Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses the cause of acne on MedicalDaily.com

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses the cause of acne on MedicalDaily.com
A recent article on MedicalDaily.com titled “Cameron Diaz Opens Up About Acne Struggle: Actress Says ‘Junk Food Set Off Hormonal Surge’ As A Teen” features Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s expertise. In the article, Cameron Diaz details her struggle with acne and how changing her diet transformed her skin.

Fatty foods aren’t responsible for breakouts, Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.

Many people believe greasy foods and chocolate play a significant role in the cause of acne, but that’s not the case. Acne forms when your pores become clogged with oil, bacteria and dead skin cells.

Dairy, carbohydrate-rich foods and foods with a high glycemic index can cause acne to worsen. This is because your body quickly breaks down these foods into sugar, which leads to an increase in sebum production and clogged pores.

Acne isn’t caused by the fat in your fast food order. Processed carbs are responsible for those breakouts, Dr. Joel Schlessinger says.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares how a change in your diet can help your skin.

As a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Joel Schlessinger often sees patients who struggle with acne. A change in diet can have a positive effect on your skin. Although unhealthy foods aren’t the cause of your acne, cutting them out of your diet can improve your complexion. Dr. Joel Schlessinger also recommends swapping your regular foundation for mineral makeup because the minerals sit on top of your skin without absorbing, as well as regularly cleaning your makeup brushes.

Do you have a question for Dr. Joel Schlessinger? Share with us in the comments.


About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on January 15, 2014, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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