How can I change my diet to help reduce acne?

From an ayurvedic perspective, the health of your skin is directly related to your diet. In fact, one of the reasons that stress can cause sudden and severe acne outbreaks is because of the immediate impact that stress has on your digestive system. To help improve your digestion, follow the general dietary guidelines listed below. Remember, this is a long-term commitment and you have to keep these recommendations in mind for the long haul.
  • Eat warm, soft, cooked foods.
  • Avoid raw vegetables and salads.
  • Drink beverages at room temperature or warm.
  • Avoid cold drinks and frozen desserts (such as ice cream, popsicles, frozen yogurt, etc.).
  • Reduce light, dry, crunchy food.
  • Reduce spicy, sour, fried, and fermented foods.
  • Reduce yogurt, alcohol, coffee, vinegar, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and cheese.

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