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reese
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hello
i am so confused. some ppl say there is no connection bewtween diet and acne, and others say there is. i think im going to start eating healthier and drinking tons of water. even if that dusnt work, i thnk its a good step i barely eat fruits and barely drink water. has anybody noticed a change in there skin when they changed their dite and started drinking lots of water?

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Daydreamer24
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I noticed that when I started drinking a lot more water that my face is a lot more clear. I don't know exactly what the connection is, but I know for sure that your water consumption makes a huge difference in your complexion.
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logic_grrl
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Most medical researchers say that there isn't a connection between acne and diet, unless someone actually has an allergy to a specific food. And acne can be affected by lots of different factors, including stress and genetics.

One researcher has suggested that eating lots of high-glycemic index foods (such as white flour, white bread, white pasta, potatoes and sugary foods) might aggravate acne, but it isn't clear yet if there's any evidence to support this.

People's bodies are different - since acne can be affected by so many different things, what works for one person might not work for another.

Even if it doesn't help your acne, though, drinking enough water and eating lots of fruit and vegetables will do wonders for your general health.

And it may well help improve your skin too - for example, dehydration can make your skin look tired and grey. Drinking water will fix that, and a healthy diet will help your skin heal spots more quickly.

So it may not be a magic acne cure, but it might help and it will certainly benefit your health all-round .


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