Be Careful, 4 Eid Foods That Trigger Acne!
Eid food is always awaited. However, don’t forget to pay attention to their impact on your skin health.
Approaching the Eid Al-Fitr, various Eid-specific favorite menus have started to loom. The food menu, which may only appear once a year can be a shame to miss. Especially when enjoyed with family at home. However, did you know that most of the food menu during Eid can be the main factor that cause your skin breakouts! Below are foods that cause skin breakouts during Eid celebration that you need to be aware of.
1. Coconut Milk Menu
The coconut milk recipes cannot be separated from Eid indeed. What are your favorites? Vegetable ketupat, rendang, chicken opor, and curry are all cooked using coconut milk. Whereas coconut milk is very rich in fat so it can trigger acne and increase oil production on your face. A vegetable ketupat recipe for one small family requires 1.5 liters of coconut milk, so just imagine how high the fat content would be if vegetable ketupat and other coconut milk dishes were consumed all at once.
2. Spicy Food
Not only during Eid, spicy food is often a favorite of many people. But on holidays, it turns out that there are many spicy food menus that complement vegetable ketupat, balado eggs, and liver fried chili sauce are some of them. Even though it tastes delicious so that it can make you keep adding the portion over and over again, but actually spicy food can also help increase the oil production that can worsen acne on your face, dear!
3. Assorted Pastries
Various pastries are also a must for holidays. If you are a sweet tooth, surely you will really enjoy various snacks such as nastar, snow white, kaasstengels, and many more. Even so, don’t loose control! For pastries are made with the basic ingredients of eggs, milk, and sugar, which are rich in fat and protein. Sugar can increase the insulin hormone which can produce excess oil on facial skin, while the protein content in milk can cause acne. It may be a good idea to buy or bake gluten-free or dairy-free cookies instead.
4. Sweet Drinks
It feels incomplete if Eid food doesn’t end with cold sweet drinks. Many kind of ice dessert must also be on the table. Even so, the sugar from syrup or sweetened condensed milk can also trigger acne. So don't consume them too much. You can also replace it with a natural coconut water with fresh squeezed orange juice without sugar, for a fresher and healthy cool sensation.
Basically, you don't have to refuse 100% the delicious menus above. Moreover, the menu may only be enjoyed once a year. But keep in mind, don't make the opportunity to eat on Lebaran day get you out of control! Apart from making facial acne, foods rich in fat and sugar are also not good for the health of the body. So keep eating reasonable portions!
- Plan & limit your meal - plan a list of what foods and drinks you will eat during Eid, including the maximum portion you are allowed to eat.
- Provide healthy snacks like fruit so if you're still feeling hungry (or just hungry eyes), you've got rescue ammunition!
- Drink lots of water. In order not to get bloated, it's better to drink water in small amounts but regularly, rather than drinking a lot of water over a long period of time.
- Keep your skin healthy with the right treatments, such as the CHR Essentials skincare range from ULTIMA II which is specially designed to treat acne problems. The series consists of CHR Essentials Purifying Cleansing Gel, Refreshing Mask, Refreshing Scrub, Purifying Toner, Rescue Stick, Intense Moisturizer UV Protection, and Night Cream. All of them are packed with Encapsulated Salicylic Acid and Willow Bark Extract as anti-bacteria agent and acne fighter, which help you fight and prevent acne on your face. Equipped with Double Hydrating Agents benefit namely Hyaluronic Acid and Witch Hazel Extract, CHR Essentials series which functions as a Natural Moisturizing Factor that deeply hydrates for a supple and soft skin. Enriched with Vitamin C as an antioxidant and CollaSence which is the main ingredient of ULTIMA II to maintain the youthfulness of your skin.
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