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A Vitamin a Day Keeps the Pimples Away

Posted by Krei Teylorr on December 7, 2008

I’ve got a TON of work to do so that I can finally free myself of the academic binds that the end of each semester wraps me in up to my throat! Just sitting here thinking of last minute tidbits and to-do’s before I head back to the States is making my head spin! More shopping, cleaning, packing, sightseeing etc. However, number one on my list is making sure I look like a star when I step off the plane. 

I haven’t seen my friends and family in a little over 3 months. Sure there are albums on Facebook and the occasional e-mail full of pictures, but its a totally different scenario when you see someone in the flesh. I have that quintessential overly critical mom. The first thing she’ll say when she sees me is, “Oh, look at that bump on your forehead” (I’ve only had two pimples in my entire life, thank you) or “You’re gonna try to keep the weight off, right? Please?”

So in an effort to avoid my mom’s annoying comments, I’m turning to a tried and trusted beauty secret: vitamins. 

GNC’s Hair, Skin, & Nails Formula (approx. $16.99) contain a surplus of the ingredients that are often found in hair, skin, and nails, giving them the boost they need to stay healthy and strong. I found out about these miracle pills from my favorite

GNC Women's Hair, SKin, & Nails Formula ($16.99,

GNC Women's Hair, SKin, & Nails Formula ($16.99,

beauty blog All About the Pretty and have been a fan ever since. Before taking the pills, my hair had fallen out completely on the left side (combination of stress and minimal maintenance on my part). After maybe a month or so of taking the pill plus slight changes in my diet, my hair had grown back, as healthy, lustrous, and voluminous as ever! And let’s not talk about my skin! I’ve always had healthy skin (as I’ve mentioned before, few pimples have ever graced my beautiful visage), but these pills brought a glow to my skin that had people wondering if I was pregnant or if things with my boo were heating up, or that I could’ve even had some kind of mystic tan station in my dorm room. I didn’t really pay attention to the effects the pills had on my nails, but I’m sure they received benefits too. 


You’re advised to take one pill twice a day. But, I’ve found that combining the pills with a multi-vitamin such as GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Multivitamin (approx. $18), will only add to the effects. You’re also advised to take these pills twice a day, so taking one of each in the morning and in the evening with meals, should will do the trick.

GNC Women's Ultra Mega Multivitamin ($17.59,

GNC Women's Ultra Mega Multivitamin ($17.59,

Whenever I took the pills, I downed an entire bottle of water. The key to a healthy temple is hydration. 


I’ve been slackin’ a bit (ok, A LOT) with my regimens and routines, but if I start taking them now, the effects will start to show through my skin by Thursday. I’m going to pick this routine up again and carry it on with me in the new year. No sense in waiting for January 1 to being my annual re-invent. I’ll start now (because I’m also giving up procrastination)!

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