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I've worked at a food court in the past and did not get acne. The only thing that I can complain about skincare wise was the chemicals used to clean stuff can be a bit harsh and give you dry skin. But my skin is pretty sensitive, so I think it's case by case.
 

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You might be working in some rough stuff if you think that its darkening your skin. Are you in a tropical area? Perhaps it sun exposure pre and post- work.
 

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I think it would probably give you acne. I'm just going on that everyone in places like McDonalds etc seems to be really spotty. Maybe from the grease or something. I dont know about darkening though.
 

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Working there shouldn't give you acne. Unless you eat that crap. Of course, the fact that all of the people that work there are teenagers with crazy hormones probably makes more sense.
 

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Not many of them are teenagers really though, in my area. The majority of them seem to be over 25. Over 20 at least.
 

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I notice darkening in the skin after my shift
but after a few days it seems okay
might just be my imagination
and yes my acne has got worse but not much worse then it already is
im working in canada... no tropical stuff up here right now
 

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Working there shouldn't give you acne. Unless you eat that crap. Of course, the fact that all of the people that work there are teenagers with crazy hormones probably makes more sense.
tell that to the dude hoovering over the hot pan frying chips. I tend to notice they get really oily complexion as well as lots of acne. I think it is a combination of diet as well as inadequate facial cleansing.
 

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Well as gross as this sounds, it probably has to do with how often the people handling oily/greasy foods are touching their face. That being said, I've worked at a fast food place, and it didn't make me break out more.
 

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tell that to the dude hoovering over the hot pan frying chips. I tend to notice they get really oily complexion as well as lots of acne. I think it is a combination of diet as well as inadequate facial cleansing.
Well you just said it yourself. It's not the hovering, it's the diet and bad hygiene. Otherwise all cooks would have oily skin as well.
 

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I don't know what kind of convincing you need, but there are studies out there that prove my point. Additionally, common sense must be used.

If you eat bad greasy food, your body must somehow releave itself of this trash. Moreover, I have friends that avoid certain foods because they ALWAYS break-out after eating it. There's my convincing evidence.
 

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There is no convincing evidence that links ones diet to acne.
I think that I read this somewhere, too. Acne is caused by bacteria which fester in the pores of the skin. So I imagine that working in a fast food place could make things worse if there is alot of grease and grime in the air, which would promote clogging of these poors - creating an environment in which these bacteria could thrive.
 

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