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With so many Americans not following healthy diets, it’s no surprise that many of us aren’t getting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals. It also explains why acne is problem of teenagers and adults for long time and it seems to be getting more and more prominent.
As a matter of fact, there are vitamins that can help fight and prevent acne, and the best way to get them is to eat foods rich in vitamins. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the best vitamins for acne you should look for in your diet.
It's important to remember to take vitamins in natural form: fruits, vegetables etc.
Taking vitamins in pills may cause health problems especially if you more doses than you need.
Vitamin A, also known as beta-carotene or retinol, is very important for your skin, because when there is a deficiency, the skin tends to look dry and rough.
One should also consume Vitamin A along with Vitamin E, as the Vitamin A needs the fat that is found in Vitamin E in order for the body to properly digest it.
If you take Vitamin A in pills you have to be aware that too much of Vitamin A can cause: dry skin, hair loss and very bad headaches.
If you are taking Vitamin A and you have headaches you should try to lower the doses or stop taking it.
Vitamin C (an antioxidant), known for its help in fighting against the common cold. Most forms of Vitamin C are not absorbed by the skin, but it can be found in a great variety of foods.
Vitamin D comes to us with sunlight. While excessive sun exposure is certainly bad for your skin, there are certainly benefits to be had of it in small doses. Some foods are also rich in Vitamin D.
While Vitamin E is generally thought to be helpful in scar healing, it can also be helpful in fighting acne - thanks to its antioxidant properties. Studies suggest that it should only be taken in small doses.
Niacin helps open up the blood vessels, improving good circulation under the skin. Unlike the other mentioned vitamins, niacin can be effectual as a mask applied on the skin.
Zinc is well known trace mineral used in acne treatment but as it has a lot of popularity in fighting acne - some say it helps, some say it doesn't help at all.