I am looking for products to help clear acne on my chest & back. What do you suggest?
Q. I am looking for products to help clear acne on my chest & back. What do you suggest?
A. Skin conditions such as acne arise when there is something wrong on the inside, and Zinc, probiotics, and Omega 3s are very important for skin health since they address the deficiencies and imbalances which often lead to skin problems. These 3 supplements plus the PhytoGreens could make quite a big difference.
- Zinc Picolinate by Genestra: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily with mealsLow zinc levels commonly lead to acne and research has shown that supplementation in the range of 50-90mg per day over 2-3 months can cause significant improvement. Zinc also helps regulate hormone production. Teenage boys are well known to have extremely low zinc levels during puberty, and many adults are quite low as well since zinc is not found in many foods and depleted quickly with stress.
- HMF Forte probiotics (capsule or powder form as HMF Powder): Probiotics such as HMF Forte are critical for health of the intestines. Low levels of beneficial flora lead to Dysbiosis, yeast, and poor digestion which all contribute significantly to acne and skin problems. Ironically, antibiotics and medications given to people with acne kills off the good bacteria in the intestines which then leads to more acne. Taking probiotics daily is critical for anyone with skin problems.
- Multi EFA caps: Take 2 caps twice daily with meals Omega 3s such as Multi EFA caps help reduce inflammation which causes acne. It also nourishes and softens the skin. Omega 3s are very deficient in our diet.
- Dietary modification—research shows that women in particular highly benefit from removing or significantly reducing dairy consumption in their diet. Dairy products such as milk and cheese can sometimes be the cause of acne, especially in adults. Other common food sensitivities which can lead to skin conditions is wheat (any product made with white or wheat flour such as cookies, crackers, bread, pasta, cereal).