Diet and acne

Diet and acne

Information on available scientific evidence supporting or denying a connection between dairy, glycemic load, omega-3s, zinc, caloric intake, fatty/oily foods, iodine, chocolate, antioxidants, and acne.
Stress and acne

Stress and acne

A Q&A on what stress actually is, how it affects acne, and ideas on how to handle it.
Sun and acne

Sun and acne

Tips and recommendations for using sunscreen (SPF) on acne-prone skin.
Smoking and acne

Smoking and acne

It’s never a good idea to smoke.
Alcohol and acne

Alcohol and acne

Information on alcohol and acne.
Drugs and acne

Drugs and acne

Information on drugs and acne.
Masturbation and acne

Masturbation and acne

It’s a myth, but might hormones play a part?
How exercise might help with acne

How exercise might help with acne

The right type of exercise may be beneficial.
How will swimming in a pool affect my acne?

How will swimming in a pool affect my acne?

It's a mixed bag. It can irritate and dry the skin, but also might kill acne bacteria.
How will swimming in a pool affect my acne?

How will swimming in seawater affect my acne?

It won't hurt and just might help.