Fernando Perez, a spokesman for Probiotic Action, widely known for their acne cream suggests that while no food has been directly linked to acne, the contribution of P.acnes bacteria and heightened hormone and insulin levels could create an imbalance of chemicals, resulting in a breeding ground for bad bacteria. Perez further suggests that limiting the intake of foods claiming to cause acne that contain high levels of processed items, and using a treatment that battles bad bacteria and balances the skin may be the best acne treatment.
“The first world is fortunate enough to have access to many readily made foods- often these “fast foods” have preservatives and other sugars that create an imbalance in the body. When the body PH balance is off, we are more prone to disease and infection. This may be why new research is claiming acne is a first world problem,” says Perez.