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What Are the Benefits of Fish Oil for Acne?

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In the quest to clear your acne, you may have tried spot treatments, blackhead strips, salicylic acid face washes, prescription retinoids, at-home peels, and more. Perhaps, at one point, you even dabbed toothpaste on a zit. And if you continue to be be plagued by pimples, you’re still in search of the acne treatment X factor that will finally do the trick. And that’s why you may have googled the possibility of using fish oil for acne.

Omega-3s have anti-inflammatory properties. “Omega-3 fatty acids work primarily by blocking the arachidonic acid pathway that generates inflammation,” says Jason Miller, MD, a dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group in Freehold, New Jersey, and as past research supports. “There also may be some evidence that omega-3 fatty acids can regulate testosterone, which is a hormone associated with acne flares.”

 

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Source : Everyday Health – What Are the Benefits of Fish Oil for Acne? Edited By, Jessica Migala

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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