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{December 26, 2012}   5 Healthy Eating Tips to Banish Acne

Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

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Think you are the only person in the universe dealing with adult acne? Well, you’ve got company. Clinical acne affects 45% of women ages 21 to 30, 26% of women ages 31 to 40, and 12% of women ages 41 to 50, according to a study by Massachusetts General Hospital.

Why do blemishes continue to linger post-puberty? Stress, hormones, cosmetics, and interestingly, diet have been speculated as potential causes. While the link between food and acne is still controversial–studies linking diet to acne are small and not conclusive–dietary changes may help; they seemed to work for me.

After suffering a severe and persistent bout of acne during college, I began researching alternative treatment methods and stumbled upon several small studies and natural healing books that discussed how changing your diet could help acne. Frustrated and willing to try anything, I adjusted my diet. I cut back on dairy, sugar…

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