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4 March 2018

Does diet affect acne?

Does diet affect acne?

Acne can be a very frustrating condition, and we are often asked if diet influences the severity of it. There are conflicting results about diet and acne. It does not appear that a poor diet causes acne, or that dietary changes can cure acne. It is likely that a diet low in nutrients and high in sugar is likely to make existing acne worse, and that a diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables, with adequate iron and other essential nutrients is likely to improve acne. Thankfully acne is very treatable now, and ensuring treatment is undertaken is important in order to avoid permanent scarring as well as the discomfort and embarrassment caused by acne.