Food Culprits | Brianne Grebil
Food Culprits

Foods and Acne

The heart of acne, the root cause, is often linked to systemic inflammation and hormonal issues.

Two foods, more than any others, can cause these problems and exacerbate acne​.

If you're eating dairy or wheat, this is the first change to your diet you should make.

I know, I know. Sounds no fun, right? Especially if you love your cheese or bread. But if you really want to heal your skin, this is where you need to start. It doesn't have to be hard, promise! I eliminated both dairy and gluten from my diet, and saw improvements in my skin. I can help you through the toughest part, and then help you bring some of your favorite foods back into your diet.

Do you eat more dairy, or gluten? Choose one below, then let me help you make changes to your diet so you can see results in your skin.


There are numerous ways in which dairy may affect your skin. It may be the hormones, it may be the lactose, it may be the proteins. Each of those components can cause problems for acne prone skin.

Several studies have shown a strong correlation between dairy consumption and acne. So it's worthwhile to try cutting dairy from your diet to see how your skin reacts.

Love your ice cream, milk or cheese? Don't worry. Removing dairy doesn't have to be difficult. I can help.


While gluten gets blamed for everything from headaches to weight gain to insomnia, it's important to note for us acne prone people, there are actual links between gluten consumption and skin troubles.

Not every one is affected by gluten, but it's impossible to know if it's contributing to your acne unless you cut gluten from your diet for a short time, to see how you react. If you're a bread fan, don't worry. It's actually not as difficult as you may think, as long as you prepare. I can help you do that.