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I Eat Healthy, so why do I still have Acne?
Bugzy2013 posted:
I have cut out sooo many bad food from my diet, yet I still have acne on my face. Im 17 years old, and right now, my face has only cleared up substantially, but not completely. And i have scars

So, what's wrong? Why don't i have the clear complexion that health gurus claim will happen to me if I eat right?
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Bugzy -

If eating right would clear up acne many of us would have clear skin, but according to this information many factors contribute to us having acne.

Have you checked out our Acne Health Center ? It has a great deal of information to help you with your skin problems.

And this quiz, Myths and Facts About Teen Acne , may be helpful.

- Elizabeth
~Love of beauty is taste. Creation of beauty is art.~
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mohiba K Tareen, MD replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
Dear Bugzy and Elizabeth,

Yes, I definitely echo Elizabeth!

Eating healthy and drinking water help all of your body processes. However, due to inflammation, hormonal and skin imbalances, acne may still result.

Here is a little more basic info from my website about the 4 scientific factors that have been shown to bring out acne.

I hope that helps
geni55 replied to Mohiba K Tareen, MD's response:
You could also be experiencing breakouts due to allergies.
If you haven't yet, you might consider see a dermatologist and or an allergy doctor. My niece is experiencing blemishes that have lasted over a year and she has moderate food allergies which seem to be a major factor

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