How do I balance my hormones to stop acne?
To reduce your acne you have to know your specific acne trigger and we have to take care of your gut health and your liver!
But don’t worry, we will discuss all of this today.
At the end  you will know what you can do today to balance your hormones, how to choose the right skincare products and what supplements you can use.

Disclaimer: Everyone is different and I always recommend checking in with your naturopath, doctor, or nutritionist before changing an ongoing treatment. If you are just starting your journey, don't worry, I have useful links for you so you can easily test your hormone levels at home.

Let’s get started!

To treat your hormonal acne, we have to find out the root cause and what’s causing your imbalances.

These things can be the reason for your hormonal acne:

– Poor digestion/ low-quality diet

– Chronic stress (emotional and physical)

– Low quality sleep

– Physical activity level

 – Xenoestrogens ( Xenohormones can mimic hormones ) 

Xenohormones are found in:

-Car exhaust

-Almost all plastics

-Meat from conventionally-raised livestock (non-organic)- They feed them estrogenic drugs to fatten them up

-Petrochemically derived pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides

-Emulsifiers found in soaps and cosmetics

-PCDs from industrial waste

– Hormone therapy (the pill)

– Genetic predisposition

– Consuming foods with excess hormones (non-organic meats and dairy) 

As you can see, there are many root causes of hormonal imbalance, most of which are related to diet, lifestyle, and emotional health.

NOTE: You can absorb xenohormones by ingestion, inhalation, and direct skin contact.

How do you know you have a hormone imbalance?


Here is a little quiz for you, count your yess!


Do you have sleep deprivation?

Do you have mood swings?

What about sugar cravings?

Do you have problems with digestion and bloating?

Do you have difficulty losing or gaining weight?

Are you always tired?



Food allergies?


If you answered more than one question with yes, you might have a hormonal imbalance.

Now that we talked about the root causes and symptoms of hormonal imbalance, you probably want to know how to fix it, right?


Before we talk about long-lasting solutions on how to treat your hormonal acne naturally, I would like you to know that the next podcast episodes and blog posts are going to be about how to improve gut and liver health as they are playing a major role in healing your acne naturally. So please make sure to follow Dermi Diet here and say hey on Social Media if you like, you will find me under the user name Jacky_healthyskin.



Alright! Let’s talk solutions.



This is what you can do today to improve your skin, and overall health.




Eat foods that don’t Cause Sugar Imbalances Sugar fluctuations from eating processed/junk food can create sugar spikes which create stress on the body. Try to eat low GI (Glycemic Index) foods that are organic. This means fewer potatoes, white flour products, and rice. Instead eat: more sweet potatoes, greens, and grains like quinoa.

Here is how you can calculate the GI. Let’s say your meal ( – fiber ) has 24 grams of carbohydrates, all you have to do is to multiply it by 0.23 and the result is your GI. A GI from 55 or less is perfect for you if you want to heal your acne naturally.



Essential Fatty Acids Essential fatty acids reduce inflammation, balance hormones, and reduce androgens. If you have acne, chances are you’re deficient in EFAs!

Here’s where to get healthy fats:

  • Evening primrose oil
  • Flax oil
  • High-quality fish oil
  • Olive oil
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Avocados
  • Algae



You should be avoiding fats like canola oil, sunflower seed oil, and vegetable oil as they are too high in omega 6 and cause inflammation in the body.

Helpful supplements I recommend:


  • GTF Chromium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium

The best way to add supplements to your diet correctly is to do a blood test. I can recommend a few options on how you can do a blood test at home, and cheaper than in a doctor’s office. A lot of people need help reading the results. I highly recommend talking to an acne nutritionist like me or a holistic nutritionist as we know best which supplements to add and which ones are making acne worse.

The easiest way to balance hormones to stop acne is to tea cycle. Drink a different kind of tea every day.

These herbs are helping with hormonal imbalance:




  • Licorice root
  • Schizandra Berry
  • Maca
  • Vitex Berry
  • Red clover
  • Black cohosh

As you might know, androgens can increase our sebum production which means more breakouts. To avoid an excess of androgens we want to add anti-androgens into our diet like

  • Green tea & Matcha
  • Nettle infusion
  • Spearmint tea
  • High-quality pumpkin seed oil

Now let’s talk Xenohormones.

If you want to balance your hormones to stop acne you have to get rid of Xenohormones. They can mimic hormones which means they cause tremendous imbalances and often illnesses like breast, prostate, and testicular cancer, obesity, infertility, endometriosis, early onset puberty, miscarriages, and diabetes. And nope! We do not want that!




So what do we do?




Block about an hour in your calendar and take out all the products you have at home, skincare products, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies just everything and then check out the app code check or think the dirty app, you can also use the website skin-deep. The next step then is to scan the products you have at home and the apps will tell you if the products contain hormone-disrupting ingredients or not.


This way it’s really easy to check if your products are clean or not.

If they are not, I would slowly reduce the usage and replace them with new products. I like everything from Dr. Bronners and the Beautycounter.


This is what you can do easily today to balance your hormones to stop acne. In the next episode, we are going into a deep dive regarding your liver and gut health as they are also responsible to keep the hormones in order. We are also going to talk about stress management and self-care.

So follow along and let me know if you have any questions!



And don’t forget, acne is just a symptom of an internal issue, and we can fix that!

I was able to do it, you will too.




Be gorgeous inside out and until next week!

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