When I treat patients that want to get rid of acne, I often begin by changing their diet because it can have a big effect on the skin. I can‘t count all the times I‘ve seen diet affecting acne greatly, no matter the patients‘ age. Here‘s a list of the foods I recommend avoiding.
- Chocolate (this includes dark chocolate)
- Sweets and ice cream
- Soft drinks, energy drinks and coffee
- Dairy products
- Processed meat
- Fast food (such as pizza, hamburgers and deep-fried food)
Instead, I recommend eating more vegetables, fruit, fish, unprocessed meat and whole-grain bread. In addition to that, it‘s important to drink enough water and herbal tea.