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Most everyone has suffered from acne at some point in their life. While most types of acne are painless, it can be damaging to one’s self-confidence. The good news is there are many ways to treat the problem. Acne and vitamins have a connection because good nutrition is not only beneficial for the inside of your body, but your skin as well. Also, there are some vitamins you can try to help clear your skin along with your regular skin care routine. It is wise to consult your doctor before trying any new vitamins especially if you are taking medication or have dosage questions.
Probably the first course of action when it comes to vitamins and acne is vitamin A. This is the vitamin from which retinoids are obtained. Many dermatologists prescribe retinoids for acne, especially adult acne. There are also retinol products available over the counter but they are not as potent. Too much vitamin A in supplement form can be dangerous, so get yours from food sources like skim milk, kale, carrots, apricots, tomato juice and other foods.
Many adults suffer from acne, which many believe is strictly a teenage problem. The truth is, it is quite common for adults to get acne, especially women. Often, hormonal imbalances and changes play a role. The best treatment for adult acne is going to be different than what is used to treat teen acne. Many of the products teens use are too harsh for sensitive adult skin. Many adults find they are dealing with both wrinkles and acne at the same time, which can be very frustrating and confusing to treat.
It is wise to steer clear of products containing benzoyl peroxide. While this is a powerful acne fighting ingredient, it is too harsh for most adults. Salicylic acid is a better choice for adult acne. You can find this ingredient in face washes, toners and topical treatments.