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Guide to Oily Skin; What to Eat and What to Avoid?

Oily skin can sometimes be unmanageable and difficult to deal with. The struggle to control excess oil production so that it does not lead to other skin problems is real and needs a lot of attention than your regular skincare routine. One of the major contributing factors to oily skin is what you eat. Whatever we eat, indeed reflects on our skin and certain foods that we consume can be a reason behind your oily skin. One small change in your routine can help you overcome or control excess oil production that leads to pimples, acne, or blackheads.

What Should You Eat?

1. Oranges

Oranges
Oranges

Fruits rich in vitamin C can be healthy for your skin. Oranges, lemons, and other citrus fruits can be amazing for your skin because of their detoxifying nature. Consumption of these fruits can make your skin clear and glowing as they nourish your skin by getting rid of the extra oil, moisturize, help treat acne, and also make your skin smooth by improving its texture.

2. Cucumbers

Cucumbers
Cucumbers

Cucumbers are great for hydration, and all you need for clear glowing skin is lots of water which can be sourced by consumption of cucumber. It is also high in antioxidants which promote healthy-looking skin and flush toxins out of your body. When we don’t keep ourselves hydrated, it shows on our skin by making it look dry and flaky. To compensate for dryness our skin produces oil in excess which results in problematic oily skin. Therefore, it is essential to be hydrated by taking foods which act as a source for the same purpose.

3. Bananas

Bananas
Bananas

Rich in vitamin E and other essential nutrients, this fruit helps you achieve flawless looking skin by acting as a detoxifier and closing pores thereby acting as a shield against dirt and dust. Eating one banana a day can prove to be extremely beneficial if you have oily skin.

4. Green Vegetables

Green Vegetables
Green Vegetables

Green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, etc. are rich in fibre which can help you achieve oil-free healthy-looking skin by regulating the excess oil formation. Green vegetables are also rich in vitamins and other nutrients that are anti-inflammatory giving your skin the calmness it requires and limiting the risks of developing other skin problems like acne.

5. A Glass of Coconut Water

Coconut Water
Coconut Water

You can achieve clear skin by drinking a glass full of coconut water every morning as a ritual. Coconut water is rich in both vitamins and minerals that help you clear blemishes and prevent breakouts.

6. Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate

You may be surprised to know this, but yes, dark chocolate can keep your skin oil-free if consumed in proportions suitable for intake. Over consumption of anything is bad, and control should be established even with foods that benefit us. Dark chocolate is anti-inflammatory, which means it not only makes our skin oil-free but also prevents other skin related problems.

What Should You Avoid?

1. Caffeine

Caffeine
Caffeine

Over consumption of tea and coffee can dehydrate us, making our skin compensate for the dryness by producing excess oil. This oil can lead to acne and other skin related problems. Hence, it is necessary to control or avoid caffeine completely in all forms.

2. Alcohol

Alcohol
Alcohol

Just like consumption of caffeine, alcohol consumption can lead to the same problem of dehydration, which then results in the production of excess oil. It is best to avoid the consumption of alcohol. It is best to avoid the consumption of alcohol.

3. Sugar

Sugar
Sugar

Consumption of sugar in high amount can produce oil in excess and make your skin look extremely unhealthy. Sometimes it may not be possible to eliminate sugar and so it is better to find healthy alternatives to your favourite sugary foods to make your diet healthy and keep your skin glowing.

4. Spicy Food

Spicy Food
Spicy Food

Consuming very spicy food may not prove to be a great choice if you have oily skin. The problem with spicy food comes from the fact that because of its content it cannot be easily eliminated from the body and in a way make space for toxins in our body which should be flushed for healthy-looking skin. For oily skin having light foods like fresh fruits, salads, soups, etc. is the best option.

5. Fried Food

Fried Food
Fried Food

You may have heard this before, and it’s quite true. Eating fried food or food greasy in nature can make your skin more oily and may even lead to acne. Consuming fried foods can result in inflammation leading to excess oil production and compromising the overall health of your skin.

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Written by Urvashi

Pursuing a degree in media science, I spend most of my time writing, trying to explore the content world with a wish to make it big someday!

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