The secret to beautiful skin could be at the grocery store hanging out in the supplements aisle. Many experts believe that certain vitamins can help with everything from reducing acne to slowing the signs of aging. The American Academy of Dermatology even advises adopting a healthy diet as part of your skin care regimen. Although not all claims of these super uses for vitamins are true; one popular myth is that Vitamin E can clear up scarring, which several studies have revealed to be untrue.

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But, these three common skin woes do have vitamin treatment options with science-backed benefits that you can count on.

If you suffer from acne:

Try out vitamin A, which comes from two sources: retinoids and carotenoids, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. In fact, many acne medications contain retinoids of this vitamin, like Accutane, which is commonly considered a cure for severe acne. However, Vitamin A is fat-soluble, which means it can be toxic if taken in high doses. Avoid exceeding the Mayo Clinic’s recommendation of 900 micrograms for men and 700 micrograms for women.

Vitamin A is very effective when used topically as it's the key in many over-the-counter and prescription strength anti-aging and acne creams.

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If you want to protect against sun damage:

According to WebMd, studies have shown that vitamins C and E can actually guard against sun damage and skin cancer. Karen E. Burke, MD at Mount Sinai’s School of Medicine, told the website that these antioxidants work by increasing the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. The doctor recommends choosing a supplement that includes 1,000 to 3,000 milligrams of vitamin C, 400 international units of vitamin E, and 100 to 200 micrograms of selenium.

Of course, many creams boast the super properties of vitamins C and E, too. Cosmetics Design reports that both can be beneficial when used topically. Dermatologist Rick Noodleman, M.D. told the publication that vitamin C can actually be more effective when taken topically and recommends a cream containing the ingredient in the form of l-ascorbic acid. As for vitamin E, Dr. Elizabeth Briden, M.D., advises skincare products that include it in the alpha tocophero form, according to the Dermatology Times.

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If you want fewer wrinkles:

Backing up many views that vitamin C can reduce the signs of aging is a 2008 study published in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which found that a higher vitamin C intake was linked to fewer wrinkles. The study included more than 4,000 women from 40 to 74 years old.

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