Water retention is a major cause of acne
Diet plays a major role in water retention. SALT is one of the biggest food related causes. Too much processed salt in the body causes the water inside the cells to come out to dilute the excess salt. To remove access salt, you need to drink lots of fresh water so it can be flushed out your liver and kidneys.
Other foods and liquids like excess sugar, toxins in the body and alcohol cause retention by putting strain on your kidneys and slows them down.
How do you combat water retention?
* As you read a little earlier, it could be as simple as drinking more water. 6-8 glasses a day would be a good rule of thumb.
* Exercising for at least 30 minutes each day to stimulate the lymph and promote healthy elimination of toxins and body waste.
* Going easy on food additives such as sugar and salt. If you do eat excessively salty foods, be sure to drink plenty of water afterward.
hope that helps :)