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#1 Mad ID

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 06:52 AM

I have a book called "Curing Everyday Ailments the Natural Way".
It has a section about acne.

There are many things in there, but one is very interesting.
It sais that "juniper berry" can calm down sebum production?!!
You yust aplly few time a day on problem area...

Can someone tell me more about this? Can this work?

I have ultry oil skin and it is my main reason for having acne.


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Posted 30 March 2005 - 07:26 AM

QUOTE(Mad ID @ Mar 30 2005, 09:52 PM)
I have a book called "Curing Everyday Ailments the Natural Way".
It has a section about acne.

There are many things in there, but one is very interesting.
It sais that "juniper berry" can calm down sebum production?!!
You yust aplly few time a day on problem area...

Can someone tell me more about this? Can this work?

I have ultry oil skin and it is my main reason for having acne.

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Hmm, I've not heard of that.

Juniper berries have been used for stomach, digestive, kidney and bladder problems. To be applied externally on the face? That's new to me. I would approach this with caution.



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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:40 AM

may77 is right you should proceed with caution and maybe do a patch test on your arm first.

Natural alternatives to prescription topicals, using old folk remedies like egg, oatmeal, honey, and lemon, tend to take things that are already generally salubrious when ingested and then put them on the face.

I've heard about the juniper but haven't done it personally. Care to be our guinea pig?

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 09:41 AM

Look this -->
Beta Carotene
Beta Carotene is a provitamin which is transformed into Vitamin A. It stimulates the growth and development of skin, helps regulate sebum production and is a natural anti-oxidant.

Vitamin A
A natural anti-oxidant that stimulates the growth and development of skin and also helps regulate sebum production.

What food containt high amount of vit. A?

Do you think beta carotene can slow down sebum production?
Righ now my sebum production is higher than ever !! I don't know why. I'm on differin gel and eating 1box of raising (only thing that realy helps) a day

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:11 AM

QUOTE(Mad ID @ Mar 30 2005, 08:41 AM)
Look this -->
Beta Carotene
Beta Carotene is a provitamin which is transformed into Vitamin A. It stimulates the growth and development of skin, helps regulate sebum production and is a natural anti-oxidant.

Vitamin A
A natural anti-oxidant that stimulates the growth and development of skin and also helps regulate sebum production.

What food containt high amount of vit. A?

Do you think beta carotene can slow down sebum production?
Righ now my sebum production is higher than ever !! I don't know why. I'm on differin gel and eating 1box of raising (only thing that realy helps) a day

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Good sources of beta carotene are carrots and sweet potatoes. If you want vitamin A, good sources of that are cod liver oil and organ meats(liver).




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