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PustuleGoddess

Member Since 17 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Anyone Had This Kind Of Acne? (Picture)

28 May 2013 - 07:51 PM

The burdock capsules I took we're 475mg each. You can take 2 capsules, up to 3x day.
I recently stopped taking them, but took them pretty religiously for 6-8 months.
Mostly I've had cystic acne for over 9 years, but also many other acne breakouts on top of that. Some like yours.
Check out my post "how I got rid of cystic acne"

Burdock is great!!!!

But I feel like oil pulling had/has the most significant results,
Plus deep Self work
And Kamani oil!!!

The burdock capsules I took we're 475mg each. You can take 2 capsules, up to 3x day.
I recently stopped taking them, but took them pretty religiously for 6-8 months.

It's hard to find in powder form, check in the bulk isle, but I would mix burdock powder and slippery elm powder to dust on my face from time to time. Usually before bed.
Mostly I've had cystic acne for over 9 years, but also many other acne breakouts on top of that. Some like yours.
Check out my post "how I got rid of cystic acne"

Burdock is great!!!!


But I feel like oil pulling had/has the most significant results,
Plus deep Self work
And Kamani oil!!!

After using B.P. for about a year, about 7 years ago, plus trying many other things over the years,
I pledged to myself to find the root cause, and work on clearing it with natural things that feel good to use.

Good luck on your journey!

Thanks for all of the detailed info!



Exciting development: I got my prescription back! And even better, with my new insurance, I can get it for free! :) So I'll pretty much be structuring the rest of my regimen around the rx by combating the dryness it brings and such. It seems to not matter much what I wash my skin with as long as I'm using benzamycin. I'll be trying to find something gentle, but easier and less time-consuming than OCM.

I still want to find the root cause of my acne someday, if it persists, but I think it's internal rather than external, so until I can afford a naturopath, I'll be attacking the symptom.

Thanks everyone! Good luck with your skin. :)


In Topic: Anyone Had This Kind Of Acne? (Picture)

25 May 2013 - 07:11 PM

You might try burdock root capsules. I took burdock for awhile and it really seemed to help. Burdock is a blood purifier.
Now that my face has finally cleared(after 9 years!!) I stopped taking burdock. But I swear it helps. My doc also told me to dust my face with burdock powder, which also helped.
Sometimes hard to find, but look in natural food stores.

Also...check out oil pulling!!!

That's awesome! So glad you're clear! :) Was your acne like mine? How much did you take, and for how long?


In Topic: Anyone Had This Kind Of Acne? (Picture)

24 May 2013 - 11:44 PM

So, two week update! I do believe the oil cleansing method is helping. The acne on my cheeks and chin is much better, but my forehead's still a mess.

I try to keep it simple, but I get so frustrated by my acne that I try tons of things at once, so I can never be sure what's helping. Here's what I'm doing aside from OCM:

-supplements (for other issues): fish oil, d3, calmag, b complex, st john's wort

-Lush's Herbalism cleanser in the morning

-boiron homeopathic tablet things (cringing at this one)

I know, homeopathy. I'm very skeptical of these things, but it's intriguing, and a friend offered to buy them for me, so I'm doing it. Can't hurt, right?

 

Anyone tried boiron pills for acne? I'm using sulphur iodatum, which their website says is for acne, but the tube says is for nasal discharge.

Any OCMers still here? How's it going for you? smile.png


In Topic: Anyone Had This Kind Of Acne? (Picture)

20 May 2013 - 12:32 AM

Honestly, you're very pretty. It was pretty hard to stop staring at your eyes, lol. On the topic, however, I'd highly recommend just getting back on prescriptions. The over-the-counter stuff is so hit or miss that it can only bring frustration. If you stick it out with prescriptions such as oral antibiotics and topicals, you'll get results over 90 percent of the time after a couple of months. 

Wow, thanks! Glad my eyeballs provided some entertainment. :) I'd really love to get my prescription back. The problem is I just switched insurance and can't see a doctor for at least a few months. ): I've had the same experience with over-the-counter junk.


In Topic: Anyone Had This Kind Of Acne? (Picture)

16 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

my acne is a LOT like this! I've been using the oil cleanse method with coconut oil and jojoba oil, I just started it so I cant say for sure but it seems to be working.. I don't wanna jinx it. XD have you tried a zinc supplement? zinc has helped me a great deal!

By the way you are just beautiful! You have the features of a high end runway model seriously. x.x

What a compliment! Thank you! My face certainly doesn't feel like that of a runway model at the moment. :) I tried zinc a bit ago, it didn't seem to do anything for me, but I wasn't very diligent with it. I may try it again on your recommendation, if what I'm trying now doesn't do the trick.



I'm on day 6 of the oil cleansing method, and nothing new is happening at all. Waiting it out. smile.png I will be making one or two changes to my daily regimen though.

Tomorrow I'll start taking a whole slew of vitamins and supplements which I hope will help with a totally separate problem, but who knows, they may also affect my acne. I'm also going to try making up a mild cleanser (following this recipe: http://www.freshpick...face-scrub.html) to use in the mornings.

I'm using the oil cleansing method in the morning and at night right now, and I guess lots of people only use it once a day.

 

Has anyone tried an internal supplement or vitamin that helped with their acne? Zinc seems to be popular. :)