Vitamin B extra B6
The following herbs used in tea or tincture form have been used to treat acne: dandelion root, burdock, nettles, cleavers, and echinacea.
Use infusions of lavender, chamomile, yarrow, thyme or elderflower as steams.
|As directed||Aids in reducing
of the skin.
|Lecithin||1 capsule before meals||Needed for better
the essential fatty acids.
|Primrose oil||As directed on label||Supplies the essential
linoleic acids needed for healing.
|1 tbsp. cold pressed sesame oil, flaxseed oil, or linseed oil, or take in capsule form.||Needed to keep the skin
smooth and soft, and to repair damaged
|Zinc gluconate||30-80 mg. daily||Aids in healing of tissue and helps to prevent scarring.|
|Vitamin A & E
|A 50,000 IU
E 400 IU. Use emulsion for easier assimilation.
|Strengthens the protective epithelial (skin) tissue.|
|Accutane||As directed by a doctor.||Strengthens epithelial
Caution: Has many side effects. Do not use if pregnant. Can cause birth defects.
(liquid or tablet)
|As directed on label.||Aids in cleansing the blood, preventing infections.|
|Cod liver oil||As directed on label.||A good source of vitamins A and D, which are needed for healing of skin tissue.|
acid ( HC ) with
|Take with meals.||Caution: Those with ulcers should not take digestive enzymes containing HCI.|
|Niacin||100 mg 3 times daily with meals.||Improves blood flow to the surface of the skin.|
|2 tablets between meals.||Free radical scavengers.|
(contains retinoc acid and a vitamin A derivative)
|By prescription only.||Successfully used by dermatologists to treat acne.|
complex (high potency) with extra B6 and pantothenic acid
|50 mg 3 times daily||Important for healthy skin tone.|
|Vitamin C with bioflavonoids||3,000-5000 mg daily in divided doses.||Promotes immune function.|
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