SIX Foods That Might Be Causing You ACNE

  • Dairy Products – Milk is known to increase insulin levels, independent of its effects on blood sugar, which may aggravate acne harshness

  • Refined Grains and Sugars – A study from the journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerelogy found that people who regularly consumed added sugars had a 30% greater risk of developing acne, while those who habitually ate pastries and cakes had a 20% greater risk

  • Fast Food – One study of over 5,000 Chinese teenagers and young adults found that high-fat diets were associated with a 43% increased risk of developing acne. Frequently eating fast food increased the risk by 17%

  •  Chocolate – A recent research from International Journal of Dermatology found that acne-prone males who consumed 25 grams of 99% dark chocolate daily had an increased number of acne lesions after just two weeks

  • Foods Rich in Omega-6 Fats – This imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids drives the body into an inflammatory state, which may worsen acne severity

  • Foods You’re Allergic To – Food sensitivities occur when your immune system mistakenly identifies food as a threat and launches an immune attack against it. This results in high levels of pro-inflammatory molecules circulating throughout the body, which may provoke acne.