Whoa—These Foods Could Be Causing Your Oily Skin

It’s no secret that good skin starts from within. What you eat has a massive effect on not only your weight, health and overall mood, as well as your skin, hair and nails. As the old adage goes, “When you’re healthy on the inside, it shows on the outside.” Whilst it’s totally normal to have oily skin, if you’re producing excess oil that’s leading to breakouts, it might be worth looking to your diet. Why? Certain foods can trigger oil production and lead to excess sebum being produced, which in turn can cause breakouts. You might’ve tried every acne-busting, salicylic-packed serum out there, but if you’re eating foods that are exacerbating your oily skin, it’ll be hard to get a handle on things with skincare alone. So we spoke to some of the UK’s best nutritionists and dermatologists to find out once and for all which foods cause oily skin.

Of course, it’s worth noting that you don’t need to completely cut out these food groups to combat your oily skin. Try limiting one at a time and seeing whether you notice a difference in your skin.

Jenna Hope's 3 Top Tips for Improving Skin Health

Stay hydrated. This helps the skin to remove waste products and maintain its moisture.

Eat a wide range of fruit and vegetables, as they’re a great source of antioxidants, which help to remove free radicals and inflammation that can lead to redness and acne.

Up your oily fish intake. Aim for two portions a week to increase suppleness and contribute to reduced inflammation.

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