What Are The Foods That Trigger Pimples & Acne?

A lot of people battle with pimples and acne during
and shortly after puberty while some others
experience it throughout the teenage years.
Throughout these periods of my life, I did not have
pimples and acnes anywhere on my face and body. I
alway pride myself in that because my face was
always clear and clean. I thought this would continue
like that forever but I was wrong – I would later have
my own fair share of pimples later on.
What Are Pimples And Acne? Any Differences?
One of our readers sent a message to ask if the food
they eat could cause acne or pimples and we will try
to address that. Many people don’t even know the
differences between pimples and acne. Someone
even told me that pimples show on black peoples’
skin while acne only come out on white peoples’ skin.
I will try as much as possible not to dwell too much
on these because the purpose of this post is how
some foods lead to the onset of acne and pimples on
our skin. Yes, food can trigger pimples.Acne is that inflammation of the skin in which the
secreted sebum gets collected in the pores of the
skin and remains there. This causes the skin to swell
up in the form of a breakout. Acne will most likely
have a white head (not in every case) and is painful to
touch. If it is a pimple, it would normally not be
painful unless it is too severe.
So, What Are Those Foods That Can Set Off Pimples?
To continue with my story, I started seeing pimples
and acne on my skin in my early twenties and it
lasted into mid-twenties. It was a nightmare because
when they finally go, they turn into
black scars (not just spots). I started to think of the
possible causes and one day I thought of my diet –
could it be my eating habit?
What I have always read about foods as they affect
your skin was that they do not cause pimples and
acne. Something just told me to do a little more
digging and I found out that several other researches
were already published telling us that there could be
a relationship between diet and acne.
The truth of the matter however, is that there has not
been a definite link between any food (dairy
especially) and acne, but there are several theories
about it.
In an article written for a medical journal in 2008, F.
William Danby, MD, a skin expert who promotes the
possible dairy-acne connection, explained how the
two may be related. Milk contains components
related to the hormone testosterone that may
stimulate oil glands in the skin, setting the stage for
So, could we say Milk can cause acne? Some would
say yes and some would say no; but I have read
reports of people who saw all their pimples and acne
disappear after stopping the consumption of Milk.
The same happened to me too.
Some research have suggested that imbalance in the
level of insulin in the body may play a role in onset of
acne. They explain that some foods make your blood
sugar quickly soar. This triggers your body to make a
burst of the hormone insulin to help your cells
absorb the sugar.
ADVICE: What I would advise is to monitor your own
skin and diet and note what foods you are eating
when the acne break-outs start coming out. This is
because these foods (Milk, Chocolate, Cheese, etc.),
that people are implicating in the development of
acne have health benefits. When you monitor
yourself and you notice that milk causes acne for
you, you can try to cut down on it and see if you still
have acne.
I would not ask you to stop consuming milk. Never!
Milk is highly nutritious – containing several vitamins
and minerals that are useful for the body. I would not
be pointing fingers to any food. What you should do
is to observe and adjust.

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