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One of the biggest skin care issues is how to deal with acne. People of all ages get acne, most especially teenagers and adults. One reason teens get acne is because during puberty, more sebum is produced which clogs pores and leads to breakouts. Usually adult acne is related to hormonal issues. The good news is that there is lots of help out there for acne. There are many different types of acne, including blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules and even cysts. If acne is cystic and painful, it requires professional treatment from a dermatologist. The other types can be treated at home.
The first consideration is your age. If you are a teenager, a good skin care program would be practiced twice daily. It should consist of a cleanser, astringent toner, acne treatment and oil-free moisturizer.
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.