Supplements for healthy skin

Margaret By Margaret, 13th Nov 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Dealing with skin problems from acne to eczema can be very stressful. Topical treatments are a great way to improve the skin but it may also be helpful to include certain vitamins and minerals to encourage the skins natural healing ability.

Supplements for Skin Problems

The following supplements are recommended for all those who may be affected by skin problems such as spots, blemishes and eczema.

1. Vitamin C. A supplement containing bioflavonoids should be taking twice a day at 1000mg each time. However people with psoriasis should not take more than 500 mg of vitamin C daily.

2. Vitamin E. 200 to 400 iu daily will help improve the appearance of dry skin.

3. Selenium. Taken along with vitamin E, 50 to 200 mcg daily.

4. Vitamin A. 10,000 iu daily will help improve ageing skin.

5. Zinc in the form of zinc orotate, 50 to 100 mg daily. This will provide 15 to 30 mg of actual zinc. Take along with copper at 2 mg a day.

6. Chromium at 10 mg daily has been shown to reduce acne in some people.

7. Vitamin B complex 50 mg daily is a great way to ease the effects of stress on the body and skin.

8. EPA either from fish oils, evening primrose or flaxseed at 1000 mg daily are an excellent supplements for improving dry skin conditions or acne associated with PMS.

9. Lactobacillus acidophilus dissolved in water, taken daily will improve the bacteria balance in the body and aid natural healing.

10. Quercetin. This is a bioflavonoid that helps reduce inflammatory lesions. 500 mg a day is an excellent way to aid skin healing and reduce infection.

Remember before embarking on any supplement regime, always check with your doctor. All quantities stated are for adults.


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I am a busy mum in my 30's and when I am not running about I enjoy reading and writing about arts, alternative health and spirituality.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
14th Nov 2013 (#)

Very helpful information
Bless you

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author avatar Margaret
14th Nov 2013 (#)

Thank you for your kind words.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
17th Nov 2013 (#)

Nice post!

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