Scalp Acne Diet: Diet Adjustments to Fight Scalp Acne
Diet and Scalp Acne
Most people who suffer from pimples on their head or any form of scalp folliculitis rarely understand how important their diet is in preventing and treating acne. There are certain foods that you should not be eating if you are suffering from scalp acne, or any type of acne on your body. These foods only aggravate the condition if it is already occurring, and produce break outs if they are consistently in your diet. Consider these changes your “scalp acne diet.”
Foods To Limit To Prevent Scalp Pimples
Keep in mind the title here, these are foods to “limit.” You do not need to completely stop (although if you are suffering from more sever cases of acne or scalp pimples it can only help). The most important thing to keep in mind is moderation. To start, oily foods such as pizza are at the top of the list. Ever notice how often pizza parlors bring out your pizza and it is swimming in oil? Some people like to take a napkin and wipe at least a little bit of it off because it seems to form a puddle. Well, even if you are one of those people, this does not eliminate the excess amount of oil that is in a pizza slice. This oil, if often a part of your diet, will make your body produce more sebum. Sebum production is the root cause of any type of acne, including scalp acne. Many people who suffer from pimples on scalp can vouch for the fact that their hair is often very oily. This oil often sits on the surface of their skin and mixing with dirt and bacteria produces ample breeding ground for pimples to form. To fight scalp acne with a proper shampoo, visit our Tea Tree Oil Shampoo article and how it can help you fight scalp pimples. To stay on topic, however, fried foods are also a problem. This is more of a fact that they are a derivative of oily foods, so when possible, opt for grilled versions of meats and other foods on the menu.
Dairy is the second most important type of food to limit, and with good reason. Pimples, whether they are on your face or on your scalp, are very often caused by a diet too concentrated around dairy (specifically milk). Fighting scalp acne requires that you limit your milk and cheese intake, because most of these products are very often loaded with hormones that are injected into cows to make them produce more. As a result, what they produce also contains these hormones. When you take in dairy often, these hormones don’t help your cause in fighting acne. Instead, they make your body wreak havoc on your face, chest, or scalp by producing pimples. This is another reason why pizza is often a food that is a significant culprit. It’s not just the oil, it’s the cheese as well. If you don’t want to stop taking in dairy, which is often very hard to do, always opt for organic versions of milk. These come without those hormones, and often do not cause any type of acne problems.
Dietary Supplements to Combat Scalp Pimples
As we’ve covered in our previous articles, Zinc and Vitamin D3 should be at the top of your list of supplements to help fight scalp acne or any other type of acne. As part of your scalp acne diet, you can also use Apple Cider Vinegar daily (morning and night). Remember, scalp pimples are just another form of acne. With proper diet and supplementation, you can fight this problem without worrying about constant breakouts. If you fix your inside, your outside will reflect it.