Diet and Food

Why is Diet Important for Your Skin?


What you put in your body, regardless of how healthy it is, will have an impact on the rest of your body as well. I’ll show you how to improve your overall health and, as a result, the quality of your skin in this post.

If you have a nut allergy, do not consume nuts or foods containing nuts as they can cause severe allergic reactions leading to rashes and other problems.


I will now discuss some food items which you should either avoid or limit intake of:

Fried Foods – Avoid them as much as possible as excessive greasiness from fried food contributes to acne breakouts. It also causes excess secretion from oil glands which result in clogged pores with excess sebum, making acne-prone skin worse.

Foods Containing Vitamins A and D – Too much vitamin A in the body results in acne breakouts, especially in teenage girls. Vitamin B6 is also not good for people with acne because too much of it can produce pimples. You should limit intake of foods like milk, cheese, egg yolk, cereal grains (like oats) to avoid too much vitamin D in your system which can be harmful when consumed excessively.

However, you should make sure that you get supplementation of calcium because an inadequate intake of calcium will cause osteoporosis-related bone diseases along with weakening your immune system.

Peppermint Oil – Although peppermint smells great and tastes even better, it has irritant properties which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fluid loss in some people. Therefore avoid peppermint especially if you have a sensitive stomach.

Tea – Tea is not so bad for your skin if consumed in moderation by people who do not have a problem with caffeine. However, tea is very high in caffeine and therefore excessive consumption should be avoided. In the case of caffeine, the sensitivity limits your intake to one cup a day, preferably at night time because the stimulant effects keep you awake.

Meat – This includes beef, chicken, lamb, etc which contains uric acid which can cause acne breakouts when it comes in contact with skin. Chicken skin has been linked with acne so it is better to remove the skin from chicken.

Milk – This contains IGF-1 which can cause breakouts of acne, so better to drink soy or almond milk along with other dairy products.

So these are some foods that contribute to pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. So now I will discuss some home remedies for your skin. You can use these tips instead of going to cosmetologists who may not always be helpful.

Home Remedies for Youthful Skin

1) Use lemon juice instead of soap because it has antibacterial properties which help reduce skin oiliness without causing dryness of the skin. Lemon juice acts as natural bleach but makes sure you don’t apply lemon juice directly on dark skin.

2) Tea tree oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties which help remove acne scars and reduce inflammation of acne. You can use it alone or mix it with carrier oils like grape seed, jojoba, etc. If you are using tea tree oil, make sure that you apply a small amount because it is very strong in its properties.

3) Honey is rich in antibacterial and antifungal agents known as hydrogen peroxide and methylglyoxal (which help reduce acne). So honey acts as a natural disinfectant for your skin so you should try to apply honey on problem areas at least once a week. However if allergic to bees then avoid honey.