Acne Preventing

Does a bad diet affect acne?

Our Daddy MD Guide’s reply: As a dermatologist with six children of my own, I’ve had experience both personally and professionally dealing with acne and young people that are frustrated about acne. I can say with confidence that while a bad diet may not be the direct cause of your child’s acne, it doesn’t help it. A healthy diet is always recommended and can only help the acne, not harm it. Drinking a lot of water and eliminating carbonated beverages is extremely beneficial. Just rely on the old saying: We are what we eat.

Gary L. Marder, DO, a dad of six children, the medical director of Marder Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center located in Port Saint Lucie and Okeechobee, Florida, and an assistant clinical professor of dermatology and dermatologic surgery at three different medical schools, S.E.C.O.M./Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, L.E.C.O.M. in Bradenton, Florida, and Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa