You know us: we love our skincare. But there are times when our acne is being especially stubborn, and topical treatments just won’t cut it. For those occasions, we’re glad we have supplements to give us a little extra help.
But if you’re mostly used to poppin’ these babies to give your organs a health boost, you might not know where to spot the real skin savers. After all, diving into the world of acne-busting pills can be overwhelming if you’re a total newbie. But don’t give up just yet: as always, we’re happy to help! Below, we’ve rounded up a list of 7 supplements you can take for better skin, so you know exactly where to start!

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ACNE SUPPLEMENTS


1. Relumins Advance Vitamin C, P595
Beyond how effective it is as an immune system booster during flu season, advance vitamin C supports collagen renewal by fighting free radicals. This means that it not only strengthens your skin, it also clarifies it and keeps it soft and supple.

2. GNC Super Biotin 6000 mcg (150 Tablets), P2,099
Biotin helps with normal growth processes, which results in thicker hair, stronger nails, and glowing skin. If you’re breaking out as a result of thyroid abnormalities, this water-soluble vitamin also supports thyroid function.

3. Leiania House of Beauty Clear Glow (L-Gluathione + ABVZ) Acne Buster, 30 Vegetable Capsules), P1,745
Glutathione is most known for its whitening powers—but did you know you can fight acne with it, too? The antioxidant helps smooth spotty skin and imparts a rosy glow. Coupled with ascorbic acid (A.K.A., vitamin C), you’ll be on your way to a healthier complexion in no time!

4. Piping Rock Omega-3 Fish Oil Lemon Flavor (240 Softgels), P1,200
Omega-3’s are good fats that are essential to overall wellness, promoting free-flowing circulation and heart health, among other pros. When it comes to skin, it effectively moisturizes you from the inside and balances your hormones, keeping your pelt blemish-free.

5. Herbs of the Earth L-Lysine (100 Coated Tablets), P999
This one may come as a surprise, but lysine can cure more than just cold sores. An essential amino acid, it can also be used to promote general skin health through collagen formation. Of course, it also minimizes the effects of infections.

6. Sozo Natural Probiotics Acidophilus Complex (60 Capsules), P1,598
If you’ve broken out after a string of bad meal choices before, then you know that an unhealthy gut can manifest in unhealthy skin. Probiotics quickly remedy this by replenishing the good bacteria in your tummy and reducing inflammation.

7. Puritan’s Pride Zinc for Acne (100 Tablets), P650
If you had to reach for just one bottle of supplements to take care of your blemishes, let it be a bottle of zinc. Some studies found that a zinc deficiency plays a major role in acne production. Supplementing your diet with more zinc can fight pimple-causing bacteria while also chasing away redness and inflammation. Combined with vitamins A, C, B6, and E, your skin troubles will be things of a speckled past!

As always, consult with your physician or dermatologist first before testing any of these products out to ensure that they’d be compatible with your body.

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