Although acne is really a complex disease, and that any form of help for acne should address the intertwined issues of nutrition deficiency and toxicity in the blood, there is very little doubt that supplementing with vitamins can help heal your acne naturally and, more importantly, permanently.
It's already known that Vitamin A and B-2 (Riboflavin) are the so-called major vitamins in the fight against acne. Together, they convert the fatty acids in the blood into healthy sebum.
However, did you know that there are other vitamins involved in curing acne? Read on to find out what they are:
Your body needs Vitamin C for 300 of its metabolic processes, including repairing tissues and growing new ones. It is also important for fighting infection. In case you didn't know it yet, acne breaks out when bacteria attacks the skin. To prevent further infection, you must strengthen your immune system with Vitamin C to fight off acne-causing bacteria.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant vitamin that prevents damage to your body's cells. It does so by inhibiting the oxidation of lipids (fats) and the formation of free radicals.
If you are getting acne infections all the time, there's a good chance you're deficient in Chromium. This vitamin is very important for reducing skin infection. Chromium is not easily absorbed by the body, and bingeing on sugar-rich foods makes the body lose this nutrient. Talk with your doctor about taking chromium picolinate or chromium polynicotinate supplements as part of your acne treatment program.
Aside from promoting healing and preventing scarring, Zinc regulates oil glands so that they secrete healthy skin oil.
Now that you know which vitamins are needed to permanently cure acne, you might be asking, how much should you take everyday? The simple answer is this: since each person's needs are different, you should be talking to your doctor about dosage. If you are taking any prescription medicine, make sure to talk to your doctor about it so you don't suffer the effects of medicine/supplements interaction.
Also, buy only vitamins that are proven to be easily absorbed by the body. These include chelated, sublingual, liquid, and organic vitamins.
But really, from a natural healing standpoint, what you really need to do is make sure you're eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables everyday to nourish your body. Why? In terms of absorbability, vitamin supplements will never be able to beat natural food sources.