Posted 23 April 2015 - 10:07 PM
Thank you everyone for writing about the products that you have used and how they have worked for each of you .
I agree that everyone is different and things that work for some ,might not work for others , I also agree with being cautious about using herbal supplements or vitamins,or any over the counter oral supplements.
I think in my case diet doesn't affect me much ,but I still have to avoid milk ,peanuts,chocolate or sugary stuff. I also have to limit citrus ,and avoid strawberries,or any berry ,and only until my face turned dry .
When my face was oily and I was young ,I wasn't really affected by diet , using topical peroxide treatments or sulfur was enough to control pimples but still suffered with cystic acne , I had 3 surgeries to remove them.
Now that I'm menopausal I have found myself with dry ,itchy ,red,leathery ,pimply ,mostly top of my lip and chin area ,kind of like perioral dermatitis.
I have hypothyroidism,and have to take prescription for that ,also high cholesterol diagnosed at the age of 27 , I don't take prescription for that, I tried once and the results were really bad side effects.
So trying to see if something would help me internally was very difficult for me ,anyways , I went and tried evening primrose oil, I started with one 1000mg a day ,just to see how my body reacted ,and also because the doxycycline wasn't doing much .
To make it short
This is what I have been using these days .
To wash face Dr Bronner's liquid lavender soap,after face is dry ,I apply blue emu topical cream .
And the oral evening primrose oil ,and that is what has made a difference lately .
I tried this because when I posted a picture here on this thread someone commented and mentioned something ,like," for those with atopic dermatitis".
Also,because ,one of the assistants at the dermatologist office ,said I think that you have eczema all over .
I can't use salicylic acid on my face anymore, and it seems that is a trigger,and a no no for eczema .
Honey is kind of an exfoliating agent,too,hopedieslast.
I don't know if the combination of all of these is what is making a difference .
Nothing I was putting on my face was making a difference anymore , so I think that most of it ,can be to the oral use of the evening primrose oil.
Evening primrose oil,can't be used if you have a brain condition ,epilepsy .
Also ,it thins out the blood,so it has to be stopped ( just like garlic supplements),2 weeks prior to having any surgery.
The recommended dose is 3 xa day ,with a full meal ,if you read the products reviews here on the acne.org ,there is someone who uses it in combination with some cod liver oil , I haven't done that because I'm taking it slow, I was doing 3 times a day ,but then it's not too good for my thyroid , so I'm keeping it 2x a day .
That is my new experience, I will keep you updated.thanks for reading.