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Dietary causes of acne: More than a myth?
Article 1 ImageAt one time, it was widely believed that acne was caused by poor personal hygiene and eating too much junk food. The myth persists, despite the fact that scientific research has shown acne to be a complex condition, primarily triggered by hormones. However, like many myths, it does hold a few grains of truth.

We know that good personal hygiene and regular exfoliation can be beneficial, but excess or harsh cleansing and exfoliating can be harmful. Recent research has revealed that dietary choices can also have an effect, although it is not as simple as excessive “junk food.” Studies have found a link between a high-glycemic load diet and acne. Specifically, acne patients may benefit from a diet low in glucose (hyperglycemic carbohydrates).

It is important to remember that potential dietary triggers are just one of many factors impacting acne. Changes in diet alone will not solve the problem, but may be a good adjunct to proper skincare and therapeutic treatment. If you are looking for ways to lessen the effects of acne, ask your dermatologist if lifestyle or nutritional changes may be beneficial.
Featured Service - Rosacea
Featured Service Article Image Rosacea is a skin condition that may easily be mistaken for something else. As skin on the forehead, nose, cheeks, or chin begins to look red and inflamed occasionally, it might be thought of as acne, or even sunburn. Over time, however, blood vessels can become visible, and the condition may worsen to a point where well-being is affected.

Although rosacea is a condition affecting more than 14 million individuals in America, many people know little about this chronic facial disorder in which relapses periodically occur. No serious threat to health is posed by this condition, although those who experience severe, chronic flare-ups may be significantly affected on an emotional level, as the appearance of red, irritated skin in highly visible areas disrupts social and professional interactions. In some patients, the eyes can also become dry or have a foreign body sensation, and tissue on the nose can become more thick and bulbous.

Plano Patients Ask About Skin Care To Reduce Symptoms Of Rosacea
Article 2 ImageIf your face becomes flushed easily along with inflammation, itching or sores, you may be experiencing rosacea. Many patients in the Plano area come to us struggling with this chronic condition. While there is no known cure for rosacea, the symptoms can be managed effectively with improvements in skin care and the help of Dr. Selkin.

SYMPTOMS OF ROSACEA

Patients with rosacea may notice redness and flushing of the face along with visible blood vessels and acne type lesion. Some with severe cases of rosacea may develop acne like break-outs, sores, burning skin, or irritated eyes.

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