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Know Your Acne and How to Treat It

February 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Acne, Education, Product I Recomend, Skin Care

There are many different types of acne and many different reasons for outbreaks of acne.  Acne can be caused by hormones most commonly, but sudden changes in your lifestyle may also lead to the onset of acne.

It’s important to know your acne.  By that I mean, where did your acne come from.  If you are suddenly experiencing outbreaks of acne, there’s a good chance that it is the result of something that has changed in your lifestyle within the past three months.

Lifestyle changes that can cause acne include starting or stopping birth control pills or other prescribed medicines, starting vigorous exercise routines, changes in diets that can lead to a lack of certain vitamins or minerals, and introducing new foods into your diet such as soy based products (Tofu, soy protein, etc).  It is also important to drink plenty of water on a daily basis and ensure that you are moving your bowels regularly.  Both help flush the body of toxins that could otherwise leak into your bloodstream.

If you have recently begun taking new birth control or a prescription medicine and you are noticing an outbreak of acne, talk to your doctor to see if these medicines can be the cause.  He or she may be able to prescribe an alternative prescription.

Treating Hormonal Acne:

The majority of women experience bouts of acne outbreaks on the chin area before, during and after their period.  This is due to fluctuations in hormones that can cause excess productions of sebum, oil that clogs pores and causes acne.

Vitamin B5 can be an effective method of treating hormonal acne.  Pantothenic Acid contained in Vitamin B5 increases your body’s ability to break down oil. As you increase the amount of Vitamin B5 you ingest, you’re able to break down and metabolize more and more oil until there isn’t enough to clog pores and cause acne.  I recommend Vitamin B complex liquid dose manufactured by Nature’s Answers.   For adults, 1 tablespoon with a glass of water every morning is all you need to control your acne outbreaks.  For teens, I recommend 1 desert spoon.

Your body can immediately absorb the vitamin B5 allowing it to penetrate your blood stream quickly.  Vitamin B also gives you a boost of energy and stimulates metabolism, so it is a beneficial vitamin for many reasons.  Once your acne subsides, reduce the dosage until you find the right amount to keep your skin clear.

Remember, Vitamin B5 is a water soluble vitamin. This means that any excess amount of the vitamin that isn’t used is flushed out of the body with urine.

I also sell a topical Vitamin B cream from my own personal line that can be used as a topical solution in conjunction with the liquid form.

You can email me at if you would like to order my Vitamin B cream. Always remember to consult your physician before adding any new vitamins or supplements to your diet as well as a trusted skin care expert before changing your skin care routine.

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About Valentina Chistova

Valentina Chistova is a world-renowned aesthetician and beauty expert whose experience encompasses all facets of skin care and body treatments. Internationally trained, educated and certified, Valentina has devoted more than twenty years to her profession.

Valentina is a member of the National Cosmetology Association and a CIDESCO candidate (Comite International Desthetique et de Cosmetologie Desthetique), which is the highest degree of beauty therapy certification available in the United States and worldwide. Most recently, Valentina completed a rigorous training program with the Spanish organization Wontersaf, one of the world’s leading centers for trichology, capillary diagnostics and scalp and hair treatment to combat hair loss and other hair dysfunctions. Valentina also holds a Registered Nursing Degree from Kharkov State University and Cosmetology degrees from the Kharkov Medical Institute in the Ukraine and the Capri Institute of Cosmetology in New Jersey.

Valentina is the owner and director of skin care for Aquamedica Salon and Day Spa in Long Branch NJ.

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  4. rx vitamins says:

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