About Vitamins to Control Oily Skin

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About Vitamins to Control Oily Skin
Concerns about oily skin require consultation with your doctor. (woman washing her face image by Jarek Miarka from Fotolia.com)

Oily skin, presenting a shiny appearance or enlarged pores, may occur as the result of vitamin deficiencies. An undeniable close relationship exists between your skin's health and beauty and the kinds of foods and vitamins you consume. Oily skin may result from eating or consuming too much vitamin A, in food or supplements, according to the National Institutes of Health. Face-washing and vitamin-derived topical medicines prescribed by your doctor can help balance oily skin.

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Skin Assessment

Your doctor or dermatologist will first evaluate your skin to determine whether what products are a good match for your skin type. She will also discuss how to incorporate the products into your skin care regimen.

About Vitamins to Control Oily Skin
Seek your doctor's help to manage oily skin. (woman's face image by Jarek Miarka from Fotolia.com)

Topical Vitamin-Derived Products

Managing oily skin with vitamin A derivatives works for many patients concerned about large pores and an excessively shiny facial appearance. Unplugging pores and speeding the healing process of comedones (blackheads or whiteheads) is the main reason your doctor will consider vitamin A-derived products. Retinoids often pair with other medicines to clear breakout-prone skin. Some vitamin A-derived medicines include adapalene, tretinoin and tazarotene.

Determining what kind of topical medicine to prescribe depends on your doctor's assessment. She may choose lotions, gels, creams or prepared pads. If your skin is oily and sensitive, your doctor may prescribe a cream or lotion-based, oil-free preparation. Your doctor may offer a medicine with an alcohol base to aid in drying the skin. Your doctor will advise how to use the medicine and the frequency of application.

About Vitamins to Control Oily Skin
Your doctor may prescribe topical vitamin-derived products to manage oily skin. (lotion de bain image by Tilio & Paolo from Fotolia.com)

Oral Vitamin A

Consuming fat-soluble vitamin A supplements should be considered when you have a deficiency. According to Dr. Leslie Baumann, higher vitamin A levels correlate with lower sebum levels. Eating normal portions of green- and orange-coloured vegetables and fruits and egg yolks provides all the vitamin A most people need.

About Vitamins to Control Oily Skin
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Oral Vitamin C

Proven by medical research to build collagen, the role of vitamin C in maintaining skin's elasticity is established. Consuming vitamin C-rich foods, such as citrus and berries, probably supplies all of the vitamin C you need to keep skin and tissues in optimal health. Vitamin C also assists general wound healing and works with other vitamins to protect your skin.

About Vitamins to Control Oily Skin
Enjoy vitamin C naturally in citrus fruits and vegetables. (orange and orange's juice in a glass image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Oral B Vitamins

Consuming enough B vitamins, e.g., through whole grains and milk, is possible for most people. Balancing B vitamins in the body maintains skin dryness or oiliness: B1 helps maintain normal circulation. Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, deficiency may result in brown pigmentation or liver spots. Severely low levels of riboflavin can lead to oily skin and hair, or cause fatty skin deposits. Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine deficiencies may cause a kind of oily dermatitis.

Ensuring adequate B vitamins means balanced, beautiful skin. Supplemental B vitamins during pregnancy, old age and in times of stress may be doctor-prescribed.

About Vitamins to Control Oily Skin
B vitamins at proper levels maintain beautiful healthy skin. (morning woman face image by Julia Britvich from Fotolia.com)

Vitamin D Supplements

Using Vitamin D supplements may help a variety of skin and bone health issues if you have a deficiency. Your doctor can establish blood titre levels for all vitamins present in your body.

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