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Which vitamins and supplements are good for acne, and are there any that make it worse?
Acne means there is inflammation around blocked pores of the skin. This may explain why supplements with an anti-inflammatory effect may lead to clearer skin, while those that stimulate inflammation may make things worse.
Sign in as a member to learn which of the following supplements may improve acne, which don't seem to help, and which might make acne worse: cocoa, diindolylmethane (DIM), fenugreek, fish oil, green tea, iodine-containing supplements (such as multivitamins or kelp supplements), lactoferrin, probiotics, vitamin A, vitamin B-5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B-12, vitamin D, and zinc.
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