Acne Treatment and Acne Solutions Include Nutritional Supplements and Holistic Health, Says MyVitaminGuide.com

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Enhanced Acne Treatment section of My Vitamin Guide recommends vitamins, supplements, herbs, and alternative medicine for acne prevention.

My Vitamin Guide (MVG), an online review of vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies and alternative medicine, announced today it has added an enhanced acne section to its website. Found online at http://www.MyVitaminGuide.com, MVG provides consumers free information on vitamins and supplements as well as resources, news, advice, and content from medical professionals on more than 650 health concerns and illnesses.

“Teens aren’t the only age group concerned about acne. Adult acne is also a significant problem, and we find people of many ages searching for information about acne treatment, acne medication, acne products, acne prevention, and acne solutions.” We’re pleased to offer information that includes natural acne treatments as well as conventional, medicinal approaches,” said MVG CEO Sam Knoll. “By providing information in a clear and easy-to-use way, we are helping teens and adults make informed decisions about how to treat their acne effectively.”

The MVG acne section, found at http://www.myvitaminguide.com/public/603.cfm , offers a checklist that rates the effectiveness of natural treatments for acne, including nutritional supplements and herbs, as well as helpful dietary and lifestyle changes, and several recommended alternative health treatments.

Holistic treatments like acupuncture may also be helpful for treating acne. Several preliminary studies have reported that a series of eight to fifteen acupuncture treatments is markedly effective or curative in 90% to 98% of patients.

Besides traditional Chinese acupuncture using needles alone, a technique called “cupping” is also used in the treatment of acne. Cupping refers to the use of cup-shaped instruments to apply suction to the area being needled. Two preliminary trials of cupping treatment for acne reported marked improvement in 91% to 96% of the study participants.

My Vitamin Guide’s acne section also recommends that teens and adults with acne should:

•Keep skin clean with the help of astringent lotions, oil-removing pads, and medicated soaps

•Use acne-fighting lotions that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, niacinamide gel (4%), or tea tree oil (5%)

•Take 60 to 90 mg of zinc each day to improve acne

•If taking extra zinc, add 1 to 2 mg each day of copper to avoid a copper deficiency

•Prevent new breakouts and treat existing cysts with products containing tea tree oil or salicylic acid

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