What Helps Acne

Acne is a long-term skin condition caused when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Acne

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in foods including fish (salmon, trout, sardines) and mushrooms (morel, chanterelle, oyster, shiitake), but more substantially from sun exposure, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays trigger synthesis. 


Effectiveness
50%


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Green Tea Extract

Green Tea Extract is made from dried Camellia sinensis leaves, which contain antioxidant-rich compounds called catechins, specifically epigallocatechins-3-gallate. First imported from India to Japan in the 17th century, consumption has been linked to health benefits including digestion, mental alertness, heart disease and cancer.


Effectiveness
25%


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Omega-3 Fish Oil

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are essential fats absorbed through food including fish (mackerel, salmon, seabass), vegetable oils (flax oil, soybean oil), nuts (walnuts) and seeds (flax, chia, hemp). There are three main Omega-3 Fatty Acids: ALA also known as Alpha-Linolenic Acid, EPA also known as Eicosapentaenoic Acid and DHA also known as Docosahexaenoic Acid. ALA is found naturally in plants, while EPA and DHA are found in fish. Omega-3 Fatty Acids maintain heart, vascular, lung, brain, immune and endocrine system health, while reducing inflammation.


Effectiveness
25%


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Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral obtained through diet. It is naturally present in foods including meat (beef, lamb, pork), shellfish (oysters, crab, lobster), legumes (chickpeas, lentils), seeds (hemp, pumpkin, sesame), nuts (pinenuts, peanuts, cashews), and vegetables (potatoes, green beans, kale). Zinc plays a key role in cellular metabolism, immune function, growth & development support and proper sensory function, including taste and smell.


Effectiveness
25%


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Vitex Berry


Effectiveness
25%


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European Barberry


Effectiveness
1%


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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential, water-soluble vitamin best-sourced in fruits (orange, grapefruit, kiwi, strawberries, cantaloupe) and vegetables (red pepper, green pepper, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower).  A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C plays a key role in immune function, protein metabolism, and collagen production.


Effectiveness
50%


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Evening Primrose Oil

Rich in Omega-6, gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA), Evening Primrose Oil is extracted from pressing Oenothera biennis seeds. Native to North and South America, the plant presents lemon-scented, yellow flowers that bloom in the evening and remain closed during the day. 


Effectiveness
50%


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Maca


Effectiveness
50%


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Argan Oil


Effectiveness
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