Acne and Diet blog on Doctify

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions – I see people with acne in my clinic everyday.  In fact, nearly 85% of people aged between 12 and 24 will suffer from acne at some point. It’s not just a problem for teenagers though: older adults get it too, particularly women.

Acne itself doesn’t kill of course, but it can cause scarring and the effects on self-image and confidence often lead to depression and anxiety disorders. Incredibly, nearly 20% of acne sufferers have thought about or considered suicide because of their skin disease, according to a recent survey commissioned by the British Skin Foundation.

Whilst there are a large number of validated, effective treatments for treating acne available from either a GP or dermatologist, many people with acne are also keen to take control of their lives and make lifestyle changes that may help.  One of the questions I’m asked the most is what effect diet has on acne.

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