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What You Eat Goes to Your Face: The Truth About Acne Quiz

Pimples. Zits. Blemishes. We all get them and we're all on a quest to get rid of them. Take this quiz to see what you know about what causes them and how to prevent them from popping up.


What You Eat Goes to Your Face: The Truth About Acne Quiz

T/F: Eating chocolate and french fries causes breakouts.

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eveday eveday 8 years
*helped avoiding.
eveday eveday 8 years
Oh, and missed the question about getting a tan...I thought a little bit of sunbath helped to avoid acne.
eveday eveday 8 years
I'd drink soy milk if it wasn't so expensive here (it costs almost twice as much as the regular nonfat milk I buy).
chameleon7 chameleon7 9 years
"Eating chocolate and french fries causes breakouts." This is actually true, I have even test the so called myth.
Wikipedia Wikipedia 9 years
If I ever had a reason to cut down on carbs...
RyanRachelFan RyanRachelFan 9 years
I sucked! But I havn´t visited this site before, so that is my excuse
MsWalton MsWalton 9 years
6/6...I'm so proud.
lady-T lady-T 9 years
i had no idea about the carbs..ive been eating pasta and bread all my gonna try and cut back from now on!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I did pretty good but that doesn't make my face any clearer.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 9 years
5/6 - The sun always makes my skin look really good, so I think that was a trick question :P
demure20 demure20 9 years
I had no idea about the milk! The trick is to never touch your face. If you have to wipe something off or scratch, wash your hands first.
allien86 allien86 9 years
5/6. I always have those few pimples, it doesnt matter how much water I drink, what foods I eat etc. I always just have 1 or 2.
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 9 years
100% :D
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
Dairy is the worst for really breaks me out, I only do soy now! I can't really tell the difference about the refined carbs, but I do think diet is related to acne. I have been battling acne for so incredibly long, I really hate it.
peregrine peregrine 9 years
P.S. I used to live in Switzerland and ate chocolate nearly everyday. For me it's not remotely related to acne. If it causes you to break out, it's maybe something personal (an allergy that may only have acne as it's visible symptom) or related to the conditions under which you normally eat it (i.e. stress).
peregrine peregrine 9 years
I've had acne for a long time. I went to a dermatologist for about a year, until it became obvious he was more concerned about making sure my skin was perfectly clear than about my overall health (recommended Accutane to someone with liver issues and a birth control pill not recommended for people - like me - with a strong family history of breast cancer). The one thing I'd recommend to people is to make sure you're getting enough vitamins and minerals. All sorts of nutritional deficiencies can cause acne and other skin problems. The most effective thing for me has been making sure to up my intake of fruits and vegetables and to cut down on "empty calorie" foods and refined carbs like cake and white bread. The other thing I would suggest to people is to look for an underlying condition that might be causing your acne, and also to look at the traditional diet of your ethnic group. For example, Native Americans seem to have more acne on a "modern" North American diet, and I suspect it's because of the refined carbs. Everyone in my extended family who has acne has some other underlying condition that's associated with it. Don't go to a dermatologist and start taking antibiotics or other harsh drugs that can mess up your system for years when it might be your lifestyle or some other condition that's the problem. The only thing that shocks me is that everybody doesn't have terrible skin with all the garbage in our food and how diets tend to be lower on whole foods than ever.
nobodymuch nobodymuch 9 years
I don't buy the dairy product answer -- few if any of the hormones in question aren't broken down in the GI tract before they can have an effect. And EVERYTHING we eat has iodine, hello, iodized salt. There's just no evidence that dairy causes acne.
advo advo 9 years
Darn, I thought I knew a lot about it, but I scored low.
kia kia 9 years
I said yes to the tan thing because it does initially clear you up but your skin makes up for the deleted oil production shortly after that. I figured this was a tricky way to ask the question because of the temporal issue.
calliope calliope 9 years
I know a lot about acne, but am still trying to crack the code of my own acne.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
ugh i got most of these right and i still break out all the time!!!
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