Clear skin starts with good health. Our skin is said to be a mirror of our health, and many times skin problems are merely a reflection of a poor diet. When looking for home remedies for clear skin, try adding a few of the following skin supporting vitamins and supplements to your diet.
Low zinc levels have been linked to acne breakouts. Zinc helps regulate hormones and promotes wound healing, and is essential to vitamin A metabolism. Use caution when taking zinc since too much can be toxic.
Studies have shown high does of vitamin A can be just as effective as the popular acne drug Accutane (a derivative of vitamin A). Eating foods rich in vitamin A is a simple way to get your daily dose of A. Carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and winter squash are excellent natural sources of vitamin A. Use caution when supplementing with vitamin A since too much can be toxic. An important antioxidant, vitamin E helps hydrate skin, reduce inflammation, and repair damaged tissue. Taking 400 IU of vitamin E daily may be helpful in treating mild cases of acne.
Omega 3s help prevent sebaceous glands from overproducing sebum and reduce skin inflammation. Consuming 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil is a simple way to get your daily dose of Omega 3s.
**Always use caution when using vitamins and supplements.