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ACNE DIET GUIDE| Dermatologist Approved
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Diet plays an important role in the management of acne, as do supplements such as zinc. Finding the correct combination for your skin type is the key, as everyone has a unique pattern of acne. Some have blackhead acne and clogged pores – peels and retinol help in this context. Some have papular pustular zits, and in this context – phototherapy – LED, Omnilux and Kleresca can help accelerate healing in conjunction with diet. Hormonal acne, or to be more specific, adult jawline hormonal acne is complex, and like the name suggests it is primarily due to hormones, but also contributed by stress, make up, occlusion, and in many cases diet. Treatment of this subgroup of acne is harder with diet alone.
With Instagram Post I can educate patients in subgroups, for example- what is the best sunscreen for acne prone skin? I even cover cleansers for sensitive skin and how to apply retinoids to treat acne. Simple bite size tips and hints you can incorporate every week. So if you have followed me its super easy @drdavinlim . Have a look and you can see the added educational benefits of Instagram.
Studies so far have focused mostly on the foods that make acne worse. Here are the three that come up most often as culprits in increasing breakouts. Avoid these for 2 weeks, and see if you notice a difference. Realize that acne is much more complex than a food trigger, its everything else you do- from stress levels, through to the correct make up, sunscreen, moisturizer and cleanser. Acne is one of the hardest chronic medical conditions to understand. So – here is the low down on food and acne.
MILK- The 2010 study in the JAAD or American Journal of dermatology found an association between cow’s milk and acne. Cow’s milk spikes blood sugar, which can increase inflammation- leading to zits, acne and pimples. It modulates IGF-1 levels, increases the production of skin oils.
SUGAR- is every where from soda, pearl tea, candy, and desserts. This spikes your blood sugar levels, and you could break out hours later. If you suspect sugar could be a culprit for you, decrease your sugar load to make that difference.
HIGH-GLYCEMIC FOODS- These are foods that break down quickly in the body, triggering an insulin spike and raising blood sugar levels. They trigger hormonal fluctuations and inflammation—both of which encourage acne. Foods like white bread, processed breakfast cereals, white rice, potato chips, cookies and cakes. Choose low glycemic-index foods instead, like vegetables, whole grains, potatoes, and most fruits.
Now for some resources at your disposal. Don’t subscribe to Internet sales scammers about an acne diet guide that will cure your acne for life. Follow the above tips, talk to ACTUAL patients online at acne.org and if needed spend your money on a dietician – it s far cheaper than seeing a dermatologist who may only hand you a script of Accutane and say- ‘see you next month’
bit.ly/davinacnediet : Dermatologist endorsed diet guide
25,000 diet posts. This website is the definitive non biased forum for management of acne and acne scarring. Hands down the best site in the World at the moment for resources on acne.
Apart from Accutane, acne can be treated with peels, vitamin A creams- retinol, as well as good skin care including correct use of cleansers, exfoliants and in females make up.The use low level laser emission devices such as blue light- omnilux as well as a variety of peels such as BHA or Lactic Acid peels can address acne. As a laser dermatologist my favourite combination is red light laser, followed by blue light low level laser emission devices. Works a treat for a few weeks. As I am lasing, I always nag patients about their diet. Now ff all else fails, a general dermatologist can prescribe medication to address hormonal issues, or tablets that decrease oil production. I personally do not prescribe, as in the interest of your safety blood tests and close monitoring is needed. If you have cystic scarring acne, I will always work in with a medical colleague to get you under control, but firstly, seriously – diet first.
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