How can I change my diet to reduce acne?
May 24, 2009 5:14 PM Subscribe
Can you personally recommend a nutrition regimen that reduces acne breakouts?
posted by deern the headlice to Health & Fitness (26 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I've had acne off and on for about 10 years and the only oral medication that has ever helped is Bactrim. But now that I'm back on it, I seem to have built up a tolerance to it and am still breaking out.
Both patients and doctors seem wildly at odds about whether or not diet affects acne. Studies say sugars and salts exacerbate it, other studies say food doesn't affect skin whatsoever.
Still, if I can make changes in my diet that positively affect my skin, I'm willing to try. That includes stuff like Brewer's Yeast or vitamins.
I would really like to hear specifically from people who have had the experience of improving their skin by changing their diet, and what the experience was like.