complexion. But of course, others still believe otherwise.
The concern now though is that practically everything we see in grocery stores is artificially cultivated. That means, the unnatural way of growing and processing of food might have affected its nutritional value. Thus, we recommend getting the organic kinds so as to reap its full benefits to your skin.
Know which foods to eat, have a healthier lifestyle, practice proper hygiene, and you are on your road to clearer skin. However, note that there are severe acne conditions that are in need of professional help. If this is your case, it is always better to visit a dermatologist near you.