Yummy, chocolatey, delicious dessert! Sure, it’s tough to say NO to sweets. Studies prove that the food you eat can significantly affect your skin. Unfortunately, sugary food has never been skin-friendly. Foods with high sugars may sometimes be the primary cause behind your adult acne. It is found that sugars can increase your acne by as much as 10%. Stats says more than 10% of men and women above 25 years of age experience adult acne throughout life. So this isn’t just a teenage problem. That’s something to think about!
Of course, a little sugar in moderation may not result in constant acne breakouts, but it is good to be aware of certain acne-causing foods that are best to avoid! Here’s how sugar affects your skin- and what you can do about it.
“People who eat sugar are often more likely to get recurring acne throughout life”, says Dermatologists.
Well, sugar by itself does not cause acne, but eating foods with high sugar causes your insulin levels to rise.
Any food with the main ingredient as sugar has a high GI (glycemic index). Once eaten, they quickly turn into glucose and cause your body’s insulin levels to rise rapidly.
Here’s what increased insulin level does to your skin:
✔ Insulin spike leads to increased production of oils in the skin, which eventually clogs follicles and pores, causing acne.
✔ In response to insulin spikes, your body produces androgen hormones, which further aggravate acne.
✔ Also, excess insulin triggers inflammations creating an ideal environment for acne-causing bacteria to multiply, causing repeated acne breakouts.
✔ High insulin levels in your bloodstream lead to the growth of pore-clogging cells that degrades your skin quality.
Besides acne, too much sugar in your diet can cause many more skin problems with include:
There’s no doubt that the lower your intake of sweets, the better your skin and body will look and feel.
Yes, acne has many possible culprits; Hormonal fluctuations, lifestyles, stress etc.
It is a must to see a dermatologist to assess your acne as well as skin type and recommend a specific skincare regimen personalised just for you. It is a sure way to promote healthy skin.
Skincare starts from within. There’s a strong connection between the foods you eat and your skin’s health. Making healthier dietary choices and reducing your sugar intake comes a long way to maintain beautiful, healthy-looking skin from the inside out. It doesn’t mean cutting everything that you enjoy, but having a little moderation. Healthy eating also complements the acne-treatments and medications that you already use for maintaining healthy skin.
Here are some dermatologist-given tips to control acne through diet:
Cutting down sugar from your diet is much easier said than done. Life might become a little less sweet by reducing the amount of sugar you consume. But the benefits it has on your skin and health – are worth it!
Just one more tip that’s missing in the above list- follow the right skincare.
Healthy, clear and damage-free is a life-long process. Choose a regimen like the CureSkin Skin Treatment Kit that can help your skin heal and become the best version it can ever be.