Anytime you switch up your diet, there are bound to be changes that manifest itself internally, as well as externally. And those can show up on the skin.
There are a couple reasons for acne on the keto diet.
If you are experiencing any ketogenic diet acne, remember to never pick at your skin. This can lead to scarring and discoloration.
Don't use harsh, chemical-based cleansers, and don't clean your face more than twice a day.
You want to be kind to your skin. So use gentle cleansers and exfoliate regularly with a mild exfoliant, such as baking soda.
Charcoal or mud face masks have been shown to drawn out dirt in the pores.
You can spot treat with tea tree oil. Just a small amount of oil will penetrate the skin to unblock the sebaceous glands, disinfect pores and dry out whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and other blemishes.
Instead of using a harsh, chemical-based toner, you can easily make your own at home. Just combine 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar to 3 parts water. You can keep it in a jar, and dab your face with a cotton ball once a day. Make sure you let it completely dry before applying a moisturizer. I prefer to use coconut oil, so I can avoid chemicals found in most retail moisturizers.
I hope this help provide you with some relief. Leave a comment below, letting us know how you avoid low-carb diet acne or other acne when changing up your diet!