Diet and acne: a review of the evidence.

  title={Diet and acne: a review of the evidence.},
  author={Elsa Helene Spencer and Hope R. Ferdowsian and Neal D. Barnard},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  volume={48 4},
Pharmaceutical acne treatments are costly and have potentially severe side-effects. Adolescent acne is typically the result of clogged, infected, pilosebaceous follicles. Adults may experience fewer comedones and more inflammatory lesions. 1 Normally, sebum travels up the follicle to the skin surface. Hormones may increase sebum production and cause follicular cells to hyperproliferate and block the follicular opening, forming a comedo. 4 Complete follicle blockage results in closed comedones… CONTINUE READING
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