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What Causes Acne? – Brit Lab

Spot, zit, pimple, whatever they call them in your part of the world Doctor Michael Mosely will tell you what causes them and how to best treat them

Footnotes:

1) NHS website: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Acne/Pages/Causes.aspx

2) NHS website: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Acne/Pages/Introduction.aspx

BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/articles/lifecycle/teenagers/spots.shtml

Healthlines: http://www.healthline.com/health/low-testosterone/testosterone-levels-by-age#Adolescence3

Acne.com: http://www.acne.com/teen-acne/teen-guys-and-acne/

3) British Skin Foundation: http://www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk/SkinInformation/AtoZofSkindisease/Acne.aspx

4) Propionibacterium acnes strain populations in the human skin microbiome associated with acne, UCLA and Washington University (2013): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23337890

5) Dark and WhiteChocolate Consumption and Acne Vulgaris: A Case-Control StudyDougan, Pierre; Rafikhah, Naser. Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.2 (2014). http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajcn.2014.35.40

A low-glycemic-load diet improves symptoms in acne vulgaris patients: a randomized controlled trial1,2,3 http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/1/107.full

6) Honey: its medicinal property andantibacterial activity: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/

Super Natural Acne Treatment –Can Honey Clear Skin?L http://supernaturalacnetreatment.com/can-honey-clear-skin/

Web MD -Alternative Treatments for Acne: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-alternative-treatments#1

7) Multicenter Randomized Comparative Double-Blind Controlled Clinical Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of Zinc Gluconate versus Minocycline Hydrochloride in the Treatment of Inflammatory Acne vulgaris”Dreno B (2001) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11586012

Adult Acne.net: http://www.adult-acne.net/vitamin-z-could-zinc-supplements-be-the-solution-to-your-adult-acne/

Evaluation of serum vitamins A and E and zinc levels according to the severity of acne vulgarisCutan Ocul Toxicol. 2013 Jul 5: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/15569527.2013.808656

Efficacy and safety study of two zinc gluconate regimens in the treatment of inflammatory acne: http://www.jle.com/en/revues/ejd/e-docs/efficacy_and_safety_study_of_two_zinc_gluconate_regimens_in_the_treatment_of_inflammatory_acne_100919/article.phtml?cle_doc=00018A37

8) Consumption of dairy in teenagers with and without acne Caroline L. LaRosa, MD, Kim A. Quach, MD, Kirsten Koons, BS, Allen R. Kunselman, MA, Junjia Zhu, PhD, Diane M. Thiboutot, MD, Andrea L. Zaenglein (2015)http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(16)30131-1/abstract

9) Evaluation of serum vitamins A and E and zinc levels according to the severity of acne vulgarisCutan Ocul Toxicol. 2013 Jul 5: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/15569527.2013.808656

Consumption of dairy in teenagers with and without acne: http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(16)30131-1/abstract

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