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Juice

Bottled juice, even the fresh pressed kind that you would think is good for your skin, can be a major breakout trigger. "Juice, especially if it's mostly fruit, is high in sugar with no fiber. Sipped on its own it causes a spike in your blood sugar that leads to increased sebum production and inflammation," explains Hart. Eat whole fruit instead or pick veggie-based juices. (But How Much Green Juice Is Too Much?)

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Sushi

"Not all sushi has the same acne-causing potential, but there are some serious skin pitfalls to watch out for if you're a sushi lover," cautions Hart. Definitely steer clear of California rolls: White rice has a high glycemic index, while imitation crab meat contains gluten (as does soy sauce), a common inflammation-causing culprit that can cause and aggravate breakouts, she says. And even the nori sheets pose a problem; they contain iodine, which can also trigger acne in some people. When in doubt, order sashimi with brown rice.

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Milk Chocolate

This touts a trifecta of some of the most common triggers: refined sugar, dairy, and often trans fats, says Bowe. But that doesn't mean you can't give in to your sweet tooth; just pick dark chocolate, made with at least 70 percent cocoa to avoid the bad stuff and get an antioxidant boost to boot. (Psst... Dark Chocolate Could Give You An Edge At the Gym.)

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Shellfish

More specifically, shrimp and lobster, both of which are high in iodine, says Jolene Hart, certified health coach and author of Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty Inside and Out. While the essential mineral is beneficial for health and skin, it can trigger breakouts in people who have a sensitivity to it or simply consume too much. Satisfy your seafood craving with fish high in good-for-your-skin omega-3 fatty acids instead, like wild salmon.

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Trans Fats

These no-good-for-you fats typically come from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, a common ingredient in many processed foods ranging from cookies to chips to cake mix. Be sure to check the ingredients on anything packaged to ensure that you're steering clear of trans fats. "Just like they can lead to clogged arteries in the heart, trans fats also cause blockages in the tiny blood vessels in the skin," says Bowe. Not to mention they trigger inflammation, which can exacerbate acne flares. Don't fear all fat though; polyunsaturated, omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly beneficial for healthy skin. Flaxseed oil, walnuts, and chia seeds are all good sources. (P.S. The FDA Will Officially Ban Trans Fat In 2018.)

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