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Skin Picking

28 August 2014 - 11:43 AM

Doe anyone else obseesively pick at the skin. Today there was a pustule  on mmy nose after pcking at it I now have a huge black scab on my nose.


Is there anything you can do for this besides seeing a therapist or someone

Things To Do For Hyperpigmentation/ Red Marks/mild Scarring

30 July 2014 - 03:10 AM

1. Be consistent with products + patient

2. The list below may improve appearance of scars but this is mainly for hyperpigmetation+ red marks.

3. Sorry for any spelling errors

4. Be careful with acids not recommended for darker skin people and make sure your not allergic to any of these - test it on skin

5 Oils can be comedogenic


Hyperpigmetation- skin lighteners

Top ones

Uva ursi extract- arbutin ( bearberry)

licorice extract

licorice + niacinammide



glycoylic acid


Green tea

Kojic acid


aloesin- found in aloe vera plant



General Hyperpigmentation remedies that have been mentioned by previous active acne.org members.

Fenugreek                    Paper mulberry                                           mandelic acid

Ginko biloba                Linoleic acid                                            malic acid

Gallic acid                    Oleic acid                                                  manuka honey/ forest honey

Ginseng                       Glutathione                                                lactic acid - yoghurt face mask

Hesperidin                   Eucerin dark spot corrector                    honey + almond face mask

Egg white                     Clinique dark spot corrector                   Japanese rice wine/ sake- has kojic acid

Salicylic acid                Chickpea face mask- besan gram flour   apple cider vinegar

cane sugar scrub        Salt scrub                                                  Papaya enzyme- papain

Oats mask                    Rice flour scrub                                        Korean Ginseng

Application of fresh chammonile flowers                                      Tamanu oil

Olive oil - comedegonic                                                                  Emu oil

alove vera gel                                                                                 Calendula oil

Lemon                                                                                              arnica


mother of pearl





Red marks

1) red marks are inflammed skin therefore a healthy diet is eeded also. It takes time for red marks to fade.


Top not in order

Apple cider vinegar

Egg white

Likas papaya soap - beware of fakes which wlill cause acne.

Korean ginseng

uva ursi

aloe vera

Glycolic acid

licorice root extract




Curd mask

Use things mentioned in general section for hyperpigmentation







Adding More Foods Without Acne

25 June 2014 - 03:42 PM

Ok a diet of just cabbage , carrots, salmon , chicken, split lentils, chickpea pancakes with a little honey, little broccoli,  apples and sesame seed bar cleared me up for a month


But I stopped because this is way too restrictive for a long term

I found nuts as well as citrus, dairy, pesticide filled pulse flours and brown flours from grocerys as well as food with addictives in them made my acne seriously bad

I also found that anything at all histamine relasing will cause my acne even berries

As well as high gi foods


So I am starting an extreme low histamine, low gi/gl diet as well as eliminating food allergens diet


I am startin tommorrow , which is gonna be a fast day with a 4hr food session from 10-2p.m

Citrus Intolerance Help

20 April 2014 - 02:20 PM

I have never had a problem with oranges before but now it triggers cystic acne. I also have an issue with nightshades- tomatoes triggering cystic acne on my neck and upper back .


Can food allergies be brought on by stress? My citrus problem is so severe.  I decided to lick an orange i dont know why just did,   it was one lick- my entire face started itching 2 hours later- BAM- cyst.


Why though,  i used to have 3 oranges in one hour. Please help I need to know why i have never had an issue with oranges. Vitamin c is  mean't to help with histamine intolerance however berries are expensive and most good sources of vitamin c come from nightshades and citrus. I have started drinking chammonile- to help with the whole histamine things and I am aim for querecitn rich foods


but i am so confused i cant even a lick an orange now. It just doesnt make any sense.

Please Help With Diet

12 April 2014 - 05:29 AM

Hello I have had severe acne since December I think this is because of my excessive coffee consumption which mucked up insulin response system. And then my acne got worse.


Skin conditions i have: kp, acne, psorasis.  Also i have ammenohrea- seconday- which is when someone who has  had regular periods suddenly has absent periods. I think reduced calorie intake from diet is what caused it – but I am now keeping my calorie intake steady. Yet still no period.  I did a blood test yesterday for my ammenohrea and I am really scared- I know stressin isnt going to help either my period or acne.


Kp- genetic  is linked to dairy and gluten- so i have cut that out - too soon to check for improvements                                                    Iodine rich food- spinach in large amounts trigger the worst of cystic acne on my back       Also citrus- i went on a low histamine diet- so no citrus, spinach , tomatoes, chocolate, cocoa powder, green tea, fish except salmon.                                                                    


My diet: no citrus, limited spinach, no chocolate,processed, deep fried, or fried foods, no gluten or dairy, high gi foods and fruits and processed bullsh*t- triggers pustules.


Basically: fresh food- low histamine, yellow bellpeppers or any bellpepper, carrots- grated to reduce gi, Boiled sweet potatoes- reduce gi, brown rice 80g, chickpea pancakes, mung bean noodles/beanthread, dosa with spicy coconut chutney- tastes awesome, lentils, apples, plums, low gi fruit and other veg.


I have 5 active cysts  and 22 whitehead on my face- one tangerine gives me two cysts the next day, I ate two. The other cyst was from the vitamin c supplement i believe.

Anyway I am back on the diet I did cheat a bit during the time and also my picking habit which is most likely together  the reason for the 22 whiteheads. 


I still do get mild acne on my face – does anyone have any herbal teas that won’t affect the female sex hormones but would help acne. I  have reasearched chammonile, spearmint, red clover, stinging nettle- this one seems to help men the most, but all these have an effect on oestrogen and progesterone. I don’t know the results of the blood test but one of the causes of ammenohrea  is PCOS.

Sorry for how long it is.