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What Is Acne Is Acne a Disease? Yes, acne is a disease. It meets the criteria because it comes with both functional and structural changes. In other words, it involves changes to... August 24,2018
Sun Exposure Does the Sun Help or Hurt Acne? Getting some sun helps the body produce vitamin D, which might help reduce acne. Also, light therapy treatments work to some degree for acne, which leads us to believe that the sun might also offer some benefits. However, direct research is limited and conflicting, and we simply do not yet know. September 15,2018
Exercise/Sports How Exercise Might Help with Acne Regular exercise may promote positive changes in the body and skin that could potentially improve acne, but like all things in life, moderation is key. When it comes to sweat, that should not be an issue when it comes to acne and just might help. August 29,2018
Diet Do Probiotics Clear Acne? A healthy gut may help keep inflammation in check. Since acne is an inflammatory disease, it makes sense to do what we can to keep... September 15,2018
Diet Chocolate and Acne Because of one flawed 1969 study, a rumor got started that chocolate had no effect on acne, and this was perpetuated until 2011 when several newer studies challenged that finding. The newer studies show weak evidence that chocolate might impact acne. Still, no one knows for sure. September 03,2018
What Is Acne Does Physically Irritating the Skin Cause Acne? Anything that repeatedly rubs, scratches, or comes into prolonged contact with the skin can cause irritation and lead to more acne. Don't overly stress out about it, but try to remove obvious and continued sources of physical irritation when you can. September 15,2018
Exercise/Sports How Will Swimming in a Pool Affect My Acne? Swimming in a chlorinated pool has the potential to dry and irritate the skin. On the other hand, disinfecting chemicals in swimming pools are antibacterial, and acne is, in part, a bacterial disease. The bottom line is: don't be afraid to swim in a pool, but take necessary precautions. September 03,2018
Diet The Tenuous Relationship Between Dairy and Acne It is too soon to say whether dairy affects acne. Some observational studies show an association, and hypotheses of how dairy could affect acne abound, but until we have a good quality study, we simply will not know. September 03,2018