Skin Health 101

BE MINDFUL OF THE FOLLOWING: 

REFINED SUGAR

Low glycemic load diet (meaning one that optimizes blood sugar stability) can improve acne severity and insulin sensitivity

FOOD ALLERGIES + SENSITIVITIES

Pay attention to how you feel after eating. Common symptom-evoking foods include: chocolate, milk, tomatoes, oranges, nuts, wheat, pork.

MILK/DAIRY

Research notes an association between drinking milk and acne, especially dairy that comes from commercial cows. Avoiding exogenous hormones can help with acne.

ALCOHOL

Frequent and long‐term alcohol use is known to suppress the immune system, which in turn allows bacteria to grow and multiply, leading to an unbalanced skin microbiota and to acne

CALORIC RESTRICTION

Some studies report that caloric restriction can change sebum composition. So eating ENOUGH is so important!

STRESS!

Changes in acne severity correlate highly with increasing stress, suggesting that emotional stress may have a significant influence on acne.

NUTRIENT DENSE DIET

Choose one with ample vegetables, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, micronutrients (vitamin A, D, E, K, C, and zinc) and enough water!

GUT HEALING

The microbiome plays a huge role in acne, too!