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so the other day i met a nice girl who said she used to have really bad acne and she said she'd like to recommend me some herbal tea mix thing to try, apparently it cleared her completely. (said she'd tried everything +accutane)

my skin is about 90% clear right now but if i could clear it completely and not have to spend money for spiro every month, that would be better.

she recommended chamomile, calendula, skullcap, marshmallow root, lemon balm. mix herbs together and put 2 or 3 tablespoons in quart mason jar and pour boiled water to make a tea, drink for twice a day for 2 weeks.

question is, have any of you heard good things about any of these ingredients in term of treating acne? i thought it might not be a good idea to blindly trust a random person and start chugging all these things for 2 weeks, but she seemed pretty adamant.

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I went to a naturopath recently for my skin, and she prescribed me a drink with skullcaps in, and an acne cream with chamomile and calendula in. Chamomile is also really good for inflammation. So yep, I'd go ahead and try!


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awesome, i guess i'll go ahead and give it a shot. and this is totally off topic but i looked at your gallery pictures and you are so pretty! just thought id let you know haha

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Chamomile, yes. But nearly any tea is going to be anti inflammatory.

I'd try mint, chamomile & hibiscus. The last two are major components of republic of tea's Get Gogeous tea. Mint is a DHT inhibitor. Any night time teas consist of a mix of mint and chamomile.

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Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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awesome, i guess i'll go ahead and give it a shot. and this is totally off topic but i looked at your gallery pictures and you are so pretty! just thought id let you know haha


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