When I started going plant-based I thought my skin would profit from it, but is that so?
I thought that becoming vegetarian was the ticket to clear skin, weight loss, and lots of energy but it turns out that there are many aspects to consider.
Around ten years ago I decided to stop eating meat, to my surprise, instead of losing weight and having perfect skin, I actually gained weight and started to notice some breakouts, I was absolutely stunned, that was not the reason why I'd become vegetarian, but I thought I could profit from those benefits. So I decided to have a food diary and actually take a deep look at what I was eating.
What happens to your skin when you go vegan?
Eating more vegetables and fruit does come with benefits for your skin, but when you go plant-based, the chances are that you replace the meat with more carbs and refined sugars, and that is an enemy for your skin.
Pasta, white rice, bread, and other refined carbs are associated with acne, on the other hand, antioxidant-rich foods like greens, fruits, and nuts can better your skin.
How to avoid acne in a plant-based diet
The number one piece of advice would be, eat fruits, dark leafy greens, nuts, and lots of veggies and try to maintain your carbs and sugar cravings at bay.
Make sure you drink enough water to stay hydrated and to boost your immune system.