4 Secrets to Get Rid of Acne Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe
Hey, guys, Dr. Axe here from DrAxe.com. Today I’m going to share with you my four secrets to get rid of acne forever. I’ll tell you, this is probably going to be the most effective acne treatment plan you will ever hear in your life.
I’m going to break down top foods to get rid of acne, the top supplements to get rid of acne, the top face wash. Also, the top foods you must get out of your diet immediately if you want to get rid of your acne for good. One of the main causes of acne today is the buildup of bad bacteria, yeast and candida in your gut and digestive tract. So if we’re going to cure candida forever, if we’re going to cure acne forever, there are a few things that you must do. Let me also say this. What are some of the causes of this? You may say to yourself, “I don’t know what caused my acne.
I don’t know what necessarily caused bad bacteria to grow on my body,” which again is a major causative factor. I can tell you this right now. If you have been exposed to or taken antibiotic drugs in the past that can be a major causative factor. If you’ve taken birth control pills, if you’ve drank chlorinated and fluorinated water, if you’ve consumed too much sugar, all of these things can increase the growth of bad bacteria, yeast and candida within your body. So let’s talk about our number one secret for getting rid of acne for good. Remove these three foods. Number one, you’ve got to get sugar out of your diet. Sugar feeds yeast and it feeds candida, so we’ve got to get the sugar out of your diet.
I recommend getting sugar out and replacing it with stevia. Stevia is an all-natural, low-calories/no calorie sweetener that you can use instead. So use stevia. If you want to use something that actually has sugar and you’re baking or cooking, use raw honey.
Raw honey is going to be your best overall sweetener with sugar if you’re trying to get rid of acne. The next food you must get out of your diet to overcome acne is reducing your grain intake, especially gluten. Gluten can cause inflammation of your intestinal tract. When you have inflammation of your gut it actually shows up on your skin. A lot of people think when you have acne or a problem like eczema, that’s just a skin issue. No, that’s an intestine issue, that’s a gut issue.
If we can heal your gut, if we can kill of the bad bacteria, your acne and problems like eczema would disappear forever. So number one food-wise, get rid of the sugar out of your diet. I’m also talking about really lowering your fruit intake as well, really only consuming berries in moderation for a time being. Lowering your fruit intake, getting rid of grains or lowering grains, or at least going gluten free with your grains.
And then the last thing here is staying away from hydrogenated oils.
Obviously, bad fats increase the amount of oil your sebaceous glands on your skin really start to produce. So again, getting those bad fats out. If you can do those dietary changes, get the sugar out. Rather than using grains, using products with coconut flour or almond flour are good options rather than hydrogenated oils. Switching over to coconut oil is a great option for getting rid of acne.
Let’s talk about the top foods you’ve got to start eating to get rid of your acne for good. Three main foods you want to be getting in your diet; number one, foods that are high in fiber. Fiber can actually reduce acne and actually kills off bad bacteria in your gut, increases the growth of good bacteria known as probiotics which is very important. So fiber is really important to get in your diet. Your best sources of fiber are going to be seeds like chia seeds and flaxseeds, also nuts like almonds.
Those are some great options. And then vegetables. Vegetables and sprouted nuts and seeds will help you get rid of acne. Another important aspect of getting rid of acne for good is balancing out your blood sugar levels. If you’re consuming a lot of sugar it’s going to cause your blood sugar to go up and down. That causes bad bacteria to grow, also causing acne. So the next nutritional step is consuming more protein. Getting good quality protein sources like organic chicken and turkey, grass fed beef, wild caught fish, organic eggs, these are all great sources of protein, even sprouted brown rice protein.
Getting some good protein in your diet will balance out blood sugar levels and help you get rid of acne. Last but not least, you want to consume healthy fats.
The best sort of fat for getting rid of acne is coconut oil. I would get all other oils out of your household. I really even wouldn’t use olive oil in large amounts.
I would use coconut oil for all of your cooking and for almost everything you’re doing. Coconut oil also has antimicrobial properties, which means it’s going to kill off bad bacteria in your body which is going to fight off acne.
So again, remember these top foods. At the beginning, make sure you’re getting healthy fat, fiber and protein in every single one of your meals. What this would look like is for breakfast doing a smoothie where you put in coconut milk, a couple tablespoons of flax meal or flaxseeds or chia, and then getting a good quality source of protein like an organic protein powder, and doing that for breakfast.
You’re getting your fat, your fiber, your protein and that’s going to help fight acne. Now, let’s talk about the best supplements for fighting acne.
Number one is taking a good quality probiotic supplement. Probiotics kill off the bad bacteria in your gut and really also help boost your immune system. Part of acne can be caused by intestinal problems, and 80% of your immune system is located in your gut. So if you can be consuming probiotic rich foods like cultured vegetables, kefir, yogurt, amasi, different products that are higher in probiotics, that’s going to help big time in taking a good quality probiotic supplement.
About 50 billion IUs daily is what you want to look for in a probiotic supplement.
The next supplement that will help big time is Zinc. Where does zinc work? Zinc helps repair your gut lining and naturally boosts your immune system. Taking about 50 milligrams of zinc a day is very effective in fighting acne. The third nutrient and vitamin supplement you want to be getting in your diet to fight acne are antioxidants. I believe the one that is most effective is elderberry.
You can buy elderberry syrup or elderberry extract. Put a tablespoon of that in your smoothie every morning for breakfast that I just mentioned. If you do those three supplements, those are very, very effective at fighting candida. Last thing here, you can even also do one other thing. Consider doing a candida cleanse. That’s basically where for about a week straight you basically get all sugar out of your diet, all grains out of your diet and really consume a diet high in probiotics, high in certain other foods like fiber, but really, this how you should be eating on a daily basis in general.
Last but not least, when you’re using a face wash, go and buy tea tree oil face wash. Tea tree oil is completely natural. It’s an essential oil and it kills off bad bacteria on your skin and moisturizes at the same time.
So go and find a good organic tea tree oil face wash. So what are your four steps again here to get rid of acne forever? Number one, remove sugar from your diet, remove gluten from your diet and most grains, and then get rid of the bad oils like canola oil and vegetable oil. Switch over to healthy oils like coconut oil. So again, those are your food changes. Number two, let’s talk about the foods you must be consuming. You’ve got to get healthy fats like coconut in your diet every day. You need healthy protein like grass fed meat and organic chicken and turkey.
Also, you need to be consuming fiber-rich products. And the last couple of things here, supplement-wise you’ve got to get more probiotics, zinc, antioxidants and tea tree oil face wash. If you do those things, you’re going to fight acne and get rid of it for good. Hey, guys, if you like this video I recommend you subscribe to our weekly YouTube videos, and can’t wait to see you next video..
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