If we listen to our grandmothers, eating fats and oils are not the right way to beat common acne. The truth, as scientists have recently discovered though is that fats are not as bad as sugar is for your skin.

The latest research has proven that wildly fluctuating blood sugar levels, as caused by today’s high sugar diets, are to blame for the hormone imbalances that so often trigger acne.

That is not a license to eat what you like – you still need to follow a healthy diet – but you do have some leeway when it comes to fat. Learn more by going to

Science is actually pointing to the fact that ultra-low fat diets are just as bad for the skin because the skin is not getting enough of the fats it needs in these diets.

You should be having two to three servings of oily fish a week or, alternatively, supplement the Omega 3 fatty acids.

Seeds and nuts can be a good source of good fats – just be sure to limit the number of saturated fats, such as from meat, in your diet overall.

Get enough fatty acids and you have won half the battle against acne and are already on your way to a clearer future.

Consider also what products you use on your face. The skin needs a gentler hand, not a firm one – this means cleansing once during the day and once at night.

Toners should be chosen with care as they can make or break your skin care routine. Witchazel, for example, is great for greasy skin but not at all good for skin that is dry.

It can be made more suitable for dry skin by mixing in equal parts of rose water. This makes it milder on the skin overall and helps to improve the tone.

You could also use something like orange water. This has been long credited with keeping the skin young and beautiful and is credited with helping women find husbands. It is made up of natural herbs and water.

For very dry skin, you need to use an oil in place of a night cream. Avocado oil is very good for dry skin, and so is rose hip oil. Rose hip is a good healing oil and can work for greasy skin as well.