What foods to avoid for acne and sensitive skin?

Skincare Tips
21 Apr 2020

You are what you eat.
This phrase is true to a certain extent. Good nutrition is important for your general wellbeing in order to have a healthy body. But, do you know that certain foods can affect your skin health and cause skin irritation too?

Besides getting the right facial treatments and using the correct skincare products to get rid of acne, zit or blemish and treat sensitive skin, you need to avoid certain foods that may worsen your complexion.

If you are currently having acne or pimples, sensitive skin issues or other skin problems, please take note of the following information in this article now.

1. Gluten
Gluten is a form of protein that is found in wheat and barley. If you have sensitive skin, you should try to minimise intake of gluten because it may develop scaly, bumpy, itchy rashes. In addition, some gluten or greasy foods may even cause acne on acne-prone skin.

Common foods that may contain gluten, e.g.: wheat bread, soy sauce, beer and cereals.

2. Dairy
For some people with sensitive skin, dairy products may cause hives, rash and inflammation hence leading to acne breakouts. It can also aggravate allergies, such as dermatitis and eczema on delicate skin.

Common foods that may contain dairy, e.g.: cheese, butter, ice cream and pudding.

3. High-glycemic foods
High-glycemic foods that are high in starch and sugar content can cause a rise in blood glucose and insulin levels. When that happens, it may trigger an adverse skin reaction, such as oily skin and clogged pores which may lead to acne on the face.

Common foods that are high in glycemic index (GI), e.g.: candies, fried foods, pizza, pasta, packaged snacks and carbonated soft drinks.

4. Soy
Soy protein allergy is very common, even though it is widely known as healthy. People with sensitive skin might experience itching, redness or acne flare-ups after eating it. Flushed skin is another possible allergic reaction that can happen from soy.

Common foods that may contain soy, e.g.: bread, cereals, canned tuna and vegetarian meat.

5. Wine
Anyone with sensitive skin should avoid red and white wine. The tannins in red wine can cause hives or skin flushing on some people. Limit consumption of white wine to small doses if it worsens your skin condition.

No matter what age you are, skin problem will always be annoying. It causes itching, discomfort and irritated skin. You might have tried many off-the-shelf skincare products but to no desirable skin improvements.

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