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#1 mariesutton

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:03 PM

I'm new to this site but had to share my success story of clearing my acne.

 

I am an adult female in my 30's who never had acne in my life.  I had an occasional zit here and there but nothing I ever had to worry about until I started getting persistent acne around my mouth and on my chin (consistent with what they call hormonal acne).

 

I went to a doctor and had my hormones checked and they came back normal.  However, he still insisted it was horomonal because of the location.  In the mean time, my doctor prescribed me various medications like Retin-A, Eyrthomycin in dermbase, oral antibiotics, etc.. nothing worked.  I even changed my diet, no dairy, no sugar, no gluten,.started using apple cider vinegar, various detoxes, you name it, I tried it.  Still everyday I would wake up with a new breakout.  

 

Finally, I went to my husband's doctor who advised me to stop using fluoride toothpaste and then come back and see him in 2 weeks.  I thought he was crazy but I was desperate, so I went out and bought a flouride-free toothpaste. Within 1 week of using it I noticed a difference... I had no new pimples!!.. Then I continued to use it and I am now 100% clear!! It's like a miracle.  Luckily, the city where I live does not fluoridate the water supply.

 

I hope my story helps someone who is suffering with acne, especially those women who are consistently told their acne is hormonal.   



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:53 PM

I'm new to this site but had to share my success story of clearing my acne.

 

I am an adult female in my 30's who never had acne in my life.  I had an occasional zit here and there but nothing I ever had to worry about until I started getting persistent acne around my mouth and on my chin (consistent with what they call hormonal acne).

 

I went to a doctor and had my hormones checked and they came back normal.  However, he still insisted it was horomonal because of the location.  In the mean time, my doctor prescribed me various medications like Retin-A, Eyrthomycin in dermbase, oral antibiotics, etc.. nothing worked.  I even changed my diet, no dairy, no sugar, no gluten,.started using apple cider vinegar, various detoxes, you name it, I tried it.  Still everyday I would wake up with a new breakout.  

 

Finally, I went to my husband's doctor who advised me to stop using fluoride toothpaste and then come back and see him in 2 weeks.  I thought he was crazy but I was desperate, so I went out and bought a flouride-free toothpaste. Within 1 week of using it I noticed a difference... I had no new pimples!!.. Then I continued to use it and I am now 100% clear!! It's like a miracle.  Luckily, the city where I live does not fluoridate the water supply.

 

I hope my story helps someone who is suffering with acne, especially those women who are consistently told their acne is hormonal.   

From what i infer from your post,it's making my imagination go berserk.So the fluoride is causing my chin to breakout? Great datum.I'll readily buy that given that somebody(preferably you) answers  my questions.:

 

1.I was never a fan of brushing my teeth right from my childhood,so i spend like 1 minute while brushing.I make sure no paste comes out of mouth and drips to my chin.

2.Even if the paste in foam form does come in contact with my chin,how is it causing acne at places where it hardly touches me.(close to my neck)

 

I'm ready to believe anything which you say about acne.I become so desperate sometimes that even if someone says that breathing causes acne,i'd probably consider breathing less or not breathing at all LOL. 



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:39 PM

@perseverance92 How the doctor explained it was when you brush your teeth the fluoride is in your saliva and as you drool when you sleep it causes acne. If you do in fact have an allergy to fluoride you will likely find that you have more acne on the side of your face that you sleep on. You should Google it and you will find more information about it.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:40 PM

Interesting this could be true because I lately have been getting pimples right in the corner of my mouth. At first I thought it was a cold sore, I showed the pharmacist and he said it looked like a reaction to something. I assumed from eating citrus fruit. A few weeks later I hadn't been eating any citrus and got a new one!

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:49 PM

@Madeleine24 the pimple around your mouth could be from fluoride.  I would suggest you eliminate it and see what happens.   I wish it was only a pimple or 2 for me, but I had severe acne fanning out from my mouth on my chin... I am working on getting rid of the scarring now.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:58 AM

I have a lot more acne popping up on my chin/jaw too I didnt ever think of the flouride connection. I just know it's so good for teeth topically ;(


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:52 PM

When acne-like lesions occur because of fluoride or other dental hygiene ingredients (commonly cinnamon, wintergreen, and sulfates), it actually has its own name, perioral dermatitis. 


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How to Treat Hormonal Acne

Good and Bad Birth Control Pills and Implants for Acne

How to take Spironolactone

List of Doctors Who Prescribe Spironolactone

Topicals for Hormonal Acne

 

HOW I STAY 100% CLEAR:

Spironolactone (anti-androgen drug)

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:18 AM

5 days in using homemade toothpaste and the daily cystic lumps on my chin from changing bcp have stopped! no new spots on my chin for about 3 days! I'm so so pleased. Keeping fingers crossed this continues!



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:52 PM

Also heck your mouthwash for SLS/sulfites and fluoride. 

What toothpaste are you using now btw?


Edited by WishClean, 06 August 2013 - 12:04 AM.

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:26 AM

Wow, that's amazing to know. I started up again on bc pills, but I will also stop using the flouride toothpaste. Thank you for sharing! surprised.gif



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:18 PM

I'm new to this site but had to share my success story of clearing my acne.

 

I am an adult female in my 30's who never had acne in my life.  I had an occasional zit here and there but nothing I ever had to worry about until I started getting persistent acne around my mouth and on my chin (consistent with what they call hormonal acne).

 

I went to a doctor and had my hormones checked and they came back normal.  However, he still insisted it was horomonal because of the location.  In the mean time, my doctor prescribed me various medications like Retin-A, Eyrthomycin in dermbase, oral antibiotics, etc.. nothing worked.  I even changed my diet, no dairy, no sugar, no gluten,.started using apple cider vinegar, various detoxes, you name it, I tried it.  Still everyday I would wake up with a new breakout.  

 

Finally, I went to my husband's doctor who advised me to stop using fluoride toothpaste and then come back and see him in 2 weeks.  I thought he was crazy but I was desperate, so I went out and bought a flouride-free toothpaste. Within 1 week of using it I noticed a difference... I had no new pimples!!.. Then I continued to use it and I am now 100% clear!! It's like a miracle.  Luckily, the city where I live does not fluoridate the water supply.

 

I hope my story helps someone who is suffering with acne, especially those women who are consistently told their acne is hormonal.   

 

 

Oh my goodness... this is AMAZING TO KNOW. I was literally just asking my mum for ways to try and stop drooling while I sleep (embarrassing, but honestly there are worse things haha). I've been noticing on nights that I notice myself drooling I get more papules from the corners of my mouth down my chin. The middle of my chin is virtually clear, so this could clearly be a solution for me! Going out and getting some fluoride free toothpaste NOW! 

 

If this works I will seriously be your personal servant for life haha 


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Apply Aczone

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PM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

Spot Treat with Clearisil Adult Acne Tinted Spot Treatment (always)

 

 

I now do not follow a vitamin regimen and have expanded my eating to include almost all food groups (excluding lactose/dairy). Since I made this change my face has CLEARED UP!

Minimalism people, trust me it works. Develop a skin care regimen, stick to it, and you will see results. All the rest (diet, exercise, supplements) didn't work for me. Less is more.

 

Status: 98% Clear... Plus a nice bunch of superficial scarring -.-


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:34 AM

Wow! This is amazing! Thank you for sharing this!



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:53 PM

I recently just bought new toothpaste, and with it I've been breaking out above my lip like CRAZY. I checked my tooth paste and it's fluoride! Thank you so much for sharing this. It's a potential life saver! Time to go buy more toothpaste :P



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:31 PM

Haven't had any chin breakouts since switching to a toothpaste & mouthwash without fluoride and xylitol. For me, xylitol was also a problem so now I use a toothpaste with tea tree and baking soda. So far, so good. It's been almost 2 months. 


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 04 September 2013 - 03:26 AM

On my way to Holland and Barrett ha. Thanks for sharing!!!!