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I'm 22 years old and thought my acne would have gone by now. It's possible for me to cover it with make-up so its barely noticeable, but ideally I would like it gone.

I have previously taken all sorts of antibiotics for acne for many years until a couple of years ago when i stopped. I have since come to the conclusion that my acne may be due to a congested liver or poor digestion because I have taken Milk Thistle before and it made a huge difference to my skin when i first took it, but then the effects wore off.

I have currently started taking milk thistle (250g tablets) again 3 times a day with meals and am also taking zinc (15mg) and garlic tablets once daily with my evening meal.

I have read that certain vitamins are also good in treating acne so I would be interested to know which ones they are and if they have benefitted anybody else? I know I've waffled on a bit but I just wanted to make people clear about the situation and the fact that I am no longer a teenager so my acne may be due to reasons other than hormones

Thanks

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You should probably look into doing a Candida cleanse/diet (because you were on antibiotics). And liver flushes.

Taking vitamins will probably not do much for your acne, honestly.

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vitamins alone will not cure acne, but they can be beneficial. The best one I have taken is dry vitamin e, which can be enhanced with vitamin c.

A candida cleanse is a good idea. I personally went on a high quality, high quantity probiotic supplementation binge for a couple of months which got rid of that white tongue indicator of candida.

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the only thing that clearly works is b5 by stopping oil production, but no one really knows what negative effect are caused by stopping sweat and oil production. i take a hell of a lot of other vitamins and they only really help with general skin tone and smoothness.

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I read that vitamins A and B6 are the best ones to take. So I went to Holland and Barrett (UK shop) today and bought vit A but couldnt find any vit B6 apart from when it was mixed with other vitamins so i didn't buy it.

I'm gonna try them and see but I've read in other places that vits E and C are good too, so its pretty much every vitamin isn't it?! It starts to get a bit expensive so I'm wondering if its worth it, I'll just have to see how it goes I guess. Oh and I've also got some green tea. Does anyone know how many cups to drink a day for optimum effectiveness?

As I said before though, I'm pretty sure its my liver thats the problem. Can I also ask more about the candida cleanse, could you give me a link for it or more information?

Thanks

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Get some good quality fish oil or flax seed oil. Everyone, not just those with acne, should take these on a daily basis.

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yeah because life revolves around getting drunk and high and tripping on pcp?

Eating healthy and working out and not consuming drugs wont only make you live longer and healthier, it also makes you feel better and have more confidence.

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I know but you have to be realistic because you're not going to be able to control things that much. Things come up in life that you can't avoid for example going out for a meal or something.

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I know but you have to be realistic because you're not going to be able to control things that much. Things come up in life that you can't avoid for example going out for a meal or something.

Last time I checked, restaurants have many choices detailed in a thing called a "menu". Since you are paying them for the food, they give you the oppurtunity to choose whatever dish you want, meaning you can order something that fits into your diet. Then again, the last time I went out to eat was about 4 days ago so the restaurant system may have changed. I don't know.

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I dont know i just buy all the vitamins of nature's cure and eat them all up. I use water to swallow the vitamins. about 19 or 20 i think.

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I know but you have to be realistic because you're not going to be able to control things that much. Things come up in life that you can't avoid for example going out for a meal or something.

You said it!

If you want an unrealistic diet to take over your life and miss out on socialising with your friends then go ahead. Personally I think life does revolve around going out with friends and drinking and having a great time. If all you do is work and stick to a boring diet, then whats the point in having good skin in the first place?

Here's a nice and simple solution. Just take an A-Z. Any good supermarket will sell an A-Z Vitamin & Mineral supplement. To make sure you get enough take 2 a day with lots of water. Thats what cleared me up and I always go out drinking and eat fast food etc. That way you get EVERYTHING. Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K; Iron, Calcium, Zinc etc etc etc. Read the lable and see.

Of course try some other stuff too. Milk Thistle, Wheat Grass, Evening Primrose Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Green Tea, etc. See if anything else can improve your acne. If some foods break you out, try to avoid them. Don't lock yourself up and go all psycho about a cleansing diet.

*Leon* =D

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From what I've read these seem to be the vitamins beneficial to your skin:

-multivitamin

-vitamin a

-B-Complex vitamin

-vitamin B-3 (this one actually is said to prevent acne...who knows)

-vitamin c

-vitamin e

-chromium

-zinc

i'm still doing research myself as to what are the dosages one should take when specifically aiming for better skin. but anyways, good luck!

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