SUMMARY OF SKIN CONDITIONS AND FOOD TRIGGERS

*Children are at higher risk for nutritional deficiencies. Always speak to your pediatrician before eliminating foods

ACNE

Potential Food Triggers

• Sugar and refined carbohydrates

• Role of dairy and whey protein varies

Recommended Tests

• 12-week diet change 

AGING SKIN

Potential Food Triggers

• Sugar, refined carbohydrates

• Fried foods

• Meats grilled at high temperatures

• Trans fats 

ECZEMA AND ATOPIC DERMATITIS

- Type 1 Hypersensitivity Reactions

 

Potential Food Triggers

• Eggs, milk, wheat, soy, seafood, and nuts

Recommended Tests

• Skin prick tests or blood tests

• Confirm with a physician-supervised food challenge

 

- Delayed eczematous reactions

 

Potential Food Triggers

• Eggs, milk, wheat, soy, seafood, and nuts

 

Recommended Tests

• Food diary

• Confirm with a physician-supervised food challenge

 

- Systemic contact dermatitis

 

Potential Food Triggers

• Foods related to balsam of Peru, foods high in nickel, processed foods containing propylene glycol

 

Recommended tests

• Food diary

• Confirm with patch testing 

ROSACEA

Potential Food Triggers

• Alcohol

• Heat-related: coffee, tea

• Capsaicin-related: peppers, spicy foods

• Cinnamaldehyderelated: tomatoes, citrus, chocolate, cinnamon

 

Recommended Tests

• Food diary

• 6-week avoidance diet 

PSORIASIS

Potential Food Triggers

• Pro-inflammatory foods (sugar, refined carbs, unhealthy fats) may increase the risk of associated systemic diseases

• Gluten may act as a food trigger in a small percentage of psoriasis patients

Recommended Tests

• Blood tests for gluten antibodies

• Evaluation by GI doctor, esp for those with GI symptoms

Summary of Skin Conditions and Food Trig
Summary of Skin Conditions and Food Trig

*As in other areas, everyone is different, and the research in these areas is evolving. Your dermatologic and medical history will always impact dietary recommendations