What causes acne?

Acne is ultimately caused by blockages in the pores and hair follicles. Acne can be caused by hormone fluctuations, bacteria in pores, stress, genetics, and diet.

Healthy Tips from Dr. Rawls

Eliminate starches from wheat (white and whole grain alike), white rice and potato sources, and sugar.

Effectively manage stress

Use trial and error to find a gentle cleanser that is right for your skin type

Topical vitamin A derivatives (retinols) are effective for resistant cases of acne. Common side effects associated with retinol products include skin irritation and sun-sensitivity

Foods to avoid:

  • wheat products (white flour and whole grain)
  • sugar
  • white rice
  • potatoes
  • dairy products (with the exception of unsweetened yogurt)