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My granddaughter has really bad acne.

Q. Dear Terry, “My granddaughter has really bad acne. The dermatologist says she has yeast on her acne. What natural products can she use to improve or get rid of her acne?” — Jan H., Bartlesville, OK

A. Dear Jan, There are many factors that play a role in the development of acne like toxins, stress, and poor diet. I think the first step is to examine your granddaughter’s diet and eliminate all refined carbohydrates, grains, sugars, and soft drinks. Even though we often think of treating skin issues externally, healthy skin is actually more about what’s going on inside of the body than outside it.

When it comes to preventing or treating acne, I believe a nutritional approach including vitamins, minerals, and herbs can provide some excellent results. I recommend a combination of vitamins (A, B6, pantothenic acid, and C) and minerals (chromium, potassium, and zinc), along with sulfur, burdock, and boswellia. These ingredients are crucial for balancing oil production, restoring healthy bacterial balance, and improving overall skin integrity.

I would have your granddaughter take these ingredients twice daily.

Because skin issues can take time to heal, I would have your granddaughter try these ingredients for at least 60 days. Some people may respond right away, in as little as 1 to 2 weeks, but others may need more time to help correct the issues that led to the acne.

For additional support, she might want to consider adding propolis. Propolis is a natural substance that is powerful against yeast, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and more. Make sure she chooses a propolis that comes from a controlled and managed bee population so the material provides consistent levels of bacteria and virus fighting compounds. Look for a clinically studied propolis that is purified and contains no beeswax. I would have her take propolis twice per day.

Lastly, she could also include a clinically studied sea buckthorn extract and a high-quality probiotic. Sea buckthorn supplies a wide range of valuable omega fatty acids, including the rare omega-7 fatty acid. Probiotics help improve gut bacterial balance, which is great for our overall health.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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