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When you exercise more and eat healthier, should you expect a reduction in the severity of your pimples?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It will probably have an effect.
Newer medical literature shows a clear link between sugar, milk sugar lactose, and simple carbs. There is individual variation with food sensitivity. Oral zinc and niacinamide also help. In addition you can try o/c salicylic acid acne products. If not enough improvement, see dermatologist for prescription meds and/or laser treatment.

In brief: Yes

It will probably have an effect.
Newer medical literature shows a clear link between sugar, milk sugar lactose, and simple carbs. There is individual variation with food sensitivity. Oral zinc and niacinamide also help. In addition you can try o/c salicylic acid acne products. If not enough improvement, see dermatologist for prescription meds and/or laser treatment.
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

The jury is still out on the effects of various foods on pimples.
Recent studies have found that more dairy = more acne. Another study found that diets with a low glycemic load improved acne. Another study found that the presence of steroids in milk increased acne. Bottom line: eating healthy and exercising is good no matter what, but limit dairy, and if you don't limit it, then go organic.

In brief: Maybe

The jury is still out on the effects of various foods on pimples.
Recent studies have found that more dairy = more acne. Another study found that diets with a low glycemic load improved acne. Another study found that the presence of steroids in milk increased acne. Bottom line: eating healthy and exercising is good no matter what, but limit dairy, and if you don't limit it, then go organic.
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Lifestyle plays an important role in how clear your skin is.
The following webmd article is a great starting point for understanding how your lifestyle can impact your skin, and changes you can make to improve it! http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/lifestyle

In brief: Yes

Lifestyle plays an important role in how clear your skin is.
The following webmd article is a great starting point for understanding how your lifestyle can impact your skin, and changes you can make to improve it! http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/lifestyle
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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