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My Acne Diet



After years and years of suffering from acne and using countless numbers of prescribed/over the counter acne medications, I came to the realization that the way to start improving the appearance of my skin was from within. I stood back and looked at everything that I was putting into my body and thought that my diet was the thing that was triggering my skin flare-ups. For a long time I would eat things that were totally unhealthy; foods that were high in starch and sugar or baptized in oil like rice, fried chicken, and zeppoles which would cause me to break out constantly. But after some research and speaking to a nutritionist and dermatologist, I decided to finally change up my diet. I am now starting a diet that consists of anti-inflammatory ingredients and skin soothing nutrients. So here are some of my daily skinny down tips for my skin to start off:

Acne diet tips:

  • Watch the kind of water you drink, but drink plenty of it (pure/filtered and room temperature)
  • Eat mostly organic fruits and veggies

    If you're like me and you hate veggies, blend them with your fruit in the morning and have a smoothie.
    • Skip the sugar and refined starches (carbs)

      I used to love bread and pastries, especially when they were hot and fresh out of the bakery, but I found those foods cause you to break out and make you feel sick because of the gluten. Instead eat some whole grains because refined carbs increase insulin secretion, which may promote acne by helping testosterone clog pores and intensify oil gland secretion.

      • NO dairy

      Instead drink almond or coconut milk

      [*]Minimize processed foods

      [*]Take it easy on the oils

      I usually don't cook with oil, I cook mostly with chicken broth, but if you are going to use oil use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil (which most people think is the "good" oil) because it can influence hormones that cause acne.

      ***I will post some recipes and daily diets that help soothe acne flare-ups soon!


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Thanks for the suggestion of almond or coconut milk instead of regular milk! I've just started to cut dairy out, but I'm missing milk in my tea. Will have to try them :)

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Sure, no problem. And I hear you, it was hard for me because I love milk too, especially with my cereal. But milk has a mix of growth hormones, proteins, and testosterone precursors that can mess with your hormone levels and clog your pores causing more oil to form for acne-prone skin. And almond milk is actually really good, but make sure to get it unsweetened.


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