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Acne Care Treatment - Do You Know How Your Diet Can Cause Acne?

What do you think - is there a relationship between your diet and your acne? Do you believe that eating too much oil, chocolate and sugar will cause acne? Dermatologists certainly believe otherwise, and have gone public with their opinions. If you visit a website run by a dermatologist's association, they are firmly saying that there is no connection between diet and acne. Their opinions are based on studies published in the 1980s and 1990s. Most modern dermatologists (unlike some older GP family members) are 100% behind acne treatment using drugs like Accutane and antibiotics.

However, in recent years, new research has cast doubt on old experiments. In 2004, a group of doctors (Parker Magina, Dimity Ponda, Wayne Smithb and Alan Watson) published a study in the Oxford Journal on the relationship between acne and diet. They revisited old experiments, and found serious weaknesses. Some experiments used too few patients (only 20 or 30 patients) or ended too soon (the experiment ended after 2 weeks when most modern treatments lasted at least 2 months). Other experiments do not have the right control group, or use a defective placebo.

Modern studies (by Dr Adebamowo and Dr Spiegelman conducted in 2004, 2005, 2006) have found links between milk use and acne among adolescents. In public terms, this means that teens who drink more milk also have more acne, even if they don't know why.

So what should you do if you have very severe acne? Well, you can listen to your dermatologist and continue to eat a lot of greasy foods at MacDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken, or you can test it yourself. Try eating healthy and healthy foods for 2 months:

  • Just drink plain water or fresh fruit juice. Do not add sugar to your fruit juice. Don't laugh - this should make sense, but some people still do this.

  • Avoid chocolate.

  • Avoid dairy products. If you need extra calcium, try the supplement.

  • Avoid fried foods. These include fries and potato chips.

  • Avoid fatty / oily foods. These include coleslaw and salads with oily dressing. The salad with light olive oil is fine.

  • Avoid spicy foods. In other words, your favorite Indian curry, spicy Thai takeout and Mexican Enchilada are out.

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. No, coleslaw doesn't count. There is no rice, wheat, corn, corn or potatoes even though they are from plants.

Unless their doctors recommend a specific diet, eating a meal following a good old food pyramid will benefit most people. Many of you will find that your skin condition is improving and you will not need stronger acne treatment.


1 comment:

  1. I have had acne for 20 years, used a lot of prescribed medication. I have tried over-the- counter acne medications and natural treatment, but they never worked. The first time I used Dermalmd product, I had a very tender, large pimple and the next morning, not only was it non tender but significantly reduced in size.