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Face it: a bad diet can have ugly consequences. Scientists at NYU report that high-glycaemic foods, such as rice, potatoes, bread and sugary snacks and drinks, may contribute to acne. A diet loaded with sugars and starches causes a rise in insulin and blood glucose, which may influence hormones and other proteins that make breakouts worse, the researchers say. For a healthy face (and body), limit your carb intake to no more than 40% of your total daily kilojoules and eliminate high-glycaemic foods, says Valerie Berkowitz, director of nutrition at the Center for Balanced Health. Feed Your Face with these natural, healthy ingredients.