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The Diet-Acne Connection

By: Elise May
Posted: September 3, 2013, from the September 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
Diet-Acne Connection

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Elise+MayElise May is the owner of SKINutritious acne + skin wellness clinic and healing skin care line, based in San Francisco. A licensed esthetician and certified nutritionist, she is also the blogger behind



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