The Top 5 Causes of Acne


Hey Naturopathic Beauties. Welcome. I’m Dr. Stacey Shillington,
Naturopathic Doctor, acne expert and I wanna
go over the root causes of acne with you. So if you’re suffering
from acne, I totally get it because I was totally there and acne really changed my personality and changed the way that
I related to the world. Honestly before I head
acne, I was self-confident, I was successful. When acne hit, and it was it was bad, it really devastated my self-confidence. I didn’t wanna go to work anymore. I didn’t wanna see my friends. I basically just wanted
to curl up in a ball until my acne healed. Well curling up in a ball is definitely not gonna get rid of your acne. What will get rid of
your acne though for good is balancing your body
from the inside out. It’s really, truly the only way to get rid of your acne for good. And while you do that, you
are also going to get rid of other health issues that are probably not making you feel so great. That’s the amazing side
effect of healing your acne from the inside out. So I’ve worked with thousands
of patients since 2006, as a naturopathic physician so I really, really, truly, understand the root causes of acne. I understand the biochemistry. I understand the pathogenesis and I am able to help you heal your acne. There’s always a reason for acne, which means there’s always a solution. So what are the reasons for acne? Typically, there’s five and the first one is always inflammation. Inflammation starts in the gut. Research has shown that,
especially in the last 10 years, there’s been a lot of research connecting the health of the microbiome
to the health of the skin. And that makes a lot of sense because the microbiome exists
in the gut and on the skin. If your microbiome in
your gut is as healthy, chances are the microbiome on your skin is going to be healthy. So healing the gut is so
important for healing acne so an unhappy gut, an
unhealthy microbiome, that’s one of the that’s
one of the biggest root causes of acne out there. Another huge root cause
is insulin dysregulation. What is that? Most people don’t even know what that is. But when your blood sugar is dysregulated, often your insulin becomes
dysregulated as well. Once your insulin is dysregulated, it accumulates in the blood
and high blood insulin leads to high androgens and high androgens are the hormones that lead to acne. So, balancing blood
sugar and insulin levels is a huge, huge way to solve acne and dysregulated insulin is
one of the root causes of acne, and that is so prevalent in
so many parts of our community and our society because
we eat so much sugar. So getting rid of sugar
is really a great way to balance your insulin levels. There’s a lot of other ways as well, which as a naturopathic
doctor, I teach and I heal. So I can take you
definitely a step further but that’s a good place to start. Another root cause of acne is
inefficient detoxification. Often patients with acne
have genetic polymorphisms, which do not allow their
bodies to detoxify optimally. And this is especially a
problem in this day and age because we’re exposed to so many toxins on a consistent basis
so naturopathic doctors, we are so good at
helping the body detoxify and clean itself out and
as part of my protocol to get rid of acne, we detoxify. Gently, not too harsh, but
it’s such an important part of getting clear skin. All right, the 4th
really, really underlying important cause, root
cause of acne is stress. And we often don’t consider stress as much as say we consider
our diet as a cause of acne. But when the stress response
is stimulated in the body, there are three different pathways, biochemical pathways that
lead directly to acne in susceptible individuals. That means stress is a huge
underlying cause of acne and it’s also a vicious cycle. Because when you get
acne, you feel stress. When you feel stressed, you get more acne. When you get more acne you feel, right? You see what I’m saying. So there’s a viscous cycle that’s going on that really needs to be
halted so that we can clear up the acne so,
learning how to manage stress and also increasing physical
and mental resilience to stress are very, very important
because we’re always gonna be exposed to stress, right? And then healing the adrenal glands, which are the little glands
that sit on top of your kidney, they’re responsible for
releasing stress hormones. If you’ve been under chronic stress for a long period of time, your
adrenals are gonna be tired. So you need to know how to
heal your adrenals properly. Okay the fifth root cause of acne and this is something that
people focus on ad nauseam, I have to say is poor skin care. Using harsh skin care and over exfoliating damages the moisture barrier and leaves us more vulnerable to acne. Now we’ve been condition to believe that skin care will fix
our skin, that is not true. Skin care will help improve
the health of our skin but acne comes from within. Acne comes from imbalanced hormones, it comes from insulin dysregulation, from an inflamed gut, from stress and skin care is not going to solve that. A very, very simple skin
care routine is necessary to heal the moisture
barrier to prevent dryness. But beyond that, you should not be using harsh products on your skin at all. It’s going to make it worse. So those are the five root causes of acne. I have a program, my seven
week clear skin program. It’s incredibly, because I
want as many women as possible to have access to this information. It teaches you step-by-step how to address the root causes of acne simply and safely. It teaches you the clear skin diet, how to eat, when to eat, how to regulate your insulin levels, how to detoxify, how to apply very simple skin care. It teaches you everything you need to know to get clear skin. So check out my clear skin
program if you have acne because we do not have
time for acne anymore. Right? Like when I had acne, I
experienced how traumatic it was physically, mentally and emotionally, and we do not need to live like that because there’s always,
always a solution to acne. So I hope this video has
helped you understand the root causes of acne. What’s really going on and
why you need to heal your body from the inside out to
get lasting results. Medications are not the solution. They give temporary results. When you go off the birth control pill, off Spironolactone, off antibiotics, acne is going to come back
worse than ever before. And even Accutane is not a final solution because many times women
do a round of Accutane and their acne will come back. In order to truly get rid
of your acne for good, you need to heal your
body from the inside out. And, side effect of doing that is other symptoms often clear up. Periods become regular. PMS diminishes significantly
if not completely, Headaches go away, digestive
disturbances go away, energy increases, it’s all positive. It’s all for a good cause. So I don’t want you to
suffer with acne anymore. It is my mission to help
women clear their acne, free themselves of this burden. It’s something that
we’ve been suffering with way too long because it’s solvable. All right, so check on my
seven week clear skin program. I’m here to help you on
your clear skin journey. Reach out to me if you
have any questions at all. Follow me on Instagram. Follow me, subscribe to me on YouTube. Please let’s get this message out there. Let’s stop suffering with acne. It’s unnecessary. There is a solution and
I am here to help you. So have a wonderful day. Thank you.

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