The Link Between Your Acne And Your Diet

Woman Looking at Her Acne in the Mirror

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting both adults and teenagers. There are five major factors that are responsible for causing it.

  • Overactive oil glands
  • Activity of normal skin bacteria
  • Inflammation
  • Blockage of skin pores
  • Hormones

There is also a controversial link between acne and your diet. Much research has been conducted in this area, and some show links to certain foods and diets, while others show less strength in the links between the two. Below is a list of possible triggers of an acne outbreak in your skin. It may be a good idea to keep a log of foods that you consume to see if acne outbreaks occur after consumption of some of these potentially triggering foods.

Foods You May Want To Avoid

  • Refined foods such as sugars and grains
  • Foods made with milk products
  • Fast Food
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acid foods
  • Whey protein powder
  • Chocolate
  • Foods that you have a sensitivity to

If you are looking for ways to reduce your acne symptoms, why not try incorporating foods that could limit your outbreaks such as Vitamins A, D, E and zinc. Green tea, turmeric, Omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics are all helpful to incorporate into your diet.

If you’re looking for the most effective acne treatment contact our Atlanta acne treatment specialists at Medical Dermatology Specialists today. We will help you regain your confidence in your skin.

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