Understanding the glycemic index chart and how it affects your acne
Did you know that the foods you consume, specifically those in the high glycemic index chart, may contribute to your acne? Many New York, New York area patients with acne-prone skin and regular breakouts may not realize that what they consume is affecting their skin. Dr. Stephen Comite of SkinProvement Dermatology New York educates his patients on the glycemic index chart and how it can work wonders in enhancing your skin’s overall health and appearance.
What is the glycemic index chart?
Dr. Comite, our Board-Certified dermatologist, describes the glycemic index chart as a list of foods with values corresponding to the ability of the food to increase blood glucose levels.
What are the benefits of understanding the glycemic index of the foods you consume?
The chart can aid in following a low glycemic diet to reduce blood sugar levels and, in turn, help with problematic acne concerns. If you are looking for foods to avoid for acne prone skin, you will want to focus on foods with a low glycemic index value below 50 points, as these will increase your blood sugar levels slower than those with a glycemic index value of 70 points and over. Consuming foods with high glycemic levels could increase acne breakouts in patients already struggling with acne-prone skin.
Low Glycemic Foods:
- Corn tortillas
- Soy milk
- Kidney beans
- Raw oranges
- Boiled carrots
- Raw apples
High Glycemic Foods:
- Rice crisps/crackers
- Boiled potatoes
- White and wheat bread
- White rice
- Raw watermelon
- Unleavened wheat bread
Learn more about how you can clear your skin by watching out for the foods you eat!
Knowing the glycemic index chart may be critical to helping you control your acne condition, along with skincare recommendations from Dr. Stephen Comite and his team at SkinProvement Dermatology New York.
If you are located in New York, NY, and are ready to work with a Board-Certified dermatologist who can educate you further on your diet’s impact on your skin, please call (212) 933-9490 for an initial appointment.