Does Greasy Food, Milk or Chocolate Cause Acne?

Answer: Not exactly. At least not in the way you might think. Anecdotal associations between acne and particular foods like chocolate, ice cream and pizza have been discredited by scientific research.  But research does point to a connection between overall diet and the development of acne symptoms. The Connection Between Acne and Overall Diet Researchers …

Sebum

Sebum is a naturally occurring substance that moisturizes, lubricates and protects the skin and hair. Overview Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands of mammals. Healthy sebum production is essential for the integrity and normal function of the skin as a protective organ. Sebum is also an important source of energy (food) for acne-causing Propionibacterium …

What Causes Acne?

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Acne is a complex disease and many factors can contribute to the development of symptoms. Every case of acne is unique and the blend of factors that cause acne varies between individuals. Overall, the most important factors in the development of acne are: Genetics Hormones Bacteria Environment Stress Diet Genetics A person’s genetic makeup is a …

What Is Acne?

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Acne is a difficult to treat and often debilitating disease that affects the skin, usually the face. The most common form of acne (acne vulgaris) is an infection within a hair follicle. This infection causes varying degrees of inflammation, which manifest as pimples, nodules and cysts. When the inflammation is severe, it can cause permanent …