Acne is the most common of all skin problems. There are three main forms: acne vulgaris, acne conglobata, and acne rosacea. Acne vulgaris affects the hair follicles and oil glands of the skin. It mainly appears as blackheads, whiteheads, and redness. Acne conglobata is more severe form with cyst formation and scarring. Acne rosacea is chronic acne with facial flushing. Acne is most common in males during puberty and is due to hormonal changes. The key dietary recommendations would be to avoid sugar, trans-fatty acids, milk, and fried foods.
Nutritional supplements like chromium, vitamin A, vitamin E, selenium and zinc have been all been shown to improve the condition in its various forms.