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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

haha ok I will try it next time I have a banana...which might be a while since I'm doing the candida diet. Is the turmeric mask more effective you think? Does it stain afterwards?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:05 AM

haha ok I will try it next time I have a banana...which might be a while since I'm doing the candida diet. Is the turmeric mask more effective you think? Does it stain afterwards?

 

Sorry for the late reply :s

 

Haven't been on lately. Anyways I really think you should try turmeric. Its really good! There are many ways to make it

1: turmeric, chick pea flour, honey and milk mix it together and apply it on. This one is less likely to stain

2: turmeric and milk mix it together and just put it on. This is more likely to stain cause its just turmeric.

However if it does stain just wash your face with a good cleanser! Or I've heard you could wash your face with milk. I haven't tried that though.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

My acupuncturist gave me a tincture that has turmeric in it....I had good results the first week of using it, then it clogged my pores and caused more breakouts. Not sure if it was the turmeric that caused it or the other ingredients... I also seem to break out if i put too much turmeric in my food. I hope I'm not allergic to it!

I sometimes put honey on my face and it calms it down, but I haven't tried milk. I don't drink milk anyways lol


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

My acupuncturist gave me a tincture that has turmeric in it....I had good results the first week of using it, then it clogged my pores and caused more breakouts. Not sure if it was the turmeric that caused it or the other ingredients... I also seem to break out if i put too much turmeric in my food. I hope I'm not allergic to it!

I sometimes put honey on my face and it calms it down, but I haven't tried milk. I don't drink milk anyways lol

 

Aww it would be a shame if your allergic to it turmeric is just so great!

You said you use honey on your face how long do you leave it on? :o do you think it will work for red/brown marks?



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

My acupuncturist gave me a tincture that has turmeric in it....I had good results the first week of using it, then it clogged my pores and caused more breakouts. Not sure if it was the turmeric that caused it or the other ingredients... I also seem to break out if i put too much turmeric in my food. I hope I'm not allergic to it!

I sometimes put honey on my face and it calms it down, but I haven't tried milk. I don't drink milk anyways lol

 

Aww it would be a shame if your allergic to it turmeric is just so great!

You said you use honey on your face how long do you leave it on? gasp.gif do you think it will work for red/brown marks?

 

Yeah, I want turmeric to work! I might try it again in a small amount and see what happens.

I use honey whenever my acne is inflamed and it helps to calm it down and decrease redness. I leave it on for a while, maybe 1-2 hours because my skin feels soft with it on. Some people leave it overnight, but that can be messy and sticky. Btw I use refrigerated honey otherwise warm honey will run down your face and slip off. As a mask, I mix a bit of honey with greek yogurt and lemon juice and leave it on my face for 15-20 minutes. It's a good spot treatment.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:59 PM

Hi WishClean, I am sorry as I did not read through all of your posts.  I saw in one of your previous posts that you were looking for a more natural way to get rid of your acne and that you suffer from PCOS.  Have you ever tried drinking Spearmint tea?  Research has shown that spearmint can lower testosterone levels which may help your acne since it is due to a high androgen level.   There are quite a few threads on here if you want to search for them.  I also have PCOS and my acne is very similar to yours.  I am currently on epiduo, and I don't know how I feel about it, sometimes good sometimes not so much.   I hope this helps.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

Thanks a lot,

I'll try the honey thing :D



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

Hi WishClean, I am sorry as I did not read through all of your posts.  I saw in one of your previous posts that you were looking for a more natural way to get rid of your acne and that you suffer from PCOS.  Have you ever tried drinking Spearmint tea?  Research has shown that spearmint can lower testosterone levels which may help your acne since it is due to a high androgen level.   There are quite a few threads on here if you want to search for them.  I also have PCOS and my acne is very similar to yours.  I am currently on epiduo, and I don't know how I feel about it, sometimes good sometimes not so much.   I hope this helps.

Hi milica, thanks for the suggestion. I have tried spearmint tea for a while, and unfortunately it didn't work for me...it just made me very bloated and PMS-y all the time. I'm trying out saw palmetto now, have you tried that?

 

Thanks a lot,

I'll try the honey thing biggrin.png

 

Kyou, have you tried the honey mask? I tried the turmeric mask last night! I mixed it with yogurt. I haven't noticed a difference in my skin today, but maybe because it's the first time. How long do you leave the mask on for?


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

** Find the cause, find the cure **

 


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

Hi WishClean, I am sorry as I did not read through all of your posts.  I saw in one of your previous posts that you were looking for a more natural way to get rid of your acne and that you suffer from PCOS.  Have you ever tried drinking Spearmint tea?  Research has shown that spearmint can lower testosterone levels which may help your acne since it is due to a high androgen level.   There are quite a few threads on here if you want to search for them.  I also have PCOS and my acne is very similar to yours.  I am currently on epiduo, and I don't know how I feel about it, sometimes good sometimes not so much.   I hope this helps.

Hi milica, thanks for the suggestion. I have tried spearmint tea for a while, and unfortunately it didn't work for me...it just made me very bloated and PMS-y all the time. I'm trying out saw palmetto now, have you tried that?

 

>Thanks a lot,

I'll try the honey thing biggrin.png

 

Kyou, have you tried the honey mask? I tried the turmeric mask last night! I mixed it with yogurt. I haven't noticed a difference in my skin today, but maybe because it's the first time. How long do you leave the mask on for?

 

 

 

I haven't tried the honey mask yet... But I defiantly will-- I really hope it works for marks.

I leave the turmeric mask on for about 1 hour. Or at least till you know its fully dry.

You have to be really patient! You should try using it every other day!

 

Let me know if it works! :)

Good luck



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

 

Hi WishClean, I am sorry as I did not read through all of your posts.  I saw in one of your previous posts that you were looking for a more natural way to get rid of your acne and that you suffer from PCOS.  Have you ever tried drinking Spearmint tea?  Research has shown that spearmint can lower testosterone levels which may help your acne since it is due to a high androgen level.   There are quite a few threads on here if you want to search for them.  I also have PCOS and my acne is very similar to yours.  I am currently on epiduo, and I don't know how I feel about it, sometimes good sometimes not so much.   I hope this helps.

Hi milica, thanks for the suggestion. I have tried spearmint tea for a while, and unfortunately it didn't work for me...it just made me very bloated and PMS-y all the time. I'm trying out saw palmetto now, have you tried that?

 

>Thanks a lot,

I'll try the honey thing biggrin.png

 

Kyou, have you tried the honey mask? I tried the turmeric mask last night! I mixed it with yogurt. I haven't noticed a difference in my skin today, but maybe because it's the first time. How long do you leave the mask on for?

 

 

I haven't tried the honey mask yet... But I defiantly will-- I really hope it works for marks.

I leave the turmeric mask on for about 1 hour. Or at least till you know its fully dry.

You have to be really patient! You should try using it every other day!

 

Let me know if it works! smile.png

Good luck

 

 

I finally tried the turmeric mask! I mixed it with greek yogurt and left it on for an hour 2 nights in a row. My skin definitely felt softer afterwards, but I haven't noticed a reduction in redness. Do you do it every night? How long does it take to notice an improvement? Oh, and since I used yogurt my skin wasn't too yellow afterwards which was good lol


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

** Find the cause, find the cure **

 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

 

 

Hi WishClean, I am sorry as I did not read through all of your posts.  I saw in one of your previous posts that you were looking for a more natural way to get rid of your acne and that you suffer from PCOS.  Have you ever tried drinking Spearmint tea?  Research has shown that spearmint can lower testosterone levels which may help your acne since it is due to a high androgen level.   There are quite a few threads on here if you want to search for them.  I also have PCOS and my acne is very similar to yours.  I am currently on epiduo, and I don't know how I feel about it, sometimes good sometimes not so much.   I hope this helps.

Hi milica, thanks for the suggestion. I have tried spearmint tea for a while, and unfortunately it didn't work for me...it just made me very bloated and PMS-y all the time. I'm trying out saw palmetto now, have you tried that?

 

>Thanks a lot,

I'll try the honey thing biggrin.png

 

Kyou, have you tried the honey mask? I tried the turmeric mask last night! I mixed it with yogurt. I haven't noticed a difference in my skin today, but maybe because it's the first time. How long do you leave the mask on for?

 

 

I haven't tried the honey mask yet... But I defiantly will-- I really hope it works for marks.

I leave the turmeric mask on for about 1 hour. Or at least till you know its fully dry.

You have to be really patient! You should try using it every other day!

 

Let me know if it works! smile.png

Good luck

 

I finally tried the turmeric mask! I mixed it with greek yogurt and left it on for an hour 2 nights in a row. My skin definitely felt softer afterwards, but I haven't noticed a reduction in redness. Do you do it every night? How long does it take to notice an improvement? Oh, and since I used yogurt my skin wasn't too yellow afterwards which was good lol

 

 

Well I like to do every monday,wednesday, friday and sunday. Its cause I wash my hair those days so its easier for me. But I think you should do the 30 trial. Like take a picture of yourself today try for 30 days everyday and take another one then compare the two. See if it works. Its 30 days because thats when you know something is fully effective!

 

Take care and I hope it works out well xx



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:05 AM

doesn't look cystic to me?



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

Hi everyone, thanks for following this thread....I have had positive updates, and will post new pics/ progress when I get some time off work in a few days. I'll let you know of some things I did to improve the situation


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

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** Find the cause, find the cure **

 


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

Maybe I arrived late, but I still wanted to say this to you.

 

Diet really works well for a lot of people, and I say we should all try to stick to a low glycemic, anti inflammatory,organic diet, within reason of course!  

 

However, I have found that with people that have been on long term antibiotics and other harsh prescription treatments, diet sometimes can only do so much to a damaged body inside and out.  I would suggest sulfur if you are open to topicals.  It's natural and you can buy it in a soap or try de la cruz ointment (it has propylene glycol, eh, but I still use it).  Also, I have been hearing great, amazing things about hibiclens.  Its that surgical soap doctors use that kills everything, my derm actually told me to use it on my face (perfectly safe in his opinion).  He says its the only thing out there that kills both gram positive and negative bacteria.  Just keep it far away from your eyes.  I'm going to try it if sulfur does not work for me.  I gave up on BP and SA long ago...as well as prescription treatments, so this is all the advice I can give you for now from my perspective.  Good luck.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

haha ok I will try it next time I have a banana...which might be a while since I'm doing the candida diet. Is the turmeric mask more effective you think? Does it stain afterwards?

I just did a turmeric mask today. It was: French clay, turmeric, spirulina, and neem oil.

 

I'll have to do it a couple times to see how i feel about results although I felt like it was less inflamed.

 

In regards to turmeric. I put a couple teaspoons along with spirulina powder and wheatgrass powder into my spearmint/red clover tea every morning. Since I've been drinking the spearmint red clover mix, the excess hair on my chin and upper lip has not grown back! I used to have about 3 hairs that were dark, and they arent around anymore. If you're acne is like mine, coming from too much androgens, this could be a good mix for you.



Hi everyone,
After much embarrassment towards my skin recently, I decided to post photos of my worsening acne condition on this forum in hopes of support and advice. I figured, if I go out in public looking like this, I might as well post pics on here in a supporting environment.
These are pics I took today. My acne has gotten progressively worse in the past 4-5 of weeks. In the midst of it (2 weeks ago), I had a facial, high frequency, and a mini-peel (glycolic, not sure of the % but not high). After the facial, my skin got worse, and now I have inflammation in parts of my face, as well as hormonal cysts (not sure if they are related to the rest of the breakouts, but for the record I'm not PMSing so it doesn't make sense why I would get those at this point in my cycle). My periods are more or less regular, although I have been diagnosed with PCOS in the past.
What I have been doing recently:
- I went off the agnus castus (chaste berry/ vitex) regiment I was following due to breakouts. I thought it stopped working and was not needed by my body anymore, so I stopped it gradually. I had been having allergic reactions as well, not sure to what, and occasional hives that seemed to have stopped when I stopped taking agnus castus so maybe there was a correlation there?
- I stopped taking evening primrose a few weeks after that because that wasn't helping things either in the long run.
- I started taking Vitamin D3 supplements (it's in a dropper, with sunflower oil, not sure if the sunflower oil is bad?) - around 2500/ 5000 IU daily
- I started taking neem supplements (in oil form again, pure neem tinture)
- I started taking taurine supplements

Meanwhile, I have reduced my caffeine intake (not even redbull sugarfree, which I was taking for the taurine), have been gluten free for almost a year, and try to avoid junk food.
Any ideas as to what might be causing the sudden flare up? The small bumps (whiteheads? ) under my skin have been there for a while, could those be keratosis pillaris?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.

I also wanted to say that usually chemical peels are to be used for inactive acne to help with marks/hyperpigmentation. Blue-light therapy might be a better option.



Hi everyone,
After much embarrassment towards my skin recently, I decided to post photos of my worsening acne condition on this forum in hopes of support and advice. I figured, if I go out in public looking like this, I might as well post pics on here in a supporting environment.
These are pics I took today. My acne has gotten progressively worse in the past 4-5 of weeks. In the midst of it (2 weeks ago), I had a facial, high frequency, and a mini-peel (glycolic, not sure of the % but not high). After the facial, my skin got worse, and now I have inflammation in parts of my face, as well as hormonal cysts (not sure if they are related to the rest of the breakouts, but for the record I'm not PMSing so it doesn't make sense why I would get those at this point in my cycle). My periods are more or less regular, although I have been diagnosed with PCOS in the past.
What I have been doing recently:
- I went off the agnus castus (chaste berry/ vitex) regiment I was following due to breakouts. I thought it stopped working and was not needed by my body anymore, so I stopped it gradually. I had been having allergic reactions as well, not sure to what, and occasional hives that seemed to have stopped when I stopped taking agnus castus so maybe there was a correlation there?
- I stopped taking evening primrose a few weeks after that because that wasn't helping things either in the long run.
- I started taking Vitamin D3 supplements (it's in a dropper, with sunflower oil, not sure if the sunflower oil is bad?) - around 2500/ 5000 IU daily
- I started taking neem supplements (in oil form again, pure neem tinture)
- I started taking taurine supplements

Meanwhile, I have reduced my caffeine intake (not even redbull sugarfree, which I was taking for the taurine), have been gluten free for almost a year, and try to avoid junk food.
Any ideas as to what might be causing the sudden flare up? The small bumps (whiteheads? ) under my skin have been there for a while, could those be keratosis pillaris?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.

I also wanted to say that usually chemical peels are to be used for inactive acne to help with marks/hyperpigmentation. Blue-light therapy might be a better option.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:47 PM

Maybe I arrived late, but I still wanted to say this to you.

 

Diet really works well for a lot of people, and I say we should all try to stick to a low glycemic, anti inflammatory,organic diet, within reason of course!  

 

However, I have found that with people that have been on long term antibiotics and other harsh prescription treatments, diet sometimes can only do so much to a damaged body inside and out.  I would suggest sulfur if you are open to topicals.  It's natural and you can buy it in a soap or try de la cruz ointment (it has propylene glycol, eh, but I still use it).  Also, I have been hearing great, amazing things about hibiclens.  Its that surgical soap doctors use that kills everything, my derm actually told me to use it on my face (perfectly safe in his opinion).  He says its the only thing out there that kills both gram positive and negative bacteria.  Just keep it far away from your eyes.  I'm going to try it if sulfur does not work for me.  I gave up on BP and SA long ago...as well as prescription treatments, so this is all the advice I can give you for now from my perspective.  Good luck.

 

Hi lostinthefog, thanks for your post. I'm still following the candida diet as best as I can. Here is a link to my log documenting my progress. It's a slow improvement but I am pleased with the results so far. The pics were taken during my period, and now my skin is calmer so I will update again soon.  http://www.acne.org/...upplements-log/

Btw, any recommendations for scarring?



haha ok I will try it next time I have a banana...which might be a while since I'm doing the candida diet. Is the turmeric mask more effective you think? Does it stain afterwards?

I just did a turmeric mask today. It was: French clay, turmeric, spirulina, and neem oil.

 

I'll have to do it a couple times to see how i feel about results although I felt like it was less inflamed.

 

In regards to turmeric. I put a couple teaspoons along with spirulina powder and wheatgrass powder into my spearmint/red clover tea every morning. Since I've been drinking the spearmint red clover mix, the excess hair on my chin and upper lip has not grown back! I used to have about 3 hairs that were dark, and they arent around anymore. If you're acne is like mine, coming from too much androgens, this could be a good mix for you.



>Hi everyone,
After much embarrassment towards my skin recently, I decided to post photos of my worsening acne condition on this forum in hopes of support and advice. I figured, if I go out in public looking like this, I might as well post pics on here in a supporting environment.
These are pics I took today. My acne has gotten progressively worse in the past 4-5 of weeks. In the midst of it (2 weeks ago), I had a facial, high frequency, and a mini-peel (glycolic, not sure of the % but not high). After the facial, my skin got worse, and now I have inflammation in parts of my face, as well as hormonal cysts (not sure if they are related to the rest of the breakouts, but for the record I'm not PMSing so it doesn't make sense why I would get those at this point in my cycle). My periods are more or less regular, although I have been diagnosed with PCOS in the past.
What I have been doing recently:
- I went off the agnus castus (chaste berry/ vitex) regiment I was following due to breakouts. I thought it stopped working and was not needed by my body anymore, so I stopped it gradually. I had been having allergic reactions as well, not sure to what, and occasional hives that seemed to have stopped when I stopped taking agnus castus so maybe there was a correlation there?
- I stopped taking evening primrose a few weeks after that because that wasn't helping things either in the long run.
- I started taking Vitamin D3 supplements (it's in a dropper, with sunflower oil, not sure if the sunflower oil is bad?) - around 2500/ 5000 IU daily
- I started taking neem supplements (in oil form again, pure neem tinture)
- I started taking taurine supplements

Meanwhile, I have reduced my caffeine intake (not even redbull sugarfree, which I was taking for the taurine), have been gluten free for almost a year, and try to avoid junk food.
Any ideas as to what might be causing the sudden flare up? The small bumps (whiteheads? ) under my skin have been there for a while, could those be keratosis pillaris?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.

I also wanted to say that usually chemical peels are to be used for inactive acne to help with marks/hyperpigmentation. Blue-light therapy might be a better option.



Hi everyone,
After much embarrassment towards my skin recently, I decided to post photos of my worsening acne condition on this forum in hopes of support and advice. I figured, if I go out in public looking like this, I might as well post pics on here in a supporting environment.
These are pics I took today. My acne has gotten progressively worse in the past 4-5 of weeks. In the midst of it (2 weeks ago), I had a facial, high frequency, and a mini-peel (glycolic, not sure of the % but not high). After the facial, my skin got worse, and now I have inflammation in parts of my face, as well as hormonal cysts (not sure if they are related to the rest of the breakouts, but for the record I'm not PMSing so it doesn't make sense why I would get those at this point in my cycle). My periods are more or less regular, although I have been diagnosed with PCOS in the past.
What I have been doing recently:
- I went off the agnus castus (chaste berry/ vitex) regiment I was following due to breakouts. I thought it stopped working and was not needed by my body anymore, so I stopped it gradually. I had been having allergic reactions as well, not sure to what, and occasional hives that seemed to have stopped when I stopped taking agnus castus so maybe there was a correlation there?
- I stopped taking evening primrose a few weeks after that because that wasn't helping things either in the long run.
- I started taking Vitamin D3 supplements (it's in a dropper, with sunflower oil, not sure if the sunflower oil is bad?) - around 2500/ 5000 IU daily
- I started taking neem supplements (in oil form again, pure neem tinture)
- I started taking taurine supplements

Meanwhile, I have reduced my caffeine intake (not even redbull sugarfree, which I was taking for the taurine), have been gluten free for almost a year, and try to avoid junk food.
Any ideas as to what might be causing the sudden flare up? The small bumps (whiteheads? ) under my skin have been there for a while, could those be keratosis pillaris?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.

I also wanted to say that usually chemical peels are to be used for inactive acne to help with marks/hyperpigmentation. Blue-light therapy might be a better option.

 

 

Hi electropopkittie,

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm doing a yogurt and turmeric mask once a week, and today I also did a pure honey topical mask to calm down some redness. Do you have any recommendations for home remedies to descrease scarring?


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:39 AM

wishclean,

 

As for scarring, I really have done nothing for mine unfortunately.  However I have heard good things about vitamin e, aloe vera,  and tea tree oil. I myself will not use tea tree oil on my face although I love the way its helped my fungal infections.  

 

I think your safest bet is an aloe/vitamin e combo.   Seems gentle enough.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:58 PM

wishclean,

 

As for scarring, I really have done nothing for mine unfortunately.  However I have heard good things about vitamin e, aloe vera,  and tea tree oil. I myself will not use tea tree oil on my face although I love the way its helped my fungal infections.  

 

I think your safest bet is an aloe/vitamin e combo.   Seems gentle enough.

 

I'm hesitant to use tea tree oil on my face too.....I used it a couple of times in the past and it irritated my skin, so now I only use it occasionally on my scalp to control flakiness.

I'm currently using aloe vera and my moisturizer has vitamin E, but I'm not sure if this gentle combo is enough.... I also put honey on my face a few times a week to calm down redness. Not sure if it's helping scars heal, though


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

Hi WishClean,

 

I couldnt figure out how to rely to your question about scarring without quoting a lot of irrelevant quotes! when you say scarring, do you mean pits or red acne marks? The red marks leftover aren't really scars, and neem oil should help that. When it comes to hyperpigmentation, Retin-A is obviously the most commonly used Rx, but you can also take Vitamin A since thats what it is. Your body needs nutrients to heal, and you just have to give it time. Deep pits are sometimes lifelong, but scarring can be alleviated through laser and chemical peels, I believe. It's just not good to get chem peels while yuo are having an active break out. It may seem like its just killing all your infections but it could also be irritating you.

 

Are you on a clean diet? If you're anything like me, I have to stay really vigilant in what I eat and consume. surprised.gif

 

So, depending on what kind of "scarring" you have there are different treatments.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

Hi WishClean,

 

I couldnt figure out how to rely to your question about scarring without quoting a lot of irrelevant quotes! when you say scarring, do you mean pits or red acne marks? The red marks leftover aren't really scars, and neem oil should help that. When it comes to hyperpigmentation, Retin-A is obviously the most commonly used Rx, but you can also take Vitamin A since thats what it is. Your body needs nutrients to heal, and you just have to give it time. Deep pits are sometimes lifelong, but scarring can be alleviated through laser and chemical peels, I believe. It's just not good to get chem peels while yuo are having an active break out. It may seem like its just killing all your infections but it could also be irritating you.

 

Are you on a clean diet? If you're anything like me, I have to stay really vigilant in what I eat and consume. surprised.gif

 

So, depending on what kind of "scarring" you have there are different treatments.

 

I am developing a few rolling scars....I tried neem cream before for redness and it helped, but neem oil hasn't helped with my acne at all. Is there a specific brand you'd recommend? Maybe the neem oil I got had too many other ingredients, although it was specifically for acne and was from a natural line.

My diet is super clean - I'm doing a slightly less restrictive version of the candida diet to cleanse my gut. Been on it for almost 2 months now, and I also take probiotics and saw palmetto.

Btw, have you heard of MSM cream? It's supposed to help with scar healing and acne.... http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

** Find the cause, find the cure **