5 Foods That Trigger Acne

Food has often been cited as the cause behind severe acne breakouts, but a lot of dieticians beg to disagree. The common notion is that greasy, sugary and oily foods are known to augment cases of acne and can be controlled if completely struck out of the diet or reduced in consumption. Here is a list of the 5 most yummy foods that trigger acne.

   1.   Dairy

We’ve all heard this one before. Milk and cheese aren’t particularly the best foods to consume when you have acne-prone skin. The American Academy of Dermatology has made a link between dairy consumption and breakouts. It is believed that, an increase in the consumption of dairy causes an increase in certain pimple-producing hormones.

   2.   Coffee

Now who doesn’t love their morning Americano? But beware. Caffeine is directly linked to boosting androgen levels in the body and is often the prime reason behind sebaceous glands going into overdrive mode, causing pimples. Detoxify your body with anti-oxidant rich drinks like green tea instead.

   3.   Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is especially great as a topical remedy, but the same can’t be said about ingesting coconut oil. Studies have shown that coconut oil can clog pores because of its extremely greasy nature and can cause heat sores on the insides of your mount whilst also causing pimples along the jaw line and on the cheeks.

   4.   Chocolate

Chocolate is high on fat and sugar. When there are increased sugar levels in the body, there is an increase in insulin levels which  is believed to have a direct effect in the sebum production in the body. This triggers inflammatory responses and eventually leads to multiple breakouts on the skin.

   5.   Spicy Food

Spicy foods are great if you want to get rid of mucous from your body and if you want tor rid your body of sinuses. On the other hand, foods that are high on the spice metre are known to irritate the bowel, worsen pre-existing acne conditions and can cause additional breakouts on the face- particularly the T-zone area.

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