Let's talk about our skin. Do you have breakouts sporadically? Do you believe that it's not from stress or poor skin management? So what could it be?
Think about what you ate last night. What was your vegetable to meat ratio? How much salt did you use? What kind of oil was in your food? If these answers are far from healthy, that may be the problem. Your skin, much like your weight can be a reflection of what you eat. Here are a list of foods that you should stray away from and some that can alleviate future breakouts.
Foods that increase your blood sugar.
Foods such as, cookies, candy and soda can cause your blood sugar to rise immensely. According to Web MD, a high blood sugar causes the body to create more insulin in order to absorb the excess sugar. This extra amount of insulin could lead to acne breakouts. Although, the relation of sugar intake and acne breakouts hasn't been settled, it's never a bad thing to manage your blood sugar level just in case.
Control your sugar intake.
webmd.com suggests to digest a low-glycemic (sugar) diet; eating more veggies can support this change in diet. Some vegetables have the effect of retaining elasticity in the skin and healing skin tissue. Here is a list of vegetables to consume and their benefits concerning your skin, according to The Health Site:
Consume less dairy.
According to the Web MD, dairy contains ingredients related to the hormone testosterone that can increase oil in the skin, foreshadowing acne. Set up a little test with your dairy intake. If suffering from acne, try cutting dairy out of your diet and see if your acne improves. If it does opt for different dairy such as, dairy from goats, as opposed to cows.
With these tweaks to your diet, hopefully your skin and your overall health will improve!