pizza face: fact or fiction?
It’s a common belief that certain foods like pizza or chocolate make you break out. This poses a major dilemma because foods like pizza + chocolate are delicious. The good news is that this isn’t entirely true. As of right now, there is no scientific evidence that certain foods cause acne.
That said, there are some people who experience intolerance to certain foods, like dairy, which can lead to breakouts. If you are finding that you experience acne after a particularly dairy-heavy week, it may be time to see a doctor or allergist who can diagnose you + recommend treatment.
What about fried or greasy food?
Fried or greasy foods are another group often blamed for breakouts. While there are no specific foods that will cause pimples, having a diet that is high in oily foods introduces more oil to your skin, both through your body and from getting on your hands + face when you eat. This doesn’t mean you have to give up french fries for good, but trying to limit the amount of greasy foods in your diet + replacing them with healthier options definitely won’t hurt.
What should my diet look like?
Think of it this way: if you eat well + try to keep your body healthy all parts of your body will be healthier, including your skin. And there are a whole bunch of things that you should be eating to make that happen. Fruits + veggies are an obvious, but important, part of a healthy diet and they include pigments that are particularly beneficial for skin. Other healthy options include fish + nuts which contain omega 3 fatty acids, another component important for skin health.
Eating healthy foods is beneficial to your whole body + certainly your skin. But it is important to remember that there is no one food that you can eat (or not eat) that will be the key to handling acne. So have a slice of pizza (and maybe top it with some veggies)!