Everyone want a clear skin that is free from acne. But not everyone knows how acne is caused. Do you know your diet have a very important role in your skin health ? If not, continue reading. Your diet is a main cause for acne. If you take a little care on diet you can avoid the possibility to a great extend. Here I am explaining the foods that cause acne on cheeks.
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Personally I like shrimp a lot. But shrimp and most shell fishes like, crab are a main reason for acne. Shellfish is another source of iodine, which as you know now can cause acne flare-ups. Omega 3 rich fish, such as salmon, trout and halibut, seem to actually improve skin issues so consider eating more of these sources of fish instead of shellfish.
#2 Dairy products
Diary products are found to be causing acne, in recent studies. Milk products causes insulin spikes in our blood and which in turn causes acne. You can take almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk, or hemp milk instead of cow’s milk if you want.
According to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the average American, who reportedly eats more than 18 pounds of bacon each year. So we can say how much we are addicted to bacon. But as per new studies the high levels of ‘sulfates’, ‘nitrates’ and ‘sodium’ found in bacon causes inflammation that can damage skin over time.
As in the case of milk, cheese also causes acne. So reduce the use of cheese right now if you want to be free from acne.
#5 Spicy Food
‘Spicy foods’ cause an inflammatory reaction in our body that causes a rise in heat, followed by that spice ‘sweat’. The sweat increases the chances of a breakout, and the less comfortable you are with spice, greater the chance for sweat. That sweat triggers oils to be released in the skin, and it’s those oils which trap the dirt and bacteria which cause acne.
Studies suggest that chocolate may make acne worse. Younger people who ate chocolate more saw their average number of acne increase up to 70 %.
Nuts contain high protein and fat content. So it is not easy to digest. If these fat and protein are not digested properly, our immune system create antibodies that inflame sebaceous glands and cause pimples. So reduce eating nuts, or try roasted nuts rather than raw ones.
Sugar is your skin’s enemy. since they easily break down into glucose and result in insulin spikes. Avoid foods that are proinflammatory, high-glycemic or high in saturated fats like: white bread, candy, fried food, ice cream, fruit juice, pasta, ketchup, cream cheese, jam, pizza, sugar (white and brown), packaged snacks and sodas.
#9 Fried Foods
Fried foods are high source of fat. which are difficult to digest. So our body works somewhat similar manner to nuts as explained before. Food items containing fat are bad to our body in many ways. So it is always good to reduce them.
Most of us like to have a morning coffee. It give us energy. Unfortunately it has a really bad effect on your skin. Coffee contains many ingradients. The best-known ingredient in coffee is of course caffeine, which gives coffee its incredible stimulant and mood-enhancing properties. But coffee also contains things like: Antioxidants, Chlorogenic acid, Lignans, Quinides, Trigonelline. These chemicals causes for acne in many ways. So if you reduce coffee, that will help.
Let us conclude this way. Some foods have a role in acne on cheeks. So better avoid them completely from your diet or at least reduce their consumption.