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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.