Skin-Deficiency Symptoms: Treatment & Cause

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SymptomDeficiency / Treatment / Cause
Acnevitamins A, E, B2, B6, C, niacin, biotin, zinc, EFA*, lecithin, MSM, retinoic acid topically (minimize sweet food & fats)
Addison’s disease – adrenal exhaustion: increased tanning, especially on skin-folds, scars, elbows, knees; black frecklesall B vitamins, especially pantothenic acid; vitamin C; all minerals, digestive enzymes, allergy testing, avoid sweet food
Arterial spiders (fine branching arteries on face, neck, chest)antioxidants, bioflavonoid, glucosamine, cartilage, calcium
Bedsoresvitamins C, E
Blistersvitamin E
Brown discoloration around small jointsvitamin B12
Brown skin spotsantioxidants (weak liver)
Dry skinvitamins A, C, EFA
Eczema, skin ulcersvitamin C, B2, B6, zinc, magnesium, EFA, allergy test, cleanse
Eczema, infantileEPA, zinc, vitamin B6
Edema (Oedema)vitamin B6, zinc (also vitamin C, magnesium, avoid salt)
Fingers white, numb, stiff, swellings (Raynaud’s disease)vitamins B6, B1, antioxidants, niacin, magnesium/calcium, EFA
Fungus infections (e.g. athlete’s foot, ringworm)B vitamins, (external tea tree oil, intestinal sanitation)
Gangrenevitamins C, E, B1 , magnesium chloride, (urine packs)
Greasy dermatitis around eyes, nosevitamin B6, zinc
Greasy skin eruptions (seborrhoea)vitamin B2
Horny red skin on pressure areas (e.g. knees, elbows)zinc (vitamin B6)
Hot flushesvitamin E, boron, magnesium, calcium (Wild Yam cream)
Ichthyosis (fish-like scales)vitamin A, retinoic acid topically, MSM
Infant dermatitis with inflamed pustules around body openingsvitamin B6, zinc
Infections of the skin (boils, cold sores, impetigo, and so on)vitamins C, A, B6, zinc, magnesium chloride (hot Epsom-salt packs, tea tree oil or propolis rubs)
Itchingvitamins B, C, EFA, alkalizer, bicarbonate rubs, (allergy tests)
Jaundicevitamins C, E, A, B12, B6, lecithin, magnesium, zinc (blue light therapy, treat gall bladder & liver)
Keratosis, horny, goose-pimple-like skinvitamin A internally & externally
Lemon-yellow skinvitamin B12
Oily skin, white-headsvitamin B2
Over-sensitivity to sunlightvitamin B6, zinc, PABA, beta-carotene, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, alkalizers
Pale skinbiotin, folic acid, vitamin B6, , iron (anemia)
Prickly-heat rashvitamin C
Psoriasisas foracne; blue light, sunlight; avoid gluten
Purplish or blue-black skin areasvitamin C, B2, bioflavonoids
Rashallergy test, alkalizers, vitamin C, calcium
Red-brown, often symmetrical discoloration of skin exposed to the sun, later ulcerationniacin or nicotinamide (folic acid)
Red-brown or dark-red spotsmanganese
Rosacea (redness of part of face)vitamin B2
Scaly dermatitisbiotin
Scaly eczema around nose, ears, scrotum, vulvavitamin B2
Scar tissuevitamin E, MSM externally & internally, camphorated oil rub
Scleroderma (hardening and swelling of skin)vitamin E, C, A, PABA, MSM, magnesium chloride (zapper, pulser and parasite therapy, tea tree oil packs)
Sensitivity to insect bitesvitamin C, B1, calcium, alkalizers, bicarbonate rub/bath
Shinglesvitamins B12, C, A, B, E, zinc, lysine, zinc oxide lotion, zapper
Skin cancervitamins A, B6, PABA, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, carotenes, chlorophyll, propolis, zinc (blue light, escharotics)
Skin-folds red, infectedniacin
Stretch-marksvitamins E, B6, zinc
Subcutaneous bleeding (red or purplish spots under the skin, bruises easily)vitamin C, bioflavonoids and rutin, grape seed extract, glucosamine, alkalizer
Swellings (for example, face)zinc, magnesium, vitamins B6, B12
Vaginal itchingvitamins B2, E, C (avoid synthetic underwear, treat Candida)
Warts, molesvitamins C, A, E
Weals on the skin (urticaria)vitamin B6, zinc, vitamin C, (alkalizer, allergy test)
White skin patches (vitiligo)PABA, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, zinc
Wrinkles or aging skinvitamins C, E, A, EFA, bioflavonoids (too much sun)