Foods To Consider If You Have Acne

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Acne can take a significant emotional toll on you. However, it can be reassuring to know that you are not alone in your struggle. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting both adults and teenagers. Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples. The typical areas of your body that have acne include your face, neck, back, chest, shoulders and upper arms. It is a skin disease involving the oil glands at the base of the hair follicles. Acne is not dangerous, but it can leave acne scars.

While there are no foods that cause acne, there are foods that can make it worse or trigger it. Studies have shown that dairy products and high glycemic foods can trigger acne. Researchers are looking for proven connections between diet and acne, and they conclude that poor nutrition can make acne-prone teens even more susceptible to breakouts.

Foods To Avoid

  • Sugary drinks
  • Starches like white bread and pasta
  • Processed foods
  • Greasy foods
  • Dairy products

Foods To Enjoy

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Unprocessed foods
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Nuts
  • Brown rice
  • Fatty fish
  • Quinoa

Your confidence and quality of life are important to us at Medical Dermatology Specialists. We use our in-depth knowledge and the latest research in acne treatment to deliver you with long-lasting solutions to your teen or adult acne. Call us today so we can begin helping you regain your confidence in your skin.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.