Foods That Cause Acne

Acne is a common dermatological condition that can be very distressing to those who suffer from it. Almost everyone will have had symptoms of acne at some point in their lives, especially during the teenage years, but for some it can be a persistent condition that continues well into adulthood.

There is no cure for acne, but there are several ways to manage it and prevent outbreaks.

  • Wash affected areas with mild cleaners and lukewarm water no more than twice a day.
  • As tempting as it may be, do not “pop” or squeeze spots.
  • Use cosmetics that are described as “non-comedogenic” and always remove your makeup at night.
  •  Avoid touching your face.
  • Take acne medications or use creams. 

Many people also believe that certain foods can cause acne. Sometimes a controversial opinion, studies have begun to show that there is in fact a link between diet and acne. 

Here are four foods that have been shown to cause acne

  1. Dairy Products: Be careful how much ice cream you eat after dinner because it is not just your waistline that could be affected. It is not fully understood why dairy can make acne worse, but it is believed that milk raises insulin levels which in turn can increase acne symptoms.
  2. Fast Food: Debating having a cheeky takeaway? You might want to rethink it. Those who eat fast food seem to suffer from acne more than those who do not regularly consume this type of diet.
  3. Refined Grains and Sugars: Everyone deserves a treat now and then, but it is important to indulge in moderation. Sodas, syrups, and white flour-based carbs are some of the popular culprits linked with acne. Like with dairy, refined grains and sugars can raise blood sugar and insulin levels.
  4. Chocolate: Here is one you have probably heard before and may have even argued about. Whatever side of the fence you are on with chocolate and acne, recent studies do show there may be a link. However, further research will need to be done to determine if there is a cause and effect relationship between acne and chocolate.

In addition to making lifestyle changes to reduce symptoms and prevent acne breakouts, you can also take acne medication in the form of antibiotic tablets or topical creams. Some of the most popular are Lymecycline Tablets, Rozex Gel and Cream, and Skinoren Cream. You can buy all three easily online in the UK through one of the internet’s most trusted pharmacies, Pharmacy Planet.