Symptoms, conditions and causes

What is the best way to treat acne?

Horrible problem. We're dealing with this little gland, it's an oil gland called the sebaceous gland. And there's certain things that make the gland produce too much oil. And then all of a sudden it gets it can get infected. It gets red.

People tend to scrub it. They use all sorts of lotions and potions and things like that. But when do we normally get acne problems through puberty? What happens during puberty? We have a spike in androgens.

So there's an androgen connection to this. Androgens increase the sebaceous gland, the oil gland. There's several things that you can help regulate that gland.

Number one is having enough vitamin A. Number two is taking enough omega-3 fatty acids. Number three, taking enough vitamin D. And take a wild guess what food would supply all three of those elements. If you guessed cod liver oil, you were correct. Also zinc is helpful.

And last two important points:

Seed oils can actually really alter your oil glands as well. So you probably have to get those out of your diet.

But also just sugar and reducing insulin. Insulin tends to indirectly increase androgens. In fact, if you look at a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, with women, they many times get acne and they have high androgens.

And that's coming from the insulin aspect. So if you get on the low carb diet, which a lot of kids never get on or teenagers, well, you just might find a huge change. Make sure you take some zinc.

Last updated: Feb 19, 2024 15:40 PM