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Acne and Food Intolerance Tests: Do You Need Them?

Could a food intolerance be causing your acne and should you shell out for a test to find out?  There is a seemingly endless stream of ‘cures’ and ‘quick fixes’ for virtually every skin condition on the internet and social media and acne is no exception. A new one is doing the rounds offers tests for food intolerances claiming they could be the cause of your breakouts. Some practitioners, including some doctors, are offering blood tests – but are they worth paying for? According to London-based Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Anjali Mahto, the premise for prescribing these tests is that acne…

Can diet affect your acne?

We are constantly being told that ‘we are what we eat’, so could diet be linked to acne? Helen Garston investigates. It’s pretty well established that everything we consume affects our health to some degree, and that includes our skin. But can cutting out foods like sugar and dairy help people with acne? Let’s take a look. What is acne? Acne (acne vulgaris) is a condition which is characterised by the presence of pimples and black heads around the face, shoulders, back and chest. In more severe cases, it can cause cysts or nodules. It affects around 3.5 million people…