Snack Attack: Foods That Wreak Havoc on Your Skin [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some skin problems may be aggravated by the food we eat! Check out an awesome infographic on what could be causing (or aggravating) your acne problems.

Nicole Dionisio, QDT Staff

1) Sugary Foods: The blood sugar spike from sugary snacks boost insulin production — higher insulin levels may increase acne, though it’s still debated.

2) Dehydrating Ingredients:  Dehydrating ingredients like alcohol, caffeine, and salt can dry out your skin.

3) Dairy products: Conventional dairy products (milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt) contain hormones that may aggravate acne and inflammation.

4) Fatty Foods: Fatty foods can throw off our balance of omega-3 and omega-6 (we get too much omega-6 from processed fats).

For healthy, glowing skin, you can certainly use a moisturizing cream, but healthy foods can help out, too! Increase your intake of vitamins E and C, antioxidants, and beta carotene. Make your own skin treatments with honey and egg whites! And remember — if your whole body is healthy, your skin will be, too.

To learn more about how diet affects your skin, check out this infographic:

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via Killer Infographics
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