I recently posted on my instagram stories about how my face was breaking out because I had eaten dairy. I got so many dms about questions from this statement. So I thought it would be a perfect topic for the blog.
Most of the people who sent me dms (and FYI keep them coming because I love the questions) said they had never considered their choice in food as a culprit to the breakouts on their face. So this poses the question, does your diet play a role in your acne? Keep reading to find out the answer!
Is There More to Clear Skin Than Just Good Skincare?
It’s no secret that I am a huge advocate for all natural skincare. Next to food, it is my biggest passion but is all natural skincare enough? Can you have beautiful skin while maintaining a crappy diet? For most people, the answer is no. There are those few special people that can eat anything they want and still have amazing skin but it is rare (and quite annoying).
Your skin is your biggest organ so what you are putting into your body will show up on your face. And if you are someone who struggles with gut issues and food intolerances, it’s going to be even harder to eat what you want and retain clear skin.
The main food products that will cause breakouts are dairy, gluten, and sugar.
For me, dairy is a killer. I can have a little bit of dairy and within a few hours I get a pimple. Sugar and gluten aren’t as harsh to my skin. I have to consume large amounts for it to affect me but everyone’s skin is different.
Now this doesn’t mean you need to throw out the window all the natural skincare products you own. But it does mean that you need to pay more attention to the foods you are putting into your body if you want a clear, glowing face and who doesn’t want that?!?
If you have bad breakouts, pay attention to what your skin does after you eat dairy, gluten, or sugar. You may not start to break out within a few hours like me, but your skin is a canvas for your gut so treat it with respect. If you notice that your skin is having issues after eating one or all of these foods, try an elimination diet. You will be surprised at how much better your skin looks with just a few tweaks in diet.