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4 Secrets to Get Rid of Acne Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe

August 19, 2019

Hey, guys, Dr. Axe here from 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
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  • Reply tea& she May 10, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    In result
    Cut sugar
    Eat healthy protein ,grains and oils
    Take foods with fiber
    Take probiotics
    Tea tree oil face wash

  • Reply Madeline Ingram May 11, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I am struggling with hormonal acne. The only thing that has helped me was cleaing up my diet. I eat eggs with unsweetened almond milk, pink salt, and olive oil for breakfast, sometimes with meat, and for lunch and dinner I eat meat eith onions and garlic and veggies. Specifically, carrots and green beans, avocado, and a couple of others. All organic. Like the video said I may switch to coconut oil and coconut milk. This video is so spot on! Will save a lot of people a trip to the dermatologist!

  • Reply Somesh Dorjee May 12, 2019 at 4:23 am

    How prevent severe acne naturally sir

  • Reply J. P. May 12, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    What about Implementing a Cheatday per Week, where you are allowed to eat some Chocolate ?

  • Reply KevinProNOW May 13, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Coconut oil causes ACNE in a lot of people!

  • Reply KamiCB May 15, 2019 at 1:37 am

    am i the only one who does all these things and still get bad acne? lol

  • Reply MONSANT May 15, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    In the mean time, the other person with flawless skin eating sugar normally. Get rid of sugar is impossible 🙄🙄

  • Reply Saad Khan May 16, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I just bought australian teatree oil exfoliating facewash. Hope for best results . Will share my results with you guys. Keep in touch.

  • Reply Claudia Vellary May 17, 2019 at 9:11 am

    avoid sugar, dairy, and bad oil. based on my experience ! actually works

  • Reply Shanti Winklaar May 17, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Coconut oil gave me the most painful acne i have ever had in my life and huge scars but they are gone now because of lemon oil

  • Reply aswin suresh May 18, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Wish my face is fullycleared 🙁

  • Reply borg386 May 18, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Can you deep fry with coconut oil?

  • Reply Arvin Villena May 18, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Grain is basically the most common food here in my country also sugar and sugar canes so… Hehe

  • Reply Katrina Kaye May 19, 2019 at 7:39 am

    I don't know why but tea tree oil doesn't work for me, it just makes it worse.

  • Reply Strangeblog May 21, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Hello Doctor thank you for sharing this video, I will try this for one month and I will Tell if my acne gets better,! Also I will start washing my face with rice water, because I have oily skin.

  • Reply Belakor Saeins May 21, 2019 at 12:55 pm


  • Reply swiftbear May 23, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    How does one avoid sugar and gluten / gains, I mean that's 90% of all food it seems…

  • Reply Randøm Nékō May 25, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Soooo I'm a teenager and I'm of course at my growing stage so should I remove sugar from my diet coz like won't it affect my growth or anything of the sort…

  • Reply Khadija Akter Bristy May 27, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Actually i had no acne before I'm feeling like cry watching 4 hole spot on my face what to do now for chickenpox hole???anyone suggest me plzzz…

  • Reply Jessica Williams May 28, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    That is going to be hard because not everyone in my family likes coconut. The smell of coconut oil is kind of strong. That is why I used olive oil, it's smell is not as strong.

  • Reply Boots Armstrong June 1, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    When I was in my late teens early twenties I had a mild case of acne so I went to the dermatologist who gave me 2 creams to apply to my face. One for morning, one for night. They did clear up my face. The doctor told me diet had nothing to do with skin conditions. I then started eating really healthy to get more definition on my stomach and that's when I noticed my skin improved even more. Then I realized drs. don't know everything.

  • Reply claudia stuut June 4, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Wait Seriously getting rid of sugar 😱😭 gosh i hate my life 🤣

  • Reply TheArtisticBen June 4, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I had huge cystic acne back then. I tried almost everything, sleeping early, avoiding stress, washing my face, tried a lot of treatment, but still didn't go away, until I change my diet. I cut down on rice, sugar, stop drinking milk, avoided dairy products, then my skin cleared up after.

  • Reply Rain June 4, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    remove sugar, gluten and reduce grain
    Must eat healthy fats and protein whole chicken

  • Reply Healthy Living Site June 6, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Drink lots of water, sleep at least 8 hours, avoid stressors, eat balance diet, avoid synthetic sugars, avoid bad fatty foods. Treating an acne: damp a hot towel for 10 minutes 3x a day and put tea tree oil after.

  • Reply IdolEyes84 June 6, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Take supplements




  • Reply Leonardo Cabrera June 7, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Im starving ever since i changed my diet kinda sucks honestly

  • Reply Krystian Chalupczak June 7, 2019 at 2:30 am

    I actually have started a new workout routine and with the workout routine, I have started a meal plan. What Dr. Axe is talking about in the video, I incorporated without knowing these things help fight acne and I 100% agree with him because my acne has cleared up very well!

  • Reply Jerry Geral Network June 9, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    thank you for the information.

  • Reply Ljiljana Meter June 14, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    I thaught you are grate until you said to eat meet.😔

  • Reply Neo J. Ssk June 14, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    I stop watching this video as he Says “ Definitely get rid of Sugar”

    Wtf does not have sugar out there lol!

  • Reply Neo J. Ssk June 14, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    When u stand in front of that vending machine at your job… and realize how fuckup you are now lol

  • Reply Nandanie Archer June 14, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    What about dandruff????

  • Reply TheWanderer June 15, 2019 at 3:25 am

    If I drink lactose free milk will it affect my skin still?

  • Reply armouredcat23 June 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    just drank a mountain dew while watching this

  • Reply Yasmin Kasim June 16, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    1. Remove sugar remove gluten
    Remove canola oil and vegetable oil
    2. Consume coconut
    Grass fed meat
    3. Probiotics zinc antioxidants
    Tea tree oil

  • Reply Debra Charles June 17, 2019 at 4:02 am

    I think hormones and gut health with pre and probiotics are the main thing.

  • Reply Sara Fayyaz June 17, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Plz tell me acne scars solution?

  • Reply Sienna Robinson June 19, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Me slowly putting my chips away

  • Reply the lord June 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Anyone watching this eating mangos😂I'm only one💃

  • Reply iLetit Fly 5 June 20, 2019 at 3:23 am

    What is fluorinated water exactly?

  • Reply Alice Maria June 21, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Me getting rid of my ex

  • Reply emran soltanzoy June 21, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    What if we eat tea tree face wash ? 🤔

  • Reply Yeti Arbiz June 22, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Replace olive oil with coconut oil? No, thank you. Coconut oil is good and all but it is in VERY high saturated fat and must not be consumed in large amounts. Olive oil is still healthier

  • Reply M E June 22, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    I have no problem not eating sugar, but without grains I'd pretty much starve? I've been underweight all my life and I tried eating less grains yesterday and I know i didn't get enough calories because today I've been feeling weak AF and dizzy. Don't tell me it's a cleanse because I'm skinny and underweight I'm not exactly an unhealthy obese person.

  • Reply Adnan Alshimary June 22, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks alot from iraq.

  • Reply Marie Rose Antionette June 23, 2019 at 3:09 am

    All I had to do was a parasite cleanse and drink medical mediums 16 oz celery juice 🥤

  • Reply It's me Jm Sabio June 23, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Me and my addiction to sugary foods

  • Reply A. A. June 24, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Did you really just say limit your fruits?

  • Reply Anusha Pani June 25, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    what form of zinc supplement must i get for acne?

  • Reply Ankit Sharma June 25, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    What about cold-pressed sesame seed oil for cooking?

  • Reply White Angel June 26, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Thanks thanks thanks.

  • Reply Kenza Aust June 26, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    No sugar , No gluten , No fruits Is this a military diet or something Maybe No breathing too

  • Reply Josephin Mercy June 26, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Somebody please tell me … in 7.12 he is saying either "go and buy tea tree oil facewash" or "don't buy tea tree oil facewash"????

  • Reply فاطمة الزهراء June 27, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Thank you soooooooo much❤you are the best

  • Reply Evelyn Gunawan June 28, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Is it okay if I drink kefir thats made out of pasteurized cow milk?

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  • Reply Lexie July 4, 2019 at 1:34 am

    I stop drinking pop for 1 year and my skin is smooth and clear. Now i need to stop eating fast food and start eat whole foods then ill be my goal weight.

  • Reply Thomas Tana July 5, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I'm actually looking at the bottles on the wall. I mean that's a nice house makeover.

  • Reply Alex July 7, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Dairy products cause a lot of skin issues.

  • Reply Ramakrishna L July 7, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    I'm already using coconut oil

  • Reply Claudia Arzillo July 9, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Is fruit okay to keep? Or all sugar in general?

  • Reply Kimbo Lee July 11, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    What a load of crap

  • Reply Olive Faye July 13, 2019 at 4:28 am

    This will obviously help you lose weight too🙌🏼

  • Reply Flexis Yt July 13, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    😭😭😭i got acne2 years but not so bad and im too stupid i almost clear and then i eat alot sugar then rip ..😭

  • Reply Wissam Boukaili July 14, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Acne: you will never get rid of me !
    Me :let's check out by following those tips .

  • Reply Fik Desta July 14, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Is this video about acne or food supplements?

  • Reply Arainea CuteBrownNurse July 15, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Dairy , for me KILLS MY SKIN

  • Reply Tatiana July 17, 2019 at 2:49 am

    No I am not agreeing with coconut oil . Coconut oil it’s most comedic oil in the world . With tea tree oil you will kill all good bacteria on the skin it’s must be only spots treatment and never have in face wash that will make your skin dry and causing blockage

  • Reply Omid Films July 18, 2019 at 8:18 am

    This is 100% correct it works on mrsa as well.

  • Reply SayedZabiullah Sadat July 18, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    I don't use sugar , but I have always Akne ,unfortunately my Akne leave Scars I don't know what should I do?

  • Reply Heidi Hughes July 19, 2019 at 9:38 am

    So I’ve been doing basically a Keto Cleanse for a month now – only consuming healthy fats, proteins, practically zero sugars, and under 25 grams of carbs. And the eczema on my hands is still there………

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  • Reply Phillip Loco July 25, 2019 at 3:45 am

    For clear skin I eat Kale Avocados Spinach Bitter Melon Fennel. I drink Green tea & cinnamon. and drink loads of water . and I eat prunes & flaxseed oil every day.

  • Reply nobody July 25, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    can I eat fruit if I have cystic acne lol serious question I'm willing to FAST

  • Reply Kpop Fashion July 26, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    tea tree oil face wash is too harsh and causes dryness

  • Reply mikty TV July 27, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Where are you from?

  • Reply Meandme July 28, 2019 at 10:56 am

    I eat healthy, I do intermitent fasting, I exercise and I have a bad skin. And my husband is a smoker, eats junk food, fries and drinks pop and has a flawless skin.

  • Reply Milena Liñan July 29, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Porfi quiero subtitulo en español!! Se lo agradecería mucho.

  • Reply Cherry IU July 30, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Thank u for posting this video…

  • Reply Senvichet Heng July 31, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    How long do u need to do this?

  • Reply Nexus Gaming August 1, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    How i can transelate it in hindi

  • Reply Nisha Sabira August 1, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Oh god! The hottest doctor ever!

  • Reply Nia Hughes August 2, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Are their probiotics that don't contain lactose as I'm intolerant to it. I keep getting recurrent boils even with lowering sugar and what intake and I'm dairy free

  • Reply Katie Smith August 2, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Ye but you need sugar low blood pressure is bad for you

  • Reply Durga poudel August 2, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    And this is based on my friends experience, don’t drink soda, replace soda with water. NO SODA!

  • Reply Toby Jin August 3, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    5:09 Can almond milk be a replacement of coconut milk?

  • Reply Spaide man August 5, 2019 at 10:57 am

    u meant 'GMO' gluten cause intestine inflammation. French ate wheat flour for centuries without problem.

  • Reply pickle rick August 5, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Goodbye chocolates you will be missed

  • Reply Claire Holmes August 7, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    How do you feel about coconut sugar? Like in the HU chocolate bars? Also about chocolate in general? Is chocolate okay if it is sugar free?

  • Reply Claire Holmes August 7, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    How long does it usually take?

  • Reply Petrus Black August 8, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Gluten only causes significant inflammation in those with celiac disease, trying to remove it from your diet altogether can cause you to remove essential nutrients from your diet

  • Reply Stacie Marecos August 9, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    And what about brown sugar?

  • Reply Brazy edits シ August 9, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    So going on a kieto diet?

  • Reply ReceBaby August 12, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    So basically do the keto diet

  • Reply stephnie shack August 18, 2019 at 7:01 am

    What exactly is Fopobiacne Secrets? How does this thing really work? I notice many people keep on talking about this popular acne remedy.

  • Reply its yo bro aidan August 19, 2019 at 4:03 am

    wait your telling me fruit causes acne

  • Reply lashawnda zerlina August 19, 2019 at 6:53 am

    What are some ways to cure your acne naturally? I read lots of great opinions on the net about how exactly Fopobiacne Secrets can assist you cure your acne naturally. Has anyone tried this popular acne remedy?

  • Reply ginette murray August 19, 2019 at 8:25 am

    What are some ways to break free from your acne? I read lots of great reviews on the internet about how Fopobiacne Secrets will help you get rid of your acne problem. Has anybody tried this popular natural acne treatment?

  • Reply brett hardisty August 19, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Its still amaze me just how many people don't know about Fopobiacne Secrets even though lots of people cure their acne naturally using it. Thanks to my personal pal who told me about this. I've break free from acne.

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