The Japanese RCT had 10 withdrawals.35 One participant withdrew because of side-effects while 51 failed to complete the 12-week follow up. Five people in the group receiving vitamins E and C suffered side-effects: two had acne, one xerosis, one mild stomach upset and one metrorrhagia. Eight people in the vitamin E group complained of side-effects: four had acne, one stomach upset, one excessive perspiration and two menstrual abnormalities. Side-effects were reported by participants receiving vitamin C: four suffered acne, two hot flushes, one stomach upset and one seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Acne Myths Uncovered

Acne Myths Uncovered

What is acne? Certainly, most of us know what it is, simply because we have had to experience it at one time or another in our lives. But, in case a definition is needed, here is a short one.

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