Best foods to avoid/eat for better skin?

catsin catsin
No matter what I try, I always have a small break out on my forehead. I use to not have bangs but cut them so that it'd cover it up. I tried not wearing makeup, to see if the makeup was the source--it wasn't so I figure it must be something in my diet or face care routine (I wash daily and occasionally use clean and clear).

I'm wondering what experiences you all have that lead to improved skin condition!!

Thanks
04/08/2012
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Rossie Rossie
Bangs will make it worse, especially when they get oily and brush on your skin, you should keep your hair away from your forehead like you used to. You should avoid spicy, deep-fried, highly processed foods and shellfish, and see if that helps or not. Have a healthy diet with lots of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. In addition, changing the bed linens often can prevent breakouts from occurring, since bacteria can build on the pillowcase night after night and recontaminate the skin.
04/08/2012
catsin catsin
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Originally posted by Rossie
Bangs will make it worse, especially when they get oily and brush on your skin, you should keep your hair away from your forehead like you used to. You should avoid spicy, deep-fried, highly processed foods and shellfish, and see if that helps or ... More
The bangs aren't leaving---I didn't see any improvement when I didn't have them, so it doesn't seem like they're much of a contributing factor. Thanks for the food advice!!
04/08/2012
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by catsin
The bangs aren't leaving---I didn't see any improvement when I didn't have them, so it doesn't seem like they're much of a contributing factor. Thanks for the food advice!!
Forgot one thing, drink lots of water (not sugary drinks); drink a glass of water with lemon slices added when you wake up each morning, lemon helps detoxify your system.
04/08/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Avacados are good for you
04/08/2012
hillys hillys
avacadoes and try to avoid dairy
04/08/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Getting to the bottom of a breakout can involve a lot of detective work. There are many factors that can contribute...


- What cleanser do you use?
- What shampoo do you use?
- What type of makeup do you use (mineral powder, liquid, brands, etc.)?
- How long did you stop using makeup for?
- Do you use hairspray?
- What kind of foods do you eat?
- What do you drink?
- Do you have allergies?
- Is it humid or dry where you live and work?


Rossie is right, bangs will often make breakouts on the forehead worse, so stepping up your cleansing ritual is advised. Changing your pillowcase often (nightly) is also very helpful.

I would recommend checking your cleanser and makeup against the Beautypedia database to make sure neither contains something that might be bad for your skin.

A healthy diet is also important, though what constitutes healthy is up for debate. I do think that avocados are very good for you, milk isn't, and lemon and water won't hurt.

Something to remember is that if you make changes, it may be weeks or months before your skin calms down fully, so don't dismiss the effectiveness of something if you don't see immediate results.
04/19/2012
Khanner Khanner
If you don't want to get rid of your bangs, I've heard changing your pillowcase every night works because the oil from your hair is transferred to your skin.

The only time I've had a complete absence of pimples was when I was on birth control. I think it's probably normal for most people to get them every once and a while.
04/19/2012
Woman China Woman China
I change my pillow case every two days in the summer and usually every few days in winter. It does help!!! But make sure you do not have a "cheaper" pillow case, invest in something good quality when it comes to pillow case especially a REALLY good pillow protector and make sure you change the pillow protector too.

Look at your scarf in the winter time, and wash it frequently along with your hat or head covering and gloves too.

Stop touching your face and keep your nails short.

As for foods? That one is easy. Anything that comes out of a package, don't touch. That was the advice the skin doctor gave me here. But that doesn't always work. Cut all dairy out of your diet. That includes milk chocolate, yoghurt, cheese, pudding, and all things dairy.
06/27/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
I would use a simple wash with few ingredients. Don't touch your face like others said. Eating balanced is the most important thing, and staying very hyrdated. Food is pleasurable, but try to only have a few bites of things that aren't the most healthy and generally eat mostly healthy but balanced.

Everyone needs complex carbs, protein, and good fats. Like olive oil, avacadoes etc. Don't deny yourself things you love, just cut down a bit.
06/27/2012
MJ7 MJ7
Greasy foods like pizza, fries, burgers, etc. make my skin really oily and gross. Having hair in my face or not washing my hair every day also makes my face more oily and acne-prone.

I wash my face with a cleansing anti-acne face wash once a day, and I always clean off my makeup with facial cleansing wipes at the end of the day. I also find that wearing less makeup helps my complexion. And using dead mud masks on your face helps too!
10/05/2012
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