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Diet To Stop Acne
Avoid diet hormones: The connections between diet & acne are controversial. The strongest associations in the scientific literature are with cow's milk - thought to be from hormones. Consider choosing organic (or no hormones used) milk and meat products. (most us meat made with hormones) otherwise, no strong evidence that fatty foods or chocolate influence acne. Bon appetit! and track yourself. Each of us different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Acne/diet: Sometimes. I have found that dieting can increase acne. Any stress to your system, mental or physical, can cause acne, and dieting is stressful to your body. The body has to work harder to burn fat, then to take in calories from the outside. This creates more stress to the body, and, hence, more of a possibility of a break-out. ...Read more
Diet isn't answer: Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease that must be managed until it self-cures. You may try eliminating dairy, but you won't clear you acne until you use evidence-based medication. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. ...Read more
Does dairy really cause or worsen acne? Ive never noticed my teen acne improve with diet change (tried for 3 months) but still curious..
Probably not!: Science still does not know whether diet and acne are related, but evidence is starting to trickle in. Based on what we are seeing in clinical research, it seems prudent to eat a relatively low-glycemic diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables and omega-3 fats and to perhaps supplement with 30mg of zinc gluconate per day. However, due to our modern diets and Western style of living, achieving sustainable relief of acne from changes in diet alone remains an elusive goal. No matter what anti-acne diet you embark upon, while you may see a short-term reduction in acne while your body loses weight, symptoms are likely to return as your weight levels off. If your goal is to achieve completely clear skin, your time is likely much better spent effectively treating your skin than chasing any theoretical, yet unproven, diet. ...Read more
Keep a diary: Hormonal acne is often associated with acne lesions along the jawline & sides of face, hormonal changes (e.g. Menstrual cycle, abnormal periods, etc), & sometimes unwanted hair growth. Few dietary causes of acne are substantiated by research studies. Dairy is one of the few research-supported causes of acne. Keep a diary of your breakouts, menstrual cycle, & diet. Consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Eliminating sugar-sweet stuff isn't a bad idea, but it's not gonig to touch your acne and neither will any other 'pop' idea. Get down and treat it scientifically. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for additional prescription-strength rx. ...Read more
Of course it's not: Acne is not lifestyle or hygiene related, and diet generally has little impact. Actually, food choices have very little to do with most illness in spite of the stuff you read on the internet. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more
Not the key: Acne is only marginally related to diet and not at all to hygiene or lifestyle. You're wasting your time if you try to clear yourself with 'pop' experiments. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide, in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your physician for something to add. ...Read more
Severe acne: Please see a Dermatologist!Get a more detailed answer ›
Not usually: You may consult this site for home care for acne: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Is there anything on my diet that causes baby acne? Is there anything I can do to improve its appearance?
What should be my diet if i have acne like what should i cut out of my diet to improve my skin like dairy ?
Does diet affect acne? No over-the-counter medications work for me, so should I start eating very healthy? I'm a teen.
Acne & Diet: Many foods can aggravate acne. The most common culprits, in my observations, are nuts and peanut butter, dairy products (excess cheese and milk), sugars and high glycemic index foods (chocolate). So, no snickers bars; no reese's cups; no gallons of milk, cut down on cheese. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean: The best answer is to have a clean diet....More fresh fruits and vegetables, lean grass fed beef, non hormone chicken etc. Avoiding processed foods, artificial sweeteners, sodas, are all ways to improve skin. Sometimes it cannot be completely avoided if there is a strong family history. I also get great results with chinese medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not basis of Rx: You'd get the idea from reading the internet that food choices are the key in treating disease. This is a mistake, you're mostly reading fantasy and subscientific observations, and a waste of everybody's time. A scientific physician can clear acne using medications and you have a right (and a duty, if you're responsible for a teen with acne) to get it treated effectively. ...Read more