4 Secrets to Get Rid of Acne Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe


Hey, guys, Dr. Axe here from Today
I’m going to share with you my four secrets to get rid of acne forever. I’ll tell you,
this is probably going to be the most effective acne treatment plan you will ever hear in
your life. I’m going to break down top foods to get rid of acne, the top supplements to
get rid of acne, the top face wash. Also, the top foods you must get out of your diet
immediately if you want to get rid of your acne for good. One of the main causes of acne today is the
buildup of bad bacteria, yeast and candida in your gut and digestive tract. So if we’re
going to cure candida forever, if we’re going to cure acne forever, there are a few things
that you must do. Let me also say this. What are some of the causes of this? You may say
to yourself, “I don’t know what caused my acne. I don’t know what necessarily caused
bad bacteria to grow on my body,” which again is a major causative factor. I can tell you
this right now. If you have been exposed to or taken antibiotic drugs in the past that
can be a major causative factor. If you’ve taken birth control pills, if you’ve drank
chlorinated and fluorinated water, if you’ve consumed too much sugar, all of these things
can increase the growth of bad bacteria, yeast and candida within your body. So let’s talk about our number one secret
for getting rid of acne for good. Remove these three foods. Number one, you’ve got to get
sugar out of your diet. Sugar feeds yeast and it feeds candida, so we’ve got to get
the sugar out of your diet. I recommend getting sugar out and replacing it with stevia. Stevia
is an all-natural, low-calories/no calorie sweetener that you can use instead. So use
stevia. If you want to use something that actually has sugar and you’re baking or cooking,
use raw honey. Raw honey is going to be your best overall sweetener with sugar if you’re
trying to get rid of acne. The next food you must get out of your diet
to overcome acne is reducing your grain intake, especially gluten. Gluten can cause inflammation
of your intestinal tract. When you have inflammation of your gut it actually shows up on your skin.
A lot of people think when you have acne or a problem like eczema, that’s just a skin
issue. No, that’s an intestine issue, that’s a gut issue. If we can heal your gut, if we
can kill of the bad bacteria, your acne and problems like eczema would disappear forever. So number one food-wise, get rid of the sugar
out of your diet. I’m also talking about really lowering your fruit intake as well, really
only consuming berries in moderation for a time being. Lowering your fruit intake, getting
rid of grains or lowering grains, or at least going gluten free with your grains. And then
the last thing here is staying away from hydrogenated oils. Obviously, bad fats increase the amount
of oil your sebaceous glands on your skin really start to produce. So again, getting
those bad fats out. If you can do those dietary changes, get the
sugar out. Rather than using grains, using products with coconut flour or almond flour
are good options rather than hydrogenated oils. Switching over to coconut oil is a great
option for getting rid of acne. Let’s talk about the top foods you’ve got
to start eating to get rid of your acne for good. Three main foods you want to be getting
in your diet; number one, foods that are high in fiber. Fiber can actually reduce acne and
actually kills off bad bacteria in your gut, increases the growth of good bacteria known
as probiotics which is very important. So fiber is really important to get in your diet.
Your best sources of fiber are going to be seeds like chia seeds and flaxseeds, also
nuts like almonds. Those are some great options. And then vegetables. Vegetables and sprouted
nuts and seeds will help you get rid of acne. Another important aspect of getting rid of
acne for good is balancing out your blood sugar levels. If you’re consuming a lot of
sugar it’s going to cause your blood sugar to go up and down. That causes bad bacteria
to grow, also causing acne. So the next nutritional step is consuming more protein. Getting good
quality protein sources like organic chicken and turkey, grass fed beef, wild caught fish,
organic eggs, these are all great sources of protein, even sprouted brown rice protein.
Getting some good protein in your diet will balance out blood sugar levels and help you
get rid of acne. Last but not least, you want to consume healthy
fats. The best sort of fat for getting rid of acne is coconut oil. I would get all other
oils out of your household. I really even wouldn’t use olive oil in large amounts. I
would use coconut oil for all of your cooking and for almost everything you’re doing. Coconut
oil also has antimicrobial properties, which means it’s going to kill off bad bacteria
in your body which is going to fight off acne. So again, remember these top foods. At the
beginning, make sure you’re getting healthy fat, fiber and protein in every single one
of your meals. What this would look like is for breakfast doing a smoothie where you put
in coconut milk, a couple tablespoons of flax meal or flaxseeds or chia, and then getting
a good quality source of protein like an organic protein powder, and doing that for breakfast.
You’re getting your fat, your fiber, your protein and that’s going to help fight acne. Now, let’s talk about the best supplements
for fighting acne. Number one is taking a good quality probiotic supplement. Probiotics
kill off the bad bacteria in your gut and really also help boost your immune system.
Part of acne can be caused by intestinal problems, and 80% of your immune system is located in
your gut. So if you can be consuming probiotic rich foods like cultured vegetables, kefir,
yogurt, amasi, different products that are higher in probiotics, that’s going to help
big time in taking a good quality probiotic supplement. About 50 billion IUs daily is
what you want to look for in a probiotic supplement. The next supplement that will help big time
is Zinc. Where does zinc work? Zinc helps repair your gut lining and naturally boosts
your immune system. Taking about 50 milligrams of zinc a day is very effective in fighting
acne. The third nutrient and vitamin supplement you want to be getting in your diet to fight
acne are antioxidants. I believe the one that is most effective is elderberry. You can buy
elderberry syrup or elderberry extract. Put a tablespoon of that in your smoothie every
morning for breakfast that I just mentioned. If you do those three supplements, those are
very, very effective at fighting candida. Last thing here, you can even also do one
other thing. Consider doing a candida cleanse. That’s basically where for about a week straight
you basically get all sugar out of your diet, all grains out of your diet and really consume
a diet high in probiotics, high in certain other foods like fiber, but really, this how
you should be eating on a daily basis in general. Last but not least, when you’re using a face
wash, go and buy tea tree oil face wash. Tea tree oil is completely natural. It’s an essential
oil and it kills off bad bacteria on your skin and moisturizes at the same time. So
go and find a good organic tea tree oil face wash. So what are your four steps again here to
get rid of acne forever? Number one, remove sugar from your diet, remove gluten from your
diet and most grains, and then get rid of the bad oils like canola oil and vegetable
oil. Switch over to healthy oils like coconut oil. So again, those are your food changes. Number two, let’s talk about the foods you
must be consuming. You’ve got to get healthy fats like coconut in your diet every day.
You need healthy protein like grass fed meat and organic chicken and turkey. Also, you
need to be consuming fiber-rich products. And the last couple of things here, supplement-wise
you’ve got to get more probiotics, zinc, antioxidants and tea tree oil face wash. If you do those
things, you’re going to fight acne and get rid of it for good. Hey, guys, if you like this video I recommend
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100 thoughts on “4 Secrets to Get Rid of Acne Naturally | Dr. Josh Axe”

  1. Saad Khan says:

    I just bought australian teatree oil exfoliating facewash. Hope for best results . Will share my results with you guys. Keep in touch.

  2. Claudia Vellary says:

    avoid sugar, dairy, and bad oil. based on my experience ! actually works

  3. Shanti Winklaar says:

    Coconut oil gave me the most painful acne i have ever had in my life and huge scars but they are gone now because of lemon oil

  4. aswin suresh says:

    Wish my face is fullycleared 🙁

  5. borg386 says:

    Can you deep fry with coconut oil?

  6. Arvin Villena says:

    Grain is basically the most common food here in my country also sugar and sugar canes so… Hehe

  7. Katrina Kaye says:

    I don't know why but tea tree oil doesn't work for me, it just makes it worse.

  8. Strangeblog says:

    Hello Doctor thank you for sharing this video, I will try this for one month and I will Tell if my acne gets better,! Also I will start washing my face with rice water, because I have oily skin.

  9. Belakor Saeins says:


  10. swiftbear says:

    How does one avoid sugar and gluten / gains, I mean that's 90% of all food it seems…

  11. Randøm Nékō says:

    Soooo I'm a teenager and I'm of course at my growing stage so should I remove sugar from my diet coz like won't it affect my growth or anything of the sort…

  12. Khadija Akter Bristy says:

    Actually i had no acne before I'm feeling like cry watching 4 hole spot on my face what to do now for chickenpox hole???anyone suggest me plzzz…

  13. Jessica Williams says:

    That is going to be hard because not everyone in my family likes coconut. The smell of coconut oil is kind of strong. That is why I used olive oil, it's smell is not as strong.

  14. Boots Armstrong says:

    When I was in my late teens early twenties I had a mild case of acne so I went to the dermatologist who gave me 2 creams to apply to my face. One for morning, one for night. They did clear up my face. The doctor told me diet had nothing to do with skin conditions. I then started eating really healthy to get more definition on my stomach and that's when I noticed my skin improved even more. Then I realized drs. don't know everything.

  15. claudia stuut says:

    Wait Seriously getting rid of sugar 😱😭 gosh i hate my life 🤣

  16. TheArtisticBen says:

    I had huge cystic acne back then. I tried almost everything, sleeping early, avoiding stress, washing my face, tried a lot of treatment, but still didn't go away, until I change my diet. I cut down on rice, sugar, stop drinking milk, avoided dairy products, then my skin cleared up after.

  17. Rain says:

    remove sugar, gluten and reduce grain
    Must eat healthy fats and protein whole chicken

  18. Healthy Living Site says:

    Drink lots of water, sleep at least 8 hours, avoid stressors, eat balance diet, avoid synthetic sugars, avoid bad fatty foods. Treating an acne: damp a hot towel for 10 minutes 3x a day and put tea tree oil after.

  19. IdolEyes84 says:

    Take supplements




  20. Leonardo Cabrera says:

    Im starving ever since i changed my diet kinda sucks honestly

  21. Krystian Chalupczak says:

    I actually have started a new workout routine and with the workout routine, I have started a meal plan. What Dr. Axe is talking about in the video, I incorporated without knowing these things help fight acne and I 100% agree with him because my acne has cleared up very well!

  22. Jerry Geral Network says:

    thank you for the information.

  23. Ljiljana Meter says:

    I thaught you are grate until you said to eat meet.😔

  24. Neo J. Ssk says:

    I stop watching this video as he Says “ Definitely get rid of Sugar”

    Wtf does not have sugar out there lol!

  25. Neo J. Ssk says:

    When u stand in front of that vending machine at your job… and realize how fuckup you are now lol

  26. Nandanie Archer says:

    What about dandruff????

  27. TheWanderer says:

    If I drink lactose free milk will it affect my skin still?

  28. armouredcat23 says:

    just drank a mountain dew while watching this

  29. Yasmin Kasim says:

    1. Remove sugar remove gluten
    Remove canola oil and vegetable oil
    2. Consume coconut
    Grass fed meat
    3. Probiotics zinc antioxidants
    Tea tree oil

  30. Debra Charles says:

    I think hormones and gut health with pre and probiotics are the main thing.

  31. Sara Fayyaz says:

    Plz tell me acne scars solution?

  32. Sienna Robinson says:

    Me slowly putting my chips away

  33. the LORD lord says:

    Anyone watching this eating mangos😂I'm only one💃

  34. iLetit Fly 5 says:

    What is fluorinated water exactly?

  35. Alice Maria says:

    Me getting rid of my ex

  36. emran soltanzoy says:

    What if we eat tea tree face wash ? 🤔

  37. Yeti Arbiz says:

    Replace olive oil with coconut oil? No, thank you. Coconut oil is good and all but it is in VERY high saturated fat and must not be consumed in large amounts. Olive oil is still healthier

  38. M E says:

    I have no problem not eating sugar, but without grains I'd pretty much starve? I've been underweight all my life and I tried eating less grains yesterday and I know i didn't get enough calories because today I've been feeling weak AF and dizzy. Don't tell me it's a cleanse because I'm skinny and underweight I'm not exactly an unhealthy obese person.

  39. Adnan Alshimary says:

    Thanks alot from iraq.

  40. Marie Rose Antionette says:

    All I had to do was a parasite cleanse and drink medical mediums 16 oz celery juice 🥤

  41. It's me Jm Sabio says:

    Me and my addiction to sugary foods

  42. A. A. says:

    Did you really just say limit your fruits?

  43. Anusha Pani says:

    what form of zinc supplement must i get for acne?

  44. Ankit Sharma says:

    What about cold-pressed sesame seed oil for cooking?

  45. White Angel says:

    Thanks thanks thanks.

  46. Kenza Aust says:

    No sugar , No gluten , No fruits Is this a military diet or something Maybe No breathing too

  47. Josephin Mercy says:

    Somebody please tell me … in 7.12 he is saying either "go and buy tea tree oil facewash" or "don't buy tea tree oil facewash"????

  48. فاطمة الزهراء says:

    Thank you soooooooo much❤you are the best

  49. Evelyn Gunawan says:

    Is it okay if I drink kefir thats made out of pasteurized cow milk?

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  51. Lexie says:

    I stop drinking pop for 1 year and my skin is smooth and clear. Now i need to stop eating fast food and start eat whole foods then ill be my goal weight.

  52. Thomas Tana says:

    I'm actually looking at the bottles on the wall. I mean that's a nice house makeover.

  53. Alex says:

    Dairy products cause a lot of skin issues.

  54. Ramakrishna L says:

    I'm already using coconut oil

  55. Claudia Arzillo says:

    Is fruit okay to keep? Or all sugar in general?

  56. Kimbo Lee says:

    What a load of crap

  57. Olive Faye says:

    This will obviously help you lose weight too🙌🏼

  58. Flexis Yt says:

    😭😭😭i got acne2 years but not so bad and im too stupid i almost clear and then i eat alot sugar then rip ..😭

  59. Wissam Boukaili says:

    Acne: you will never get rid of me !
    Me :let's check out by following those tips .

  60. Fik Desta says:

    Is this video about acne or food supplements?

  61. Arainea CuteBrownNurse says:

    Dairy , for me KILLS MY SKIN

  62. Tatiana says:

    No I am not agreeing with coconut oil . Coconut oil it’s most comedic oil in the world . With tea tree oil you will kill all good bacteria on the skin it’s must be only spots treatment and never have in face wash that will make your skin dry and causing blockage

  63. Omid Films says:

    This is 100% correct it works on mrsa as well.

  64. SayedZabiullah Sadat says:

    I don't use sugar , but I have always Akne ,unfortunately my Akne leave Scars I don't know what should I do?

  65. Heidi Hughes says:

    So I’ve been doing basically a Keto Cleanse for a month now – only consuming healthy fats, proteins, practically zero sugars, and under 25 grams of carbs. And the eczema on my hands is still there………

  66. krisada19 says:


  67. Phillip Loco says:

    For clear skin I eat Kale Avocados Spinach Bitter Melon Fennel. I drink Green tea & cinnamon. and drink loads of water . and I eat prunes & flaxseed oil every day.

  68. nobody says:

    can I eat fruit if I have cystic acne lol serious question I'm willing to FAST

  69. Kpop Fashion says:

    tea tree oil face wash is too harsh and causes dryness

  70. mikty TV says:

    Where are you from?

  71. Meandme says:

    I eat healthy, I do intermitent fasting, I exercise and I have a bad skin. And my husband is a smoker, eats junk food, fries and drinks pop and has a flawless skin.

  72. Milena Liñan says:

    Porfi quiero subtitulo en español!! Se lo agradecería mucho.

  73. Cherry IU says:

    Thank u for posting this video…

  74. Senvichet Heng says:

    How long do u need to do this?

  75. Nexus Gaming says:

    How i can transelate it in hindi

  76. Nisha Sabira says:

    Oh god! The hottest doctor ever!

  77. Nia Hughes says:

    Are their probiotics that don't contain lactose as I'm intolerant to it. I keep getting recurrent boils even with lowering sugar and what intake and I'm dairy free

  78. Katie Smith says:

    Ye but you need sugar low blood pressure is bad for you

  79. Durga poudel says:

    And this is based on my friends experience, don’t drink soda, replace soda with water. NO SODA!

  80. Toby Jin says:

    5:09 Can almond milk be a replacement of coconut milk?

  81. Spaide man says:

    u meant 'GMO' gluten cause intestine inflammation. French ate wheat flour for centuries without problem.

  82. pickle rick says:

    Goodbye chocolates you will be missed

  83. Claire Holmes says:

    How do you feel about coconut sugar? Like in the HU chocolate bars? Also about chocolate in general? Is chocolate okay if it is sugar free?

  84. Claire Holmes says:

    How long does it usually take?

  85. Petrus Black says:

    Gluten only causes significant inflammation in those with celiac disease, trying to remove it from your diet altogether can cause you to remove essential nutrients from your diet

  86. Stacie Marecos says:

    And what about brown sugar?

  87. Brazy edits シ says:

    So going on a kieto diet?

  88. ReceBaby says:

    So basically do the keto diet

  89. its yo bro aidan says:

    wait your telling me fruit causes acne

  90. Wy Beeno says:

    Freshman year acne just blew my face up I’ve never thought I’d ever have it🥺

  91. Brenda Polo says:

    Is coconut water good as well

  92. Fanye Yuan says:

    Can I eat cocoa if I have acne? Not chocolate, just cocoa powder or nibs.

  93. Vægt Tab Diætist says:

    Who else loves them, they inspire me to try new stuff

  94. Namrata Mehta says:

    How to deal with the acne vulgaris marks?
    Plz suggest

  95. Trendy Health News says:

    just perfect ….!!!!

  96. Margherita Ferretti says:

    The clearest explanation 👍👍👍

  97. Charles Valdez says:

    I got new breakouts everyday, I hadn't ever seen any terrible thing like that. Today, I don't get any new breakouts; my skin looks younger, brighter and smoother. Thanks to AcneCureOnline. Com

  98. Used Burrito says:

    Then what do I eat

  99. Used Burrito says:

    I’ve been eating a pretty consistent diet of tree bark, grass, and ice

  100. Shahid Khan says:

    Sir in Protiens can we take whey protien

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