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There is an
open discussion about different food causing acne. Food is much more than just a source of substance;
it is a very important part of our lives and culture – so let’s look at the
relationship between acne and food in a more comprehensive way.
food does not cause acne directly. Acne is a manifestation of an internal
imbalance that causes over production of skin oil (sebum) and this extra sebum and
bacteria will clog the pores, cause inflammation and result in pimples or
other hand, food can cause allergies (hives are also pimples but not acne) and
food can actually create and/or exasperate the internal imbalance, and in this
way exasperate acne. This is why those with acne prone skin should avoid sugary
foods, too many carbs (they turn into sugar) and fatty, fried and spicy foods
that may actually imbalance your body. Obviously if you have specific food
allergies, are lactose (milk and dairy) intolerant, have celiac disease or gluten
sensitivity, you should follow the diet that is prescribed for those health issues.
Otherwise moderation is actually key.
other hand, certain foods may actually help you to fight acne.
just some of the best super-foods to use in the battle against acne. Bon-Appe'tit!