Our MDacne customized skincare treatments fight acne from the outside, but we’re all about fighting acne from the inside, too — and that means eating and drinking things that make our skin happy. According to studies, certain foods can potentially make acne worse…nobody wants that. Below, we’re going to share the foods that studies often find to link to increased acne. But, fear not — we’re also gonna tell you ALL about what you can be doing to fight anti and eat for clean skin.
First, what foods you may want to avoid. Cow’s milk and cheeses are super yummy, but they can cause the sebaceous glands in the skin to enlarge and clog — which can lead to breakouts. It’s the hormones in cow’s milk that cause the reaction. White flour, sugar, and salt can also increase the frequency and severity of acne breakouts too. If you can, avoid too much of these three. If you love drinking milk, try a milk alternative like coconut milk, almond milk, or hemp milk. They’re all delicious.
If right now you’re all, “Um, okay, so cow’s milk and cow’s milk cheeses and sugar and salt might cause breakouts — what’s left for me to eat,” we’ve got your back. There are some foods your skin loves. Not likes — LOVES.
Fish. Your skin loves to fish, specifically fish that contain important fatty acids (Like Omega-3s). Try eating more salmon, tuna, and sardines. If you don’t love the taste of fish, try getting your Omega-3s in a capsule.
Your skin — and your overall health — will also thank you if you eat lots of veggies. The same goes for water. We know you’ve probably heard it a zillion times before, but you should start your day by drinking water and then continue to drink at least eight more cups throughout the day.
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