Two weeks ago I read a study on Pantothenic Acid aka Vitamin B5 and its ability to cure acne. It’s been compared to the prescription strength acne treatment Accutane as they both attack acne at their root stage, where the sebum is produced.
After reading about it in studies and forums I decided to give it a try myself.
I gradually increased my dosage from 1 gram a day to 2.5 grams a day over a period of two weeks. Now, I’ve found my sweet spot where I’ve effectively diminished the amount of acne I get by 97%.
I still have a couple closed comedones on my forehead and a couple white heads on my right cheek so that’s why I’m leaving 3% on the table haha 🙂
Still, it’s been a HUGE improvement.
My left cheek, nose, chin, and most of my forehead is acne-free – leaving only hyperpigmentation to treat.
Current Daily Pantothenic Acid Schedule
My daily Pantothenic Acid intake schedule looks like this:
- Two 550mg pills in the morning after breakfast
- One 550mg pill in the afternoon after lunch
- Two 550mg pills in the evening after dinner
It’s a simple routine and I don’t have difficulties with swallowing pills so this wasn’t a deterrent for me.
Since starting my regimen, I’ve noticed a decrease my the amount of breakouts that I usually get. Like I said, I only have two white heads on one cheek and a stubborn closed comedone on my forehead.
To me, the results of this vitamin have come extremely fast but I do want to test it for a longer duration. Honestly, I just could not wait to publish a more in-depth article so I’m posting this one to keep track of my progress and keep you all up-to-date with where I’m at.
I’ll be posting an update in about a month to see this treatment out through a full skin cycle!
As of today, if you’re struggling with acne and haven’t tried this, I suggest giving Pantothenic Acid a try. It has been studied (both scientifically and anecdotally) and the results have been positive!
Also, it has very little adverse affects. The only issue I’ve read is that people may experience diarrhea if taking too much of the supplement. Be sure to gradually introduce this to your body so that it can get acclimated and also, so you can gage how much you need in order for you to reap the benefits!
Get the exact bottle of Pantothenic Acid I take from Amazon by following this link: https://amzn.to/37sWRzl
My Current Skincare Regimen
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1%
CeraVe Face Moisturizer with SPF 30
Please note that I haven’t done a review for all of these yet, but I will be soon! Thank you for your patience! 🙂
About the Author
Hey there, I’m Connor – the author of this site. I’ve been battling acne from my teenage years all the way up to early adulthood. I created this site to share my experiences and what I’ve learned in an effort to helps others combat acne. You can read more about my story on the About page.