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Herbal Blendz

27 September 2013 - 07:24 PM

so the other day i met a nice girl who said she used to have really bad acne and she said she'd like to recommend me some herbal tea mix thing to try, apparently it cleared her completely. (said she'd tried everything +accutane)


my skin is about 90% clear right now but if i could clear it completely and not have to spend money for spiro every month, that would be better.

she recommended chamomile, calendula, skullcap, marshmallow root, lemon balm. mix herbs together and put 2 or 3 tablespoons in quart mason jar and pour boiled water to make a tea, drink for twice a day for 2 weeks.


question is, have any of you heard good things about any of these ingredients in term of treating acne? i thought it might not be a good idea to blindly trust a random person and start chugging all these things for 2 weeks, but she seemed pretty adamant.



How To Suggest Spiro To Derm?

17 June 2013 - 05:28 PM

I'm going to the dermatologist soon for the very first time, and I really need help figuring out what I can say to get them to perscribe me spironolactone. I know you obviously cant just walk in and ask and then they hand it to you obviously theres no magic words, but I really want to skip over the useless topical and antibiotics recommendations and get to the thing i think will actually work!

I have very hormonal acne, and i have been tracking it for months. I've found that my acne flares up like crazy when I'm ovulating like clockwork, and then again a week before my period. My skin begins to clear up dramatically during my period week, just to start the vicious cycle over again! if thats not a hormone imbalance i dont know what is.. also my acne is mostly small cysts and pustules around my mouth, chin and cheeks.(a common place for hormonal acne)I'm pretty hopeful that I can get cleared on spiro, because i've read alot of people with the same issues as me got cleared on it too. 


I'm planning on saying i've already tried countless antibiotics (which i havent actually, i just have my reasons why i do not want to go on them, at all) and creams and that im ready for something effective.  will they need like, proof that ive taken them? will I have to make several trips to this derm to get them to finally let me take spiro?(i dont have insurance so i cant be wasting money on multiple trips, either) how did you guys go about suggesting it? sorry if this post is kind of all over the place!



Anyone Tried Dim Before?

05 May 2013 - 07:22 AM

Hello all, I've recently been researching DIM (Diindolylmethane) it is a compound made from cruciferous veggies like broccoli that is known to help acne because of its ability to correct estrogen dominance, get rid of bad estrogens(xenoestrogens and the like) and up the level of good estrogens.


I believe I have many symptoms of estrogen dominance like PMS, cramps, mood swings all the time, being very emotional for no damn reason, bloating, and i also tend to break out the worst during ovulation and a week before my period, and then my acne "magically" cures itself right before and during menstruation. wtf right? the list of symptoms goes on..


i'm just wondering if anyone out there with estrogen dominance happens to have had an experience with DIM? I'm currently taking 2 capsules of the Estroblock brand .. also taking 500 mg of Calcium D Glucarate to help flush excess bad estrogens out as well.

and 30 mg of zinc for good measure. So far I haven't noticed much of a difference, but i've read reviews on amazon that say it took up to a month or two to see really amazing results. here are the reviews if you guys wanna read:




hmm. the true test will be if i break out after my next cycle.

I've seen a megapost on DIM that was started in like 2008 and the original poster updated it saying the majority of people found that DIM only worked for about 6 weeks, then "lost" its power.. but it makes me wonder, did these people trying DIM even have an estrogen dominance to correct?


I'd appreciate any feedback on this matter smile.png

Ladies Taking Zinc?

26 March 2013 - 10:50 AM

I've started taking optizinc 30mg everyday for almost a week, and my skin has done a complete 180 since then.. I have not gotten any cystic acne, and the inflammation on my face is nearly  gone. But this morning,i saw i have started spotting, it's to early to tell if it's a period just yet.. Thing is, i just got off my period earlier this month! What's going on? has anyone had this happen to them? I don't exactly know what role zinc plays with female hormones.. can someone explain?