acne, Skin Health, Stress

Acne is more than skin deep

The burden of acne is more than skin deep. Strongly impacting on negative self-image and perceived stress, acne not only causes stress but is also made worse by stress. It is now well established that stress contributes to the development of acne but until this year there have been no studies looking at stress management… Continue reading Acne is more than skin deep

acne, Skin Health

Common causes of acne

The development of acne is multi-factorial with a number of causes and exacerbating factors contributing to the onset and persistence of the condition. These include: Gut health and the microbiome - microbial residents of the gastrointestinal tract are now recognised as having wide ranging effects. Links with depression and anxiety, immune issue and skin conditions… Continue reading Common causes of acne

Acne and diet, Skin Health

Dietary Influences on Acne

A recent Australian trial conducted at RMIT University, Melbourne, has shown that a low glycaemic index (GI), high protein diet improved symptoms of acne including the number of facial lesions. It also reduced the causative factors associated with acne such as high androgen levels and insulin resistance. The diet consisted of 25% of energy from… Continue reading Dietary Influences on Acne