Acne is caused by sebaceous gland, which excretes sebum in excess and also blocks skin pores. This problem can get even more frustrating if people’s meal lacks presence of efficient nutrients like carotenoids, zinc, selenium, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Also, there are several foods that can aggravate acne that we must try eliminating from our diet.
What Are The Foods That Cause Acne?
There are three foods that I see causing problems with acne the most frequently:
Dairy is one of the most frequent food sensitivities there is. These are mild immune system reactions to foods that create inflammation. Acne is a very inflammatory condition, anything that provokes or increases inflammation in the body would be best to avoid. There is IgG Food Sensitivity testing that can be done to see if dairy is a food sensitivity for you, or you can try strictly avoiding dairy for at least 3 weeks to see what happens to your skin.
Eggs fall under exactly the same category as dairy, they are a frequent food sensitivity and they create inflammation that seems to be centered in the skin. Eczema, psoriasis and acne can all be skin manifestations of an egg sensitivity.
Sugar And Processed Carbs
High glycemic index starches and sugar provoke a high insulin response. Insulin in turn can increase the activity and/or the level of certain hormones, including testosterone. Higher testosterone activity or level can cause deep, painful cystic type acne.