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10 Acne Trigger Foods: Avoid These Foods to Prevent Breakouts!

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An acne breakout is every teenager’s worst nightmare. The last thing you want before  a weekend get-together with your friends is a face full of pimples. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. A ton of research has been done on what exactly causes acne but the findings are somewhat unclear. The consensus seems to be that there are no common foods that have the same effect on every person. For example, chocolate may cause breakouts in one person but cheese may spark acne in another. While each person responds differently to certain types of foods, there are specific foods that are known to spark a reaction.

Below is a list of trigger foods for acne. If you’re experiencing breakouts, try eliminating one or two foods at a time (eliminate dairy for one week, greasy foods the next etc) to see if removing these foods helps to keep your skin clear. If you want to make sure you don’t breakout, avoid all of these foods altogether as much as possible. Here are 13 trigger foods for acne…

1. Chocolate

While chocolate is often blamed for causing breakouts, Los Angeles, California based dermatologist, Dr. Ava Shamban says that chocolate won’t literally cause a break out. “[Actually] there’s little evidence that chocolate or any specific fatty foods will cause acne.” However, Dr. Shamban does note that, ” [Studies show that a] high-sugar/high-fat diet can increase sebum production and promote inflammatory responses in the body…which can lead to acne.”

This means that even though evidence is inconclusive that a diet high in sugars and fatty foods causes acne breakouts, there is a correlation between overindulging in sugary foods and the fact that those individuals tend to have more acne breakouts compared with people who eat a diet high in other types of fresh foods (i.e., fresh fruits and vegetables).

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