I had acne for more than 12 years and finally found a solution. I tried a lot of topical products for acne: Salicylic acid, AHA, drugstore brands, expensive skin care brands and spent thousands through the years buying all these products. Finally, when I turned 27, I thought to myself I will never outgrow this in my life. However, I started exploring natural remedies for acne and this started my journey.
Skin Care Regime:
Facial Wash - Raw and Organic Honey
Toner - Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Witch Hazel extract and water
Moisturizer - Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Twice a week Aztec Bentonite Clay Mask
When outdoors like running or at the beach, I use VMV Sport SPF 70
Pantothenic Acid 500mg 3x a day
Chelated Zinc(Solgar) - 22mg 3x a day
Cod Liver Oil - 3x a day
Chromium Picolinate - 500mcg - once a day
Bee Pollen - substitute for a multivitamin
Dandelion/Milk Thistle/Kelp - I rotate one herbal supplement per month or something I fancy
Vitamin D - Daily sun exposure for about 20-30 mintues per day
Apple Cider Drink with cayenne - for alkaline balance
Wheatgrass Drink Daily - for alkaline balance
Yogi Herbal and Green tea
Exercise: Running and Yoga
I have been drinking wheatgrass/herbal tea, doing the skin care regimen to cure acne for two months and it has balance my skin but did not really clear my skin. One life changing supplement that cleared my acne was ZINC. I can't believe how this single mineral supplement was something my body was deficient of.
It made my skin literally glow with health! Also, going that natural skin care routine has been excellent in making my skin supple, dewy and soft to touch. Now my only problem is scarring from a decade of acne. But slowly, my acne scars are fading with this regimen and I hope sharing this can help someone out there.
Acne History: Mild to moderate acne; did not undergo any antibiotics treatment or birth control pills for acne
Skin Type: Oily Skin
Diet: I eat everything - pork, beef, chicken, vegetables and fruit. Though over the years, I think milk triggers my acne but zinc seems to hinder its evil effect on my body XD I have a sweet tooth and I eat a lot pastries and cakes or anything sweet. Disclaimer: I am currently using more organic products, since I know how to bake, I just prepare my own pastries, cake, cheesecake, bread and cookies.
Side Effect: Zinc increased my sexual energy LOL but I see no problem about this!
Edited by jb00, 09 May 2013 - 04:22 AM.