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You’ve heard the saying before: You are what you eat. We at Kate Somerville Skin Care believe this is especially true when it comes to fortifying your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to purify and repair your skin.
If you suffer from acne on your face, neck, back or shoulders, it’s time to arm yourself with the key nutrients found in acne vitamins. Acne vitamins can counteract the internal imbalances that cause this inflammatory condition.
Specifically, acne vitamins can:
Acne occurs when your body’s sebaceous glands produce too much sebum (oils that lubricate the skin). Failing to feed your body with specific vitamins and minerals can cause your skin to go into overdrive, producing excessive amounts of sebum that eventually clogs pores.
Sebum-clogged pores encourage normally harmless bacteria to produce enzymes that irritate skin tissue. Once sebum and bacteria enter these tissues, skin becomes red and inflamed.
Inflammation near the surface of the skin results in acne pustules. Deeper irritation produces what is known as cystic acne, a condition that is painful and can cause permanent scarring on your face, shoulders, back and other body parts.
Studies have shown that lack of proper nutrition can also increase stress and anxiety levels, two major factors that can cause and/or further irritate acne.
If you don’t adequately nourish your body through the food that you eat, don’t fear. Obtaining critical nutrients is easy with quality acne vitamins.
Acne vitamins usually contain vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as all or part of the vitamin B-complex. B-complex vitamins can help to relieve anxiety and stress while supporting healthy hair, skin and nail growth.
A skin care regime that includes acne vitamins—as well as serums, lotions, cleansers and other skin care products that promote acne healing—is a surefire way to achieve a clearer, more natural-looking complexion. And who wouldn’t want to confidently showcase a healthier, more beautiful face to the world?