Top 12 Vitamins & Minerals For Oily Skin Control You Should Know

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9. Vitamin B5

Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 is needed for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. This vitamin has 2 mechanisms such as preventing and relieving acne symptoms. Firstly, vitamin B5 helps you reduce the sizes of your skin pores. When your skin pores are constricted, your buildup of sebum can be pushed out into the skin surface where being sloughed off. In addition, the constriction helps reduce the chances that your skin pores are clogged by bacteria, dead skin cells, and excess sebum. Secondly, pantothenic acid helps improve acne symptoms involving Coenzyme A. When pantothenic acid increases the coenzyme A production, it will speed up the fat metabolism; as a result, the sebum production will be reduced.

In addition, eating more foods rich in vitamin B5 will help you balance your skin’s secretion of oil glands. Here are good sources of pantothenic acid:

Shiitake, Cooked – 3.59mg (36% DV) of pantothenic acid in 100g
Gjetost – 3.35mg (34% DV) of pantothenic acid in 100g
Trout, Cooked – 2.24mg (22% DV) of pantothenic acid in 100g
Avocados – 1.46mg (15% DV) of pantothenic acid in 100g
Eggs – 1.53mg (15% DV) of pantothenic acid in 100g
Sirloin, Cooked – 1.65mg (17% DV) of pantothenic acid in 100g
Veal Shoulder, Cooked – 1.61mg (16% DV) of pantothenic acid in 100g
(Chicken Drumstick, Cooked – 1.32mg (13% DV) of pantothenic acid in 100g
Sunflower Seeds – 7.06mg (71% DV) of pantothenic acid in 100g
Sweet Potato (Baked) – 0.88mg (9% DV) of pantothenic acid in 100g

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