Acne can lead to anxiety, low self-esteem and depression. To get rid of acne, you have to take the right supplements, avoid the wrong foods, and use the right products on your skin.
Hormone imbalances can lead to acne. Zinc regulates the hormones in your body. There have been many studies done that show that zinc levels in people with acne are lower than people with clear skin. Taking zinc can reduce acne by up to 50%. Zinc reduces the production of (DHT) dihydrotestosterone. DHT is one of the androgens that contribute to the hormonal cause of acne. Zinc effectively stops the root cause of acne breakouts.
Many studies have shown that patients with moderate acne that took probiotics had significant improvement in their acne. Probiotics improved acne by reducing sebum content and decreasing skin inflammation due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities. If you take probiotics, you will see a significant improvement in your skin. Do not take any probiotics that include dairy like yogurt since dairy products have been linked to acne. I recommend that you take probiotics in pill form. I also take the probiotic drink Kevita, which is sold in grocery stores.
Taking the supplement MSM will soften the skin, improve the permeability of the skin and help clear pores. MSM contains sulfur, also known as the "beauty mineral." MSM helps prevent the breakout of acne by controlling the rate of keratin production and inhibiting the effect of androgens, such as DHT. MSM is very effective in treating acne.
Vitamin D activates macrophages, a kind of white blood cell. Macrophages attack acne bacteria head on, helping to eliminate any trace of acne. If you can't get enough Vitamin D from sunshine, I recommend that you take 1000 IU of Vitamin D3.
Lecithin and Garlic
I take the supplement Kyolic that contains both lecithin and garlic. Lecithin nourishes the skin and attacks acne, whiteheads and blackheads. The antibacterial and antioxidant properties of garlic help prevent and get rid of acne. All of the Kyolic products contain both of these acne fighting properties.
Foods not to eat
Stay far away from dairy! There is a direct link between acne and dairy. If you have acne prone skin, avoid all dairy. Dairy contains hormones that increase sebum production. Dairy is one of the most inflammatory foods you can consume. Additional foods that you should stay away from include eggs, chocolate and nuts. Try to avoid sugar, grains, processed foods, vegetable oils, caffeine and alcohol. Vegetables you should avoid include broccoli and mushrooms.
According to research, five of the most common skin bacteria responsible for acne can't survive when you apply jojoba oil to your skin. Jojoba oil is very effective at healing acne and inflamed skin. Jojoba oil easily absorbs deep into the skin without clogging pores or making the skin feel greasy. Jojoba oil is anti bacterial, so it kills the bacterial infection that causes acne. Jojoba oil is a popular acne remedy to get rid of acne on facial skin.
Eat healthy, follow these tips and you will see your acne clear up. You can look forward to beautiful clear skin!