Does Diet Play A Role In Acne?

You are what you eat isn’t just a saying. “Everything you put into your body can have an impact on both your overall health and your appearance, and the amount of acne you experience is no exception,” notes Donna Vial, a certified physician assistant and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology in Lafayette, Louisiana. Certain foods tend to be breakout magnets for many people, and keeping them to a minimum can go a long way toward boosting the health of your skin.

Ingredients That Can Contribute to Acne

Foods that are high in sugar and carbs can be just as harmful to your skin as they are to the rest of your body, causing inflammation and leaving you more susceptible to acne. Foods that trigger acne include sweets, snacks like chips, sugary drinks, whey protein, and skim milk.

Healthy Foods That Can Help Decrease Acne

If you’re struggling with acne, replacing foods that are high in fat, sugar, and carbs with healthier options can help decrease oily and irritated skin. Replacing sugary snacks and carbs that are high in sugar with complex carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, can significantly improve the health of your skin. Good fats, like omega 3s, are anti-inflammatory as are fruits and vegetables. A healthy diet means clearer skin! Choosing foods that are high in vitamins or taking a multivitamin can also help make sure your skin is getting the nutrients it needs.

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At Sanova Dermatology, we care about helping our patients achieve fresh, smooth, and acne-free skin. Contact us today to learn more about how adjusting your diet can benefit your skin!

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