11 Best Supplements and Vitamins for Acne and Acne Prevention Reviewed

Acne is, unfortunately, something that a majority of people have to deal with at some point in their lives. Some people have to deal with acne their entire lives.

That’s right, contrary to popular belief, it’s not just teens that experience acne. Along with this, it is not entirely caused by having poor hygiene or eating oily foods.

In fact, due to hormonal fluctuations, some people can develop an acne condition as they age due to biological changes.

While there is no ‘cure’ for acne, there are natural ways to fight it with having an optimized diet.To achieve an optimal diet, you will want to introduce healthy vitamins and minerals to your routine.

Due to the fact that acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, according to this article by the American Academy of Dermatology, we’ve decided to focus on that issue and try to help our readers get rid of it.

The right supplements can help wether its cystic acne or just a pimple here and there.

Our team went on a mission to find the best supplements for acne, and after looking at hundreds of different supplements, today we reveal the ones that work best!

So before you go and pay a lot of money to a dermatologist, we highly recommend that you read this post and educate yourself!



How can supplements help with Acne?

Top 11 Best Acne Supplements of 2019

Lets dive right into it, and get rid of your acne, FAST!


How can supplements help with Acne?

We have a huge problem when it comes to nutrition, not only in the US, its actually a world-wide problem.

The food we eat is filled with chemicals, and is NOT nutritious enough. Its lacking the vitamins and minerals that ‘real food’ should have, due to the chemical and industrial processes our food goes through.

Sadly, the only way to battle this is to grow your own food. But we know its not realistic unless you’re into farming, so the second best way, is to take supplements that will give you the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

When it comes to acne and breakouts,


Top 11 Best Acne Supplements of 2019


1. Zinc 


Zinc is easily one of the best supplements that you can work to incorporate into your routine.

Zinc is particularly effective at minimizing acne flare-ups primarily because it is so effective at minimizing inflammation throughout the body.

Because it is such a powerful anti-inflammatory, it can be a great way to reduce the inflammation that occurs on your skin.

With that being said, it not only minimizes inflammation, but it can even help to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of your entire immune system.

This is why a lot of medication manufacturers utilize zinc in cold prevention medications. Studies have consistently shown that zinc is effective at not only treating bacteria induced acne but also for those that suffer from likely hormonal related mild acne.


2. Vitamin A


Vitamin A is another very effective supplement that you could consider getting into your diet.

Vitamin A is actually one of the most proven and most powerful treatments for those that suffer from mild, moderate, and severe acne conditions.

There is actually vitamin A topical based creams that are used to effectively speed up the skin’s cell renewal rate. However, vitamin A can be just as (if not more) effective when taken orally through supplements.

Vitamin A is so effective at helping reduce acne due to its ability to help reduce inflammation throughout the body.

Along with this, it can help to speed up cell regeneration rates even when taken in supplement form. However, to experience the greatest benefits from vitamin A supplementation, you are going to want to get (retinol) supplements in your diet rather than (beta-carotene).

With that being said, the form retinol is fat soluble which means that any excess vitamin A can build up and result in liver toxicity if taken in too large of dosages. Because of this, you want to consult with a doctor prior to beginning any vitamin A supplement routine for your acne condition.



3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

This is another very effective supplement that can be taken in order to combat mild and even moderate acne conditions.

The reason why omega-3 fatty acids are so effective is due to its natural ability to fight inflammation forming on the skin.

This alone is going to allow you to reduce the amount of acne that you suffer from. It does this by balancing out the total amount of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids in your body.

Having too much omega-6 and omega-9 in your diet can result in serious inflammation. Unfortunately, a majority of American’s diets nowadays feature a disproportionate amount of omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids due to sugary food consumption.


4. Selenium

This essential mineral is another great supplement that you are going to be able to get in your diet. Selenium is so effective because it helps to reduce inflammation throughout your body and it can help to facilitate the removal of toxin build up.

This alone is going to allow your body to effectively remove toxins without having to force them through your pores.


5. Magnesium

This is another effective essential mineral that you are going to want to get in your diet in order to reduce acne.

Magnesium is so effective because it can help to defend against excess stress levels which result in an uptick of cortisol. Cortisol is released as a stress hormone and it can result in inflammation throughout the body.

This inflammatory response can show up as acne. This is why a lot of people break out during stressful times or events.


6. Vitamin E

Much-like other vitamins listed, vitamin E is so effective because it is capable of reducing the amount of inflammation on your skin.


7. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is great for fighting acne because it can help to reduce inflammatory responses and fight free radicals which can cause acne flare-ups.


8. B Vitamins

A lot of people look at B vitamins to combat acne with great success. The reason they work so well is that they can help to balance out the hormones in the body and even help reduce dryness in the skin which can exacerbate the acne condition.


9. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is effective against acne because it has the ability to balance out the hormones which can be a great tool for anyone that suffers from hormonal related acne.


10. Probiotics

If you are someone that is experiencing the candida condition or you have an overgrowth of bad bacteria in your gut, it can result in acne flare-ups. Because of this, getting more healthy bacteria in your gut can do wonders for clearing up your acne.


11. Ginseng

This is another effective supplement that you can get in your diet. Rather than a vitamin, it is actually an herb that has been used for centuries to balance out blood sugar levels which can help keep hormone fluctuation at a minimum which reduces inflammatory responses.

Overall, there are so many vitamin supplements that you can consider getting into your routine to fight against your acne condition.


Wrap up 

This sumps it up for our ‘best vitamins for acne’ post. We hope you will find the right ones for you and get rid of your acne!

We recommend taking all of them. They will not just improve your skin tone and feeling, they will improve your general health as well.

If you have any suggestions please comment below.

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[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3366450/

[2] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1529-8019.2010.01342.x


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