Diet plays a major role in creating, maintaining and altering body chemistry, and has a great influence on your mind, body and wellbeing. Your diet also affects the growth of unwanted eruptions on your skin. Yes, it is true. What you eat or drink eventually shows up on your face. So maintaining a timely and proper healthy diet is very important.
Let us get an insight in to how diet can control Acne growth and how in turn we can alter it to control acne growth.
1. Follow a diet regime which does not contain much oil or fat. A small amount of oil is good for health, but if you are more interested in fried and oily foods, then you are inviting problem for your skin. Stay away from junk food or fast food which is high in unhealthy fats and oils. The higher your oil intake, the higher the oil secretion from your skin pores, with more chance of them becoming blocked and infected (acne).
Furthermore an increase in the amount of oil secretion will make your skin sticky to which dirt and pollution will easily adhere from the external environment. This will further block the skin pores and form a thin film on your skin, enhancing the chances of bacterial infection. So reduced fat in your food means reduced oil secretion from the pores, which in turn will cause fewer complications. It is really as simple as this!
2. Eat raw vegetables and include lots of green leafy vegetable and fruits in your diet. These leafy green vegetable contain micronutrients which are especially beneficial for your skin. These micronutrients also help to ward off some infections and help increase the blood circulation around your skin.
Be sure to drink plenty of water each day (2-3 litres a day is advisable). This will help to flush out toxins that accumulate in your body. A low level of toxin in your system will ensure a glowing skin.
3. Eat foods which are high in simple protein and low in fats. Avoid red-meats or anything which increases body temperature. Foods high in simple protein will help reduce oil secretion which will help prevent acne.
It is essential to understand that diet plays quite an important role in maintaining a healthy skin. Avoid bad habits like smoking, drinking too much alcohol or drug abuse. Excess of anything is not good for your skin as most of these habit-forming things are chemically toxic.
Any diet which increases body temperature is not good for your skin according to Ayurveda. So avoid oily fish, red meat, food which is high in sugar content. If you maintain a healthy eating pattern then your hard work will definitely show up on your skin!