DETOXING TO IMPROVE SKIN HEALTH
There’s still no definitive answer to the hype that chocolate (and other sugars), dairy and carbs cause acne. Our diet’s role in our skin health is finally being seriously examined by clinical research and there appears to be a link between high-glycemic foods and acne, but it’s still too early to tell. “It wouldn’t hurt to cut back on processed, sugary foods,” says Brissette. “But there’s no proof for cutting all sugars, including carbs, from your diet to help your skin. In fact, the reverse is true: A lot of high-protein, high-fat diets are linked to acne.” VERDICT If you want to eat for healthier skin, aim for lots of fruits and vegetables, along with healthy fats and proteins, and drink lots of water, says Brissette. And don’t deny yourself the odd sugar craving because you’re worried it will cause a breakout.