Did Changing Your Diet Clear Your Acne?
- Last updated: 1 year ago
Diet is a complex issue, with so many varying reasons that people get acne it's difficult to pinpoint one main cause. The connection between diet and acne has been a hot topic for some time now — this is what some of the doctors here at RealSelf have to say about diet and acne:
There is some evidence that diet may play a role. There is data that in girls who consume more leafy green vegetables there are fewer acne flares. Skim milk has been associated with more acne flares v. whole milk. There are some reports that a high glycemic diet may be associated with acne flares. — Dina D. Strachan, MD
Probably not. Most of the time diets aren't the issue with causing acne. — F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Acne in the minds of many nutritionalists is in large part a food-borne illness–that is, it is preventable by changing what you eat. Acne is non-existent in non-Westernized populations (such as the Inuit, Okinawa islanders, Ache hunter-gatherers, and Kitavan islanders, all of whom do not consume dairy products), suggesting that acne is largely, if not completely, caused by diet. — Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS [Read more]Related: Can Milk Cause Acne?
In the comment section below tell us what you think — is there a link between diet and acne? Did changing your diet clear up your acne?