Posted by Katt Philipps on September 07, 2017
If you are anything like me, you grew up with your mom telling you “don’t eat that, it’s going to give you zits.” High school for me was four years of thinking that chocolate, french fries, and pretzels were the skincare devil. Surprisingly, it’s never been fully proven that there is a link between diet and acne, until now.
Acneic skin produces too much sebum (oil) and build-up of dead skin cells that clog pores causing a localized infection. Acne is triggered by a combination of factors such as hormonal fluctuations that cause an increase in the amount and thickness of oil produced, creating a stronger ‘glue’ to hold the dead skin cells inside the pore. 80% of teenagers and 54% of women between the ages of 25-40 suffer from acne and those numbers are on the rise.
Learn more about how diet can affect your skin on my blog post Acne and Food.