Do you have oily skin? We know how frustrating it can be, especially in humid temperatures. The good news is that there are ways to combat oily skin. One of the most effective ways to treat the problem is to use face care products that are designed for oily skin, but did you know that making changes to your diet can decrease your skin’s greasiness?
We’ve compiled a list of foods to avoid if you don’t want oily skin…
Fried food is hard to resist, especially because it’s so delicious and widely available. But food cooked in heavy oils is high in omega-6 fatty acids, so consuming too much can wreak havoc on your skin.
Dairy products are a good source of calcium, protein, vitamin D and other essential nutrients, so we don’t advise that you completely cut them out of your diet. However, according to research, dairy products contain high levels of hormones that clog pores, trigger acne and increase oil production in your skin. Try out dairy-free alternatives like vegan cheese, soy milk or almond milk to give your body the calcium it needs without causing any damage to your skin.
Sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin levels and according to Healthline, the body responds by producing more insulin, which in turn encourages the glands to produce more oil in your skin. We know how good it feels to indulge in sweets, chocolates, cake or sweetened drinks but just keep consumption to a minimum.
It’s no surprise that alcohol made it to this list because not only does it dehydrate your skin, but it also makes it more prone to breakouts. Because alcohol causes frequent urination, your body loses a lot of water and your body compensates for the water loss by producing more oil. Drink alcohol in moderation and have a glass of water in between alcoholic drinks to keep your skin hydrated.
The saying, “you are what you eat” is no myth, especially when it comes to your skin’s health. But you’ll need to do more than just make changes to your diet to combat oily skin. In order to see your skin in its best state, you’ll need the best skin care products.
POND’s has a Long Lasting Oil Control face treatment which was specially designed for people with oily skin. Use it to give your skin a fresh, matte, shine-free look.