Got Acne? You Must Eat These Foods
Live by these seven (easy) healthy skin diet rules to prevent breakouts and blemishes
Prevent acne by adopting this healthy skin diet -- see it.
If you eat too much of any one thing, chances are high it will show -- literally -- in your skin. According to dermatologist Elliott Weiss, M.D., of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, new research suggests that diet may play a role in exacerbating acne. "One interesting observation is that acne is predominantly an issue in societies that follow a western diet (high refined sugar, high refined grain products), whereas societies that follow a hunter-and-gatherer type of diet (meat, vegetables, whole grains, no refined or packaged food) don't have a problem with pimples." Which makes sense, considering that a major contributor to acne is follicular hyperkeratosis (proliferation), which leads to plugging of the follicle and inflammation; diet, in fact, can contribute to these processes.
So, what's an acne-prone girl to do? First, says Dr. Weiss: Avoid filling up on yummy, sugary foods, excessive amounts of dairy and processed grains. This will help your complexion -- and your waistline, to boot. And second, eat a balanced, healthy for your skin diet full of vitamins and minerals that work to keep you strong, healthy and gorgeous from the inside out.
But remember, changing your healthy skin diet alone won't cure your acne or keep you completely blemish free, but it is a great place to start on your path to a perfect complexion. Here, with help from nutritionist Lara Field, MS, RD, CPS, LSN, we share the seven rules you should live by -- starting now -- to help keep acne issues at bay.
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