Doesn’t stress cause acne, too?
Research shows that inflammation in the body can cause acne—and one cause of inflammation is prolonged, or acute, stress. How we treat our bodies and our skin during stress contributes to acne, too: we tend to get less sleep; eat unhealthy, sugary foods; and skip our regular exercise program. All these bad stress-triggered habits can contribute to acne.
Can’t I just use acne products from my drugstore to treat acne?
These products, which contain ingredients like salicylic acid (which promotes the shedding of the top layer of skin) and benzoyl peroxide (which kills bacteria on the skin) can help mild cases of acne. But for persistent cases of acne, it’s best to consult a dermatologist, who can help you get a handle on your acne quickly—and without scarring.
Is it true chocolate triggers acne?
A healthy diet results in glowing, radiant skin—and in many cases, what you eat may be triggering inflammation in the body, resulting in acne. Some studies have linked eating chocolate to an increase in acne—but more research needs to be done. Don’t hesitate to call us and find out what might be working—and not working—for your skin.