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Selenium for Acne

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Selenium is an antioxidant that is one of the 32 nutrients considered essential for our health. Taken alone, selenium isn’t likely to cure acne. As an acne treatment, selenium needs to work synergistically with Zinc and vitamin E. Here’s how selenium helps treat acne

Selenium in Food

In the United States, selenium deficiency is rare, but being a vegan or vegetarian increases the risk. If you don’t eat Brazil nuts, eggs and fish, and drink alcohol more than moderately, deficiency is much more likely.

Signs of Selenium Deficiency


Your acne could particularly benefit from selenium if you live in a place where oxidative stress on your skin is high, such as exposure to higher levels of air pollution, strong sun and smoke from cigarettes. Symptoms of a moderate selenium deficiency include:

  • Brain fog
  • Weak skin and hair
  • Poor fertility
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Discoloured fingernails
  • Acne

Selenium Supplements for Acne

Selenium can provide a modest boost to a holistic acne regimen that includes treating the skin topically with the proper regimen in addition to herbs and supplements. When selenium is taken in combination with other vitamins and herbs for acne, it just might be the missing link you need. We recommend Clove Hill Skin Clarity. The Clove Hill products are all formulated with acne prone skin in mind and are guaranteed to not cause breakouts.  They are also free of any fillers.

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we understand that you have struggled to find a permanent solution to your acne for a very long time. Our Founder, Jessica Gremley, was in your shoes for nearly 15 years till she was able to develop a comprehensive, Online Acne Program that has now helped thousands of people just like you get clear, from the comfort of their own home.

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About the Author: Jessica Gremley

Jessica Gremley

Jessica has been a Medical Esthetician, Certified Acne Specialist & Healing Diets Coach since 2003. Like many, she struggled with acne and was frustrated with an endless cycle it clearing up and then returning. She became determined to find a way to clear acne without pharmaceuticals. Today, she offers a complete acne regimen - combining proven products, natural supplements and lifestyle changes - with a 95% success rate. Her Natural Acne Clinic just outside of Denver, Colorado and she also offers online treatment programs for people across the country.

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