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I have really bad acne. Will keto help me with this?

Yes. The Healthy Keto® diet is one of the best things you could do to help your acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other skin issues.

Usually acne is a high-androgenic situation. Androgens are male hormones that women also have, just not in quantities as high as men have. Androgens can create and regulate oil levels in the skin.

Too much oil in the skin can create acne. Your androgens can be high, especially in your teenage years, because that is the period of major hormonal changes in the body.

Insulin is one of the triggers that makes too many androgens. This is because insulin is an anabolic hormone, which means it makes things grow.

Additionally, cortisol is a stress hormone that can also increase insulin, leading to increased androgens. Some people experience skin issues or acne when they go through stress.

The combination of keto and intermittent fasting (IF) is a powerful thing that will greatly lower your insulin. On keto without IF some people can continue to create acne because ketosis does not necessarily include omitting snacks between meals, and snacking tends to raise insulin. IF with keto cuts down the insulin.

Last updated: Mar 26, 2023 23:52 PM