Nutrition advice for teenage acne

We have a case of teenage acne in our house that I’m tackling from a number of angles including food. As well as looking at skincare options, nutrition can play a big part in bringing about relief with a range of options to consider from increasing the wholefoods your teen eats such as fruit, vegetables and wholegrains to carefully chosen supplements.

Teenage acne is caused by a surge in hormones and involves overactive oil glands in the skin and a build-up of sebum, plus dead skin cells and bacteria leading to inflamed and blocked pores.

Everybody starts from a different baseline and what works for one person may not work for another, but there are some key areas to tackle such as reducing fizzy drinks and sugary foods.