One of the more common questions around acne is if it’s caused by eggs. And we get why people would ask! On one hand, eggs have a variety of nutrients that are amazing for your overall health. On the other hand, they can be bad for certain people because of sensitivities or cholesterol levels.
Even actress Natalie Portman has talked about her skin clearing up when she cut out eggs and dairy products.
While scientists have determined that there is some correlation between our diet and our skin, there isn’t conclusive evidence to point to anything specific.
But today we aim to break down everything to know about the egg. The good. The bad. And why it may cause acne in some people.
How Eggs Can Help Your Skin Against Acne
Eggs are amazing to have in your diet. They’re low in carbs and high in healthy fat and protein.
The yolks on their own are a powerhouse. They’re rich in vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants. All of which can work to give you great skin. This includes vitamins A, B, D, E, and Zinc.
Vitamin A can stimulate skin turnover and promote a healthy boost of collagen. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that’s often recommended for aging and oily skin. Vitamin A also gives a needed boost to your immune system.
If you add eggs to your salad, they may even increase your vitamin E absorption. Vitamin E is the nutrient that we need to keep skin clear. It’s found in a ton of skin care products on the market.
Vitamin E targets free radicals and helps to keep your skin looking youthful.
Eggs also contain biotin which is amazing for great skin and hair. Having a biotin deficiency can lead to thinning hair and face rashes.
Are Egg Whites Good For Acne?
People have boasted about egg whites as an at-home ingredient for a mask. But these are more anecdotal than scientific.
What we know is that egg whites contain lysozyme which is an antibacterial compound that may be good for targeting acne.
But raw egg whites also have a risk of carrying salmonella.
There are products on the skincare market that contain eggs. They’re usually targeted and formulated for people with an oilier skin type.
We recommend using formulated products that contain other acne-fighting ingredients than a DIY method.
How Eggs May Cause Acne
On the flip side of all of the good nutrients that eggs contain, there are a few ways that you can develop acne from eating them.
The first thing to take into consideration is if you have an intolerance to eggs. An estimated 1.7% of people may have a sensitivity when it comes to eggs. If you think this is the case, try cutting eggs out of your diet to see if that’s the culprit. (Luckily we live in a time with plenty of replacements!)
Allergies to eggs can result in inflammation, hives, rashes, and swelling. The inflammation triggered can also lead to comedonal breakouts.
Overeating eggs may also lead to an increase in the body’s progesterone levels. Too much progesterone in the body can lead to breakouts. However, keep in mind that scientists have not confirmed the link between eggs and hormonal acne.
There’s also the possibility of leaky gut syndrome. This is a gastrointestinal issue where certain toxins seep from your stomach and into your bloodstream.
Because of this, inflammation is triggered which can also cause your skin to produce an excess of sebum. This will block your follicles and could cause you to break out.
If you think you may have leaky gut syndrome, most doctors recommend you cut out corn, soy, gluten, dairy, and yes, eggs. Try eliminating these to see if that helps with your skin. And of course, make an appointment with your doctor for an official diagnosis.
Turns Out, Eggs Don't Cause My Acne. What Can I Use?
Our Clear Skin Kit is an amazing tool to keep on your side regardless of whether eggs cause acne for you or not.
Breakouts happen, especially if you're prone to them. There's no shame in that. Our kit is specially formulated with breakout-prone, sensitive skin in mind. With all-natural, vegan ingredients, this four-step system works to balance out the oil in your skin.
It evens out skin tone, nourishes, and works to heal scarring left from acne. With consistent use, you can heal your breakouts and keep them at bay.
We curated our formula to choose everything your skin has been craving. From rich vitamins to antioxidants, it could work for you in as little as thirty days.
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While scientists know there’s a reaction between our diet and our skin, we all have different needs at the end of the day. Where eggs may be beneficial to some, they may be devastating to others.
If you’re someone who thinks they may have an underlying medical condition, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist.
It may be a good idea to consider finding an allergy specialist to see if other foods may be triggering inflammation which in turn leads to breakouts.
When possible, we should all strive for a balanced diet at the end of the day. Anything in excess can be bad for you, and eggs are no different. No matter what you eat, eat everything in moderation.