No Carbs Do Not Cause Acne

In our practice we are often asked about the causes of acne. Frequently our patients will ask us, do carbs cause acne? Although some people may find that some carbohydrates can aggravate their acne symptoms, carbs on their own do not cause. There is research to indicate that for some people, consumption of high glycemic carbohydrates may contribute to acne symptoms. Most people will find that carbohydrates and diet have little effect on their acne symptoms.

What Causes Acne?

Carbs on their own do not cause acne, but what does? Acne is caused by hair follicles on our skin becoming clogged with buildup of oil or dead skin. Acne affect each person differently do to their own unique factors that can contribute to the production of acne.

A person who has acne is not unhygienic. Cleanliness is not an indication of someone who may or may not experience acne. Instead, hormone changes, stress, medication and in some cases, diet can contribute to the production of acne. Teenagers in particular are susceptible to acne due to the nature of their bodies going through hormonal changes with puberty.

If you are suffering from acne you do not necessarily need to cut out carbs from your diet. Consider becoming a patient at our Acne Clinic to asses all aspects of your acne symptoms.

Acne Treatment

Acne can often be difficult to treat at home. If you are having difficulty treating stubborn acne on your own, then it may be a good idea to obtain acne treatment.

Our Acne Clinic provides a variety of services to help you enhance your natural beauty. Contact us today to learn more about our acne treatments including laser acne removal and chemical peels. You do not have to suffer through acne symptoms on your own.

What Else Causes Acne?

For more information on what other things can potentially casue acne, please visit our "what causes acne" resource centre.