God knows there is really nothing pretty about acne breakouts. Those little bumps on your skin can really put a damper on an otherwise happy life of a teenager. And if it breaks out well into adulthood, it could mean the end of dating. So what do you do? The answer can be found in three words: find a cure.
There are actually several known complementary remedies for managing this skin disease. These include:
* Maintaining proper hygiene
* Changing diet (from an acidic diet to a more alkaline one)
* Taking vitamin supplements
* Applying anti-acne medicines
For people who have a really bad case of acne, it would be tempting to jump right away to applying medicines. While there may be nothing with taking medicines in extreme cases of acne, you must remember, however, that toxins and hormones are the ones at work here. Doctors of traditional allopathic medicine will tell you that acne is basically the result of too much sebum (caused by raging hormones) interacting with dead skin cells and bacteria. Chinese medicine, however, attributes it to heat and toxicity in the blood due to poor digestion, and the skin has become an excretory organ because of a digestive problem.
Both kinds of medicine are right about acne and what causes it. So really, the best way to keep this skin condition at bay is by keeping the four complementary remedies of proper hygiene, healthy diet, supplements and medicine as part of your daily routine. Wash your face regularly, consume more fruits and vegetables, take your vitamins and use anti-acne medicine only when you need to.
Vitamin supplements for acne act to decrease the inflammation and infection on the skin. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for the link to the COMPLETE list of vitamins necessary for treating acne. You should take vital nutrient supplements especially if you do not eat fruits and vegetables so much. Remember to buy your supplements for acne from health food stores or vitamin websites rather than from supermarket. In most cases, the quality of vitamin supplements found in health food shops and health websites is better than the ones found at the supermarket. Keep in mind that foods will always be the best sources of absorbable nutrients, so never replace a healthy, balanced diet with vitamin supplements.
Relying on nutritional supplements to cure acne might not lead to your desired results if you do not couple the supplementation with a healthy diet.