We’re going to explore all the different foods that may help with hormonal acne and what foods to avoid that may be causing it.
There are many factors that can contribute to hormonal acne in adults including, genetics, stress, bacteria and lifestyle-such as diet. Oral or topical medications can be prescribed to help fight hormonal acne but it’s also important to factor in diet and food choices when trying to reduce hormonal acne. Every person is unique to their needs but here are some diet recommendations that may help fight that pesky hormonal acne.
Being conscious of foods that may spike blood sugar
High sugar foods such as candy, sugary cereals, white bread, and ice cream all can contribute to spikes in blood sugar which could cause acne. Reducing intake of these foods and consuming them in moderation may help reduce hormonal acne.
Try limiting highly processed foods
Highly processed foods such as fast food, some microwave meals, sugary cereals, and chips could all be contributing to hormonal acne. Processed ingredients and unhealthy oils and fats can be a huge contributor to hormonal acne.
Make sure to incorporate nutrient dense foods
Eating a variety of veggies is one of the first steps in creating a nutrient dense plate. Veggies have lots of antioxidants. Incorporating foods high in omega-3 fats such as fatty fishes is also important. These foods are anti-inflammatory so including them may help reduce inflammation that causes hormonal acne.
Probiotics can help the body eliminate toxins
Probiotics are important in many aspects of health but in regards to acne, taking a regular probiotic will help digestion which in return helps toxins break down in the liver so they don’t accumulate in the skin. Some probiotic sources include yogurt, kimchi and other fermented foods as well as probiotic supplements.
It’s important to remember that everyone’s body is different and reacts to certain foods, medications, etc differently. A diet that works for one person’s hormonal acne may not work for someone else and that’s okay! Finding what fits your individual needs is the most important thing and finding balance and moderation in your diet is key.
Hormonal acne can be a pain but finding what fits with your body is the first step in fighting it!