Does junk food cause acne?
Many people believe that eating chocolate or junk food can cause acne, but there isn’t any solid evidence to back this up.
However, it is thought that eating a healthy diet is good for your skin (and we know it’s good for the rest of your body) so aim to eat a balanced diet full of fruit, vegetables, wholegrains and lean protein.
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Ways to prevent acne
If you have acne-prone skin, there are a few things you can do to reduce the likelihood of a breakout. Sticking to a simple but consistent skincare routine is the best place to start:
- Use a mild, or soap-free liquid cleanser without abrasives, detergents and alcohol
- Cleanse your face once to twice a day, but no more
- Choose water-based, oil-free make-up
- Always wash your make-up off before bed.
What helps treat acne?
There are several non-prescription acne treatments available at your local chemist. But you should always chat to the pharmacist first before choosing a product.
If you’re suffering from severe acne visit your GP, or get a referral to a dermatologist, and they’ll be able to set you on the right path.
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