Just Call Me Zit Face!
* Just Call Me Zit Face!
Just read the “below” story “Breaking Out? Don’t Eat These Five Foods” at dailyglow.com.
Take a look at the story…based on what I read, Just Call Me Zit Face!
“If you feel like you’ve exhausted all your acne treatment options, it may be time to switch up your diet. “By changing a few foods that you eat, you can hydrate and improve your skin while avoiding breakouts,” says Crystal Wellman, a licensed aesthetician and owner of the Crystal Clear Acne Clinic in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Here, experts explain why the key to saving your skin might simply be ditching these five pimple-causing foods for a softer, smoother, and clearer complexion.
Nix sprinkling on additional salt at your next meal for clearer skin. “Too much salt can dehydrate your skin, leading to swelling,” says Wellman. “It makes it more difficult for your skin to heal acne.”
Harold Lancer, MD, a Beverly Hills dermatologist, also tells his patients to request meals be made without salt when eating out for calmer skin.
Foods With a High Glycemic
Your morning Dunkin’ Donuts fix could be to blame for that pimple that seemed to have appeared out of nowhere. Why? Studies have shown that foods with a high glycemic index, like donuts, white bread, and pretzels, can raise your blood sugar levels, making you prone to breakouts. “Elevated blood sugar stimulates your body to pump out insulin, which then triggers a cascade of hormonal effects, including elevated levels of androgens (the acne-causing male hormone), excess oil, and increased skin cell production, all of which lead to clogged pores and breakouts,” says Jessica Wu, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles, in her book “Feed Your Face.”
“Shrimp, crab, and lobster are high in iodine, which leads to clogged pores and acne,” says Wellman. More specifically, the mineral creates irritation within your skin and if you already have clogged or congested pores, it will accelerate the formation of an inflamed pimple in those who are acne-prone.
If you’re breaking out on the chin, jawline, and neck, milk may be the cause, says celebrity nutritionist Paula Simpson. “And since milk may aggravate this skin condition, any dairy products containing milk, including cheese, ice cream, and cream sauce, can also lead to acne,” she adds. Studies have shown that eating dairy products can prompt the release of insulin, growth factors, and hormones in the body that may all play a role in acne.
Beware of “hidden” dairy products too, advises Wu. “Processed luncheon meats, for example, are a common source of “surprise” dairy products. So are granola bars,” she says in her book. Just be sure to read your food labels to avoid milk solids.
Happy hour isn’t going to be so happy once you go home to find redness and blemishes marring your complexion. “Alcohol dehydrates your skin, highlighting wrinkles, and preventing your skin from healing,” says Wellman. The boozy habit can also have a negative impact on your vitamin A, B3, and C levels, which are all important antioxidants for your skin and vital to regenerate new cells.
But you don’t have to cut out alcohol cold turkey says, Adam Friedman, MD, director of Dermatologic Research at the Unified Division of Dermatology of Albert”
It seems that every food category is no good for you.
So people can never eat.
You are right, I’d rather have the zits and use Clearasil than starve.
Who put this story out, Michael Bloomberg? Next he’ll tell us that Big Gulp’s are bad and he is trying to protect us…from ourselves