There have been reports lately about vitamin and acne treatments.
Some reports claim that vitamins cause acne.
Sure, that could be the case.
But an overall healthy lifestyle requires you to have a certain amount of vitamins in your diet. And a healthy lifestyle and eating habits are the BEST way to fight acne.
So I think it’s more likely that a Vitamin and Acne Treatment program can help CURE acne — not cause it.
Acne Fighting Vitamins
Vitamin A is an antioxidant. Antioxidants help to rid the body of toxins. It also strengthens the protective tissues of the skin. It is also necessary for the maintenance and repair of the skin and mucous membranes.
Does this sound like something that CAUSES acne?
Get real. In fact, it is thought by some that low vitamin A levels can cause acne.
Vitamin B Complex
The many B vitamins help to maintain healthy skin tone.
Did you know that stress is thought to be a major cause of acne breakouts?
B Vitamins are known to lower stress levels.
The vitamins in the B complex are Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin (Nicotinic Acid, Niacinamide), Pantothenic Acid, Pyridoxine and Cyanocobalamin. Each of these vitamins has a very specific role in promoting healthy skin. Not to mention overall health.
You can read more about each individual B Vitamin and how they work on our site – Vitamin and Acne Treatments (see below)
Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids
Vitamin C is the “super vitamin”. It is a powerful antioxidant that is required for at least 300 metabolic functions in the body — including tissue (skin) growth and repair. Vitamin C also can protect against infection (pimples.)
Bioflavanoids (isn’t that fun to say? Try it – “Bioflavanoids”;) also have an antibacterial effect (pimples, again.)
Vitamin E is another antioxidant (see a theme here?) that helps in healing and tissue (skin, again) repair. It helps prevent damage to your skin cells by free radicals.
Taking a potent multi-vitamin with minerals will help to supplement your daily intake and is a good start to you