I am a 21 year old male who has suffered severe acne since 14. I have very pale skin that has a tendency to get extremely red when I breakout. It is also very oily to the point that friends/family have asked if I’m sweating. It is so embarrassing. I have tried every cleanser, toner, moisturizer, combo regimen imaginable. I have been on multiple antibiotics and accutane (TWICE) all of which were destroying my body with nasty side effects. Some things worked a little bit, however, nothing made a major difference. After taking accutane my acne returned within 9-12 months. Since getting a bit older I’ve decided to cut out dairy as best as I can. I also eat generally healthy. I do monthly facials at a med spa. All of these things made a big difference (proper diet and facials are major for maintenance!) The REAL miracle has been Vitamin D3!!! I have been taking 6,000 IU daily for 7 days and I have only 1 active pimple (and it’s TINY.) I’m also taking the white tablets instead of the gels. I read that they absorb easier... I’m not sure if that’s true but it’s working for me! I have never seen results like this THIS FAST. Exactly one week ago my face was greasy and destroyed by zits. I’m still in shock how calm my face, chest, and back looks! I have NO redness or embarrassing pimples. It is still crazy to wake up and not see a new whitehead. Give this a try ASAP. What do you have to lose??? Nothing. I love feeling this level of confidence. Just make sure you also are eating a proper diet. After a few weeks I also recommend getting your blood tested to make sure your Vitamin D levels don’t get too high. Good luck!!!
I have cleared my skin to absolutely normal and even beyond... I made a website (which is FREE), and I tell you exactly how I did it. If you read it and adjust to it, your skin will be beautiful once again. Vitamin D3 is just a small part. vitaminfortheskin.com Ignore it if you want. It's your skin.
Hello. I have done research for vitamin D levels because I have had a problem with acne for over a dozen years and every year in the summer season my skin is without pimples, smooth. My result is 13.7 ng / ml very low ... I decided and bought in the herbal store vitamin D3 5000 UI from Dr. Brest + K2 from NOW. After 3 days, my acne got worse ... I got more inflammatory and papulous changes :( I am broken ... is this sheep wool lanolin so responsive? I need to supplement this deficiency but I do not know what product ... changes are painful and itchy .. Now I read that maybe it is some allergy to the ingredients in capsules? Will vegan vitamin D3 from Lichen be better? Or maybe instead of capsules, switch to dry tablets? Please help :(
Alright, it has been a week I started to take vitamin D3 (5000iu daily) and my skin looks nothing like before, it's so smooth and there is less and less acne (the skin is peeling of) with every day! I have hormonal acne that I take Vitex for (low progesterone), that works great, but only in summer ðŸ¤”. I finally put two and two together, yes, it is the vitamin D deficiency I was diagnosed with a year ago! I also found out some informations about progesterone being related to vitamin D and that if you're on progesterone cure, deficiency of vitamin D can decrease it's efficiency. Fingers crossed that it sticks!
This supplement can slow down your oil production throughout the day. This because especially in winter, your skin makes more oil to take in the amount of vitamin d your body is missing. For me it didn't work for acne though.
I only take D3 because I live in a place where we hardly get any sun. Also, I started taking it because this website says it is good for you. It does NOT break me out which is good, and gives me good energy.
Had mild to moderate acne my entire life. At 50 I was fed up and tried Epiduo which helped but did not eliminate my acne. Heard about Vitamin D - and tried the 400 "gel" pills. No results, in fact it seemed to aggravate my acne. My doctor told me my levels of vitamin D were very low so I decided to try it again - purchasing the nature made vitamin d 400 NON GEL tablets and taking two pills per day. Wow! The change in my skin over the next two weeks was nothing short of a miracle. I now have only the random pimple every now and then. I highly recommend trying this out for your acne - the tablets, not the gel pills!
I'm posting this review as a cystic acne sufferer for almost 8 years. I went on 2 courses of aaccutane, antibiotics and numerous OTC topical treatments for my acne. But nothing helped like vitamin d3. If your acne is related to hormonal imbalance caused by PCOD or is affected by sugar intake, do try vitamin D3. It works from week 1 itself. I use vitamin D3 4000 iu (2000 IU in the morning+2000 IU at night) along with adapalene topical application at night and my acne is under control for almost 4 months now.