You are what you eat! What does that mean to you? Is it pertaining to your digestion, your weight, your skin…really it’s all of the above. Especially your skin. What you eat can be directly linked to issues you experience with your skin. How often do you wake up and your t-zone is oily enough to moisturize an entire child? Ok, obviously it’s not that oily, but I’m pretty sure you guys all know what I mean! Depending what you may have eaten that day your skins glands and the amount of oil they secrete can be directly linked. This in turn can cause more skin issues such as enlarged pores acne whiteheads and blackheads.
Now, we are not here to give you another diet to follow… Lord only knows you probably just finished the keto diet and are on your way to another flat tummy tea. But what we can do is give you just a few examples of foods to avoid and foods to indulge in to help your oily skin. Let’s check out some options below:
Foods to Indulge:
- Cucumber - Made of mostly water and containing antioxidants, cucumbers are a great source of hydration and helps to flush out toxins from your pores.
- Whole grains – This substitute for carbohydrates is high in fiber, like oats and brown rice, and will help eliminate the toxins from your body, making your skin, hair, and health better.
- Nuts - Nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for clear, healthy skin.
- Bananas - Eating a banana a day can help diminish pores, which prevents the dirt from entering into them.
- Avocados - It contains fatty acids that are extremely healthy for the skin and prevent the secretion of excess oil from the sebaceous glands.
- Spinach - Green vegetables like spinach, kale, and broccoli do not contain any oil. They are rich in fiber, which help to clear your skin and regulate oil production.
- Lentil - Lentils are nutrient-dense. Consuming them regularly in the right amounts can help in controlling the production of oil, facilitating clear skin.
- Oranges - The natural oils in oranges help to moisturize the skin. They also contain citric acid, which helps to dry out acne, improving the texture of your skin.
- Dark chocolate - In moderation, in addition to being yummy it also does a good job of preventing acne inflammation by controlling the oil production in the skin.
- Coconut water - Coconut water is great for skin hydration. It helps in keeping the skin clear and supple and prevents breakouts, acne, and blemishes.
- Lemon juice - Lemon juice helps to eliminate toxins from the body and facilitates healthy liver functioning, which makes the skin clear and supple. The vitamin C in lemon helps to rejuvenate the skin internally, preventing age spots.
Foods to Avoid:
- Refined Carbs (white pasta, white flour)
- Saturated and trans fats
- Added sugars
- Salty snacks
- Fatty meats
- Spicy food
Now I know you don’t need me to elaborate on that. So girl...avoid the junk food, avoid excessive meat, avoid sweets, avoid pastas and salt... anything in excess can be harmful. Even the foods that we listed that you should indulge can have harmful effects if not eaten in moderation. Most of all be patient and give it time. Changing your diet requires a detoxing period. Your body will rid itself of all of the previously absorbed toxins, fatty acids, and oils. After that point it is up to you to maintain a clean and healthy diet that does not overload your body and face with toxins that it has a hard time flushing out.And if you still are having a hard time try detoxing your skin with one of our favorite kits D.E.E.P Skin Detox Box.