Growing up, I used to get zits – like any teenager. It seemed impossible to eliminate acne or get rid of pimples.
However, I remember this one time when I got this massive mountain of a pimple on the crease of my nose.
The real problem was that the girl I liked, pointed to it in front of other girls and said “geez Sam, what the hell is that on your nose, that’s disgusting!…” or something like that.
Everyone laughed and I played it cool and kinda laughed as well, but it hurt. It was embarrassing.
I remember going to the drug store the next day and getting like half a dozen “anti-acne” products to put on my face. It was a mess and all it did was then dry out my skin and aggravate things even more.
I tell you this story because, in the end, I did put in a lot of time and effort trying to figure out how to have really good, clean, healthy skin.
After all, your skin is your biggest organ.
Healthy skin means a healthy body.
Healthy skin is also very attractive.
If you’re getting pimples on your body or zits on your face, then that means there’s an imbalance in your body. And as usual, the primary cause is HORMONES!
So today I’m going to quickly give the causes of acne and then, proven solutions.
And trust me, what I’ll share with you today WORKS and it works almost every single time.
Just be patient and you’ll see the results.
Causes Of Acne
First of all, there’s never a “single cause” for anything in the body – acne is no exception to this rule. However, the 5 primary reasons are:
- Hormones – the most important factor.
- Bacteria – these are skin bacteria (hygiene), as well as GUT bacteria, which again – affect hormones.
- Stress (emotional, mental & physical) – this again, affects your hormones.
- Your Diet – yup, affects hormones.
There might be some other causes, such as drugs – but these are the top 5 and most important ones for you to fix.
And just to let you know, the reason you get a pimple is because hair follicles become clogged by a combination of dead skin and oils/sebum from your sebaceous glands.
Now, sometimes a person will say “but I got a zit on my forehead, there’s no hair there”. Yes, there is hair on your forehead. You have hair all over your body. It’s just that in some places it’s large and you can see it and in other places like your forehead, it’s tiny and can only be seen with a magnifying glass.
So, with that said, let’s address each problem and the solutions, so you can have clear skin and feel more confident and attractive.
Genetics plays a role in everything. And yes, some people just don’t have the best of skin genetics.
HOWEVER, that does NOT mean that you can’t have great skin. You just have to make improvements in your lifestyle, with what I’m sharing today – so you can actually turn OFF your “acne-causing genes”.
Yes, many genes can be turned on or off – so, you’re not doomed.
Hormonal Pimple Party
Hormones always play a role in everything.
In the pimple party on your face and body, the primary hormones are:
This is primarily the male hormone, but women have it too.
HOWEVER, testosterone is good. It doesn’t really cause zits. What testosterone CONVERTS to, is the real problem and that’s:
This is a known cause of acne, hair growth on the body, and hair loss on the head. Men have more of this, but women have a higher % of it than men.
A simple way to lower excess amounts of it, WITHOUT negatively affecting your sex drive, is to take Zinc.
Take about 30 mgs daily of Zinc Picolinate or a mixture. This will improve your hormones and reduce pimples.
Then we have estrogen, the REAL problem. In men, high estrogen coupled with high male hormones (testosterone and DHT) is probably the BIGGEST cause of zits in guys. But not so much in women.
So, you want to lower estrogen to a low/normal range. Taking supplements such as DIM and White Button Mushroom extract will help.
Also, avoid soy and other proteins that are not “natural” because they are full of hormones. So, eat fresh, natural, pasture-raised, grass-fed proteins.
In a minute I’ll tell you about more foods to avoid.
Cortisol is your stress hormone. And stress comes in many different forms — mental, emotional, physical, etc. When stress hormones go up, a lot of other hormones go down.
Taking herbs such as Phosphatidylserine, Ashwagandha, and high doses of Vit C will help lower excess cortisol.
Make sure to get enough rest, sunshine, and think positive thoughts. Negative, angry thoughts release a lot of stress hormones the entire day and if you’re sensitive to zits, you’ll get them right away.
Insulin is a hormone and this goes up, in order to lower high blood sugar levels.
This means stay away from junky carbohydrates such as sugars, sodas, bread, pastries and packaged foods.
Oh, and make sure you stay away from DAIRY – it’s one of the worst foods for causing acne. And it’s because it’s very insulinogenic and also full of hormones!
Bacteria is a major cause of pimples as well. You have bacteria on your skin. This means you need to keep your skin CLEAN.
Exfoliate and wash daily. Don’t over-dry your skin either. Use clean, simple, and natural cleansers.
Clean your face with Witch Hazel – it’s super inexpensive and works great. Do this twice daily.
Then you have gut bacteria, which affects everything in your body.
Again, eat healthy foods, take lots of fiber, eat vegetables, and make sure you take pre and probiotics, in addition to caprylic acid – which comes in a pill or just have coconut oil.
I already covered stress. Your MINDSET is so important to your health, including causing pimples.
Make sure you get enough rest. Also, if you’re taking a lot of stimulants, such as caffeine, (yup, that means coffee and energy drinks) then cut them out or reduce them. They burn out your adrenal glands and cause higher stress hormones.
Yes, diet always matters because what you eat or don’t eat, affects your hormones. I’ve already gone through a bunch of suggestions.
One thing I will mention again is that DAIRY is a huge cause of acne. Remove ALL dairy. No milk, no yogurt, definitely no cheese, and read all ingredients – because they put dairy in a lot of things.
By the way, this also means no whey protein. Most protein powders are dairy – not healthy, especially for your skin if you want to not have zits.
Another trick I’ve got for eliminating acne is to take Pantethine (B5) 750 mg with 250 mg of L Carnitine each, three times per day.
Summary – Eliminate Acne Today
I’ve given you a lot of suggestions here because there’s never a “magic bullet”, especially for those that are very sensitive to acne.
Please read this article again, since I covered a lot. Take action on what I’ve suggested, even on a couple of things.
For example, eliminate all dairy, take pre and probiotics, and take Pantethine (B5) 750 mg with 250 mg of L Carnitine three times per day. This is a simple and very effective start.
If you’re a man, make sure you optimize your hormones.
If you’re a woman, you tend to have more fluctuations in stress hormones, which can cause anxiety, panic attacks, even depression. So, make sure you optimize your stress hormones.
Be patient. It takes time. But beautiful, acne-free skin is so worth it.
Plus, all of these suggestions reduce wrinkles too.