Symptoms, conditions and causes

What's the vitamin deficiency behind acne?

The oil glands are called sebaceous glands—they make oil or sebum. Usually, the sebaceous glands are inflamed, enlarged, and producing too much oil. Typically, bacteria are also involved, affecting the immune system and creating more inflammation.

One of the biggest causes of acne is a shift in hormones. But, a high-carb diet and frequent eating can also cause acne. It’s essential to get on a low-carb diet and do intermittent fasting to help get rid of acne fast.

Another one of the top acne causes is a deficiency in vitamin D. Vitamin D can regulate bacteria involved in acne—it’s a potent antibacterial. If you're deficient in vitamin D, you won’t be able to control acne-causing microbes.

Vitamin D also supports the sebaceous glands to help reduce swelling of the glands and oil production.

The best natural remedies for acne:

1. Take vitamin D3 (20,000 IU)

2. Get on the Healthy Keto® diet

3. Do intermittent fasting

4. Stop scrubbing your skin

5. Consume cod liver oil

6. Consume fatty fish

Last updated: Dec 25, 2023 15:30 PM