Prevent Acne By Getting To Its Root Cause

Episode 528 42m


Acne is the number-one skin condition in the United States, affecting not just millions of teenagers but an increasing number of adults under the guise of hormones. Typically, the first thing we reach for to deal with acne is a lotion, potion, or cream to apply to the skin—and conventional medicine doctors frequently prescribe birth-control pills. However, these approaches do not target the root cause of acne.

In this episode of my Masterclass series, I am interviewed by my good friend and podcast host, Dhru Purohit, about the biggest triggers of acne, why we all react differently, and the top nutrients for skin health. We also discuss some frequently asked questions from our community about acne during puberty and more.

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Speaker 1: Coming up on this episode of The Doctor's Pharmacy, Dr. Mark Hyman: The best way to treat skin problems is from the inside out. Whether it's eczema, acne, psoriasis, anything really on the skin often is coming from inside. Dr. Mark Hyman: Hi Everybody. It's Dr. Mark Hyman, welcome to The Doctor's Farmacy, a place for conversations that matter. And if you ever struggle with acne, you probably should listen up because this conversation is going to matter to you. And it's part of our special, masterclass series, where we dive deep into topics that you all care about, including information, brain health, metabolic health, sleep, and much more. And I'm joined by my guest co-host, my good friend, my business partner in crime, Dhru Purohit who's the..

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Ep. 528 - Prevent Acne By Getting To Its Root Cause