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Honey And Its Potential In Treating Acne.

01 August 2013 - 06:49 AM

So i'm doing a research paper on honey and how it kills bacteria, and i've been reading a lot of research papers on the anti-inflammatory factors of honey. Apparently its so antibacterial, many researchers are looking to honey to be the new antibiotic.


Hows this relevant to your acne? well here are some properties of honey that may be good in getting rid of /treating problems associated with acne:


As i said, honey is very antibacterial, and famous for wound treatment.  Russian soldiers in WW2 would use honey on wounds, and it is reported that the application of honey massively reduced the chance of scarring, and often left little or no scars. This is perhaps because honey is rich in minerals, often keeps the wound moist and kills most pathogens in that may cause further scarring in the wound. 


The interesting thing is that all honeys are antibiotic, but the way they deal with bacteria can be completely different. Meaning that different types of honey can have completely different effects on your skin, depending on your condition. However the way it treats infection often depends on the plant its come from. BUT ALWAYS GET RAW HONEY! local is best!


Application of honey has cured infections in wounds modern drugs and topicals could not. Mainly because there are a lot of drug resistant bacteria. 


Honey is used to treat gastrointestinal problems, which have been shown to be related to acne. Manuka honey especially is said to reduce inflammation in the gut


Raw honey has a very high antioxidant capacity, antioxidants play a big role in treating acne! 


Honey has a low GI, which means it doesn't flood your system with sugar, which contributes to acne!  However its still a lot of sugar so dont eat in excess. 


Its important if you do use honey, you should always use raw honey that organic! Supermarket "honey" is often laced with fructose corn syrup, which is terrible!


So how do i apply it? 


Honey is best applied on open wounds ( ones you have popped) or scars, but it can be good in making your skin softer and fighting infections. I'm not guaranteeing it will cure your acne! But i am saying from what i've read it seems to have a lot of potential in fighting factors that cause acne!  I would try it on myself, but i got rid of my acne through the paleo diet. I'm just leaving this here as i think it could potentially contribute to clear skin!


 IMPORTANT for best results! Lab experiments often dilute their honey! This can increase the antibacterial properties, by increasing hydrogen peroxide  I would recommend a mixutre of 50% honey and 50% LUKE WARM water. This also reduces the thickness of honey, which some people claim clog pores....


Or you could take a guilt free spoonful or two of honey each day, knowing its doing you good :) Any questions? Feel free to ask!


P.S i didn't go into scientific details as it would be too long.


All information was gathered from pubmed.gov

How I Got Rid Of That Last Bit Of Acne

04 May 2013 - 05:55 PM

After much pain i finally found the right holistic approach which got rid of 90 percent of my acne.. but something was missing......


I'ts been a long time since i was on this board, i felt compelled to come back and mention something which could make a difference to some of you sufferers. 


People on this board get obsessed by the holistic approach, i can understand i did the same. But its important to remember that there are some other massive factors that affect acne 


The most important one being stress! Stress can be a sneaky maiden, you can be stressed and not even know it! each time you look in the mirror you pile on the stress and it just adds up, and as much as you try to slay the acne demon through diet, you'll never succeed if you don't resolve the stress issue.


So what to do:

 I noticed a considerable change when i just let go and stopped looking in the mirror all together. I read about stress causing acne and i knew looking in the mirror induced stress, so i stopped, and those spots that i could never vanquish through diet faded and died. 


I'm just saying, if you're diet isn't working then you should definitely consider stopping looking in the mirror. I recommend 1 glance every 24 hours or less!! 


p.s. i'd also like to add that this board probably saved my life!

Alternatives Or Solutions To Whey Proteini

02 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

So basically i bought some whey protein and it broke me out within 2 hours. It was quality stuff, no additives and even organic. I'm certain its because it has such a massive insulin response, so i was wondering if anyone has discovered a way to avoid this? Or could someone tell me their experiences with egg protein? 


Your Topical Skin Treatment?

01 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

Better yet can anyone suggest some gentle ways to exfoliate? I'm using ACV but i think it's a little weak.

I've literally just come off the caveman, that didn't work that well for me. Now i'm at a loss as what to do with my topical treatment.  All i know is that my skin does a lot better on the homemade topical treatments, something gentle.. I'm kind of aware that i need to exfoliate, tone and then moisturize,is this really necessary though? I don't really have greasy skin anymore but it is a little oily. I think i'll use ACV as an exfoliant, green tea as a toner and jojoba oil and grapeseed oil as a moisturizer.
But how many times a week should i do either?

How To Beat The Last Little Bit Of Acne You Have Left

26 October 2012 - 07:22 AM

So i made this thread as a resource for people just like me. That is, people who have beaten severe cystic acne through whatever means and are now left with mild acne.
I, like most people, cured myself through the gut diet and a proper lifestyle change. Mostly. I've Said that so many times.
People who have beaten this mild acne are very welcome to say how they did it and how long it took.
I keep dabbling over the little acne i have left, saying i did this wrong or that wrong. I'm sure you do the same. So i made a list of all the factors i can think of.
I'm going to present all the factors/solutions i'm aware of, you're all very welcome to criticize and contribute <3:



You have insufficient gut flora- More probiotic sources

Leaky gut. You still have some instance of food particles penetrating you gut and causing inflammation- The GAPS diet

You eat too many carbs which cause insulin spikes on the gut/paleo diet- reduce carbs

You have a food intolerance- elimination diet

Your supplements are causing your acne- stop taking supplements

You do not stick to a cardanian sleep cycle- stick to the damn sleep cycle

You didn't get the right ratio of omega 3 to 6- eat more omega 3 preferably through food.

You're masturbating to much- become a Catholic

You have an estrogen imbalance, to much of the bad estrogen- Chemicals in car fumes, pesticides can all cause this. If your diet is right i say it's an unlikely factor.

Your just at that age were you get acne- ...I hear cigarettes age you

Your not getting enough exercise- get at least 30 mins of moderate exercise a day, like jogging or don't become a catholic.

You're not drinking enough water- .......

You're stressed- DON'T BE STRESSED

NOTE- I'm just presenting possible factors, they may not have any real substance to them. Avoiding all these is impossible and it's no way to live. However, for some it might just be worth it to avoid ONE of the above, IF you've only got mild acne. I will post more on each topic if people bump for interest.

Solutions that i'm trying now:

Zinc-  60mg a day for 72 days. No obvious improvement
Vitamin E -400iu a day for 72 days. No obvious improvement
Omega 3 1000mg a day for 72 days. No obvious improvement
Evening primrose oil- 1000mg a day. No obvious improvement
Vitamin D- 2000iu a day. No obvious improvement
Green tea extract- 850mg a day. No obvious improvement
Green tea toner. Reduces oiliness greatly, but still hasn't gotten rid of my mild acne.

Drinking 6 cups of green tea a day- Unclear as to whether it reduced my acne (no pun intended) but i was clear for a while whilst doing this.

So i guess it's time to explain my situation.

I'm 17 years old, I  had severe acne but beat it through the gut diet. I used to get cysts all over my body but now i only get small spots on my legs and face. I eat very well, i eat pretty much only veg and meat now. i don't eat dairy anymore. Until a couple of weeks ago i ate fermented dairy such as kefir and yogurt, in concordance with the gut diet's rules. I'm 4 months in to the gut diet treatment and i've eaten all the probiotic sources i can find. The thing that urged me to make this post was that people after having completed the treatment, still had mild acne. I was on accutane for 6 months whilst  on the gut diet, and i'm sure it wasn't the accutane that cured me otherwise my acne would be much worse ( i didn't even finish the treatment). The acne i get i can barely feel if i actually touched it with my fingers. They're just very small red lumps. I just want to know what causes my acne.

I'll be willing to try anything you guys think'll work. Posted Image