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5 Foods That Can Trigger Acne

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The old saying “what you put into your body is what you get out” holds true for your health. Hamburgers and fries make you fat, barbecue encourages wrinkles. There is no surprise that diet affect acne or pimples, whatever you call them. Research from the American Acne & Rosacea Society, shows that 51% of Americans suffer from acne have a tendency to eat greasy food. And more doctors than ever believe in diet-acne connection. Believe or not, you may see the pimples show up on your skin when you eat a lot of fast foods.

Below is a list of trigger 9 foods for those who suffer with acne and oily skin – avoid them as best you can!

Chocolate
Simply put, acne occurs when the excess oil that produced by an increase in androgens in your body combine with dead skin cells plug your hair follicles. Chocolate, as one of the most popular high-sugar/high-fat diets that can increase sebum production, although no verified evidence shows that chocolate will cause acne.

Soy
If you usually develop pimple on tongue or around mouth, soy foods could be to blame. You may know that soybeans are rick in the natural plant estrogens that trigger hormonal activities and increases the inflammation of excess oil that play an important role in acne. Of course, like food we mentioned above, they can’t cause acne, but they can influence the hormones, bacteria, excessive oil production in your skin.

Coffee
Ahh, coffee… it’s a magical drink! I love coffee- the taste, the smell, the ”abundant energy” it gives me. I love grasp a cup of coffee before the hard working day! But for people who tend to develop acne, coffee seriously worsens your acne. How coffee affects your skin? It’s simple, like alcohol, caffeine dehydrates our bodies, which causes toxic accumulates in your body. The excessive toxic make your skin disrupt. Additionally, coffee is rich in tannins, it can turn your skin into supple leather. People really likes coffee, but don’t consume too much.

Sugar
We all know that hormones put the skin glands to overdrive, producing excessive sebum production. And all acne is hormonal to some degree. As you eat high carbohydrates that increase the sugar levels, the combination of arachidonic acid and sugar that can produce more inflammatory chemicals. The inflammatory increase the risk of develop pimples.

Spicy Foods
Thai food is a unique combination of spicy hot and sour and makes for an ideal start to a meal. However, many blame spicy foods, like Southern Thai curry kaeng tai plaa, have side effects of increasing the chances of a breakout occurring. This kind of food causes the likelihood of a breakout because of the spice sweat after eating spicy foods combine the excess oil and bacteria which result in acne.