I have acne prone skin + seborrheic dermatitis. Somehow I kept like 90% both under control for last 3 months.
Topical - shower once a day every day, using grandpa's pine tar soap for the face, after that I spray it with 50:50 ACV / water mix in spray bottle, leaving it 2-4 minutes then rinse under shower without the soap. For the hair I rotate 3 shampoos - one with selenium sulfide, some other with Zinc pyrithione and one with octopirox. After bath sometimes I moisturize with grapeseed oil and few times a week with Zinc pyrithione spray if the SD appear.
Internally - 50 mg Zinc, water kefir morning and evening, recently started taking calcium/ magnesium/ copper because I totally quit dairy accept yogurt and calcium deficiency can cause serious bone/teeth problems also zinc in long term could cause copper deficiency. Almost no sugar, but not 100% tho. I don't drink coffey. Also no sodas and juices sold on market.
Well thats about it and works quite well for me so far. I try to relax and just let it go when it comes to argue or somehow im going to get mad cuz stress is really a major factor. I am also considering trying a Zinc PCA cream (anybody tried it?)
Wicky if nothing topical seems to work that good maybe you should focus on vitamins and probiotics.. hmm I don't really know..
con eli nice to hear another working regimen, how is oregano oil doing on acne?
The oregano oil does wonders for acne. What I'm now doing is using the oregano oil every other day instead of daily as I found it too irritating. Every other day is much better and still helps tons with the acne AND the seborrheic dermatitis. For the past few days, I've also been using a topical probiotic mask on the nights that I don't use the oregano oil, which I'm really liking. I am using the Yogurt Starter from Natren, which has 2 strains of bacteria which are supposed to be excellent for the skin. One of the strains is also supposed to help with the ceramide levels of the skin. I mix about 1/4 tsp. with 1/2 tsp. of pure aloe vera gel and then apply it as a mask for about 10 minutes. I'll keep you updated as to how it goes.
I should also mention that I'm taking the following supplements, recommended to me when I went for microscopic blood analysis. There's a woman who does it in the city where I live and she's got an excellent reputation. I waited 9 months to get in to see her so am following her advice and seeing what happens. I've been using the supplements for about 5 weeks now. They are:
- Beta carotene: 25,000 IU daily
- Vitamin E: 400 IU, 2 times daily
- Selenium: 100 mcg daily (or I just eat 1-2 brazil nuts instead)
- Vitamin D3: 4,000 IU, 2 times daily
- Vitamin C Scorbatate powder: 1,000 mg daily
- Zinc Picolinate: 15 mg, 2 times daily
- Natren Health Start System for a probiotic
I'm also taking Black Walnut because I had parasites show up in my blood work.
Well, again, I'll keep you posted on my progress.
Edited by con eli, 01 April 2013 - 07:59 AM.