SheFinds posted "6 Foods Dermatologists Say People Should STOP Eating Because They Clog Pores" featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel.
The article includes Dr. Patel's expert commentary on the ways food and drinks that contain dairy can affect the skin and how these foods may cause acne by clogging pores.
Those with acne-prone skin know that you need to be super careful with the products that they use on their skin. While your skincare routine undoubtedly plays a role in the overall quality and appearance of your skin, dermatologists stress that your diet also can impact your breakouts. In fact, some say that it’s more important than using a fancy cleanser or spot treatment.
“A clear complexion isn’t just based on what you put on your face, but also what you put in your body,” Dr. Howard Sobel, a leading Cosmetic Dermatologist in NYC and owner of Sobel Skin, tells SHEfinds. “Food that is technically ‘healthy’ for your body isn’t always good for acne-prone skin. This is such a common mistake from clients thinking that they are eating ‘healthy,’ but still breaking out.”
Foods That Cause Acne
Keep scrolling to find out which foods Dr. Sobel and other dermatologists and health experts say are contributing to your breakouts by clogging your pores:
Food & Drinks Containing Dairy
“Dairy is one of the worst foods people with acne-prone skin can eat because it not only clogs pores, but also increase hormone levels,” explains Dr. Sobel. “You want to choose foods that neutralize the free radicals in your skin that cause acne, not inflame them.”
Dr. Purvisha Patel, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Visha Skincare, says that the hormones in milk can also cause your skin to produce extra oil, which then leads to more breakouts. "[It] can stimulate hormonal increases in sebum production, which can increase acne," she tells SheFinds.