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Acne help remove sugars, and watch your carbs

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Published on Oct 17, 2010

Acne is mainly caused by blood sugar control issues.

Blood sugar imbalance results in excessive insulin production.

Excessive insulin levels lead to a greater release of the hormones testosterone and IGF1 - insulin growth factor.

Excessive testosterone and IGF1 increases the production of sebum (a fat) and keratin (a protein) within hair follicles.

Sebum and keratin excess block hair follicles leading to spots (acne).

So the acne solution is:

Modify the carbs you eat!

Reduce excessive carbs - breads, pastas, potatoes and rice. The main offenders.

Remove sugar - this is the most important thing. This includes table sugar, honey, syrups, fructose, glucose/fructose syrup.

Eat low GI/GL carbohydrates

Eat a protein serving with each meal

Eat fibre - lots of vegetables should be the main source.

Studies show that:

Excessive carbs increase testosterone production = raised chance of spots.

Poor quality carbs (high GI/GL) increase the activity of testosterone and IGF1 and result in more acne.

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