Aloha, hope everyone is enjoying the new black water dragon year!!!
Here is a little intro for those who don't know me:
I am a 27 year old female who has struggled with hormonal acne since adolescence. The acne got worse in my 20s. Huge painful, cysts concentrate on my jawline and neck area. I have battled acne before using supplements A, B, C, E, MSM, but the ABCE helped most, increase water intake, and going cave man. BUT its awefully hard and expensive. I've noticed high glycemic foods cause breakouts. Why? because these foods spike your blood sugar which spikes your insulin which spikes your androgens....um if you dont know yet, hormonal acne is cause by testosterone being converted to ...hmm can't remember the name right now...its in an earlier post...woops
but anyways...thats a little snippet. and i have found a solution that works.
I started drinking licorice root and cinnamon tea atleast once a day. Now it has to be all natural. meaning the whole cinnamon, not the powdered kind. Just break a peace off and boil with about four slices of licorice root. BUT SEE WARNING BELOW and links
I have been able to eat sugars again because the licorice root and cinnamon help my insulin work better which regulates my blood sugar and stopping the whole evil cycle of spikes. Been totally clear and skin tone is awesome. off the makeup. YAYn happy camper. if anyone is considering accutane please try this first. the side effects are less, results are quicker, and it actually attacks the root of the problem. All accutane does is shut off your sebum, which is a natural process your body needs.
Warning: Do not consider licorice root if you have high blood pressure as it may increase it...it is best to research everything posted on these forums because i do not believe anyone here are trained professionals, including myself. We all are speaking from experience. All bodies are different. But then trained doctors take thousands to poison people with Accutane (accutane is toxic levels of vitamin A. look up vitamin A toxicity!!)..
Licorice root picture and some info, there are actual federally funded scientific studies on the benefits of cinnamon and licorice root that i will link later, enjoy for now: http://www.readersdigest.com.au/licorice-root-health-and-medical-benefits/
Cinnamon, it should be drunk in bark form like this: http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/10-health-benefits-of-cinnamon.html