Best Supplements & Essential Oils for Acne Treatment Available in Kenya
Acne is the commonest skin condition and one of the hardest to manage. The main reason why acne is so difficult to manage is that most doctors, pharmaceutical and cosmetic brands focus on the topical aspect of acne.
But acne is just a symptom or manifestation of more serious internal issues that unless they are addressed and treated properly, your acne will keep coming back as soon as you are done with that tube of acne cream.
They want you to keep spending money!
There are supplements and essential oils that can be used to effectively control acne without risking the harsh side effects of pharmaceutical drugs.
As you may already know, some acne treatment pills and creams can cause birth defects (they can disfigure unborn child). Example, Retin-A.
Here is a list of safe and effective supplements and essential oils for treating and controlling acne.
Supplements & Essential Oils for Acne Treatment
DIM with Vitex Supplement
Over 80% of all adult persistent acne is caused by estrogen hormone imbalance. DIM with Vitex is one of the most effective supplements in the management of hormonal acne.
The question is, is your acne related to a hormonal imbalance or is it due to other factors like low zinc levels or imbalanced colon bacteria that can be managed with probiotics?
We have put together estrogen hormonal quiz you can take using messenger. Click this link to take a quiz
Zinc supplement has so many uses, you wonder why everybody is not taking zinc. Zinc is a mineral that is effective, very effective in the management of acne of all types (1).
Multiple studies have found out that supplementing with Zinc, Zinc Picolinate or Zinc Glycinate can help control acne of any severity together with other supplements.
Saccharomyces Boulardii is a form of fungus isolated from yeast that has demonstrated to be an effective acne management supplement (2).
You might find it beneficial to obtain Saccharomyces Boulardii from Brewer’s yeast, Nutritional Yeast Flakes and even better when packed together with other helpful acne probiotics.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Alpha hydroxy acids are a group of natural acids found in common foods. They are topically applied on the skin and are effective in the treatment of acne. They are also commonly used in chemical peels. They Include
- Glycolic Acid
- Malic Acid
- Citric Acid
- Lactic acid
- Tartaric acid
Glycolic is the most effective of all of them in the treatment of acne. It comes as a gel or mostly blended in other ingredients for acne creams.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has been shown to be as effective against acne as antibiotic topical creams prescribed by doctors. It is very unlikely that you will ever hear a doctor telling you to use Tea Tree Oil.
Some people are allergic to tea tree oil and may seem to worsen their acne but most people will see positive results in about 1 month of daily application.
Since Tea Tree Oil kills the bacteria on the skin, it is important to first exfoliate using Glycolic acid gel then apply tea tree oil and let it stay overnight. You could also use Acne control Kit that has all these ingredients blended well together in a perfect PH for acne treatment
Niacinamide (Vitamin B-3) is one of the most effective supplements for acne management. In an earlier article about acne supplements, you will discover how it works in acne management.
Most B – Vitamins are acidic in nature and should always be taken with food. Niacinamide should not be confused with niacin, a supplement recommended for all women at childbearing age due to neural tube defects and also effective in lowering Cholesterol.
Aloe Vera Concentrate for Acne
Research suggests that applying an aloe gel in the morning and evening, in addition to acnetame (a supplement that blends in most of these ingredients) can significantly reduce acne.
Aloe Vera works by killing acne-causing bacteria
Resveratrol Supplement for Acne
Resveratrol, probably known better as a potent anti-aging and also works well for acne control. It also comes in creams and gels perfect for topical application but it is recommended to take it by mouth.
Acne Tame Supplement
Acne Tame supplement is one of the most effective and comprehensive acne management supplement in the market today when used together with DIM (hormonal acne) and or Glycolic acid.
Its effectiveness is likely because of blending of many supplements together in a perfectly balanced dosage.
For hormonal acne (80% of adult persistent acne are hormonal type), here is what we would recommend.
👉 Take DIM supplement with Vitex once a day, add Acne Tame and either Clear skin serum or Glycolic acid level one gel.
For non-hormonal acne caused by liver toxins
👉 Take Milk thistle supplement 150-300mg daily
👉 Acne tame supplement
👉 Exfoliate with either glycolic acid gel or acne masks. We recommend Aztec Healing Bentonite Clay.