No Sugar Does Not Cause Acne
At our Acne Clinic we treat patients looking to improve their acne symptoms and enhance their natural beauty. During our consultations with patients we often get asked, does sugar cause acne? On its own sugar does not cause acne. But a diet high in sugar, specifically refined sugar, could be a contributing factor to your personal acne symptoms. There are many factors that will affect acne development on each person’s skin. If you are struggling with acne it may be a good idea to speak with a professional to understand your unique skin.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is not caused by sugar. Instead it is caused when the hair follicles on our skin become clogged. This takes place when dead skin cells or oil enter the hair follicle. So, what makes sugar a contributing factor to acne? For some people, excessive sugar consumption can cause insulin resistance. The insulin resistance in turn can cause changes in your skin thus potentially allowing for the hair follicles to become clogged more easily.
Stress, hormone changes, medication and in some cases diet can all play a role in acne development. For most people, sugar is not likely a cause of acne symptoms. If you are dealing with acne symptoms it may be a good idea to speak with a professional to help you get a better understanding of your unique skin.
Acne is stubborn and there are many unique factors that can influence how acne is treated for each person. If you are trying to treat acne at home, it may be difficult if you don’t understand your skin. Our Acne Clinic team can help you find the ideal solution for your unique skin.
What Else Causes Acne?
For more information on what other things can potentially casue acne, please visit our "what causes acne" resource centre.