What Foods Aggravate Acne?
Food does not CAUSE acne but certain foods certainly AGGRAVATE acne. I know that is hard to hear but it is true. For those who are genetically prone to acne, however, many foods can be problematic. Eating a nutritious diet and avoiding foods, beverages & supplements that can imbalance hormones or create inflammation is helpful in clearing acne.
Foods high in iodides
High Glycemic Foods
My acne clients are always informed about their diet. I always advise my clients to shop the outside of the grocery store and stay away from any fast foods and foods coming from bags, boxes, cans, or processed foods. Restaurants are not safe either. This is the hardest part of clearing skin. I also use a diet chart where I ask them to write down everything they eat and drink for two weeks. This isn’t just for me, it is often eye-opening for the client because it makes them aware just how often they eat things they shouldn’t eat.