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This may be heartbreaking new, but unfortunately, if you are an acne sufferer, peanut butter can be a major culprit to your breakouts for many reasons.
Some of peanut butter’s negative affects on your skin:
#1. Peanut butter is rich in Omega-6 fatty acids which are generally responsible for triggering inflammation and acne.
#2. Peanuts are naturally high in androgen's which is the hormone that is responsible for hormonal breakouts. So if you consume peanuts or peanut butter as an acne sufferer, it can lead to cystic breakouts along the jawline or chin.
#3. Peanuts contain a lectin called peanut agglutinin which causes “leaky gut” and internally compromises your immune system and the ability to fight off acne.
#4. Most peanut butters contain sugars and additives like hydrogenated oils which are two of the worst foods for acne, leading to inflammation, glycation, clogged pores, producing too much sebum, and a compromised immune system.
#5. Peanut butter is extremely delicious and addictive so it’s often hard to only eat the appropriate amount
So if you struggle with acne, it’s best to skip the peanut butter. A better alternative would be almond butter (especially the Barney’s Smooth Almond Butter that has a similar consistency to peanut butter).
I know it’s a tall order, but you can do it!