Thank you so much for this information. This stuff is safe to be applied on your skin? Where can I purchase this product. I mean hey, I'm willing to try anything before Accutane.
Heck, nothing is really a permenant cure, we never know when our hormones are going to imbalance and cause a break out of horrible zits. How many people went on Accutane and still have problems with acne.
This is the one that I'm currently using, and it's especially nice since it has Aloe Vera:
BTW If you're breaking out with some serious cystic acnes, you might as well consider going all out and adopting other things in my regimen. Here's a quick rundown:
1. Effective immediately, stop using all skincare products (except makeup, obviously, to cover up the blemishes).
2. Start taking one tablet of Ibuprofen (eg. Advil) per day--preferably with food--to control inflammation, which is what causes hideous scars like pits.
3. Very important! Use only WATER to wash your face twice a day (morning and night). But wash only after applying the Honey/Banana mask (see #5).
4. Don't use facial cleansers and, especially, avoid exfoliants.
5. Every morning and evening, apply Honey & Banana mask for 30 minutes. They're both anti-inflammatory and moisturizing. To prepare the mask, simply crush the banana with a spoon and stir in the honey. More honey you add, thicker the paste.
6. Get the following products (eBay links are provided for general reference):
* DMSO (for zits)
* Castor Oil (scar prevention)
* Rosehip Seed Oil (moisturizer)
If you would like to know about their respective benefits, I suggest you Google each of them.
6a. On a personal note, allow me to state that I have never seen anything that zapped zits so quickly like DMSO, ever! So start applying this magic potion to all your acne, day and night. But beware, this stuff can smell and it will linger for hours. But the benefit definitely outweighs the nuisance of being sniffed by complete strangers.
6b. Castor oil, which I've been using for ages, should be used by everyone who suffers from acne. It's highly anti-inflammatory and I use it post-needling session to control swelling. It's also known to break up scar tissues. How cool is that? Anyway, wear a thin coat of Castor oil overnight. Then, in the morning, apply the Honey/Banana mask directly over the oil. Rinse off with water and blot dry.
6c. Rosehip Seed Oil, also known to rejuvenate scar tissues, is a miracle concoction that works wonders for sensitive skin. And, geezus, it's the best moisturizer around. Hence, wear this as your everyday moisturizer.
This stuff seems a little to scary to use on my face, I'd def be weary of anything that's sold in hardware store that you put on your face :/
If you're wondering about any potential health hazard, I haven't encountered any. I also searched high and low about possible side-effects, and I found none. There are really only two things that one should be concerned about .
1. DMSO has a very high rate of absorbency. That is, it gets absorbed or sucked up by the skin rather quickly. Hence, it's important to clean the surrounding area where the DMSO is applied since contaminants will also be absorbed through the skin and transported into the bloodstream. But as long as you maintain good hygiene, you should be fine.
2. DMSO emits a garlic-like odor and leaves a bad aftertaste in the mouth that may linger throughout the day. Personally, I haven't seen anyone pinching their nose in my presence but I can definitely taste garlic in my mouth.
Hmmm this is interesting..
I only know of DMSO because we use it in the genetics lab I work in. We use it to destabilize the double helix structure of DNA when we are amplifying DNA samples.
Do you know why it is DMSO is supposed to help with acne and/or scars?
I provided some interesting articles in the previous post. But I'll repost them here for your convenience.
Here's the background history of DMSO, including benefits and controversies (you will also find all-things-DMSO on this site, including detailed toxicology reports and the like):
Also read this Sports Illustrated article, very interesting:
Finally, is it good for scars too?