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Hutchdan

Member Since 27 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 22 2014 03:04 PM

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At Home Scar Treatments?

22 April 2014 - 07:35 AM

So its been about a year since i cured my acne through diet, but unfortunately when i first started getting acne i used to pick them which has left some scars on my forehead. I've left them for a year and there is no hyperpigmentation and they've filled in a bit but the scars are still noticeable, especially in that blue indoor light. Anything i can do at home to reduce the scarring? 


Experience With Scar Treatments?

22 April 2014 - 07:33 AM

So its been about a year since i cured my acne through diet, but unfortunately when i first started getting acne i used to pick them which has left some scars on my forehead. I've left them for a year and there is no hyperpigmentation and they've filled in a bit but the scars are still noticeable, especially in that blue indoor light. Anything i can do at home to reduce the scarring? 


Low Carb Question, And Blackheads?

22 April 2014 - 07:31 AM

I'm already doing low carb ish, i havent been at all as strict since my acne disappeared but will going strict paleo get rid of my blackheads?

It's not like i have an excess of blackheads, but they are noticeable in some light and i feel its time for them to kick the bucket, anyone have any experience with successful blackhead removal? 

In addition, are black beans and kidney beans ok to have on low carb? Are they likely to cause a breakout? I've just moved from home and i've got no income so i have to survive on beans, lentils and other cheap veg. Any input appreciated!


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!