While food sensitivities may not necessarily be the root cause of a skin problem, they could very well be an exacerbating factor and are well worth investigating with the help of a nutritionist and food sensitivity test. There are several reasons why one may develop sensitivities: for instance, lack of digestive enzymes, leaky gut, frequent intake of gut irritants (such as chemicals, coffee and alcohol), lowered immunity or an over-proliferation of bad bacteria in the gut. It is essential to deal with the root cause of the sensitivities by identifying the most likely culprits. This is the key to overcoming food sensitivities. Some diets can be used to detect which foods are triggering a reaction, principally based on eliminating suspect foods. Additionally, food sensitivity tests are very effective tools in identifying sensitivity, or intolerance to specific foods, which can ultimately reduce the incidence and severity of many ailments, including skin conditions and acne. Results may vary by individual, consult your doctor today and see if this is right for you!