Acne is caused by “maruming dugo”
“Maruming dugo” or dirty blood may be thought to cause acne, but this is not the case. The Philippine Dermatological Society notes that “maruming dugo” does not cause the development of acne7. Instead, acne is normally caused by bacteria or hormonal imbalance3.
Factors That May Cause Acne
Foods connected to acne development
Ano ang mga bawal kainin pag may tigyawat?
Sugary foods that have high glycemic levels are connected to acne development. Studies have found that eating low-glycemic foods like fruits, vegetables, and beans can help reduce the amount of acne a person has.
Cow’s milk has also been found to increase acne. One possible reason is that some of the hormones found in milk may promote inflammation4, which can cause clogging of pores and acne. On the other hand, milk products like yogurt or cheese are not known to increase acne breakouts.
Whey protein, taken in the form of protein shakes, has also been connected to acne growth. Protein shakes are usually taken to promote muscle gain. However, majority of its component is protein milk and it can cause acne or breakouts5.
Despite the acne myths about mga bawal kainin pag may tigyawat, oily products such as makeup and lotions with oily components may result in acne3. Non-comedogenic products, or products that do not encourage closed and clogged pores, are suggested to avoid this.
A genetic predisposition towards acne may run through the family. If your parents develop acne, the likelihood is high that you will develop acne as well3.