Hi. There is a lack of medical evidence that any particular foods cause or prevent acne. When we eat, nutrients are carried to other vital organs first, meaning skin condition can be poor despite an excellent diet.
Acne occurs when the patient has high levels of androgens, or a particular sensitivity to the effect of androgens. Androgens are male hormones which are present in male and female bodies. Androgens stimulate the sebaceous (oil) glands in the skin. Pores become blocked with excess oil and bacteria which feed off this oil. This process results in inflammed acne spots.
Unfortunately, there is a lack of medical evidence that natural remedies are effective in treating acne. If over the counter remedies such as Freederm (nicotinamide) are of limited benefit, see your doctor for a prescription strength gel such as Differin (adapalene). You may also warrant a course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline 250mg twice daily.
You don't say if you are male or female. Female acne patients will benefit from taking an anti-androgen such as Spironolactone and/or a combined oral contraceptive pill such as Diane35 or Yasmin.
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