Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sugar, Acne, and Skin Care Recap!

Skin Care Tip of the Day: You are what you eat.  Sweets, which are proinflammatory, may contribute to acne [1] [2].  (In my personal experience, they definitely do.) For clearer skin, avoid chocolate, cookies, cake, sodas, fruit juices, and other proinflammatory foods. Consume anti-inflammatory foods like salmon, whole grain, and oranges. Also, drink plenty of water.

In case you missed previous skin care topics on this blog, here is a recap:

1. Black Skin and Sunscreen
2. Hyperpigmentation in Black Skin
3. Building a Skin Care Regimen
4. Hey Med School ... Skin Care, Please?
5. Household Makeup Removers
6. Natural Skin Care ... On a Budget

and more!


Applesauce said...

For me avoiding dairy products has been the key to clear skin. It took about 2 weeks to see a difference but I have been virtually acne-free for months. Whenever I slip up and eat a dairy product (hidden in prepared food), I get a pimple. I wish that I had known this middle school!

Loo said...

@Applesauce: Dairy, that's interesting. I guess we each have our "acne" foods. :o) Thank you for sharing!