Dr. Ben Johnson, MD, founder of Osmosis Skincare, explains why acne is linked to digestion, not the common misconception of dirt or oiliness!
“Acne is a detox reaction that has little to do with bacteria or oiliness,” explains Dr. Ben Johnson, MD, founder of the holistic beauty brand Osmosis Skincare. “It is poor digestion linked to what we eat and hormonal imbalances internally, not topical bacteria as we might think.”
Our skin is a filter to help remove toxins from our bodies. These toxins are what cause breakouts. Whether from diet, hormones, stress or candida, the toxins that are released due to these causes appear on the face, back or chest, and occur chronically, monthly, or intermittently. The face is a key detox zone because of the increased circulation, the sebaceous glands and its connection to the internal organs.