Food allergies are the number one cause of acne, and the worse the acne is the more likely food allergies are involved. Eating a food to which the body is allergic leads to a continuous toxic reaction. The immune system fights the food as if it were an invading organism. This can cause inflammation in the skin (and many other conditions), as well as the need to eliminate the toxin.
What Foods cause acne?
There isn’t just one food that causes acne. Any food allergy is able to produce acne. However, the most common cause of acne is usually dairy products.
Why is it so difficult to recognise your own food allergy?
This is problematic because of the often delayed nature of food allergies. Allergy symptoms may show up hours or even a day later, after a food is well absorbed into your system. And acne generally doesn’t come and go quickly enough to be associated with food.
This difficulty is compounded by the fact that certain foods, such as dairy and wheat, are so prevalent in our diet that many people eat them nearly every day. Therefore connecting your symptoms with your eating habits is often nearly impossible.
What causes a food allergy?
It is most likely that food allergies are genetically predetermined. In the big picture, humans have only recently introduced many current day foods into the diet, so it’s not surprising that the immune system doesn’t recognize every food as a friendly substance.
However, we undoubtedly do not understand everything there is to know about food or food allergies.