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Magnesium for acne: My experience & tips

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already tried (what feels like) everything for your acne. Accutane, spironolactone, the pill, antibiotics, topicals… the list goes on and on. I finally decided to bite the bullet and try more ‘natural’ ways of combatting my hormonal acne, the key to which, alongside diet changes, was a variety of supplements. Enter, magnesium. Magnesium for acne: Everything you need to know Magnesium is a mineral that plays an essential role in numerous bodily processes, from blood sugar regulation to muscle and nerve function. Plus points? While I wouldn’t call it an acne cure (I know how having acne feels, so I’m not here to make ridiculous promises), it can play an effective role in helping to keep your skin clear. Can magnesium help to clear acne? Yes, it can. Although there aren’t any conclusive studies (yet) that focus solely on acne and magnesium, there are numerous reasons it could be helpful. Firstly: cortisol. This is known as the ‘stress hormone’ because your body produces it in response to stress. The problem? If cortisol is chronically elevated, it can contribute to breakouts by stimulating the sebaceous glands in your skin to produce more oil. It

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