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#1 HollisticApproach


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:05 PM



As most of you guys here I have been suffering from acne since 6yrs now and I have used every products out there. Oral medication, retin-a, obagi nu derm, PCA, PC, clean&clear etc. Obagi did clear my skin but i started getting peels done to get the perfect skin I wanted. In the end I ended up with the worst skin I have ever had. My skin is super dehydrated but there's alot of over production of oil from using all sorts of drying products. Long story short I stopped using all chemical products starting yesterday and have started OCM.


I made a mixture of Hemp seed oil (60%), gradeseed oil (20%) and jojoba oil (20%) with essentials oil for their anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammation properties. I have also made a toner with witch hazel, aloe juice, apple cider vinegar and white willow bark. Serum with argan oil and essential oils. Ill post a before picture in a day or two and post a picture every week of my progress. BTW my skin is oily.


I also started taking beta carotene, borage oil, zinc, vit d3, vit c and B complex, wheatgrass. 


Please follow my thread and share your experiences. Also please tell me what have worked for you. 

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:34 AM

Good luck. I've controlled my acne for many years now via diet, but haven't used any cleansers except or hand washing for probably 3 years now. I don't really oil cleanse often. But apply oil before wiping my face with a damp cloth when I have makeup to remove. I use safflower oil for the high linoleic acid content.

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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Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:42 AM

I'm interested in knowing the results of your ocm experiment. How severe is your acne? 

It's not that difficult. If I can do it, so can you.



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 12:01 PM

I used castor oil on my face and it caused me a nasty breakout that even a month later have not dealt with. Lavender and geranium essentials are great but i use them undiluted. ACV is also good. If you re sensitive it might sting or burn. Dont panic, put some aloe or sudocrem on and you will be just fine. Keep us posted for your results, because mine are not wow... I keep on though...

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