B5 / other vitamins for Acne treatment?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by waloshin, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    B5 / other vitamins for Acne treatment? I heard that Acne can be caused by an vitamin/mineral deficiency.

    So has anyone here ever tried B5 or a multi vitamin to help treat acne?
  2. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    I use a tea tree oil face wash. That along with not touching my face seems to keep it at bay.
  3. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    Oklahoma City
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Good morning waloshin. :)

    I thought it was vitamin A.
    I think several vitamins can help reduce acne. But you should go see a skin care specialist to determine what kind of skin you really have. You'll save yourself a ton of cash in the long run by not buying a bunch of ******** products that don't work because of your skin type.
  5. danielcox macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010
    See a dermatologist. People rely on vitamins without proof that they do a whole lot (e.g. vitamin C does nothing for colds). In the end some acne buster medicine is probably what you'll get and that will be a whole lot more effective.
  6. mariahrg macrumors member


    Nov 30, 2004
    Paso Robles Ca
    i tried vitamins, creams, washes, laser treatment, etc and nothing worked. i even tried powdered milk and water to make a paste and slopped it on. (told the acids in it help acne) finally i went to the doctor and was told i dont have the average acne and thats why nothing worked. its a form of cystic acne. so i wasted a bunch of money on stuff that would never work. hear i am still fighting acne at 26 years old, and thats after ive been on accutane three times! have a doctor take a look before you buy a bunch of stuff. also some of the prescription drugs and creams are cheap and work great for some people.
  7. lewis82 macrumors 68000


    Aug 26, 2009
    Totalitarian Republic of Northlandia
    Depends on your age. As long as you're not over 20, it can be juvenile acne.

    I'm almost have no more acne, and I'm 17. I only have some on my shoulders and upper back, but not anymore on the face.

    I have used both Mynocyclin (antibiotics) and Neo-Medrol (antibiotic lotion) with success, but stopped using it after a while. It resorbed by itself.
  8. RawBert macrumors 68000


    Jan 19, 2010
    North Hollywood, CA
    Vitamin E, of course.

    Hydrogen Peroxide is good to help keep your face clean and help reduce acne; plus it's super cheap. Also a good mouth wash and mild tooth whitener.
  9. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    Be careful with hydrogen peroxide! It can be very dangerous stuff!!

    If you are using it on acne then use it in the form it is sold in stores/chemists...and follow the instructions very carefully!! It can dry your skin out a lot if used too much, and can cause serious irritation.... often making things worse then they were before!

    If you are ever going to apply something to your face that hasnt been suggested by a doctor, then always be wary of the risks....no two people react exactly the same!!
  10. RawBert macrumors 68000


    Jan 19, 2010
    North Hollywood, CA
    ^^^ Waloshin, I'd listen to Luke's advise on this matter much more than mine. I don't have to put up with acne, just the occasional zit. So, what I use is not what you should. Besides, I think Luke's studying to be a Doctor. :)
  11. ethical macrumors 68000

    Dec 22, 2007
    Do I have a stalker? :eek:
    The only reason I know, is because I was a bit over-zealous with some acne cream that contained H2O2 once. Led to some soreness and irritation for a few days...wasn't very fun!
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Remember: washing does almost nothing, and drinking lots and lots of water doesn't make any practical difference.

    My acne actually got better when I stopped washing with all those crazy soaps and facial cleansers. I stopped touching my face, and only washed my face during my morning shower.

    Something like accutane will probably help, but there are better steps to take before going that route.

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