It’s important for those with all acne skin types to take things like DMAE, a powerful anti-inflammatory, in combination with alpha-lipoic acid. Glutathione is also a powerful antioxidant found in all our cells and is made up of three amino acids—cysteine, glycine, and glutamic acid—making it a tripeptide essential in restoring our cells at the dermal level. This is extremely important when dealing with acne, because scarring occurs deep within the dermis.
Other antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, E, and CoQ10 assist in protecting the internal healing of the skin cells. Probiotics are one of the most important things you can take. They help restore the gut and colon with good bacteria. Detoxing internally is vital as well; herbs such as burdock root and chaparral help flush toxins from the body. Finally, essential fatty acids are vital when dealing with acne (Omega 3-6-9) as they act as important regulators of cell membrane integrity, allowing for proper absorption of other nutrients and help balance the hormones.
Another internal element needed for acne is green tea extract, which is a powerful antioxidant, even more powerful than vitamin E. And don’t forget regular exercise to stimulate the metabolism, combined with eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, which go a long way toward regenerating the skin. Along with getting plenty of phytonutrients (green leafy vegetables), antioxidants A, C, E, essential fatty acids, and remember to concentrate on a healthy lifestyle; avoid smoking, excessive medications, and get plenty of outdoor activities to help recharge your internal batteries.