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Dmso: The Best Fix For Acne

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First, allow me to rant. What is there that is not good for acne? Google anything you can think of with the keyword "acne" (ie. search for Mayonaise+Acne) and you'll find a plethora of articles claiming that this is the next best thing for acne to date after breast augmentation was invented. Go figure. All I can say is anything goes!

Now, I wanna state from the outset that I've only recently been on the quest to find a cure for my scar-ravaged face. How I came upon DMSO was completely by accident. I read a research abstract somewhere on the Internet where the author vaguely made a reference to some obscure study that touted DMSO to be the cure for all-things scars. Well, I ain't too sure about that since it hasn't done sh*t for my craters.:) But, I must admit, DMSO is a magic potion when it comes to acne treatment. After having applied this thing and leaving it on overnight, the zits were gone by the morning. Only the most severe ones remained, but they noticeably shriveled. I've yet to see anything that was able to clear up the zits so quickly.

It's worth noting, however, DMSO is toxic. Depending on which strength you use (I'm using 99% concentration) and your skintype, you might want to dilute it with a moisturizer. Just remember to use a small amount at first. I went all out on the first two days and, holy crap, was my face unhappy. But the pain, in hindsight, was minuscule compared to the reward. As they say, no pain, no gain.

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look into niacinamide/zinc sunscreen/retinoid if bp is not an option. DMSo is not a long term solution.

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look into niacinamide/zinc sunscreen/retinoid if bp is not an option. DMSo is not a long term solution.

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What is DMSO.

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Also wondering what is DMSO?

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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.

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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.

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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 :/

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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?

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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.

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As I already pointed out above, inflammation is the biggest culprit in scar formation. Hence, it's very important to bring inflammation under control in the early stage of the breakout. To do so, you will need to not only apply anti-inflammatory creams but also take oral tablets like Ibuprofen (Advil) or Acetaminophen (Aspirin).

Here's what I've been doing lately to suppress inflammation that have resulted in success to a large extent. The credit goes to another poster on this forum, whose name I can't recall. Anyway, I grind Aspirin into a very fine powder and mix with DMSO. Apply as needed.

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I've been breaking out with cystic acne since I'm 13. And I'm now 25 years old so I can tell you that I've tried everything under the sun, except for Accutane. AND DMSO!!!! I'm glad to hear all these great comments and also for all your advice.

I'll be starting this soon enough to see how it will help me =) Thank you so much !!!

I've tried everything Hawaiii! And I don't know what to do anymore how desperate I am. I've spent all my savings on solutions for cystic acne. I've got to say it is the worst to have since it hurts soo bad and it causes so much scarring even if you don't touch them =(

I spent a lot on different products, treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, light treatment, lasers and facials on a regular basis. These treatments can help at times but HELLO ! THE big friggin cysts are still there, hurting and under the skin. Now at age 25, still on this battle. WHAT THE !!

Plus to make things worse, I keep stressing over it so bad and I feel like hiding. My vacation in Sint-Maarteen is coming up at the end of FEB and my face is full of cysts.

Lets face it ! Laying in the sun is the best solution because my skin is practically flawless every time I'm on vacation ha ha !

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If you're that much in dire straits (and I know how that feels, having been there and done that), make sure you grind the Aspirin or Advil into the DMSO and apply every 2-3 hours. DMSO will help drag the aspirin into the cyst, which helps bring the inflammation down. No inflammation, no pain.

I also strongly suggest you follow other steps I outlined above. Please report back with your progress and let me know if you run into any problem.

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I've got to stay that I'm nervous about putting this type of product on my face but I really believe what you're saying. You are living proof that it helps. I'm afraid about any side affects I might encounter. I'll start this weekend and give you news about the progress.

It's weird, but doctor's used a product called RIMSO to treat my bladder inflammation. It's dimethyl sulfoxide and helped great for inflammation.

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This morning, I woke up with a cyst under my chin that had been festering since yesterday. I felt too damn lazy yesterday to do anything about it and the damn thing managed to rear its ugly head under my nose (while I was sleeping to boot!). So I applied the Aspirin + DMSO combo at around 10 AM this morning (PST) and guess what? After only 5 hours, it's already gone down quite alot. I can still feel a slight bump but no pain whatsoever.

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What !!! You have found your miracle worker. I'm so going to try it...

Today I've started a new facial mask that I do at home. I found that it made my face look and feel nice. I purchased green clay powder and mixed it with apple cider vinegar and applied it on my face and left it on for 30 minutes.

WOOWWW! It's great and I found this little recipe on a forum here =) Just thought I'd share it with you guys !!!!!

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What !!! You have found your miracle worker. I'm so going to try it...

Today I've started a new facial mask that I do at home. I found that it made my face look and feel nice. I purchased green clay powder and mixed it with apple cider vinegar and applied it on my face and left it on for 30 minutes.

WOOWWW! It's great and I found this little recipe on a forum here =) Just thought I'd share it with you guys !!!!!

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You're right hawaii. What we put in our body has a major effect on our skin!

But I also think that having numerous health issues and taking different medication can cause skin problems, like my case.

I totally want to give up sometimes, because I take good care of my skin, I drink a ton of water daily, I eat a lot of fruits and veggies but still have acne!! Grrrr

I heard people with severe acne that cut out all dairy products from their diet and their skin is now flawless! Sometimes it's something so simple but we just don't know what!

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You're right hawaii. What we put in our body has a major effect on our skin!

But I also think that having numerous health issues and taking different medication can cause skin problems, like my case.

I totally want to give up sometimes, because I take good care of my skin, I drink a ton of water daily, I eat a lot of fruits and veggies but still have acne!! Grrrr

I heard people with severe acne that cut out all dairy products from their diet and their skin is now flawless! Sometimes it's something so simple but we just don't know what!

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Hey girls, acne sucks but you shouldn't allow it to control your life. So what if you have zits? You can still have fun. Did you know endorphins, or what I call "happy hormones", are produced in abundance when we're feeling good? Coincidentally, endorphins help boost the immune system to kick out unwelcome intruders like zits. Therfore, don't think too much about acne. That will only suppress endorphins. Just go on with life and and have fun. :)

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Also sirius is the DMSO cream spot or like a full facial treatment?

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You're right hawaii. What we put in our body has a major effect on our skin!

But I also think that having numerous health issues and taking different medication can cause skin problems, like my case.

I totally want to give up sometimes, because I take good care of my skin, I drink a ton of water daily, I eat a lot of fruits and veggies but still have acne!! Grrrr

I heard people with severe acne that cut out all dairy products from their diet and their skin is now flawless! Sometimes it's something so simple but we just don't know what!

RIGHT?? I really feel like sometimes no matter what I do I will always have to deal with sometype of acne regardless. I eat as healthy as I possibly can, down gallons of water, stay active (more than alot of people tbh) and my supplements/vegetables/fruits are all on point. I really do watch now what I put into my body and I will say it has helped ALOT but about once a week I still get about 2-3 whiteheads and partially inflamed.

I have cut out dairy with special occasions such as events ex.) which is rare like maybe once every 2-3 months haha

-But I am considering going off the products im taking and apply just the "water" regimen which is where I just rinse with water twice a day and use a very light moisturizer morning and night. If this water regimen fails then I'm going to have to turn to the Acne.org regimen which im not condoning is bad in anyway I just wanted to avoid Benzoyl Peroxide if i can help it!

The thing that bothers me the most is sooooo many of my friends dont have to worry about acne or even have the fear of it and they pollute their bodies with trash and some poor hygiene ex.) Idk sometimes I really feel like giving up but at the same time if I do then I would have lost the battle I've been trying to figure out for 3+ years now!

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I've spent so much money on huge brands that claim their products will clear up acne. It's all a bunch of bull. They want to make money from us, if their products would actually work they wouldn't have so much buyers !

It might sound silly, but the best products I used so far are the neutragena acne exfoliant and acne spot gel. Great products!

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