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Acne "cured" While On Holiday - Now Back To Normal...why?

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Sea salt

I did do a fair bit of swimming!

You are not the first to achieve great skin while on vacation. And it's usually when people vacation to beach type areas that they see improvement. Not only are you going to produce more vitamin D while out in the sun, but swimming in the ocean salt water is incredible for the skin. So it's an incredible combo. And you are more relaxed while vacationing. Great combo of skin healing properties right there.

That's why many users swear by sea salt soaks at home, by adding a pure sea salt to the bath water and staying in until the skin gets prune like. Although if you do this, you need to make sure your water isn't treated with chemicals. If it is, then you really need a shower or bath filter. You can purchase them online. Otherwise you will soaking in loads of chlorine/fluoride/various other contaminates that pollute treated water supplies. Also you can add a fair amount of salt to the bath water. Some people add three boxes, while others only add one. I'm sure the ideal concentration is the concentration found in sea water.

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Hilarious.

Thanks for the suggestion! Do you think I should try this even though the spots are only on my face, not my body? I would go underwater I guess a few times but not all that much really, so not that much saltwater would get on my face.

I really do think it's more to do with the sun...maybe something to do with the tan?

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Some people do detox baths using epsom salt and baking soda. But not sure if its going to work in the face.

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Vitamin D deficiency.

I have wondered if this is what it could be...should I get some vitamin D in tablet form? Thanks.

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Vitamin D deficiency.

I have wondered if this is what it could be...should I get some vitamin D in tablet form? Thanks.

No, softgel form. Make sure you get Vitamin D3. 5,000 IU for a number of months.


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Vitamin D deficiency.

I have wondered if this is what it could be...should I get some vitamin D in tablet form? Thanks.

No, softgel form. Make sure you get Vitamin D3. 5,000 IU for a number of months.

Oh okay, thanks - I'll give it a go.

Though, my spots seem to come in waves...I'll have a load of breakouts for a good few days, then nothing...my skin will get better then all of a sudden, breakouts again without me changing anything. Is that normal?

I just want to chip in, my face also cleared up while I was on a trip to china for a month.

Was it hot there when you went?

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Sea salt

Bang.

Difference in the air/atmosphere, I'm sure of it. Whenever I go home, back to the Carribean, my skin behaves like a normal person's. We have crap air and water in the West.

All the dirt, pollution, and particles that float in the air. Cannot be seen by the naked eye, but the results can be seen on the skin.

Why is it that Native Americans living today and the other "nomad-like" people around the world (and over the past centuries) are not / were not affected whatsoever by any skin conditions? Isn't that interesting, huh.

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Vitamin D deficiency.

I have wondered if this is what it could be...should I get some vitamin D in tablet form? Thanks.

No, softgel form. Make sure you get Vitamin D3. 5,000 IU for a number of months.

Oh okay, thanks - I'll give it a go.

Though, my spots seem to come in waves...I'll have a load of breakouts for a good few days, then nothing...my skin will get better then all of a sudden, breakouts again without me changing anything. Is that normal?

I just want to chip in, my face also cleared up while I was on a trip to china for a month.

Was it hot there when you went?

Hi Ross2012, In my opinion I don't think it matters if it's hot or not since I was outside everyday (assuming you're talking about the sun). I was in two places during my summer trip, I was in Hong Kong and China. In the first week of HK my skin was the same when I was in the states, in my second and third week my face started to clear up including complexion wise, when I came back to HK on the fourth week my face went back to the same as the first week. I think what affected my acne is possibly the food there but I'm not 100% sure.

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I've noticed the same effects on vacation. I can go with breakouts and while on vacation my skin clears. It's amazing. However, I do not travel to sunny areas and do not stay out in the sun any more than usual. My diet is worse when I travel than at home, too. I can't figure it out. The only thing that makes sense is while on vacation I feel less stress, so maybe that's the issue. No matter how hard I try, I don't get that vacation "feeling" at home. Either that or the water has some mineral or something in it at the hotel. Our water at home is soft, and while I can't say for sure how hard the water is at a hotel, I had wondered if maybe they had more minerals in there than we have at home and maybe my skin just likes that. *shrug*

Hmm.. as to the stress point, I just came across teh suggestion of B5. Stress depletes B5 (which makes anti-stress hotmones to regulate cortisol levels..and a low amount of B5 leads to increased androgen production). This made me think of the vacation scenario. Perhaps the stress free atmostphere allows my B5 levels to increase which helps my skin. *shrug* I'm going to add in a B5 pill to check this out.

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I've noticed the same effects on vacation. I can go with breakouts and while on vacation my skin clears. It's amazing. However, I do not travel to sunny areas and do not stay out in the sun any more than usual. My diet is worse when I travel than at home, too. I can't figure it out. The only thing that makes sense is while on vacation I feel less stress, so maybe that's the issue. No matter how hard I try, I don't get that vacation "feeling" at home. Either that or the water has some mineral or something in it at the hotel. Our water at home is soft, and while I can't say for sure how hard the water is at a hotel, I had wondered if maybe they had more minerals in there than we have at home and maybe my skin just likes that. *shrug*

Hmm.. as to the stress point, I just came across teh suggestion of B5. Stress depletes B5 (which makes anti-stress hotmones to regulate cortisol levels..and a low amount of B5 leads to increased androgen production). This made me think of the vacation scenario. Perhaps the stress free atmostphere allows my B5 levels to increase which helps my skin. *shrug* I'm going to add in a B5 pill to check this out.

Where did you go for vacation?

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Speaking of hard water, it contains calcium and magnesium which causes drying skin. What if a person have oily skin and went somewhere that has hard water and that helps them producing less oil? I live in nyc and it has soft water, when i went to china my skin cleared up maybe it was the hard water?

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I've noticed the same effects on vacation. I can go with breakouts and while on vacation my skin clears. It's amazing. However, I do not travel to sunny areas and do not stay out in the sun any more than usual. My diet is worse when I travel than at home, too. I can't figure it out. The only thing that makes sense is while on vacation I feel less stress, so maybe that's the issue. No matter how hard I try, I don't get that vacation "feeling" at home. Either that or the water has some mineral or something in it at the hotel. Our water at home is soft, and while I can't say for sure how hard the water is at a hotel, I had wondered if maybe they had more minerals in there than we have at home and maybe my skin just likes that. *shrug*

Hmm.. as to the stress point, I just came across teh suggestion of B5. Stress depletes B5 (which makes anti-stress hotmones to regulate cortisol levels..and a low amount of B5 leads to increased androgen production). This made me think of the vacation scenario. Perhaps the stress free atmostphere allows my B5 levels to increase which helps my skin. *shrug* I'm going to add in a B5 pill to check this out.

Where did you go for vacation?

hello! Sorry for my late reply. I only "vacation" around the area. We live in a small rural town, so we usually drive to the metroplex (Dallas, TX) and just hang out there. Nothing big, but we take my son to the movies or to the go cart place, etc. I'm just happy hanging out at the hotel without having to do anything. It's nice to have someone else make the meals and clean. So, no super sunny place or salt water for me!

Speaking of hard water, it contains calcium and magnesium which causes drying skin. What if a person have oily skin and went somewhere that has hard water and that helps them producing less oil? I live in nyc and it has soft water, when i went to china my skin cleared up maybe it was the hard water?

Hmm..interesting! I wonder how that works on hair, because I can just rinse my hair in water when I shower at a hotel and it looks so much better than at home. It is always frizzy and flyaway, but it actually lays down at the hotels. Maybe the minerals weigh it down so it can frizz up. So, there has to be something different in the water from my home at least (even if I am not sure WHAT it is!). I always thought that hard water stripped skin by drying it out, but it seems many think this leads to MORE oil production not less. So I don't know?? Unless we lack something in the water and our skin likes it..or perhaps the minerals dry out the acne itself. I hear people using epsom salts to control breakouts, but not sure if it actually kills the bacteria or just has a drying effect.

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