We’ve all heard the warnings before, “You’re breaking out! Lay off the sugary sweets!” or those warnings about oily, fried foods? Whether it’s our mom’s favorite skincare idioms, or a comment on random skincare blogs on the internet, food and diet has always been tied to our skin. And while our diet obviously is a major factor in our overall health, so it would definitely make sense that it has an effect on our skin – the debates on the topic never seem to end! According to Dr. Eric Treiberof Treiber Dermatology, the top dermatologist Rye, NY has to offer, the fact is that the health of our skin, especially when it comes to breakouts, does not directly come from the foods that we eat. However, having said that, the answer to the question isn’t that straightforward, and it requires some further explanation into the complexities of our skin and how exactly issues like acne come about. To some, the answer to the question is moreso a matter of word semantics than it is actual science – to further help you understand the complicated relationship between our diet and the health of our skin, Dr. Eric Treiber gives us this in-depth explanation on the subject.
Dr. Eric Treiber sees a number of patients with red, chafed, cracking hands every winter. In the winter, as the temperature drops, as does the humidity, causing whatever moisture in the air to evaporate far quicker, leaving your hands dry. In many cases, the skin becomes chapped, and begins to crack and even bleed. While it may not be overly dangerous for your health, it can be a painful, frustrating issue to deal with every winter. Dr. Eric Treiber MD, recommends a few tips on how to keep your hands moisturized in even the coldest temperatures this winter.High Glycemic Foods & Carbs
Again, we want to stress that this link is indirect, but it definitely makes sense! Consuming high glycemic index simple carbs like white bread, pasta and refined sugars cause the release of IGF-1 growth hormone and insulin. This is generally linked to weight gain, however according to research It can now cause acne breakouts to occur.Low Fat Dairy
This is something we have heard for years, and while many have argued against it – there is actually some basis of fact here. Apparently, low-fat dairy can cause hormones that cause inflammation within the body, and considering that acne is an inflammatory condition, breakouts can often occur in the short term.
According to Dr. Eric Treiber, the top dermatologist Rye, NY has in practice, while many patients at Treiber Dermatology use this argument as a basis to make the conclusion that that diet does cause acne – its more so a matter of your wording. The thing to understand is that what really causes acne is inflammation, especially when it is hormonal. Therefore, indirectly anything that can alter your hormones and because inner inflammation can affect acne. Considering this, the opposite can also be true – meaning some foods can certainly help you to reduce your inflammation and therefor your acne. According to research, foods high in polyphenols are known to act as antioxidants and reduce the presence of inflammation. Polyphenols can be found in many plant-based foods like nuts, berries, fruits, green veggies, dark chocolate and much more. For more information on acne issues and how to prevent future breakouts, be sure to contact TREIBER DERMATOLOGY today.