Fluoride Exposure Could Be Linked to Breakouts
One of the more controversial potential risk factors of fluoride exposure is acne. Some people, including celebrities, swear that cutting fluoride got rid of their acne. But experts point out there’s not much evidence to support this claim. Research in the 1970s suggested that fluoride exposure could be associated with “acne-like eruptions.” But more recent research doesn’t show a link between fluoride and acne. Some people hypothesize that hormone issues related to excess fluoride exposure may contribute to breakouts. But, at least for now, no thyroid hormones have been definitely linked to acne breakouts. It is possible that other hormones that are related to acne, such as androgens, may be impacted by fluoride exposure. This topic has not yet been investigated. However, thyroid dysfunction can cause skin issues like eczema which may be confused with acne. Additionally, hypothyroidism is associated with dry, flaky skin, which can sometimes make you more vulnerable to breakouts.