Relationship between acne vulgaris and diet

Posted by Sam @sam595, Mar 25 10:23am

I was hoping if someone can offer any advice or suggestions on who to consult regarding acne that is primarily caused to diet.

I had a hypothesis that acne condition was related to my diet, so I decided to conduct an experiment on myself. For six weeks, I didn't control my dietary habits (i.e my meals contained moderate to high amounts of sugar, carbohydrates, and dairy products) and the result was that my face got oilier, acne got progressively worse, and no amount of superficial skin treatment regimen had any effect on my condition. For the next six weeks, I eliminated processed sugar, carbohydrates, dairy products from my diet, and there was a significant improvement in my condition. I didn't have new breakouts and saw some moderate improvements in reducing acne scars by using over-the-counter skin creams.

This seems consistent based on my research so far, there is seems to be a direct relationship as well. Here are some of the articles for reference:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4565837/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27061046/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257617/
https://ijdvl.com/role-of-insulin-resistance-and-diet-in-acne/
It might be worth mentioning that my family doesn't have any history of chronic diabetes or sugar problems.

I would really appreciate it if anyone can point me in the direction of any specialists in and around the twin cities area who work with skin and diet-related issues.

Male, 25 years old with no history of any other illness.

Hi @sam595, You have found some great scholarly articles in reference to acne vulgaris. I am so glad that you have had an improvement after curtailing your diet. It seems to be quite successful. Have you considered Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN? The Central Appointment Office with ask you multiple questions to determine the right physician for you to see. If you would like to make an appointment at Mayo Clinic, please call one of our appointment offices. You can also request an appointment online. The contact information for Minnesota, Arizona and Florida can be found here: http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63

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Hi @sam595, You have found some great scholarly articles in reference to acne vulgaris. I am so glad that you have had an improvement after curtailing your diet. It seems to be quite successful. Have you considered Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN? The Central Appointment Office with ask you multiple questions to determine the right physician for you to see. If you would like to make an appointment at Mayo Clinic, please call one of our appointment offices. You can also request an appointment online. The contact information for Minnesota, Arizona and Florida can be found here: http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63

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Hi @amandaburnett, thank you for your response and for sharing the link. I just moved to Minneapolis a couple of weeks ago, so I was unsure of which department to contact to Mayo. I have now scheduled a phone call for next Wednesday to make an appointment. Thanks!

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