WEB DESK: Go beyond skin deep: Your diet may be to blame for your breakouts. While food isn’t the be-all and end-all cause of acne, it can exacerbate it, says Ranella Hirsch, MD, past president of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery and dermatologist practicing in Boston. If you’ve already tried every beauty product with “acne” on the label, it’s time to rethink the role these foods play in your diet.
Go wheat next time you order a sandwich. The high carb count in white bread is enough to get your hormones raging, which could make your acne worse, too.
2. POTATP CHIPS
When it comes to foods that cause acne, many dermatologists say high-GI foods are the biggest culprit. The next time you’re hankering for a handful of potato chips, reach for some peanuts instead
Break you off a piece of that Kit Kat bar—and you may just be asking for a breakout. Again, dairy and sugar are suggested culprits for skin woes, so the combination of the two could have you seeing spots for days.
Most cookies are the trifecta of bad news for your skin, with sugar, refined carbohydrates, and dairy.
5. ICE CREAM
“Sugars can cause inflammation in the skin,” Hirsch says. And the not-so-sweet cherry on top? Ice cream contains dairy, too. So between the high sugar content and dairy, it may be time to cease those late-night freezer raids.
A slice of your favorite pie is loaded with high-GI carbohydrates. And all of that cheese means it has plenty of dairy, too.