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5 Worst Foods to Avoid to Prevent Acne

foods to avoid to prevent acne

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your skin pores are blocked with oil, bacteria, or if the cells are dead. It’s common that mostly occurs in teenage and young adult years from ( 14- 22) which is a period people hit puberty and start facing pimples. However, as according to a few dermatologists, men are more likable to pimples than women. Once you reach a specific age and after you got acne, you may get frustrated with your skin and will try to usee remedies to get rid of pimples.

Having said that, do you know foods can cause acne? Do you know there are few foods you should avoid to prevent acne? If not, there are various types of foods you should avoid to reduce pimples. Once you start resisting them, I assure you that you’ll definitely see changes and get clear skin.

1. Dairy Foods

dairy products to prevent acne

There are several studies have found that consuming dairy foods on a daily basis causes acne. Especially, teenagers are most likely to be caused. Those people who are consuming milk and dairy products daily have more chances to prone to acne breakout. It has been stated that cow’s milk increases our insulin levels and the IGF-1 factor which contributes to oil sebum on your skin and results in an acne breakout. If you’re consuming milk daily, then you are most likely to have acne on your skin.

However, this effect only applies to teenage and young adult people. In the process of hormonal development, the substances on milk are favorable to the teenage people. So, it’s better to resist consuming dairy foods and but, not completely. You can eat them in a limit.

Dairy Foods:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Sour Cream
  • Butter

2. Soft drinks

soft drinks

Soft drinks also are known as Artificial Sweeteners may be cold and tasty to drink. A lot of people drink these liquids like coke, Pepsi, sprite, and all these soft drinks. But, you also have to be aware of it’s serious effects on your skin. Due to high levels of sugar and insulin contained in soft drinks, our skin reacts to them, and though, it is likely to cause acne breakouts on the skin.

Many Large Companies include high amounts of sugar, chemicals, artificial additives that lure people to drink more and more. But, we are not aware of how much it causing damage to our skin. However, there are few studies that have not still proved soft drink causes acne. Despite, many people are against them and believe there is a bad connection between acne and soft drinks since they had faced it. For alternatives, you can consume fruit juices and honey instead of unhealthy sugar. By this, you can prevent acne.

3.Fast Food

worst foods acne

Fast Food provides nothing except for its delicious spicy flavor. It has the least benefits and most negative effects on health. Fast food like burger, pizza, nuggets, french fries, milkshakes, and hotdogs have a high amount of refined carbohydrates, fats, and calories which are responsible for acne production on the skin.  It not only causes acne breakout but also serious problems if you eat them on a daily basis.

However, there are some studies say fast food has processed and refined foods which would raise our blood sugar and insulin levels. Hence, they cause acne to breakout and aggravate our acne condition. In some cases, you may don’t know what oil restaurants are using. We can’t trust anyone, they could use cheap oils to minimize their expenses. If that’s the case, we are more likely to get pimples and worsen our skin condition.

Though, it’s better to stay away from those foods rather than aggravating our skin condition by ourselves.



sugar foods to prevent acne

Sugar is one of the top culprits that cause acne on our skin. Assume sugar as an enemy. Skin doesn’t like and it hates sugar. There are lots of reasons why you shouldn’t eat sugar on a daily basis. In any other form, you could eat sugar daily. But, you have to aware of it. Instead of eating sugar, you can use honey which is the best alternative. Many dermatologists and doctors recommend honey to use in place of sugar.

However, with the condition of the skin. The substances contained in the sugar increase our insulin levels and inflammation which leads to excess sebum production on our skin. Hence, we all caused to acne breakout. There are loads of unhealthy sugar foods you should avoid to prevent acne.

  • Candy
  • Fried Foods
  • White Bread
  • Icecream
  • Sodas
  • Chocolate
  • Pastry cake

These foods really have a bad effect on our skin. We have to minimize these as much as possible.

5.Refined Carbohydrates

Refined Carbohydrates and Carbs is also one of the biggest reasons for acne breakout. You may don’t know what refined carbohydrates mean. The foods like:

  • White Bread, Rice Noodles, White Flour
  • Sodas, sweeteners, pasta, and crackers.

Consuming these foods regularly contributes to acne development and worsen our skin condition. It’s for a simple reason, it will increase our blood sugar levels and causes insulin levels to rise. Though, it is stated that the foods which increase our insulin levels cause acne breakout and develop sebum on our skin.


How to Get Rid of Pimples?

  • Avoid these junk and sugary foods
  • Use Salicylic Acid Facewashes
  • Protect your Face from Pollution and Sun
  • Keep your Hands off the skin


So, Let me know what do you think about this. Are you gonna stop eating these ?

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Jodie Paterson
5 months ago

These are really helpful tips, thanks for sharing!

5 months ago

I have acne prone skin and it might be due to my diet because I really love my dairy and sugar haha. I’ve been able to move from soda to seltzer water and from white flours to others, but there are still a few more steps I could take for my dermatological health. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Purcell
5 months ago

These tips are great and good for all around good health.

Graham Crosby
Graham Crosby
5 months ago

Interesting to read that about dairy food. With two teenagers in the house that’s useful advice!

The Blogging Zoomer
4 months ago

I definitely need to cut down on my sugar and fast food intake. So bad for you! Thank you for sharing, great content,

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