Role Of Diet In Skin

Role Of Diet In Skin

Certain skin disorders get aggravated or do occur due to certain foods, while certain foods rich in antioxidants can help in disease prevention by their anti-inflammatory properties.


Common Foods to be avoided: Food additives (preservatives, coloring agents, flavors, spices) fish, eggs, meat, milk, cheese, wheat, nuts, some fruits.

Atopic dermatitis

Foods to be avoided: Eggs, cow milk, fish, peanuts, wheat

Foods to be taken: Exclusively breast feeding, Green tea, Oat fragments, Colloidal meal help in decrease chances of atopic dermatitis.

Atopic Dermatitis


Foods to be avoided: Limit alcohol, red meat, processed foods, fatty food

Foods to be taken: Dietary fish oil, gluten free diet, carrots, tomato, fresh fruits, ginger, cumin, low calorie diet.

  • Gluten is present in wheat, rye, barley, oats
  • Gluten free diet: Rice, Maize, beef, eggs, corn, potatoes



Foods to be avoided: mangoes, cashew, pistachio, oak, cassava, berries, cherries, red chilies, tea,

Foods to be taken: Onion, Apple, Mushrooms


Photo aging:

Foods to be taken: Tomatoes, Green tea, Coffee berry, Soya beans(Anti oxidant rich foods)


Foods to be avoided:

Hot spicy foods, Hot drinks, coffee, tea.


Phemphigus Vulgaris :

Foods to be avoided: Garlic, onion, mustard, cabbage, cauliflower, sprouts, mangoes, cashew nuts, black pepper, red chilies, tea, red wine, berries, ground nuts

Foods to be taken: Protein rich food, ginger


Foods to be avoided: Gluten diet, Iodized foods, fish

Systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE):

Foods to be avoided:  sprouts, seeds

Foods to be taken: Green tea, Vitamin C rich foods

Acne vulgaris: 

Though, thought of food have no proper role in development & exacerbation of acne. But association of dietary products have been seen in certain studies

Acne vulgaris

Anti oxidants

  • Free radicals are generated not only during normal metabolic process but also from infections, environmental pollution, certain food additives & radiations. These radicals can damage cellular DNA, proteins, carbohydrates. They impair cell functions.
  • The antioxidants neutralize the deleterious effects of these free radicals by protective mechanisms as free radical quenching & radical scavenging.

Foods which acts as anti oxidants & their sources:

Vitamin A & carotenoids: Carrots, spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peaches, apricots

Vitamin C: Citrus fruits (Orange, lime), green peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, straw berries & tomatoes.

Vitamin E: Nuts, seeds, whole grain, green leafy vegetables, vegetable oils.

Selenium: Fish, Red meat, grains, eggs, chicken, garlic

Other Antioxidant rich foods: Red wine, Red grapes, Pomegranate, Green tea, water melon, oatmeal, barley, rye, amla, guava, spices (Turmeric & cloves)

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