L Carnitine for Oily Skin


A study out of Hamburg Germany shows that treating the sebaceous glands with L carnitine can cut down on sebum production. Using a pig model, topically applied L-Carnitine significantly augmented B oxidation and decreased the lipid content of the sebaceous glands, which are the faucets releasing our skin oils. According to Professor Helmut Tilsch, L-Canitine may represent a major treatment advance in people having oily skin. 
L-Carnitine also is considered neuroprotective, has an antioxidant and membrane stabilizing effect, and may, according to Perricone and others, help ward off wrinkled and sagging skin.

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Virginia Beach Dermatologist