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9 Foods To Avoid For Acne Prone Skin

By Bindu Gowda

Acne is one of the most common problems faced by the teens. The causes for acne are many. Some of which include, stress, environmental factors, improper diet, smoking, consumption of alcohol, hormonal imbalance and high blood sugar level. It is necessary to eat right in order to combat acne and breakouts. The Foods that we eat make a huge difference in the appearance of acne. There are certain foods that make the acne worse like the dairy products, sweets, pizza and other deep fried items.

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There are certain foods which you should be eating if your skin is acne prone, on the other hand there are certain foods which you should be avoiding to get rid of acne. In today's article, we at Boldsky will be sharing some of the foods that worsen acne and breakouts. Avoid these foods and get acne free skin. Read on to know more about it.



Milk and milk products can be considered as a culprit for acne breakouts. Dairy causes skin to produce oil which leads to acne. You can easily reduce the appearance of acne by removing milk and its products from your daily diet.



We all know the ill effects of sugar on our health. Intake of sugar is also one reasons that causes acne breakouts. Sugar is inflammatory in nature. People who are prone to acne are advisable to follow anti inflammatory diet.



Sipping on a cup of coffee can make you alert. At the same time, it can worsen the acne break out. The compounds present in coffee can trigger the acne.


Potato Chips

The oil content present in potato chips worsens the blemishes and can also cause acne break outs. Since potato chips are high in carbohydrates, it triggers acne.



Pizza is a form of carbohydrate which worsens acne. Eating pizza also affects the balance of the skin which indirectly results in acne.


French Fries

French fries and other fried foods pulls out the moisture content from the body and makes the skin look oily. Oily skin is one of the reasons for acne.


Peanut Butter

Peanut contains androgens, which worsens the acne by increasing the sebum production. Peanut butter contains omega 3 fatty acids which triggers acne.


Spicy Foods

Consuming excess of spicy foods disrupts the digestive process and results in acne. Hence, people with acne are advised to reduce the intake of spicy foods.



Chocolates are linked to acne. Chocolates are rich in sugar content, it increases the sebum production which leads to acne.

Story first published: Monday, September 21, 2015, 17:29 [IST]