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One study placed par­tic­i­pants on a low glycemic in­dex diet for 12 weeks and dur­ing this time their acne did im­prove sig­nif­i­cantly, Katta said.

Other foods and fac­tors can also ag­gra­vate acne. “Dairy prod­ucts, es­pe­cially low fat milk, have been linked to acne,” Markus said. “Stress also is a big fac­tor, as stress-re­lated hor­mones trig­ger acne

flares.” The hor­monal changes of pu­berty are a well-known trig­ger. Ad­di­tion­ally, cer­tain med­i­ca­tions like lithium, medic­i­nal steroids or an­abolic steroids can

lead to acne, he said.

Skin care prod­ucts not de­signed for pa­tients prone to acne may cre­ate a flare. Markus advises pa­tients to look for key words such as oil-free or non-come­do­genic in se­lect­ing suit­able skin care prod­ucts in pa­tients who are acne prone.

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