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Biggest Mistakes People Make to Treat Acne:

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for me the biggest mistake is stopping routine after you get clear, i did that and now acne is back and iam lost.

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Yesterday, 11:49 PM

I suffered from acne for about 11 years. 8 of those years it actually affected my life for the worst. I tried all the OTC crap and the natural stuff everyones blabbing about like a banana on your face while you hang upside down from monkey bars at the nearest play ground. Nothing worked. It still upsets me from time to time because of what I could have done and learned in that time. But as I look at it I would never be able to help anyone like I hope I can.

I havent had acne problems in 10 years. Hell , I rarely use any cleansers anymore. I will pretty much stick to my guns on this solution because anything less would be 10 steps back and I would die trying to help at least one person understand this. Because I know others feel like its killing them or that they want to die some days. I mean I wanted to die but somehow instead I ended up willing to die for this realization... until I gave up. So I will just sum up some 6 principles to healing that came out about from the miracle I had.

Just a few facts that I learned on my own about acne that no doctor could ever tell you because he has probably never had to heal his own acne. (Plus, he would be out of business.)

First before you read this just stop whining. Stop looking for someone to make it go away for you. Its your acne. You're the one who created it ,you're the one prolonging it. Trying to whine about it on here and not take anyones advice that has put an end to the problem even though you "want a solution" is basically saying you want it. To paint a better picture its like paying a personal trainer to get in shape but instead of you lifting the weights you want him to lift them. LOL.

1. Acne is not out there trying to get you. It is not a separate entity from you. It is an extension of you. It starts in your mind ( like any other thing).

Acne thoughts + emotion( "I can't stand acne!") = Acne

2. Since it is in your mind it is created by your thoughts.And since it starts with a thought it can be ended with...no thought.

Acne thoughts - acne emotion( I can't stand acne)= Healing

3. You have an emotional attachment to acne. " I can't stand acne". It must be let go. Forgiven. But first let me emphasize any form of medicine or naturopathic home remedy, or no remedy, you wish to take has to go through this process to heal.

Forgiveness is what heals. Right now you're at "F@ck you acne". when you need to be at "Acne is ok. " Then eventually you will get to "Who's acne?"

When you cut your finger most of the time there is no grudge with the cut , so you let it heal. Its not "F@ck you cut! or F@ck you kitchen knife(well sometimes but only for a minute hehe). When you make up with a friend its not "I forgive you for breaking my Justin Bieber but when you get a chance burn in hell" Its either "I forgive you "or it what I call " No need to forgive because, I was never upset." You simply cannot have peace without letting yourself have it.

4. You have to change your mind about acne. You think it makes you ugly and unattractive. But since your so wrapped up in yourself, you've never bothered to look around and realize theres really no such thing as ugly. There is nothing unbearable to look at.

Think about it. Take a look around at people with it and without it. Does acne change how you feel about them? The ones that do have it can you tell it bothers them? Can you tell how it makes them feel at all? Usually not. And why is that? Because its all in their head! If you can't perceive a problem with your eyes then it must be in the mind, right?

5. Stop resisting the acne. Let it be there. Remember its there because you cant stand it. So for now on tell yourself its ok to have it.

Because it does not matter. ITs like bird shit on a car. Its not going to change how you feel about a car. It would never keep you from buying a car you love. You'd have to scour a car just to see it anyway. If it was a ferrari you wouldn't even care! The problem is taken care of you just need to get out of the way because you have been in the way the whole time by caring about acne.

6.The BEST ACTION to take to release your attachment to it is to affirm : "I don't care if it stays or goes, I'm not going to do this to myself anymore. I going to live my life and be happy." Then start living your life like someone who doesn't have it. Stop putting all this crap on your face. pick one cleanser use it no more than twice a day if you need that to make you feel at ease. Stop looking for zits in the bathroom for an hour. Stop picking. Stop hiding. People that don't have it don't do that crap. So stop taking it so seriously. Laugh at yourself once in awhile and spend time trying to always be laughing or doing something you enjoy.

Keep in mind if you took Accutane or something and it went away, your attitude towards it would be different. You will eventually feel "safe" but it will just take longer and cost more. Eventually you may even forget your grudge and approve of yourself and actually be happy but only conditionally. You'll never know unconditional happiness or love.

So to conclude if you can't understand at least one of these then saddle up for a long ride on a road to nowhere and good luck with your next battle. Acne's cousin cancer.

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I note on the do's and dont's list, that Moisturizing creams are a "don't. I use Cetaphil dry to very dry Moisturizing Cream, because every single other moisturizer I have ever used (and I have tried pretty much every single one in my 10 years on the regimen) don't stop me from peeling. EVerything from Cerave, to Dan's jojoba oil to neutrogena moisturizers do nothing to stop my flaky face. How is it possible that people can use that stuff?

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Going in too heavy-handed when you only have mild acne - ie using far too many and too harsh treatments for your severity.

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Currently clear of acne with the occasional hormonal breakout. Check out my routines and progress updates here:
http://www.acne.org/...g-and-duac-gel/

Treat yourself as you treat others.


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Not gonna trawl through all 49 pages but "9. Don't apply your moisturizer over areas of your face that are not dry. Applying moisturizer where it is not needed can increase the risk of clogged pores by mixing with excess sebum and "gluing" dead skin cells to the skin's surface." is a pretty bad tip; if you don't moisturise oily skin it'll continue to be excessively oily because it isn't hydrated.

It has been strongly suggested that "Moisturizing" alone has no effect on the amount of sebum produced by your sebaceous glands.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13525782?dopt=Abstract&holding=npg

It's strange you lament that sebum "glues" dead skin cells to the skin's surface because that's exactly what the mineral oil in moisturizer does! Only in this case you're stripping the skin's natural oil through "washing" and "exfoliation" and replacing it with substances that are unnatural to the body!

As you might have guessed, I practice what I preach. I do not wash my face, use any products, nor do I exfoliate. It takes a long time for the skin to adjust to this "cave man" regimen, but once it does, the results are impressive.

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Yesterday, 11:49 PM

I suffered from acne for about 11 years. 8 of those years it actually affected my life for the worst. I tried all the OTC crap and the natural stuff everyones blabbing about like a banana on your face while you hang upside down from monkey bars at the nearest play ground. Nothing worked. It still upsets me from time to time because of what I could have done and learned in that time. But as I look at it I would never be able to help anyone like I hope I can.

I havent had acne problems in 10 years. Hell , I rarely use any cleansers anymore. I will pretty much stick to my guns on this solution because anything less would be 10 steps back and I would die trying to help at least one person understand this. Because I know others feel like its killing them or that they want to die some days. I mean I wanted to die but somehow instead I ended up willing to die for this realization... until I gave up. So I will just sum up some 6 principles to healing that came out about from the miracle I had.

Just a few facts that I learned on my own about acne that no doctor could ever tell you because he has probably never had to heal his own acne. (Plus, he would be out of business.)

First before you read this just stop whining. Stop looking for someone to make it go away for you. Its your acne. You're the one who created it ,you're the one prolonging it. Trying to whine about it on here and not take anyones advice that has put an end to the problem even though you "want a solution" is basically saying you want it. To paint a better picture its like paying a personal trainer to get in shape but instead of you lifting the weights you want him to lift them. LOL.

1. Acne is not out there trying to get you. It is not a separate entity from you. It is an extension of you. It starts in your mind ( like any other thing).

Acne thoughts + emotion( "I can't stand acne!") = Acne

2. Since it is in your mind it is created by your thoughts.And since it starts with a thought it can be ended with...no thought.

Acne thoughts - acne emotion( I can't stand acne)= Healing

3. You have an emotional attachment to acne. " I can't stand acne". It must be let go. Forgiven. But first let me emphasize any form of medicine or naturopathic home remedy, or no remedy, you wish to take has to go through this process to heal.

Forgiveness is what heals. Right now you're at "F@ck you acne". when you need to be at "Acne is ok. " Then eventually you will get to "Who's acne?"

When you cut your finger most of the time there is no grudge with the cut , so you let it heal. Its not "F@ck you cut! or F@ck you kitchen knife(well sometimes but only for a minute hehe). When you make up with a friend its not "I forgive you for breaking my Justin Bieber but when you get a chance burn in hell" Its either "I forgive you "or it what I call " No need to forgive because, I was never upset." You simply cannot have peace without letting yourself have it.

4. You have to change your mind about acne. You think it makes you ugly and unattractive. But since your so wrapped up in yourself, you've never bothered to look around and realize theres really no such thing as ugly. There is nothing unbearable to look at.

Think about it. Take a look around at people with it and without it. Does acne change how you feel about them? The ones that do have it can you tell it bothers them? Can you tell how it makes them feel at all? Usually not. And why is that? Because its all in their head! If you can't perceive a problem with your eyes then it must be in the mind, right?

5. Stop resisting the acne. Let it be there. Remember its there because you cant stand it. So for now on tell yourself its ok to have it.

Because it does not matter. ITs like bird shit on a car. Its not going to change how you feel about a car. It would never keep you from buying a car you love. You'd have to scour a car just to see it anyway. If it was a ferrari you wouldn't even care! The problem is taken care of you just need to get out of the way because you have been in the way the whole time by caring about acne.

6.The BEST ACTION to take to release your attachment to it is to affirm : "I don't care if it stays or goes, I'm not going to do this to myself anymore. I going to live my life and be happy." Then start living your life like someone who doesn't have it. Stop putting all this crap on your face. pick one cleanser use it no more than twice a day if you need that to make you feel at ease. Stop looking for zits in the bathroom for an hour. Stop picking. Stop hiding. People that don't have it don't do that crap. So stop taking it so seriously. Laugh at yourself once in awhile and spend time trying to always be laughing or doing something you enjoy.

Keep in mind if you took Accutane or something and it went away, your attitude towards it would be different. You will eventually feel "safe" but it will just take longer and cost more. Eventually you may even forget your grudge and approve of yourself and actually be happy but only conditionally. You'll never know unconditional happiness or love.

So to conclude if you can't understand at least one of these then saddle up for a long ride on a road to nowhere and good luck with your next battle. Acne's cousin cancer.

This is amazing, COSMICROCK, thank you.

On another note, I don't think these Do's and Dont's should be so cut and dry. AND I don't think praising Paula Begoun is very helpful to everyone either. I have nothing against Paula, and I think she's pretty good at what she does, but I don't see eye to eye with her on many of her reviews/opinions.

Everyone's skin is different so what's "bad" for someone might be "good" for another. If our skin was all the same, every single person in this world would be acne free. That or we'd all have it.


Finished my 1st round of Accutane course on 3/29/2015
40mg/day every month for 6 months

Began 2nd round of Accutane on 10/13/2015
My acne came back very mildly & nowhere near as bad as it used to be, I refused any topicals or antibiotics since I've already been through the "last resort" treatment without any problems.

Dosage & length of time is the same as the 1st round.

Update: 10/1/2016
Skin is still completely clear! I'll get an occasional random pimple every few months, and I'm perfectly okay with that.


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I have stopped all use of chemicals and preservatives in my skin products and my skin has made a very healthy recovery. I use RESTORZ handmade soap ( and tamanu oil in very small amts) and this works great for me. I posted earlier so if this post twice excuse the double post. Find them on Google. I found out about them on this site years ago. Happy skin to you.

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Has anyone explored acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Acne?

I would like to share me experience and knowledge, perhaps you can avoid harmful chemicals and perhaps your acne is not at all caused by something in your skin.

Actually, a lot of issue is with digestion and the intestinal tract, but not many western doctors will treat your entire body, western ideas are sometimes very superficial and only want to give you some cream or expensive prescription.

This is a treatment protocol and if you find an acupuncturist and give this to them, they can try it with you.

Acne Vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammation of hair follicle and sebaceous glands which is a common problem of adolescence. It is mainly caused by hormonal disturbances, improper diet and chronic constipation. Clinically, it is marked by papulae, nodules and acne on the face.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are effective in treatment of acne vulgaris. In some cases it can be cured by our treatment. During treatment, the patient should be advised to keep the bowel movement regular to prevent constipation.

1. Heat in Blood

Manifestations: Red papules, tubercles, acne and inflammatory infiltration around them on the face.

Tongue: Red body with thin and yellow coating.

Pulse: Smooth and rapid.

Treatment Principle: Clear heat and cool blood.

Point Prescription & Manipulation:

Primary points:

SP-10 Xuehai -

SP-6 Sanyinjiao

LI-4 Hegu -

ST-44 Neiting -

LI-11 Quchi -

LR-3 Taichong -

Explanation:

  • SP-10 Xuehai and SP-6 Sanyinjiao nourish yin and cool blood;
  • LI-4 Hegu, ST-44 Neiting and LI-11 Quchi clear heat from the Yangming Meridians which distribute on the face;
  • LR-3 Taichong clears heat from the liver and cools blood.

Secondary points according to conditions:

Severe or chronic cases --- BL-40 Weizhong and DU-10 Lintai are punctured with reducing manipulation and the area around the needle holes are squeezed to let out several drops of blood immediately after removing the needles;

Bitter taste in the mouth--- GB-34 Yanglingquan [-].

2. Accumulation of Phlegm

Manifestations: Acne, indurative acne or cystic acne on the face.

Tongue: White and sticky coating.

Pulse: Smooth.

Treatment Principle: Transform phlegm, resolve masses.

Point Prescription & Manipulation:

Primary points:

LI-4 Hegu -

ST-40 Fenglong -

SP-6 Sanyinjiao /

RN-12 Zhongwan /

ST-36 Zusanli +

Explanation:

  • LI-4 Hegu promotes circulation of qi of the Yangming Meridian and resolves masses on the face;
  • ST-40 Fenglong transforms phlegm and resolves nodules;
  • SP-6 Sanyinjiao, RN-12 Zhongwan and ST-36 Zusanli reinforce the spleen, regulate stomach, and transform phlegm.

Secondary points according to conditions:

Obesity--- SP-9 Yinlingquan [-] and ST-25 Tianshu [-];

Constipation--- SJ-6 Zhigou [-].

3. Toxic Heat

Manifestations: Facial malar flush, scattered inflammatory nodules, acne, abscesses and furuncles on the face, thirst, bitter taste in the mouth, scanty urine, constipation.

Tongue: Red body with yellow coating.

Pulse: Smooth and rapid.

Treatment Principle: Clear heat, cool blood, detoxify poison and resolve nodules.

Point Prescription & Manipulation:

Primary points:

SP-10 Xuehai -

ST-44 Neiting -

LI-4 Hegu -

GB-34 Yanglingquan -

LR-2 Xingjian -

ST-40 Fenglong -

Explanation:

  • SP-10 Xuehai cools blood and resolves blood stasis;
  • ST-44 Neiting reduces fire and detoxifies poison;
  • LI-4 Hegu clears heat from the Yangming Meridian, which distributes on the face;
  • GB-34 Yanglingquan and LR-2 Xingjian clear heat from the liver and gallbladder and detoxify poison;
  • ST-40 Fenglong transforms phlegm and resolves nodules.

Secondary points according to conditions:

Severe or chronic cases --- BL-40 Weizhong and DU-10 Lintai are punctured with reducing manipulation and the area around the needle holes are squeezed to let out several drops of blood immediately after removing the needles;

Constipation--- SJ-6 Zhigou [-].

For more information, please see our school's web site, hopefully we can help you get better.

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yes thank you for the information , but it s a longggg liste tongue.png we can use some emm natural cures and treament like :

Mix concentrated natural vitamin E

Mix lemon juice

Natural cactus mix

Natural honey mixture

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Avoiding harmful products is a MUST for people who have acne. One of the biggest mistakes that people with acne make is using harmful products that contain harsh chemicals that actually irritate the skin, making acne worse. Personally, I avoid BP at all costs. It dries out my skin and causes more breakouts.

If you have acne you ALWAYS want to use products made for sensitive skin, because chances are, if you have acne, you have sensitive skin by default. Products for sensitive skin typically don't have harsh ingredients while acne treatment products like Clean & Clear, Proactiv, Clearasil, etc. are full of ingredients that can do more harm than good.

I've switched to only all-natural remedies in treating my acne. This includes things like coconut oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, and so on. Since switching to these natural remedies my face has completely cleared up. I struggled with severe acne for eight years and during that time I spent thousands of dollars on products like Proactiv that promised to clear up my skin. Unfortunately none of them worked and it was both a waste of my time and my money.

Here's my ALL-NATURAL skincare routine, which has worked beautifully and cleared up my skin once and for all:

Cleanse with Manuka honey and water

Apply ACV toner

Moisturize with either coconut oil or jojoba oil

For face masks I use either a green tea mask or a greet yogurt mask 2x per week.

For more natural remedies that treat and prevent acne, check out my blog at www.thenaturalacnecure.BlogSpot.com

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Has anyone ever heard of a cosmedical brand called skinO2? I heard they are a skincare specialist and professional at treating acnes.. just wanna know more :)

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Saying this very nicely but I made an account so people can get to the root cause and cure their acne instead of buying all these products

Acne is usually due to leaky gut syndrome where food particles enter your bloodstream and cause inflammation look up on google leaky gut causes acne you'll see what I mean

How to fix it

Cut out every grain some for example are corn,wheat,millet,oats,breads are grains so no bread or pasta

Cut out dairy products completely

Eat a pure Paleo diet avoid too much sugar just eat fruit and eat more fat and protein

(Optional) ALCAT blood test which tests for food sensitivities so you know what and what not to eat but if you remove most offending foods you should be fine also you're blood type B never eat chicken ever!

Supplemet help because diet alone won't cure leaky gut most of the time

Take these supplements

DGL licorice root 2x daily

L-glutamine 3grams 1x daily

Marshmallow extract

Slippery elm extract

Aloe Vera extract juice (pharm-aloe)

Digestive enzyme NOW super enzymes

RENEWLIFE PROBTIOTIC at least 90billiom for men/women to replenish gut health

Take unmofidified potato starch 1 table spoon every day for a week then 2 table spoons mix with organic juice that's what I did

While doing all this I reccomend a parasite cleanse and a candida cleanse even tho the diet will help it can't do everything renew life sells para-gone for parasites and candi-gone for candida I would recommend those I had severe acne on my chest back and face and I went to a holistic doctor and he told me all this after I realized derms lie to everyone and don't even know the root cause of acne they "multi-factorial" lol and guess what its not genetic genes may make you susceptible but you can control those genes send me a message I prefer email zingoasis@gmail.com I'll send you detailed info in a email with foods you can eat every little detail what to do I won't charge you anything just make sure to send me a email back telling me how well it worked after a month

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lolol, you listed a tone of things that are great for your skin as irritants? essential oils are great for the skin, I use theme everyday and have just about perfect skin, along with tea tree oil and other oils, just cause you did some Google searches and found out what other people said to be irritants, does not mean its true, and other peoples skin types react completely different then the ext. so don't spread miss information about things that could actually help someone but your just saying its bad for everyone.

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Wow that list pretty much crossed out everything I use

On ‎04‎-‎11‎-‎2014 at 11:41 AM, ZingOasisGuy said:

Saying this very nicely but I made an account so people can get to the root cause and cure their acne instead of buying all these products

Acne is usually due to leaky gut syndrome where food particles enter your bloodstream and cause inflammation look up on google leaky gut causes acne you'll see what I mean

How to fix it

Cut out every grain some for example are corn,wheat,millet,oats,breads are grains so no bread or pasta

Cut out dairy products completely

Eat a pure Paleo diet avoid too much sugar just eat fruit and eat more fat and protein

(Optional) ALCAT blood test which tests for food sensitivities so you know what and what not to eat but if you remove most offending foods you should be fine also you're blood type B never eat chicken ever!

Supplemet help because diet alone won't cure leaky gut most of the time

Take these supplements

DGL licorice root 2x daily

L-glutamine 3grams 1x daily

Marshmallow extract

Slippery elm extract

Aloe Vera extract juice (pharm-aloe)

Digestive enzyme NOW super enzymes

RENEWLIFE PROBTIOTIC at least 90billiom for men/women to replenish gut health

Take unmofidified potato starch 1 table spoon every day for a week then 2 table spoons mix with organic juice that's what I did

While doing all this I reccomend a parasite cleanse and a candida cleanse even tho the diet will help it can't do everything renew life sells para-gone for parasites and candi-gone for candida I would recommend those I had severe acne on my chest back and face and I went to a holistic doctor and he told me all this after I realized derms lie to everyone and don't even know the root cause of acne they "multi-factorial" lol and guess what its not genetic genes may make you susceptible but you can control those genes send me a message I prefer email zingoasis@gmail.com I'll send you detailed info in a email with foods you can eat every little detail what to do I won't charge you anything just make sure to send me a email back telling me how well it worked after a month

Hey dude I have an easier idea. Why don't you just quit eating, I heard its great for acne

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If changing your diet was the case for acne , this website wouldn't exist. Lol. 
I had acne for 10 years( it has been gone for 13 years now)  , like everyone else on here , I suffered mentally and emotionally where it became a phobia. 

The second approach I took after topicals was diet.  I even became a vegetarian and did several one week fasts . Not a damn thing changed other than I had a lot of energy. I then reintroduced meet a year later. Nothing changed other than I burnt more fat because vegetarians are usually fat and soft. 
When my acne actually healed after a medicineless /non regimen/ diet routine I kept eating they way I did and my skin. Stayed clear. 
The body is not in charge. Genes are not in charge . Your environment is not in charge. This has been known for thousands of years and neuroscience and quantum physics has proven this for the last 40. The information we live by is old and outdated. Your doctor doesn't talk to the cutting edge people on his lunch break. The science teacher and the phys. Ed teacher don't talk on their lunch. Break either ok? So you are being sold bullshit By your doctors because that's what pays him and that's what his bosses (pharmaceutical companies) push On him. They run the whole thing. What works.is free and is already in you. 

Like any ailment, sickness or disease it comes from you .  You create it. Why? How? Emotions are chemicals. In school , once again, they don't teach what emotions are not ok to have. Hence, the cancers , the acne,. The colds , the flus,. The obesity etc. 

If anyone Wants to know more about Their specific thoughts and emotions that created their. Acne  message me Privately.  Anything else is. A waste Of time.

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