Symptoms, conditions and causes

Why do I have rough pimply skin?

Rough pimply skin can be irritating and a source of embarrassment. If you try to treat it by scrubbing your skin manually, this can actually damage the skin and will not resolve the cause of the issue. The best way to resolve skin issues is to fix them from the inside out.

Cause #1: Vitamin A deficiency

If you have a vitamin A deficiency it can cause your skin to be rough and pimply. Vitamin A controls and regulates the healthy state of your skin.


  • Consume virgin cod liver oil

  • Consume Kerrygold butter

  • Consume pasture-raised egg yolks

  • Consume more organic food

  • Consume iron

  • Consume omega-3 oil

  • Consume purified bile salts

  • Consume vitamin E

  • Eat more vegetables

  • Avoid alcohol

Cause #2: Vitamin D deficiency

Along with its many other health benefits, vitamin D is very important for healthy skin. It is also responsible for a strong immune system to fight harmful bacteria and viruses, including those affecting your skin.


  • Consume vitamin D3 (at least 10,000 IU / day)

  • Consume virgin cod liver oil

  • Consume omega-3 fatty acids

Cause #3: Low bile

If you have liver or gallbladder problems, your body is not going to have enough bile. Bile is a fluid that helps you break down fats and fat-soluble vitamins that are needed for a healthy skin. If you receive enough nutrients and vitamins from your diet but still have problems with acne, it can be caused by a lack of bile.


  • Consume purified bile salts

  • Before a meal consume the following (they trigger release of bile):

    • apple cider vinegar (1 to 2 teaspoons stirred into about a cup of water)

    • betaine hydrochloride

  • Consume more saturated fats

  • Support your liver and gallbladder

    Other causes:

  • Antibiotics

  • Androgens (hormones)

  • High-carb diet

  • Lack of vitamin B5

  • Stress

Last updated: May 26, 2023 02:12 AM