You may think that acne is something only teens suffer with, but unfortunately that is not the case. Adult acne is on the rise with clinical studies indicating that between 40 and 55 percent of the adult population age 20-40 are diagnosed with low grade, persistent acne and oily skin. Even worse, almost one in six women over age 50 are experiencing acne. So, now that you know how common it is, how do we fight it? Read below for tips and tricks on eliminating adult acne.
While the exact cause of acne is unknown, there are a number of factors that can bring it on or make it worse. Recently, dermatologists have started to study whether diet can play a role in acne. Several new studies have looked at the link between acne and dairy products. In 2005, a study was conducted in which 47,355 adult women were asked to recall their high school diet and if they ever had “physician-diagnosed severe acne.” The study found that acne was positively associated with the reported quantity of milk ingested — particularly skim milk. Several dermatologists point out the flaws in this retrospective study, but agree there is a connection with milk consumption and acne.
“Based on the studies we now have available, the evidence suggests that diet does play a role in acne,” explains Dr. Bowe of the American Academy of Dermatology. “More studies are definitely needed in this area, but they are not easy studies to execute. Patients can be their own best detectives in determining possible food triggers for acne, and I encourage them to make an appointment with a dermatologist if they have any acne concerns.”
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