We have said in this blog before that diet has little effect on acne. In fact, this has been widely believed for years.
Several studies, though, implicate a high carb/high glycemic diet in many of the problems acne sufferers have to deal with.
One in particular – a two year study from Australia’s RMIT University – focused on metabolic changes in glucose and insulin levels in the body due to diet.
The results of the study led researchers to believe that spikes in insulin and glucose caused by eating a diet heavy in foods of high glycemic index could be responsible for outbreaks of acne. The test subjects who ate a diet consisting of low glycemic index carbs and protein saw improvement in their acne.
While there is still no absolute answer on what role diet plays in acne treatment, this type of diet can be beneficial not just for acne, but for overall health.
Combined with topical treatment like SkinHealth Technology’s AcneCare ClearTech Treatment, it may bring relief to people suffering with acne.