Are The Foods You're Eating Causing Breakouts?

(Make sure to read the P.S. of this post for an important message...)

I have spent a lot of time of late sharing with you how to care for skin from the outside. Today, I would like to take a moment to refocus on some things you need to be aware of when it comes to what has impact on skin health from the inside.

Healthy skin fights off bacteria and viruses (that lead to increased incidences of moles and warts) and reflects a healthy immune system which reduces and eliminates such conditions as acne and rosacea.

Often, I am asked about the link between skin issues such as acne, eczema, and even accelerated signs of aging and the food we eat. For many years there was a huge debate about whether food played a role in skin disease.

Today, we know scientifically that it definitely plays a huge role.

One of the most interesting links found has to do with dairy products. About 2 years ago a study was released on the effects of altered dairy products and overall health.

In that study it was found that the severity and frequency of acne breakouts and other skin flare ups were reduced in 50% of the participants that had them and eliminated altogether in 40%.

Altered dairy includes skim or 2% milk, low fat cheeses, and mixed blend margarine's. It is thought that the altered products break down and digest differently possibly affecting blood sugar profiles and even liver function.

They are still working on learning the specifics of why it happens that way, but the effects are clearly there.

What this means for you is that if you are experiencing breakouts or other chronic skin problems, you may want to try removing dairy for a week or two and monitor how your skin behaves.

If you see improvement then slowly add whole dairy products back into your diet to see if you tolerate them well. Be sure you are using whole dairy and not altered or reduced fat.

I look forward to sharing more things with you that can make a real difference in your health and your life from a natural perspective. There are things that work and these simple changes can make all the difference.

Wishing you a healthy and joyous day,

Chris Gibson
The Hardest Working Guy In Skin Care

"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."

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Unknown said...

Does bread cauese acne to? I've heard that it's possible and I'm really not sure. :) Thankss

Chris Gibson said...

Hi Sarah!

Great question and it has a pretty un-straight forward answer I am afriad. Bread "can" increase breakouts in some people. Breads can be high in glutin and sugar, so for those fighting acne it is good to remove them for a while. I just wrote on this subject today in fact. Depending on what is contributing to acne, has all to do with whether bread, wheat ( glutin) or sugar is a problem for you. The test is simple. Don't eat any for about 2 weks and see if it makes a big difference. In my journey to become acne free - IT DID... :-) ~chris~

Anonymous said...

hi chris,

ur blogs on how to battle with acne have been realy informative... thnq!..
i wish to share and ask a query regarding this : i have been having mild acne on both my cheeks n d cause of it is dandruff which i have been trying to eliminate since long.. n recenly my dandruff has reduced a lot.. n my acne to a great extent.. i have been putting neem paste b4 headbath to my scalp n taking henna treatments too.. n 4 my skin i alternated neem paste n tomato pulp n have foung good results... do u think dese were the real reason to have reduced d severity of dandruf n acne?

Andrew said...

Does adding a slice of lemon to your daily water help fight acne ?.

Ama said...

Hi, can garlic clear the skin from scars?

Anonymous said...

to chris,
my name is melissa and i have been fighting acne since i was 10. my mum wont let me use anything like 'acne free in 3 days' because she says why should you be able to do better than the doctors and stuff, but i disagree. can you give me some more tips on how to keep my skin clear? i dont eat much dairy because i dont drink milk and i wondered if you could give me some extra clous about what not to eat.
thanks :D

Anonymous said...

Don't eat oily foods...french fries peanut butter. Fried chicken.....don't drink any drinks that have sugar or caffienne ...don't eat any candy ...drink lots of water..exercise...your acne should clear up

Lynn said...

Gluten intolerance is a common food sensitivity that is becomming more and more recognized. It is now known that gluten contributes to much inflammation in the body - certainly the skin also. I would presume any processed food would also contribute to skin flare-ups, including soda, nitrites, baked goods, canned goods, meats, etc. The most raw/organic level of the foods that you eat are the best for your body, both inside and out.