Skincare Part 1: Causes and Treatments of Adult Acne


Hi everyone! It’s Dr. Nancy. How are you? You know from time to time I like to use some toothpaste on some of my black
and white heads just to make sure that they
kind of zap it and take it away. Anyone else do that? I know I look ridiculous. I almost look like I can
play connect the dots. I wanted to look up some… we’re talking about acne today and different forms of acne and what makes acne
appear on the skin. And I was like Oh! you
know what would be fun, if I had some acne jokes. Yeah! People love jokes. So, I started looking up acne jokes. They’re mean. I’m like why would anyone
say that to somebody. Connect the dots on your face or… Man, Jeez. Don’t you know that they
make medication for that? I don’t know.
That was me. So, we’re not going
to do any acne jokes because it’s not funny when
things populate on your face and then it becomes… you know you can
hide other stuff but acne that’s pretty serious. Hi everyone! It’s Dr. Nancy. Thank you, guys, for joining me today. We are going to talk
a little bit about, well, you know,
natural homemade toners, things that you can do to make all of these things that
populate on your face go away. That’s right. You know what that means, it means that I’m going to be doing
three-part series on skin health because you asked for it. Somebody asked me, Dr. Nancy
please do something on skin health. Well, here I am. Today we’re going to talk about
a very common skin condition with over three billion dollars spent, three billion dollars spent
every year to address it just in the US alone. That’s right. I’m talking about acne. Acne. Who has active acne right now,
right this minute? Acne. Anytime something populates
on my face I go to my lighting and I’m
like more lighting, more lighting. Then you’re like what acne, I don’t
know what you’re talking about. All right let’s dumb this down. Hi! Bobbie. Hey! Ronald. Good to see you Gary. Aloha! Tom. All right. All right so… That’s right, I am going
to talk about acne today, the most common
skin condition in America. Not just with teens but with little babies
and adults as well. And we are actually seeing
increased number in women. Women also experiencing
a significant increase in the frequency
and intensity of their acne into their 40s and beyond. It’s called adult acne. Ergh! I know. You think you go through all
of the hardships of puberty and then it’s back
from outer space. All right, the acne is back. We’re going to talk about the many
myths and misconceptions about acne, what acne actually is, right. What it causes besides
tears and havoc. And we’re going to explore
how to treat acne breakouts. How to treat acne breakouts
and how not to treat it. What to do, what not to do, including several natural
at home treatments. Do it yourself at home treatments that you can use to treat your
din-din-din! acne issues. I’m also going to show you some
all-natural cleansers and toners that you can make with ingredients that you probably have
in your kitchen right now. They are right there, all right? So wait for it,
wait for it, wait for it. All right. You probably have it
in your kitchen right now including a great anti-inflammatory all-natural turmeric,
honey facial creamer. What?! All right, let’s start by
going inside the numbers. Hey! Dave. Hey! Laurie, good to see you. We’re going to go
inside some numbers with some interesting
stats about acne from the American Academy
of Dermatology. You know what? Before I do that
let’s do some statistics. It is a little bit more fun. All right. What are the worst times
to get a zit or a pimple? What do you think are the worst
times to get a zit or a pimple? You guys like my robe? Pretends the bathroom scene. I’m cleaning my face. If you just logged on, you missed me putting
toothpaste on my face to shrink down the black heads
and the white heads. Did anyone else do
that growing up? It’s like 101. You get zits and pimples and then you run to the bathroom
put toothpaste all over. All right. What do you guys
think are the worst times or the most common
times people get a zit? What are the worst times
to get a pimple or a zit? All right. Just let me know. What are the worst
times to get a zit? All right, if you guessed
before a date, a wedding day, picture day, job interview, running into an ex, that one’s a big one, or prom night, you win, you win. Crazy right? Those are the worst
times to get a zit. Over three billion dollars, like I
said, a year spent on treatment. Hey! Wayne. Treatment on acne and zits
just in the US alone. 80% of adult acne occurs in women. Can you believe that? Women have it, I’m telling you. Women, you think this is easy? I’m just joking. It’s hard, it’s hard to get it all,
keep it all together. All right. That’s right Tom, first date, like that’s the worst time right, you want to be your best
and impress who you’re seeing and then boom and just don’t look anywhere. Don’t look anywhere
but there, right? All right. Who are most likely to get acne? What population? What are the ages of people
who are most likely to get acne? Hmm? What do you guys think? What are the ages? This is kind of a trick question because there’s two groups
of ages that are equally prevalent. So, if you guessed teens you win, but if you didn’t guess
adults ages 19 to 40, that’s a big span, but if you’re 19 to
40 years old and up, it’s actually pretty
common to get it. So, the most most common
is 14 to 18 years old, in teens and 19 to 40 and up years and also babies 0 to 2 years,
they get baby acne. It’s very common as well. And this is because the
hormones secreted by the mom it could actually cause
pimples in babies. Yeah, like baby acne. Has anyone heard of that? And also yeast colonizers on
the skin of the babies as well. So, that could also – it’s a form of inflammation and that can also
cause acne in babies. I thought that was really neat. Okay. This is considered moderate,
moderate acne. You have a case of moderate acne if you have 20-100 white heads
or black heads, 15 to 50 inflamed bumps or 30 to 125 total skin lesions then you’re moderate. Man, I wonder what the
super-duper heavy-duty ones. That’s crazy. All right. A couple more before we head. 96% of people believe that
there is no cure for acne. True or false? 96% of people believe
that there’s no cure for acne. It is just part of life. You just get it.
You just get it. 96% of people believe
that there is no cure for acne. True or false? Yeah, just there’s nothing
that you can do. And then the next question
I am going to ask while I’m waiting for
people to type in – are teens and people
using medications are the groups of people most likely
to get acne, that can raise your risk. There it is. Hey, Wayne. Yes, that is true. 96% of people believe that
there is no cure for acne and actually that’s false because I am going to
go through all of the – you’re going to learn how to best reduce your
risk to get all those bumps. And then teens and people
using medications such as steroids. Yeah, that is true. They are the biggest populations
of people getting acne. All right, let’s start by going into the
numbers with some interesting, more interesting statistics from the
American Academy of Dermatology. I just told you that acne is the most common skin
condition in the United States. It actually affects up to
50 million Americans annually. 95% of all the people
will experience acne at some point of their life. Did you hear that 95%, 95% of all people
will experience acne at some point of their lives? Do you guys experience acne? I got acne really bad, not as a kid because I had really really dry skin. My skin typically is dry, but when I was pregnant, man, I was breaking out everywhere, my back, along my collarbone, just anywhere any – I just was breaking out. I’m like, whoa! this is horrible. And it was painful too. It didn’t just look kind of – it was actually painful. All right. 50% of adult women experience acne. A percentage that
increases during pregnancy. Me. Some moms are, this is so magical. I’m like, no, it’s not for me. Though the whole, yes, growing
a human to me was magical. Okay. Acne can occur at any stage of life and may continue
into your 30s and 40s and even your 50s, even your 50s. Acne occurring in adults
is increasing, affecting 15% of women
over the age of 35. The annual cost associated
with the treatment and lost productivity among those
who sought medical care for acne exceeds 1.4 billion,
but reaches 3 million annually which is crazy. More than 5 million people sought
medical treatment for acne in 2018 alone and yet most sufferers, most acne
sufferers never seek treatment. Okay, so the lost productivity among patients and
caregivers due to acne was nearly $400 million. Crazy! So, what are some
other names for acne? You can put them
into the comments. What are some other names? What are some other names
for acne or things on your face? If you just joined us, I’m going to just
put a little bit more, I think I have one. Oh! you know what?
I have some right here. They always go along the hair line especially when I do hot yoga. That did something, right? It did something. All right. Some other names for acne. Acne, zits, pimples,
blackheads, whiteheads. Whatever you want to call them. These are breakouts and they are just about
one of the most annoying, annoying especially if you love
to get photographed, right? Breaking out, yeah. These are one of the most
annoying skin conditions that we have to
deal with as people, as 95 % of us, right? And I think it’s safe to say whether as a teen or a little baby, so cute baby or even now as an adult
that we’ve all been there. High five to that. Us too. Me too.
We’ve all been there. Currently an increasing
percentage of our population has experienced adult onset acne. So, we’re going to really
focus on that today. Adult onset acne. And the fact that we are seeing more
and more cases of acne in adult men and especially adult women, directly correlates with an
increase that we were seeing in people experience
chronic inflammation. There’s a direct positive correlation, acne, adult acne,
and chronic inflammation and also hormone imbalances, allergies, food sensitivity issues, and a number of
autoimmune diseases as well including lupus, celiacs, thyroid conditions,
and rheumatoid arthritis. So, there’s a positive
correlation there. Our skin is a reflection
of our overall health. Right? Our skin is a reflection
of our overall health which is why clear healthy skin
often results from proper care, proper hydration and eating
a nutrient dense diet. Okay? In other words,
it rarely happens by accident. Did you hear that? Acne rarely happens by accident and on the other hand
constant breakouts, like Dana said, breaking out, constant breakouts and frequent acne can also be a sign of
a more serious health issue resulting from inflammation. It results from poor nutrition or even the results of an
underlying autoimmune disease or hormone imbalance. So, if you constantly get
these different whiteheads and blackheads and pimples
and zits and acne, and you’re breaking out all over
the place not just your face, it might be a result of a positive
autoimmune disease or hormone imbalance
going on in yourself. So, we know that nearly everyone, right? Statistically everyone is
going to deal with pimples or acne or blemishes
at one point or the other. Okay, so let’s now
take a closer look of the most common causes and also the best ways for how
to naturally get rid of the acne. Let’s get rid of it, right? Get rid of it. So, acne or acne vulgaris
is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles
on your skin become clogged, clogged, think of a sink, it just becomes clogged
with oil and dead skin. Yuck! It often causes whiteheads,
blackheads or pimples and usually appears on
the face, the forehead, the chest, the upper back
and the shoulders. So, we are all on the same page. I hope none of you are watching this
and eating something right now. If you are… that was the disclaimer, not going to show you
any gruesome pictures but I’m going to be talking
about some liquids and stuff. All right? Some stuff. All right. A whitehead is a – What is a whitehead? Does anyone know what a whitehead is? We’re going to talk about
whitehead, blackheads, purpleheads. Whitehead. A whitehead. It’s a pore that gets
clogged and closes but sticks out of the skin and this appears to be hard
and whitish bumps. I usually get them. I don’t know if you can see them. I think I’ve cleared them all, but I usually get them
right there, right there like right underneath the eyes. That’s where I get my
white heads but yeah… So, pretty much
the white head is the pore that gets clogged and closes but sticks out of the skin. So, here’s the skin, it closes, it’s totally closed, it sticks out of the skin and these appear
as hard whitish bumps. And I feel I find like they’re
the hardest to get rid of. Right? Because you’ve got
to pierce your skin, you got to dig it out. So, anyway. This is why I’m like don’t eat your
lunch or breakfast right now. Just wait. Wait until
the show is over. The blackhead. Now, blackheads. Blackheads. Blackheads is the next thing
we’re going to talk about. Blackheads is the pore
that gets clogged. Okay? It gets clogged
but then it stays open. So, it’s kind of open and these appear as tiny
dark spots on the skin surface. Like a lot of times they’re
are right on the nose, they’re right on the nose and if you get those
hotel magnifying – I stay away from those
because then I’m like… Yeah, I stay away from those. But if you ever
have one of those and you have a magnifying glass you can see all the blackheads
right on the nose, usually typically that’s
where people get them. All right. So, these appear as tiny
dark spots on the skin surface. A pimple on the other hand, a pimple is a pore whose
walls open and it allows, it’s like come on in, it allows the oil, the bacteria,
the dead skin. It’s like a magnet. And it allows all that gunk to
get stuck underneath the skin. It gets stuck right
underneath the skin. And these appear as red
bumps that they hurt, right? They hurt to the touch. They’re very sensitive. They appear as red bumps that sometimes have
pus-filled white tops. And that is the body’s natural
reaction to the bacteria. Yeah. Me. Me too. Most of pimples,
whiteheads and blackheads or breakouts caused by acne are a result of one
or two types of acne. What are those, you guys think? All right. What are those? So, we talked about pimples. We talked about blackheads and we talked about whiteheads. So, now we are talking
about most pimples, whiteheads, blackheads
or breakouts caused by acne are a result of one
or two types of acne and they are non-inflammatory acne or you guessed it,
inflammatory acne. Those are the two types that
we’re going to talk about. In addition, acne is often characterized
by mild, medium, or severe. Mild, medium, or severe. Thanks Brad. And dermatologists will
often classify the condition as grade 1, 2, 3, or 4 acne. All right? Acne is often characterized
by mild, medium, or severe and dermatologists will
often classify conditions as a grade 1, 2, 3, or 4. All right. Noninflammatory acne is the
most common form of acne. Noninflammatory acne most
common form of acne and most often characterized
by the breakouts we most commonly associate with acne, the aforementioned pimples,
whiteheads and blackheads. Now inflammatory acne
on the other hand, let me get this card for you, inflammatory acne on the other hand is a breakout that occurs as a
result of an infection by bacteria. It is a result of an
infection by bacteria. If you have blemishes that are
red, swollen, or painful, Oh! I’m sorry I feel you. You are experiencing
inflammatory acne. Depending on the type
and severity of symptoms, acne is often classified by doctors
and dermatologists as grade 1, if it causes mild whiteheads,
blackheads and small pimples that are not inflamed. Grade 2, moderate acne. We talked about moderate, right? Moderate acne that
causes frequent breakouts characterized by small
raised tender bumps. I usually get right here. Tender bumps on
the skin called papules and often accompanied by pus-filled
blisters known as pustules, P-U-S-T-U-L-E-S. All right? Grade 3, large amount of inflammation. Numerous papules
and pustules and nodules. I feel like I’m speaking French. All right. So, that’s grade 3. And grade 4, the most
severe form of acne causing many nodules and cysts
and pustules and papules, that often appear on the face,
the back, the chest and your neck. All right. You can resume eating
your lunch now. What are some common
causes that contribute to acne? These are common causes
that contribute to acne. Acne results from clogged pores. However, there are a number of factors
that contribute to developing acne. Now, there are a number of contributing
factors that contribute to acne. These are common causes. Bacterial infections hormone fluctuations or imbalances, a poor diet such as the
SAD – Standard American Diet that includes lots of processed foods, refried – I always say refried, it’s refine, refine, refine yourself, refined grains, sugar
and unhealthy fats. High amounts of stress. Right? The before a date, wedding day, picture day,
job interview, running into an ex, prom night. Yeah. High mental stress there. Depression or anxiety, a lack of sleep, another common cause, genetics, smoking and other causes of inflammation
that we didn’t talk about. All right. How does acne actually develop? Answer me that. Riddle me that. How does acne actually develop? To understand exactly how
acne actually develops it helps, it helps me to first understand a little bit more about
your skin, your dermis. Okay? You have to understand
a little bit more. The skin surface is covered
in small holes or pores that connect to oil glands. Here’s your pore, connects to an oil gland or subcutaneous gland
underneath the skin, underneath beneath the skin and your oil glands are constantly
producing an oily liquid called sebum. S-E-B-U-M. Sebum The fat, the oil is – in fact the oil is sent up from your
oil glands through your hair follicles and this oil is actually
responsible for helping to rid the body of
dead skin cells by carrying them through the
follicle to the surface of the skin. I know. Right? Puke face. All right. All inflammatory acne breakouts, whether it mild or severe, start off as a tiny pore blockage that are so small that they
cannot be seen by the naked eye. However, over time, this tiny little blockage is morphed into the
painful inflamed blemish, I don’t even like that word, blemish we know as dun dun dun – Acne. Acne. All right. Here’s how. This tiny blockage plugs
the opening of a pore, this tiny little blockage that occurs
plugs the opening of a pore, plugs but oil still continues
to fill up the pore because this process
is still continuing and actually it starts
to engorge it with oil. It starts to engorge it with oil which is just a natural
breeding ground for, you guessed it, bacteria. Got to take a shower now! Over time the clog puts so much
pressure on the walls of the pore that the wall breaks. It spills the oil and bacteria
into your skin and as you can imagine
your skin responds to an invasion of oil and bacteria with an immune response
releasing white blood cells to help remove and
neutralize the bacteria and this causes redness,
swelling, and irritation which eventually turns into that
inflamed pimple or patch of pimples you see on your skin. All right, all right. Now we know how it develops. Now we know.
Oh! now we know. Now, we’re going to go into natural
ways to treat and prevent your acne. Well, 95% of people don’t think
that there is a natural way to treat but is there a natural way
to treat and prevent acne? That is a really good question and thankfully,
thankfully the answer is yes. There are many natural effective ways
for you to treat your acne including – All right, here’s what not to do. Never do this. Hold your breath and get
real close and start popping. Never pop or pick
at your blemishes. Don’t take the tweezer or a toothpick or whatever other gadgets you have, the pimple popper gadget thingy. Floss. I don’t know. Don’t do it. Never pop or pick your blemishes. It’s tempting. I know. Especially if you have
trichotillomania, where you love to tweeze and yeah, don’t, just leave it alone,
walk away from the mirror. Don’t look. It’s tempting, I know, but popping or squeezing a pimple will not necessarily
get rid of the problem. Squeezing actually pushes bacteria
and pus deeper in to the skin. You’re pushing it. Think of like a volcano. You’re pushing it back,
the magma back into the earth but it wants to come out, right? So, squeezing actually pushes the
bacterium and pus deeper into the skin which often results in more
irritation, swelling, and redness. So, squeezing also can lead to scabs. You don’t want that, causes of permanent
fixation on your skin. You don’t want to do that. It could lead to a scab and might leave you with permanent
pits or scarring on your skin. So, don’t do that.
Don’t pick or pop. Okay? Deal? Deal. All right. Cool it off with ice. Brought my thing of ice for effect. We come out in numbers. I’m like I could just
use one ice cube but then they wouldn’t really get it. All right. Try putting an ice cube directly on
the breakout for several seconds. So, here’s an ice cube,
you just put it right there instead and forget it and you just put it on
for several seconds to constrict the small blood vessels
feeding the painful blemish. The ice helps immediately decrease the size and redness
of the offending acne. All right. Did you do it? You do it. I kind of – I don’t wish but I kind of wish
that I had something for – I just literally put that
ice cube back in there. I am going to have to
throw that all out. Don’t worry, Inspector 29789, I’m going to dump that
out after I find my hairnet. Don’t worry. Okay. Wash your towels and pillowcases. So, if you have a towel
that you’re always using, you want to wash that and you want to wash it off
in your pillowcases. Who is changing their
pillowcases every single week? Wash them weekly. Don’t be lazy.
Do that. Some people have very sensitive
skin that is easily irritated and we often fail to
consider how everyday items like towels and wash cloths,
even our pillowcases are contributing to
skin irritation and acne. I recommend reducing
your chances of irritation and breakouts on your face by washing your towels and linens with all natural,
unscented laundry detergent. Avoid the bleach and strong
chemical-based detergents. All right. You also want to make sure that you are washing these items
on a regular basis, right? I said every single week. But you could do it more than that
if you’re a pillow face sleeper. I don’t use pillows, so my head really never
hits the pillow But towels, yes, I do use towels Especially your pillow cases,
you got to wash them. Okay? So, it will help to
avoid spreading bacteria and cause further irritation which can make acne
breakouts even worse. All right. You want to use an
all-natural face cleaner, face cleanser,
however you want to call it, obviously washing your face
every single day is important, especially if you’re working
out and things like that, it removes the bacteria, the dead skin and excess
oil from your skin. However, don’t overdo it. There’s natural oils on your skin. There’s a pH. You don’t want to overdo it
and keep stripping it. All right? Washing your face in the morning
and before bed is enough and after you workout
that’s good too. Washing your face too often, that can actually do much more
harm than not washing it enough. All right? So, make sure you are using
warm water, not hot water, and always use a soft cloth or your hand, this is very soft,
this is Bamboo or your hands and avoid scrubbing. There’s a lot of those exfoliation
tools out there that clears – all of these other gadgets that actually provide
you more exfoliation, but doing that too
much is actually bad. That equates to scrubbing too hard. I only use natural cleansers too. Lot of times I only just use soap but ones that do not foam up. You don’t want that foamy action because that’s actually more
likely not a lot of chemicals. So, here, let me show you how
to make one of my favorites. It is an all-natural face cleanser. Boom! All-natural face cleaner and I’m going to use turmeric, honey, and a couple of wonderful stuff to wash my face for
a clear healthy skin. All right, so I’m going to tell
you what the ingredients are and then you can take note of it. But we can always copy and let you know
exactly what the recipe is in the comments after the show. So, right now, we have a – I am going to use this cup. I am going to go here,
so make some room. Make way for the
all-natural purpose cleaner. Okay. So, right now we have
two teaspoons of coconut oil and you want to melt this. But I want to just show
you what it looks like while we’re making it. All right. So, literally going to take this
and do two tablespoons, not teaspoons, tablespoons. So, I’m going to eyeball it and it’s kind of looks
like this. All right? All right. I am going
to put that in there. And two tablespoons of honey. I like to use raw honey. Can somebody actually
write this down? That would be really helpful for
people just joining on and half the way. Somebody just write down
two tablespoons of coconut oil, two tablespoons of honey. Right, okay. Half teaspoon of turmeric powder. Half teaspoon of turmeric powder… This is what turmeric
powder looks like. I’m like the Italian Grandma.
I don’t need a cook. I don’t need measuring cups. I eyeball it. All right. One tablespoon of
apple cider vinegar. Fifteen drops of your essential oil. I love tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is my favorite. Tea tree oil is very very medicinal. It’s really good for skin
irritations like pimples. All right. I just had a plume of turmeric. So, you’re going to just
mix all of these ingredients and when you start off
with these ingredients and they are at room temperature, it’s much easier to mix. So, pretty much I would just
heat this up just a little bit so they all mix together. But you’re going to basically mix
all of these ingredients together until well combined and you’re going to pour
it into a bottle or a jar and store in a cool place and then you use it as you need. All right? Smells lovely. Let me tell you what it smells like. It smells medicinal. It smells like it’s going to work. So, basically what you do, you just put it on. So, wherever the pimples are. It’s like magic. Who is going to
make this at home? Hmm-mm!
Smells like it’s going to work. All right. At least it’s not toxic. Could always be worse. At least it’s not toxic. All right. Oh! the show. Carol just joined us. If you just joined us, the show is on acne, skin issues,
blemishes, whiteheads, pimples and natural ways
to get rid of them. That’s what we’re talking about. And if you had just joined us then you can definitely replay to make sure that you
don’t miss anything. All right. So, I gently apply that
cleanser onto my face and I wash it away
with warm water and I blot dry
with a clean towel or I use really a
paper napkin too. Sometimes I do that and it just takes down any
of the harmful bacteria to my skin if that is a risk. All right. You can also spot treat
with tea tree oil. Does anyone use tea tree oil? I know, a couple of people
said, Tea tree oil, that’s my jam. They didn’t say that
but I’m interpreting. Yeah, tea tree oil,
it’s also called melaleuca. That’s so scientific. But melaleuca is very medicinal, is very very good for skin,
acne skin, blemishes, problems,
stuff like that, things up for the skin. Really, really great as an overall
general toner to the face as well. Tea tree oil is an essential oil,
if you are new to it, or melaleuca and it is known for its ability
to fight bacterial infections or bacterial inflammation and reduce skin redness
and inflammation. So, how you would
actually make a toner, it would be wonderful if you can
take 10 ounces of clear water and then 10 drops
of tea tree oil and then you just put
that with that together, you shake it up
and then use a cotton ball and you can kind of
wipe your face as a toner. Several studies actually show that
applying tea tree oil to your skin effectively reduces acne and in fact the antibacterial
and anti-inflammatory properties of the melaleuca,
of the tea tree oil have been very effective, more effective than
treating with much more potent and chemical-based facial cleansers. So, that’s wonderful and as an extra bonus, using tea tree oil also results
in fewer adverse effects from dryness and irritation
and burning, especially compared to
benzoyl peroxide. Right? And I just love how it smells. It does smell actually much
better than what I just made, but it’s okay. Tea tree is very potent, so you really need to dilute
it just like I said before. Right? You want to dilute it. One part tea tree oil
to 10 parts of water. All right. Treat and prevent acne from
the inside out is my next step. By what? Oh! yes. I said it. Yes, I said it. Follow my anti-inflammatory diet plan. Does anyone out there want to guess the
biggest internal contributor to acne? What is the biggest internal
contributor to acne? If you guessed, inflammation,
then you are right. Shocking, right? Yes. Eat an all-natural organic
anti-inflammatory diet. What you eat not only
affects the internal health, it also affects the
health of your skin, of the thing that people
see the most of, your skin. When it comes to eating healing foods, acne is no different than
most other health conditions. Eating too much of
the wrong foods, well, and too little of
the right foods. You got it. It has a really profound
impact on your health, of your skin including increasing your
chances of acne and breakouts. So, eating an unhealthy
or Western diet, Western diet, high in
simple carbohydrates, dairy, gluten, sugar, unhealthy fats,
and processed foods and Dave still on here
that means eating bacon. It’s going to result in
inflammation of the skin and also stimulates an
overproduction of hormones which also increases
production of oil and then that results in
increased risk of acne. So, that’s why I recommend
a diet rich – I do. That’s why I recommend a diet rich in natural organic
anti-inflammatory foods as a natural way
to address your acne, chronic inflammation affects
the neurotransmitters and hormones responsible for controlling
the amount of oil produced by your skin’s
subcutaneous glands. All right? Underneath your skin, remember,
the glands underneath your skin. So, inflammatory fighting foods especially those that are organic
and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and
natural compounds are essential, they are essential to supporting
the health of your skin. Remember my health equation, my daily affirmation, my goal for you every single day which is less inflammation in plus more inflammation out is a healthier and a happier you. I recommend that you look at
my anti-inflammatory eating guide and my eating plan as part of a balance and natural
approach to preventing acne. So, what are some foods that you want to make sure
that you’re eating if you have not? If you’re one of the very few that
have not downloaded my e-guide. Wild caught fatty fish like
salmon, mackerel and tuna. Organic grass-fed lean meats, organic dark leafy greens, my favorites like spinach,
kale, Swiss chard, organic vegetables,
organic foods, probiotics. There is a strong
connection by the way, a really strong connection between
the gut health and immune health and then the skin health. All three, all together. Make sure that you eat
your fermented veggies, your kimchi, your misos, and drink your kombucha, because it’s not just trendy,
it’s good for you. Not a lot though,
just half of a serving a day. Plenty of healthy fats including
coconut oil, olive oil and tons of avocados, I had to sing that one. Beans specifically, specially black
beans, kidney beans, and chickpeas, walnuts, and almonds,
and Brazil nuts, flax seeds, Chia seeds,
hemp seeds and pumpkins seeds and refined whole grains
like quinoa. All right. Help me out. What all natural healthy food
for skin health am I leaving out? What did I leave out? What did I leave out?! Do I even have it? I don’t even have it. I don’t even have it! All right. So, if I took all of this ice
and I melted it, it would yield the healthiest thing
which is water, water, water, tons of water to flush out toxins and keep your skin hydrated. Tons of filtered clean water
not tap water. All right. All right. I want – Also I would like for you
to supplement with curcumin that National Institute of Health,
the NIH has found that long
term use of curcumin as an inflammation-fighting agent is an effective way to treat, yeah, to treat a number
of different health conditions. In addition to being
known as an antioxidant, an effective way
to fight inflammation curcumin which is found in turmeric also has documented anti…

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