Fresh fruits, juicy berries - it would seem that the skin should be very pleased with such a diet. But vitamins are sometimes accompanied by undesirable processes: sebum secretion is greatly increased, so that the problematic, poorly renewed epidermis becomes inflamed and "fills up" with rashes.
In fact, not all fruits are equally useful, and if there is a predisposition to acne, even natural herbal treats should be subjected to a critical selection. Let's break down which fruits "play against."
The negative effect of taking fruits is due to their ability to disrupt the sebaceous gland mechanism.
The fact that some natural gifts contain too much sugar - belong to the category of products with a high glycemic index. Getting into the body, they sharply increase the concentration of insulin in the blood, and this, in turn, leads to more active sebum.
Problem skin already suffers from excess sebum, which gets stuck in the pores, creating ideal conditions for the reproduction of bacteria and inflammation. This aggravation leads to the emergence of new acne lesions and difficulty in treating existing breakouts.
Note: for the same "insulin" reason it is worth limiting intake of dairy products (including skim milk, cottage cheese and yogurt), corn flakes, peanuts, pasta made of durum wheat. In contrast, cabbage and other green vegetables, lean fish, tomatoes, cashews, and cocoa, green tea, and chicory should be included more often.
Fruits and berries least friendly to problem skin include:
- grapes (average sugar content per 100 g - 17.5 g);
- pomegranate (16.6 g);
- figs (16 g)
- lychee (15 g);
- mango (14.8 g);
- persimmon (13 g);
- bananas (12.2 g).
Dermatologists do not call for a complete rejection of the consumption of these fruits, but just strongly recommend that they do not get carried away. Along with fructose, the body receives essential amino acids, valuable fiber, a variety of vitamins and minerals. So, for example, "potentially dangerous" grapes have folic acid, which resists bacteria and inflammation, plus vitamin A, which normalizes the sebaceous glands and promotes rapid regeneration of the skin.
- The medium sugars include passion fruit, plum, papaya, pear, melon, pineapple, apricot, peach and quince.
- "Neutral" can be considered citrus, nectarine, alycha and almost all berries: currants, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries, cherries.
- Minimal sugar content in cranberries, avocados, lemons, and limes.
Green varieties of fruit in terms of their influence on problem skin are the safest. If you give them a preference, you can safely afford and grapes, and mangoes and apples, whose glycemic index is also not low. But what you should definitely avoid is dried fruits, especially raisins and dates.