Want Healthy Skin? Limit These 5 Types of Foods


Glowing, radiant, clear — those are the words you want to use to describe your skin, your body’s largest organ. But what do you do when the words that come to mind are tired, stiff, irritated or dry?

There are plenty of foods — rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, omega-3 and zinc — that will help prevent inflammation, reduce acne breakouts and leave your skin looking its best. Unfortunately, there are also culprits in our daily diets that do the opposite. Many trigger acne, a skin disease that results from clogging of the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. Others affect collagen formation, a process that is critical to keeping your skin healthy and elastic.

If you deal with skin irritations, breakouts or other concerns, take a look at your diet. Are the following foods culprits?

Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute volunteer Christina Fedeli contributed to this post.