Acne is a very common skin condition in which your pores to become infected and in turn causes breakouts and enlarged blackheads. Having acne as a teenager could have been embarrassing; but to have it as an adult could be mortifying.
There could be several reasons behind your breakouts, such as a change in your hormone levels, stress, certain types of medication, makeup, and if acne runs in your family.
But, did you know that your diet may play a role in developing acne?
It's been a myth many people and doctors have been trying to figure out for years. If you think about it, it makes sense. If the types of foods you're eating can cause health conditions like heart disease, diabetes and obesity, why wouldn't these foods cause harm to your skin?
What types of foods should you avoid to help reduce your acne?
Studies have shown that a high-protein and low-sugar and low-carb diet decreases acne by half after 12 weeks. Studies have also shown that avoiding milk and cheese products for six to10 weeks helps reduce your acne breakouts.
Other nutrients can also help, including zinc (15-25 mg), a low-dose vitamin A, and chromium (200-500 mcg/day).
What else do you need to know about how your diet impacts acne breakouts?
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, shares why food can cause acne breakouts and how you can change your diet to achieve acne-free skin.