POPSUGAR Beauty Skincare 5 Supplements to Help Cure Hormonal Acne 5 Supplements to Help Stop Hormonal Breakouts by Alison Rice 03/8/12 333 Shares Like us on Facebook View in slideshow We all want that radiant, glowy Miranda Kerr-like skin. Right? You know the type — invisible pores, dewy in texture, flawless and breakout-free. It sounds unrealistic, but I am here to tell you it is not! You see it's more about what you put into your body, rather than what products you put on your face. There's the usual suspects — two litres of water a day, minimal sugar and alcohol intake; but there's also some very secret little tablets called supplements. Sometimes they go under the guise of vitamins. So sneaky. If you read my review of PCA Skin Hydrating Serum, you'll know I'm a victim of hormonal breakouts, but I also have enlarged pores and this issue with blackheads — they're kind of like those annoying people at the end of a big party that just won't leave. But since committing to a daily supplement routine, my skin is in much better shape. Click through to find out what I'm taking each day. Spirulina What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 This one is a favourite of Miranda Kerr's — that's how I found out about it. Spirulina is an algae that is about 60 percent vegetable protein. Known as a super food, it detoxifies the skin and promotes a glowing complexion. I buy Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina by Microorganics ($79.95), but different brands offer cheaper alternatives. I take the recommended six a day for maintenance. 1 / 5 Zinc What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Zinc helps control the amount of oil your glands produce, which is good for acne sufferers like me. It also helps reduce the visibility of acne scarring. Me again! I take one Zinc + by Swisse ($11.15) every day. 2 / 5 Fish Oil What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which helps replenish our skin's protective layer — or lipids. The acids also help calm acne breakouts. Elle Macpherson is a huge advocate of taking fish oil daily, so I probably don't need to continue... The 1500mg tablets are recommended, I take two Nature's Own Odourless Fish Oil ($16.95) tablets a day. 3 / 5 Clear Skin What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clear Skin's active herbal ingredient is Burdock root, which is traditionally used to aid dry, flakey skin, and relieves acne eruptions. Clear Skin by Herbs of Gold ($22.15) also contains yellow dock (good for eczema), echinacea (antiseptic and healing qualities), calendula (anti-inflammatory), vitamin A (skin's general health) and our old friend zinc. I take two tablets a day. 4 / 5 Chlorophyll What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Another Miranda Kerr favourite, chlorophyll is an internal cleanser, alkaliser and antioxidant; and you can take it in liquid or tablet form. I pour 5ml of Swisse Chlorophyll (you can buy this at Coles and chemists) into my one litre water bottle each day, and try to do this twice. 6 / 5 Read More AcneHormonal AcneVitamins For AcneHormonal BreakoutsVitamins For Good SkinSupplementsVitaminsPimplesSkincare Skincare Australia's Top Models Spill Their Skincare Secrets 5 Reasons Why You Should Swap Your Moisturiser For an Oil Immediately The 1 Thing You've Been Told to Do That's Ruining Your Skin POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get the scoop with our newsletter Enjoy the latest news on the celebs you love. Sign up with What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions 42 weeks Hope this works, I'm gonna give some of them a go! Xhailandharmony.blogspot.ie// BLOGLOVIN 49 weeks Your blog seems interesting. I do have a similar blog about Hairdressers in Rockhampton Alison-Rice 1 year Hi there, Yes I'm still going strong! I have a regime that works for me, so I really recommend going to see a naturopath so they can help you find the right balance. 2 years Hi, I just found this blog. I was wondering do you take all 5 of these supplements at once, or did you take them at different times? Even though there is Zinc in the Clear Skin and Spirulina do you still take a Zinc Supplement along with them? How long were you on these supplements before you cut back. Thanks. Alison-Rice 2 years Hi ybur, see you GP to chat about taking supplements when pregnant. 2 years Hi Anon, are these supplements safe for a pregnant woman or trying to get pregnant? Thanks. Alison-Rice 2 years Hi Anon, glad you like. Since this post, I've also started sleeping nine hours a night. I also take vitamin C in powder form now, and the fish oil in liquid form. I used to take all these tablets at once before bed but it was getting a little exhausting! So now I just have one mouthful of fish oil (Metagenics). I'd say it's definitely worth seeing a naturopath once, to get on all the right supplements and dosages. 2 years Hi Alison, great tips here for herbal treatment for hormonal acne, I suffer as well. I wanted to know an update, do you still take these supplements daily, is it working? Also, it seems like a lot of pills, what time of day do you take each pill? With food?