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.

In the beginning, 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 dose where I’ve effectively diminished the amount of acne I get by 97%. I only really get whiteheads now, which I take care of with homemade apple cider vinegar spray.

Since taking pantothenic acid, I’ve experienced a HUGE improvement. Now, my left cheek, nose, chin, and most of my forehead is acne-free – leaving only hyperpigmentation to treat.

Current Daily Pantothenic Acid Schedule

* Since publishing this article, my daily dosage of pantothenic acid has changed. The follow is what my regimen looked like when I first started taking pantothenic acid. If you want to see my updated routine, read my How to Clear Acne With Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) article.

My daily Pantothenic Acid intake schedule looks like this:

Morning (after breakfast)2 x 550 mg pills
Afternoon (after lunch)1 x 550 mg pill
Evening (after dinner)2 x 550 mg pills

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 in the amount of breakouts that I usually get. Like I said above, I only really get a couple whiteheads every now and again.

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!

My Recommendation

As of today, if you’re struggling with acne and haven’t tried this, I suggest giving Pantothenic Acid a try. It has been well studied with positive outcomes for acne sufferers.

Also, consumption of pantothenic acid has a small list of adverse affects. In fact, the only issue I’ve read people complains about is they experienced diarrhea. They did disclose that they took an extremely high amount of supplement. So, if you’re worried about diarrhea, just 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!

Pantothenic Acid Vitamin B5 Solgar
Pantothenic Acid Vitamin B5 Solgar

Get the exact bottle of Pantothenic Acid I take from Amazon:

For Those Curious, Here’s My Current Skincare Regimen

Morning AM

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1%
CeraVe Face Moisturizer with SPF 30

Evening PM

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
Differin Gel 0.1% aka Adapalene
Cammile Q Organic Cold-Pressed Tamanu Oil

You can purchase The Ordinary products I mentioned by visiting their site. They offer free shipping with orders $25+. They also sell their products on Amazon, though sometimes they go out of stock. At the time of publishing, on Amazon The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser and The Ordinary Niacinamide are available.

Be sure to price check between the two to make sure you’re getting the best price!

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  1. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is fantastic blog. A great read. I will definitely be back.

  2. Hi there! Thanks for the comment 🙂 I’m going to start writing more on here and get the site update with what has worked for me. And yes! I have taken pictures of myself but I’m not yet ready to out my entire face on here so I think I’ll just crop out my identifying features.

    Thanks again for the comment, hope it has helped in some way 🙂

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