Acne is considered as common skin disorder especially among teenagers and adolescents. It is mainly caused by excessive production of oily substance (sebum) secreted by sebaceous glands. Acne can occur anywhere in the body but mainly it hits the surface of the skin on the face rest being shoulders, thighs, back, buttocks and rarely neck. Acne can also occur as hereditary problem. Some of the mental factors like stress can also give rise to acne condition.
Our body requires nutrition for growth, repair and maintenance of the bodily tissues, organs and so entire body system. Acne can be dangerous if left untreated and becomes stubborn. They not only leave scar mark if they heal but sometimes they turn into big abscess, which is quite dangerous situation requiring surgery as the only treatment option.
Vitamins, proteins, fats and minerals help building the body and so the immune system. Since there could be involvement of microorganism in producing acne, body’s immune system plays an important role in preventing and curing the acne condition.
Coming to the main nutrients, Vitamins are very important in treating the acne or pimples. Vitamins support the body’s ability to create energy and they provide some basic nutrients to the body. Regular intake of Vitamins in proper doses helps the body to get rid of acne. Vitamins have many beneficiary effects on the entire body systems including circulatory, digestive and immune system. They maintain the skin and retard the cellular aging. Some of the Vitamins play major role in maintaining hormonal balance, which is one of the major cause of acne. We shall describe some of the Vitamins as an aid to natural acne treatment.
Vitamin A is the most essential Vitamin for clear complexion and gives luster. Vitamin E repairs the damage to the skin and slower downs the aging process of the skin. It is also one of the best anti-oxidants to the body. Zinc surely helps the body to absorb Vitamin A and also helps regulating the levels of Vitamin E in the bloodstream. Furthermore, zinc also helps immune system to kill the microorganisms.
Selenium provides the elasticity to the skin and so helps in anti-aging process. It also helps anti-oxidants to work more efficiently in the body. Magnesium is another helpful element that can help you treating the acne condition. It is well-known for its ‘balancing hormone’ capacity. If all these Vitamins are taken regularly with an aid to Vitamin C then you can achieve the perfect balance for your particular skin type and texture.
Vitamins help in skin disease and that is why, homemade mashed fruit facial masks and scrubs do very well as they contain plenty of vitamins in good quantities. However, different facial packs should be prepared for different types of the skin and many times different types of vitamins are used for different type of acne conditions.
Overall, if vitamins are taken in proper quantity and on regular basis they can surely help in skin diseased condition including the acne.