You probably already know that skin is the bodyís largest organ. Keeping it looking healthy and protected from sun damage and other environmental factors can be difficult for everyone but is particularly challenging for people with skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. While topical treatments are often prescribed, regular use of antioxidant supplements can help prevent cellular damage and protect the skin. Vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin A and selenium have all been shown in studies to improve skin quality. For patients with psoriasis in particular, case studies have shown fumaric acid esters, fish oil supplements and folic acid to be effective against symptoms. Talk to your health care professional about which supplements and treatments might be right for you.
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