The 8 Worst Foods for Your Skin

Discover the worst foods for your skin and how to support healthy, glowing skin.


0:00 Introduction: How to deal with skin problems
0:40 What causes skin problems?
0:53 Worst foods for skin health
8:12 How to fix skin problems
8:48 Other tips for healthy skin
10:15 Learn more about the best foods to help prevent wrinkles!

Today let’s talk about what foods to avoid for healthy, vibrant skin and the best ways to handle skin problems.

Altered hormones or an issue with your biochemistry can lead to all kinds of skin issues. It’s crucial to focus on what you're putting in your body to get rid of acne and other skin problems.

The worst foods for your skin:
1. Low-fat foods
2. Sugary foods
3. Grains and alcohol
4. Vegetable oils
5. Processed protein
6. Milk and whey protein powder
7. Low-antioxidant foods
8. Foods that destroy the gut flora

The best diet tips for healthy skin:
• Consume higher amounts of fat
• Avoid sugar and carbs
• Consume nutrient-dense foods
• Consume foods high in phytonutrients
• Consume a variety of plants
• Consume high-quality protein sources

Other ways to support skin health:
• Do fasting
• Get out in the sun (don’t get burned)
• Take cod liver oil
• Reduce stress
• Exercise
• Avoid smoking
• Avoid alcohol

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, 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, 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 this helps increase your awareness of the worst foods for your skin. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. Charly Kav on July 11, 2023 at 10:07 am

    Thank you berg, I have psoriasis. Been trying your glutamine on empty stomach and been trying your keto plan, however I had a relapse on alcohol over the weekend and also binged fast food so my progress has been halted, I’m back on it since yesterday il let You if any improvements this week.

    • Neha Singh on July 11, 2023 at 10:17 am

      Does glutamine works for u…I too have psoriasis😢

    • AllHim Withme on July 11, 2023 at 10:34 am

      The Process of Healing is never a straight line; we _learn the most from our setbacks_ not our successes. Ironically, without the setbacks we’d take longer overall to Heal. (Caps to indicate I’m not just referring to conditions like psoriasis but of every pursuit and, actually, of the purpose of Life itself.) *_Setbacks are really Setaheads._* So, press on toward the Mark and you’ll make it!

    • Anne Sophie on July 11, 2023 at 5:48 pm

      I healed psoriasis with keto. But u most stay away from sunflower oils and seed oils. God bless

    • Neha Singh on July 11, 2023 at 5:59 pm

      @Anne Sophie ok
      .. thank you

  2. Xq-FlixZx on July 11, 2023 at 10:11 am

    Grains are definitely one of the worse things you can eat. I had constant dry skin all the time, especially Excemza all over my body, Dr’s said yeah we don’t know what causes it and there’s no cure, even tho we know that’s a load of bollacks. Took dr berg advice and my skin back to normal. I just have the scars from it like little lines. Dr berg I have a before and after which i would love to show you for you as I know you like seeing people Transition and you’re a hugh inspiration! Absolutely love you to bits! Got my mum, ex partner on keto watching your content daily and also buying your amazing supplements! Even at work I tell people all the time about you if health gets mentioned. Honesty you’ve made my life so better ❤

    Sometimes I eat pizza as its my favourite food and no one over here makes healthy pizza, so then I can see it slowly coming back but I always get it back to normal, I do treat myself once in a blue moon with junk 😆

    • Zzygyy on July 11, 2023 at 10:45 am

      Cheat meal it. Once a week, have a slice or two.

    • Xq-FlixZx on July 11, 2023 at 10:51 am

      @zzygyy  once a week I get to addicted so that wouldn’t be good 🤣🤣

    • Zzygyy on July 11, 2023 at 12:57 pm

      @XqFlixZx  I know it’s very challenging. Food addiction is real. But just remember : ” You are the one putting it in your mouth. No one else is”. Self control is the key. Good luck.

  3. Jan Schneeberger on July 11, 2023 at 10:24 am

    Good to mention Whey protein powder!! This is definitely very bad for the skin as well as general health.
    In my opinion the absolute champions for top skin: copper, Collagenpeptides, Hyaluron, MSM, Biotin.

    • Michael Z on July 11, 2023 at 2:56 pm

      I’m assuming whey isolate will fall into the category as bad too? Wondering if by eating these food affects the eyes too. Thankfully I avoid everything but whey isolate.

  4. HAMZA_PLAYS on July 11, 2023 at 10:25 am

    Thanks dr Eric berg
    I have lots of issues of skin
    Like acne red marks on my face .I used lots of face wash , acne cream etc but nothing happened

    I follow only your tips now my skin is very clear
    And I am also doing intermittent fasting

    Thanks for guiding me

    • Mala Shree on July 11, 2023 at 11:44 am

      I m from India please tell me what you have done for clear skin, because I have dark pimples dull skin

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on July 11, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      Amazing. Glad my tips helped you. Stay safe and healthy!

  5. Thixuan Levu on July 11, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Such a fantastic topic, it’s very useful and excellent explanation.Thank you and thank you so much Doctor Berg.🙏❤️👌🌹

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on July 11, 2023 at 12:38 pm

      You’re welcome. Thank you very much for always supporting me by watching my videos. Greatly appreciate it!

  6. Fair Share on July 11, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Thank you, Dr. Berg. I am also in your field and can confirm all of the information in your video is accurate and valid.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on July 11, 2023 at 11:53 am

      Thank you very much. Appreciate your comment.

  7. Priyanka Pandre on July 11, 2023 at 11:14 am

    1. Low fat foods
    2. Sugary foods
    3. Grains & Alcohol
    4. Vegetable oil
    5. Processed protein
    6. Milk/Whey
    7. Low antioxidant foods
    8. Gut flora destroying foods

    • Kit Kat on July 11, 2023 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you so much^^

    • RkicF8 on July 11, 2023 at 12:48 pm

      The entire keto plan without saying KETO.

    • Turbompson on July 11, 2023 at 1:19 pm

      Get whole milk unpasturized.

    • Heart2Heart with Alberta Muembo on July 11, 2023 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you 😊

    • S-Ter Nichols on July 11, 2023 at 1:42 pm

      Whey Isolate and Casein are excellent for women in menopause who lift weights and need more protein grams.

  8. House Music on July 11, 2023 at 11:14 am

    I am in South Africa 🇿🇦I started Keto 2weeks ago my Skin on my face was a mess but now its glowing and all the Blemishes are gone

    Thanks to Dr Berg

    • Jacqueline McCray on July 11, 2023 at 11:50 am

      Yep! Same for me. I looked sooo much older before

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on July 11, 2023 at 12:35 pm


    • Jorelle Taylor on July 11, 2023 at 1:50 pm

      South Africa is the best place to be keto delicious meat and Amasi! 🇿🇼

  9. Fernanda Roma on July 11, 2023 at 11:17 am

    Thank you so much! You have helped me a lot with my menopause issues! Here from Brasil 🙌🏼🇧🇷

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on July 11, 2023 at 12:32 pm

      Glad to help!

  10. jo14wp on July 11, 2023 at 11:25 am

    I grew up on raw milk and few years ago I started drinking raw milk again and I found it actually improved my skin a lot. (when I started eating keto/carnivore my skin completely cleaned up).
    When it comes to milk it depends a lot on your genetics. I’m from North Western European background so I do very well on milk. My African neighbors can’t drink milk,they get sick with diarrhea .

    • AllHim Withme on July 11, 2023 at 1:15 pm

      A2 casein milk improves my health, too. Not all milk is equivalent, for sure. Cows in Europe mainly produce A2 casein milk.

    • Benny Vermeulen on July 11, 2023 at 5:51 pm

      you got that right, it depends on your genetics if you can tolerate milk or not. If you are from a certain area in Europe or Asia that has milk in their diet, you don’t have to worry much.

    • Anita Garcia on July 11, 2023 at 5:54 pm


  11. Dylan Nicks on July 11, 2023 at 11:40 am

    When I started increasing fats like eggs and olive oil daily my skin tolerated stuff like tretinoin and skincare so much better. No more itchy neck 🙂

  12. Ali Muhammad on July 11, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Well done Dr. Eric Berg. I enjoyed your lecture. Amazing , incredible and extra ordinary lectures you are delivering..May you live long.❤❤❤

  13. Pummy on July 11, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Good morning Dr Berg, This is so true. I changed my food and it changed my life within few months and I’m 60. doesnt need a lotion anymore, my hands were so dry I needed lotion all the time, Anyone has any skin or other health related issue, just get on Keto. Thank you Sir.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on July 11, 2023 at 12:15 pm

      Wonderful! Well done!

  14. Nazia Said on July 11, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Doctor Berg is the best person and the best health advisor for most people in this planet.

  15. Saigo87 on July 11, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    A lot to agree on here Dr. Eric. This is pretty much what I DON’T do every day with some finesses added to it as my experimenting progress. It’s exiting what food can do to the human body in terms of sense of well being, health and performance. In that order I found. As a child and a young adult I had no clue and sense of this hidden world playing its part on my body. I just couldn’t feel it. So much else to think about. My help came in the form of foods and the good old torture. Torture for not feeling ok added a bonus of me not getting the flue, cough or clogged nose in what is now going to be my 4th year which then led to me performing well also. The torture I felt when eating many of the the wrong foods you mentioned above was making me stop eating it because I’m a sissy who can’t deal with pain. Please don’t ask me how that works it just is for me.

  16. Albert Marnell on July 11, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve recommended Dr. Eric Berg’s channel to many people. Of course we know how saturated people are with channel recommendations. One man that has always had an interest in natural health does ask me “Did you get that information from your doctor online?” The answer is “Yes”. My friend is interested in this channel.

  17. Peter Winkel on July 11, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    I cut out all sugars and processed food from my diet and I still had acne. It was only when I was 24 and I stopped eating oats when I got rid of my acne. And I was told my entire life oats are incredibly healthy…

    • Inquiring Mind on July 11, 2023 at 5:45 pm

      WOW! Oats are really bad for blood sugar as it spikes the sugar way up very quickly for a short duration.

  18. Michael Z on July 11, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    As a teenager who had really bad acne, I really wish my dermatologists would have asked me about my diet and informed me about the changes I would need to make for better skin, versus putting me on Accutane twice. Of course as a kid, teenager and adult in my twenties, I ate like garbage but thankfully was athletic as I played soccer in college, lifted and snowboarded too. Not like that active lifestyle counterbalanced my horrid diet in regards to my skin, but I guess it just steered me away from other health issues. If I could go back in time….(I think we all say that too)

  19. Helga Karl on July 11, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    I had acne already in a very early age but it turned out to be an allergic reaction to boar meat my dad was a hunter we ate a lot of boar meat. Until I turned 39 someone told me about this allergy also to pork meat I stopped immediately and my acne almost disappeard later I started low carb then keto diet now of course I am “old” the scars are still there but getting better.

  20. Rjsal 24 on July 11, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    Fasting is what is clearing up my really bad Eczema that I’ve been fighting for the last 6 months. Thanks so much Doc I appreciate your time and informative videos!!!

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