*****Sea salt is the world's oldest antibiotic known to man.*****
UPDATE: 2 Dec 2010...after 6 weeks my skin is now 98% clear!!!....will not need fraxel laser...also cutting down my vitamin supplement intake to only 500mg per week of niacin (non-flushing) and 6mg of betacarotene. My skin is finally healthy and glowing...happy to report that for the first time in decades, eating junk food has absolutely no negative effects on my skin...better hit the gym!
UPDATE: 25 Nov 09: Acne still at 90% cure rate...however, went to bed late & missed washing and applying the sea salt...plus I ate a few too many lollies!...had 3 new small whiteheads form on my chin...so I've now incorporated a daily tablet of 500mg of Niacin in the non flushing form of nicotinamide after reading this vitamin helped many people on this site..also added 12mg of beta-carotene and 2000mg of B5 vitamins. I'm aiming to have 100% cure rate without the use of Fraxel laser. However, if I can't get that last 10% acne clarity with this regime alone I will try fraxel laser in a month or so. We'll see how this goes...so far sooooo goood!....keep you posted
I have been reading your posts for some time and have found them enlightening. I now want to share my success story to help others.
I have had extremely sensitive, acne prone skin for a very long time...since I was 11-12. The severity of my skin condition has fluctuated from moderate to very severe. I don't have pitted skin but my skin condition is very coarse and almost always congested and bumpy with lots of whiteheads/pimples. (However, no matter what level your acne condition is, I'm sure the treatment outlined below WILL WORK TO CLEAR ALL LEVELS OF ACNE...however, if you have longstanding scars, discolouration and/or pitted skin conditions through cystic acne etc, you might also need to combine the treatment with Fraxel Laser or mesotherapy to get from 80% clarity to 100% flawless finish etc). I am now in my 30s and still flare up...I also have "bumpy" skin on my body, especially upper arms and behind my thighs. This is from a condition called Keratin Pilaris (KP).
To date, I have sometimes managed to attain smooth skin. This is usually when I regularly swim at the beach and sun tan. My skin seems to love this combination and I've read that others on this board have had the same experience. However, I don't always swim. And recently, I started using MD formulations and my skin erupted to the max! I had major bumps, whiteheads and comedones everywhere....
Luckily, after researching the net, I stumbled across some excellent posts and studies. So, in the last 4 days I became my own human "guinea pig" experiment and tried out some recommended treatments...and guess what??? THEY WORKED!!! I have had POSITIVELY SUPERIOR RESULTS!!! (And I've tried literally everything -- except for Roaccutane).
So far, MY SKIN HAS IMPROVED 80% IN JUST 4 DAYS USING THIS TREATMENT ALONE!!!!!!!! It's now nearing 90% cured!!!I kid you not!!!! I feel like jumping for joy!!! And I want to share this amazing (re)discovery with everyone!!!!
I believe if I combine this treatment with Fraxel Laser (to correct the decades of skin damage I've accumulated i.e. pigmentation problems, scarring etc) my current clear skin will be 100% super smooth and "normal" -- possibly even flawless for the first time since I was 11!!!! SO WATCH THIS SPACE, because before I try Fraxel Laser, I'll keep you posted with developments to see if I reverse the damage and attain 100% super-smooth flawless skin through this treatment alone (i.e. without laser treatment).
So how does it work? Well, because both sea salt and crystal mineral deodorant sticks kill all bacteria, fungus and virus' on your skin without damaging the skin. It also allows the skin to breath (i.e. makes the skin PH neutral)! Your skin simply loves this stuff!!! So, while the root cause of your acne is still not addressed (i.e. stress levels, hormonal imbalance, lymphatic system problems, general blood condition, liver toxicity, vitamin deficiency, poor nutrition, lack of daily exercise), it does, however, help you win the later stage acne battle. And my newly lustrious skin is proof of that! My skin hasn't looked or felt this beautiful in years!!! It's glowing!!! And it never does. It's usually super coarse. Instead, it's super smooth in most areas now.
I attribute the disappearance of the acne via the sea salt and mineral stick treatment and my new glowing complexion to the "macadamia, vit e & lavender oil" -- it has moisturized my skin back from dehydration to give it a lovely even texture. (My skin became super dry and wrinkled by "abusing" Benzac i.e. Benzoyl Peroxide).
So here's my bedtime regime:
1. I have a shower and wash my body with pure vegetable sandalwood soap.
2. I wash my face only with water.
3. I wash my hair with a gentle shampoo and conditioner by Klorane.
4. I then take a bottle of Saxa Iodized Naturally Evaporated Sea Salt (look for green writing) and gently smear it all over my body and face (i.e. where I have skin eruptions). I then gently massage and leave it on for a minute and & then wash off with water. I DON'T wipe my face dry. Leave it clean and wet/ damp.
5. I apply mineral salt crystal deodorant containing ALUM to my wet skin whereever I have acne prone skin (face and body). I apply it until my skin is no longer moist. This takes about 3 minutes of rolling the deodorant on the infected areas.
5. I then get my "Thursday Plantation Macadamia, Vitamin E and French Lavender Oil" (these are the same people that produce tea tree oil -- which I find too strong for my skin) and smooth it over the wrinkle prone areas twice a week and undereye every night & day.
Purchase the macadamia oil here: http://www.thursdayp...odyOil125ml.htm
6. Put on my pjs
7. Sleep blissfully
1. Wash with salt in the shower. Leave skin wet.
2. Generously apply the Crystal Mineral deodorant (mine's called Crystal Stick by the Body Crystal...it's the Crystal Alum type but I heard you can get a NaCl variety too which is just as helpful) all over my face and body. I usually take 3-5 minutes doing this as I want maximum coverage. This won't stain or affect your clothes.
NaCl mineral crystal deodorant stick used in study: http://www.thecrysta.../submit_thumb/2
Alum mineral crystal deodorant stick I am currently using:
3. I then add the macadamia, vit e, lavender oil on my face and body to my undereye.
4. Apply makeup as per usual (or not).
NOTE: Obviously, if you do the above, plus: exercise regularly, take a multivitamin daily, B-group vitamin supplement, zinc vitamins, low dosage vit A (be very careful not to exceed RDA as a too high dosage can cause birth defects in unborn babies), eat beta-carotene rich foods, take liver fortifying tablets (like milk thistle), eat a diet rich in carrots, have lots of herb based salads with continental parsley, grated beetroot and mint along with lemon juice/ olive oil (no vinegar!), rice dishes with steamed vegetables and turmeric, no soft drinks/alcohol or junk/fried foods (but dark chocolate is absolutely fine), eat plenty of fruits like kiwi fruit, watermelon and strawberries, stay away from coffee/tea / dairy foods/ ketchup/ bottled tomato sauce -- your results will be even more PHENOMENAL!!!!
I sincerely hope this information helps people on this website....it certainly worked for me....I'm sure it will work for everyone!!!! I know first-hand how deeply acne can impact one emotionally, financially and socially....basically, I think if this outlined treatment isn't a total cure, it's the next best thing...it prevents breakouts and the visual evidence of acne. And as far as I'm concerned, that result is far better than any treatment I've experienced so far...
All the best
Edited by aquasea, 01 January 2010 - 09:07 PM.