My sixteen-year old daughter is struggling with body acne.
Q. Hello Terry, “My sixteen-year old daughter is struggling with body acne. She’s tried medicated washes, creams, lotions, and it just seems to be getting worse. Before trying a prescription, is there anything natural she can take?” — Sam K., Ottawa, Canada
A. Dear Sam, 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 daughter’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 daughter take these ingredients twice daily.
Because skin issues can take time to heal, I would have your daughter 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 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.
Terry . . . Naturally