How To REMOVE Blackheads Permanently

Follow these simple tips to remove blackheads for good.
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0:00 Introduction: How to get rid of blackheads
0:40 What are blackheads?
3:13 What causes blackheads?
6:30 How to get rid of blackheads naturally
8:40 Check out my video on omega-6 fats!

Today I will share how to get rid of blackheads naturally. I also want to help you understand the root cause of blackheads.

I’m not going to give you typical tips on removing blackheads using external things like pore strips. Instead, we’re going to fix this problem from the inside out.

What we’re dealing with is a clogged hair follicle, as well as a problem with the sebaceous gland (oil gland).

A big mistake is doing things like over-cleansing the skin and using pore strips. These things actually make the problem worse by removing friendly bacteria that are there to help protect you against bad bacteria.

The root cause of blackheads is a spike in androgens caused by a spike in insulin and IGF-1.

The top 3 triggers of a spike in insulin and IGF-1:
• Refined carbs
• Dairy
• Fat (omega-6 fatty acids)

How to get rid of blackheads permanently:
1. Go on a low-carb diet (Healthy Keto)
2. Cut out dairy from your diet
3. Decrease omega-6 fatty acids and increase omega-3 fatty acids
4. Take borage oil

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope you give this a try to remove blackheads permanently.

Dave McKinnon

  • Lorenzo says:

    Dr. Berg, thanks for all this information you put out here in the ether. So educational!
    Started in July/August at 273lbs, currently down to 235. I haven’t seen 235 since highschool! I never knew how bloated I’ve been for SO long, i thought i just had a puffy stomach. My knees and shoulder joints and elbows don’t hurt anymore. Infact, if I eat something not keto friendly, I can feel it a few hours later in my joints. Im not going back to a standard western diet, ever.

  • Sofi Yu says:

    This is the video I needed. I was tired of attending medical appointments where the “professionals” never ask me about my diet and just prescribed me creams or serums that don’t work. I kinda notice that the problem is always coming from my diet and this video has just ensured it. Muchas gracias 😊

    • Pete Mavus says:

      Never could afford the luxury of ” specialists” and whether or not insurance deems things cosmetic/superficial. Now that we have the ” Affordable Care Act “, I still value my health and time, not to mention all our taxpayer dollars more than a bloated ” broken healthcare system ” (as one emergency room doctor confided ). With the help of honest, non greedy truth, not propaganda, LET’S HEAL !!!

    • Alejandrito says:

      Always happens it seems with any issue medical wise lol

    • Arif Alesman says:

      @Sofi Yu you made your died plan? l ask bcs l need one for my sebum and bkackheads, ldk what can l eat if dairy is banned 🙁

  • GuppyPal says:

    Started getting acne at age 12. Never let up no matter what I tried. Cut out gluten and dairy around age 27, and my acne pretty much instantly decreased in severity by about 95%. Continued to have occasional mild breakouts here and there until I started taking vitamin A every day and using retinol. Now I rarely have any significant acne on my face. If you’re an adult dealing with acne, cut out gluten and dairy completely. Your skin will thank you.

    • savannah Hill says:

      Most definitely cutting out dairy helps!, I will try and cut out gluten now thank you for the tip!!!

    • Baba Sraka says:

      If i cut out dairy and gluten..what’s left to eat?)

    • Fredrik says:

      acne can be caused by a million things. I discovered at age 33 that my acne was primarily caused by
      1. using ANY products above my neck (shampoo, soap, argan oil, organic extra virgin coconut oil etc..), now I only wash my face/hair with 100% water and nothing else. incidentally this also got rid of my permanently irritated/flakey scalp
      2. squeezing even the smallest bump
      Still, cutting gluten and seed oils is probably a good ide anyway 🙂

  • D Chopra says:

    I went on a 3 week detox diet last year. No dairy, no refined carbs, preservatives, sugars, etc… and within 2 weeks huge reduction in bloating; improvement in skin & energy levels.

    First time I really noticed the scale of influence our diet has on our body.

    Very helpful video Dr. B!

  • Sam Sirius says:

    Dr Berg, the world’s most underrated nutricionist, and most needed!

  • Roman Rohlfs ON YouTube ! says:

    So unreal. With the correct knowledge and explanation everything is so easy to understand and to fix. Almost NO Pharma bonded doctor have the attitude to fix the root of some problem. It’s all about $$$
    Thanks again Dr. Berg

  • Alani Keiser says:

    I have been binge watching your videos today and I have learned more in 4 hours than I have in 20 years of being an adult!!

  • The Eristic Writer says:

    as a diabetic with an unhealthy love of dairy products this makes so much sense. I don’t have many issues with ancne but my nose has always been a metropolis for blackheads. I can only imagine having to take unnecessary insulin injections for consuming milk and ice cream has had a major effect on my skin’s health.

  • Sarah Cunha says:

    I had acne my entire life and last year I decided I had enough, I was done! I couldn’t take spending so much money on skin products and not having the skin I wanted anymore, so I did some research and found out about what Dr Eric is saying in this video and went radical with the changes. I cut carbs, sugar and dairy all at once. This was before Dr Eric’s video, around November last year. I never truly believed that changing my diet would make such a difference. I thought that it would improve but not solve the issue. But I was desperate and willing to do anything to have clear skin. OH BOY, WAS I WRONG! In about 3 months my skin was clear like has never been before ever since I was 10 years old. I am very Happy that dr Eric is spreading the word! And plus I didn’t know about Omega 3 and 6 being involved as well, thank you Dr! (I still use special soap and special hydrating cream for oily acne-prone skin that I was already using before changing my diet, but now these products act more as a hygiene routine and wrinkle prevention). I wish my Dermatologists have told me this before! Thank you again, Dr Eric!

    • Mark Hanebuth Sanchez says:

      So what did you eat in a day?

    • Sarah Cunha says:

      Breakfast is coffee with xylitol instead of sugar and omelette with mushrooms, fresh onions and baby tomatoes. Around 10 I get a banana + almond milk (without sugar) + oats + Linseed. Lunch is salad with loads of leafy greens, tomatoes, carrots etc and a protein like fish or chicken. Afternoon I have another coffee/tea and a couple of whole grain cookies without added sugar, and than I try to not have dinner so I usually have just a cup of tea or something like that. When I’m very hungry I boil some vegetables and eat with lemon, olive oil and salt. I need to make it clear that I cut *Refined* sugar and dairy and I try to eat as little as possible the whole grain carbs such as the cookies. I found out that in my case specifically is the insulin spikes from refined carbs such as refined sugar and flour and the pro inflammatory properties from dairy that cause my pimples. So if I have a couple of whole grain cookies is not a problem because they don’t cause insulin spikes and I don’t seem to have any skin problems due to the cookies. Dairy I did cut of my like completely and every single time I break this rule with a little bit of ice-cream (my weakness), in one or two days I have big inflamed internal pimples on my forehead and smaller inflamed ones on my chin. More recently I have been trying some intermittent fasting routines… I hope I helped.

    • Teddy says:

      @Sarah Cunha Great comment! Quick question, did the blackheads just magically disappear from your face without you squeezing them out? thanks in advance.

    • Sarah Cunha says:

      @Teddy I’m not a specialist and I always squeezed my pimples and black heads even though I shouldn’t. The blackheads in my forehead disappeared. The pimples I squeezed them when they were no longer inflamed. The ones in my chin I squeezed most of them after the shower (pores open) with clean hands. Make sure to clean afterwards with a good cleaning solution that has chlorhexidine for example to prevent spreading bacteria all over your face. I’m not saying that what I did is correct though.

  • Caroline Murphy says:

    Dr Berg,you’re an amazing teacher and your videos are always interesting and informative. Thank you.

  • Arslan Ali says:

    The way you explain stuff and connect the dots with other things going on, this is EXTRA ORDINARY WORK. Loved it Dr. Eric.

  • Marjolein K says:

    I love this! A few years ago I didn’t eat sugar, diary and too much carbs. My skin cleared a lot from having blackheads!

  • FlusterCluck says:

    So I stopped consuming diary about 2 weeks ago, and haven’t had any new acne now past week. Skin is also less oily. Black heads getting loose every time I wash my face. Something is happening, I like where this is going. Thanks Dr. Eric <3 May save me quite some money not needing to use expensive prescriptions to fight acne. If I remember I will give a 1 month update on how it's going.

    Since I'm bulking, and a lot of calories and protein came from dairy (milk, cheese), I have now substituted these with larger intake of eggs (4 each evening, 1 in the morning) and adding 5-10ml of olive oil here n there (for the extra calories). I know olive oil may clog pores, but testing it out for now, may have to change it out to something else in the future if I get acne again, but so far so good.

  • FIRE Junkie says:

    You know the system is messed up when you come to Youtube for a Doctors opinion as they are otherwise inaccessible and don’t even provide good preventative knowledge regardless. Great work bro there needs to be more out there like you

  • CamLebeau says:

    I did that diet a few years ago, no sugar (only fruits), no dairy, no refined carbs and my adult acne cleared up in less that a month….also I really noticed a change in my overall energy, mood and… body odor ! Even after a long day and working out no nasty armpits smell. That really blew my mind !

    • Mexicano says:

      no more McDonald Farts 💀😂

    • green grass says:

      what on earth did you eat after cutting all of that food out of your diet?

    • CamLebeau says:

      @Mexicano oh god yes that too 🤣 non odorant poop/farts is also part of the magic ✨😆 you do really become some sort of fairy 🧚‍♀️😆

    • CamLebeau says:

      @green grass no grass for sure. Still plenty of stuff to eat 😄 lots of veggies, rice, polenta, buckwheat… eggs, fish. Plant based milks. Lots of fruits 🤔 and dark chocolate for fun 😂 food variety was no problem but I had to cook EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME 😖 and I love to eat outside and all types of food so I’m not that strict anymore 🙂

    • BangMaster96 says:

      @CamLebeau Do you have breakouts now? Since you mentioned you eat outside and not strictly following that low carb diet anymore

  • Vindolanda says:

    I’m in my 40s, I pretty much already follow the diet guidelines here. Very little sugar, very little dairy, few refined carbs, plenty of Omega 3. I still have the blackheads I’ve had since a teenager.

    • gewloom sre says:

      “plenty of omega 6” it’s a big NO, Try omega 3 oil from cod liver oil.

    • Café Good Health says:

      I’m so sorry to hear this. Unfortunately, you would have to completely eliminate dairy (not just “very little” but none at all) to see true results. Good luck! Hope you get there.

    • Vindolanda says:

      @gewloom sre I meant plenty of Omega 3. Fish, nuts, plus fish oil supplement. Have edited my comment.

    • Vindolanda says:

      @Café Good Health I tried eliminating dairy completely for 2-3 months once. No effects on my skin.

  • James Brother says:

    Thank you Dr Berg for your videos. Been watching you on and off for years, your videos are always edifying and always correct.

  • Matt S. says:

    Dear Dr. Berg, thanks for this video. I was wondering, if you advise people to take borrage oil, how do you rate the levels of erucic acid in that oil? I was reading up on the plant and found that people advise against regular consumption of the oil due to the aforementioned acid and its potential effect on health. Thanks!

  • Pan to Mouth says:

    Hi Dr. Berg I ❤ your channel, so much great knowledge and it seems your remedies shed light on root causes while giving us effective remedies vs temporary or ineffective solutions so thanks! Seen several of your vids, great stuff! Thanks!

  • Fudgy Wilcox says:

    Hey Dr. Berg, thank you for your videos! I always appreciate how you explain everything in detail how to fix issues. My question for you is for how long will I need to cut out dairy? If I cut it out and then resume eating dairy will the blackheads comeback?

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