The Effects of Diet on Oily Skin

There are plenty of possible changes you could make to your diet to improve the situation of your skin if you are feeling like it is a little bit too oily. The amount of changes you decide to make is up to you and depends on how serious you are about trying to improve the situation. All of the recommendations are healthy in general however I recommend making only one or two changes to see if you get the desired results, its all about trial and error and the results could be very different for each person. The recommendations I provide are only guidelines and it not wise to think of them as rigid rules. Sticking to an really rigid diet is not fun at all for anyone and it usually means that the new diet is hard to keep up.

Here are a list of foods you should try and reduce the consumption of:

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  • Sugary snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Soft drinks
  • Chocolate (This is a tough one to avoid!)
  • Junk food in general
  • Fatty foods, for example burgers and food processed with heat-processed vegetable oils such as fish and chips
  • Any foods cooked with oil
  • Salty foods
  • Fluids other than water

This list makes it seem like you should avoid eating any food or drinking any drink that is enjoyable but that's usually how it works when we are trying to improve any aspect of our health! Most of us enjoy eating burgers and chocolate but we do all understand that there are disadvantages to consuming them in excess and it's all about living a balanced lifestyle.

Foods you should try and eat more of:

  • Eat foods that contain many different types of vitamins where possible. The vital vitamin when dealing with oily skin is Vitamin B2, be sure to get enough B2 from foods. Examples of foods that contain B2 are whole grains and nuts or you could always have a multivitamin. This is something that people miss out so make sure you take note!
  • Eat plenty of fresh fruit and veg
  • Consume plenty of protein, grilled chicken breasts are an example of food high in protein and low in oils.
  • Foods that are high in iron such as black beans and buckwheat are great, or an iron food supplement would do the trick.
  • Make sure you drink plenty of water every day. This is a nice simple change to any diet that adds plenty of benefits.

I am sure this is what you expected to hear, and if you have not tried some of these foods then they may not sound very appealing but I assure you that you can cook up a delicious meal with options that fit the bill.

The Effects of Diet on Oily Skin

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