Skin Breakouts? Know the Facts

Skin Breakouts? Know the Facts - By Bellabaci Cupping Massage

Has your skin been acting out, giving you a cry for help?

Want to get rid of breakouts? Maybe you have been blaming the wrong culprits. Scientists have shed a whole new spectrum of light on what we once thought were skin truths. Let’s have a look at what may or may not have caused a problem.

[nextpage]dark-chocolateMYTH: Chocolate leads to pimples and acne

FACT: Not completely true. Pure chocolate contains a lot of skin -beautifying antioxidants and feel-good compounds. However, chocolate that’s loaded with sugar and dairy can trigger a skin breakout.

Do This: Indulge in dark chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa and less sugar to treat your skin and body right. And less is more – enjoy a bite or two, not the whole thing!

[nextpage]chipsMYTH: Fatty foods  causes oily, blotchy skin

FACT: We all know that not all fats are created equal, and it’s especially true when it comes to keeping skin clear and radiant. Nuts and seeds, olive oil and avocado are loaded with skin -beneficial oils and antioxidants like Vitamin E.

That huge plate of fries? Not so much. While saturated fat has been known to make skin angry, experts say that fat is less of a troublemaker for skin than processed foods (especially processed carbs) and sugars.

Do This: Opt for plant-based oils in their fresh form, and forgo saturated fat and the processed and fried stuff.


MYTH:  Dairy ALWAYS does a body good

FACT: Milk and dairy are a great source of calcium, protein and Vitamin D, right? Yes, but dairy may also be a spanner in your skin wheel..

Some skin care experts say that components in milk that are related to testosterone hormones can cause oil glands to go into overdrive, setting the stage for skin upsets.

Do This: If you’re having trouble with your complexion, try switching to non-dairy options like almond milk and hemp milk as a nutrient-rich alternative to dairy. Or try goat and sheep dairy cheeses instead of cow dairy, which some say has less of an effect on skin.

[nextpage]coffeeMYTH: Caffeine leads to breakouts

FACT: The claim that caffeine causes acne and breakouts may have more bark than bite. Some experts say it doesn’t directly cause acne, but may aggravate existing conditions. Caffeine has its benefits too. Many caffeine-laden drinks, like coffee and black and green tea, are also loaded with antioxidants that can help defend skin from damage, particularly from the sun.

Do This: Drink caffeine in moderation to avoid messing with your beauty sleep (hello, undereye circles), and be sure to drink plenty of water to counteract the dehydrating effects of caffeinated drinks.

[nextpage]sweetMYTH: Sweeteners aren’t as bad as refined sugars for the skin

FACT: Sugar is sugar (for the most part). And sugar has inflammatory effects, especially for the skin. Anything that spurs a blood sugar spike causes inflammation and accelerated ageing. While some sweeteners don’t meddle with blood sugar status quo as much as straight up sugar, the fact is that most things that taste sweet are pretty high on the glycemic index and trigger skin-damaging effects.

Do this: Keep sugar (in any form) to a minimum. Opt for natural sweeteners like agave and honey, which are sweeter than sugar so you need less to satisfy your taste buds; or maple syrup, which is loaded with minerals and anti-inflammatory compounds to counter it’s sugary impacts


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4 thoughts on “Skin Breakouts? Know the Facts

  1. Levona says:

    There i also a difference between adding fresh lemon to your water to detox and the preserved lemon juice you can buy. Fresh is definitely the best choice

  2. Belinda Burman says:

    I have been cutting out junk food and can really see a difference. I have also lost a few pounds so I must be on the right track!

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