Now you know what causes oily skin. You cannot necessarily get rid of oily skin, but you can follow a certain routine to have less oily, healthier skin. Certain foods can definitely contribute to worsening your skin condition. This article will tell you what to avoid in your diet.
Food to avoidThere are some foods that increase oil production, so eating them will worsen oily skin.
Dairy products might be a huge part of your diet, but you should avoid them because they have a high level of hormones that stimulate the sebaceous glands. This will impact your skin negatively.
Excess salt causes high levels of oil production because of dehydration. Therefore, you should avoid excess salt intake.
High sugar consumption leads to high sugar levels in your blood which results in a higher level of insulin. This motivates glands to produce more oils. Your oily skin will not be happy about that.
Caffeine absorbs the water that keeps your skin dehydrated, which will lead to excess oil production and you will end up with a breakout.
Alcohol always leads to breakouts because it decreases the amount of water in your body.
Fatty meats contain high percentages of sodium, which impacts water retention. This leaves your skin greasy and inflamed.
Trans fats, in general, are not good for your health and if you have oily skin you should consider cutting them off because they consist of oils that go through the hydrogenation process. Most products contain trans fats, so it's important to read ingredients before making purchases.
Saturated fats could lead to inflammation when consumed in high quantities. This will also increase oil production, which is not desired for oily skin.
Refined carbohydrates — also known as junk food — are not good for oily skin because they impact the sugar levels in your blood.
You should not necessarily cut off all these foods. I personally think moderation is the best way to go. Forbidding yourself from certain food is not likable for your physiological status because a stable and healthy physiological health helps you have better skin. So, consume the previous foods carefully and moderately!
To be continued… Stay Tuned!