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  1. It's cold-pressed castor oil that you find in a bottle at any health store. Several hours before bed, I put it all over my face, but especially the acne-prone areas. It's really gross and sticky and I have to keep hands from wanting to scratch my face, but by bedtime I just sleep with it on and by the morning it's mostly soaked into the skin or dried. My skin feels nice and smooth by morning. My entire right cheek has been healing up very well, but my left cheek is still being stubborn. Castor o
  2. For the females here, how do you balance out your cycles and hormones to stop hormonal acne? I've started taking lots and lots of vitamins lately, things like B5, B6, garlic, and acidopholus to help get my acne under control. But every now and then I still get a bad break out. This is just all so very annoying! ugh! Any suggestions?
  3. Hey, I don't know if this has been recommended before, but castor oil has worked wonderfull for me. I've been using it every night for a month and there is a noticeable decrease in my acne and scars. Has anyone else tried this? If so, what do you think? The only problem I have is that I think I may have hormonal acne because despite the healing wonders of castor oiil, I'm never fully able to stop my breaking out because of the changes in my hormones. But I do enjoy castor oil because I just need
  4. Does anyone have a safe and gentle way to disguise redness on face or red marks? I'm just wondering because I'm going out next weekend and I don't really want to wear makeup to cover up. Is there anything that is safe to apply to my face that may keep it looking clear enough for a weekend trip? Or is there a brand of foundation or makeup that is okay to use for sensitive skin?
  5. So by cold treatments, can I use a bag full of ice or something and put it next to my cheek? I just want to bring a stop to the redness. I just don't know what you'd recommend by the use of cold treatments. I appreciate your help though.
  6. Okay, thank you But what do you mean by a heat compress and a cold compress? And do I use them both, like one after the other?
  7. Are there any quick ways to get rid of an annoying and very obvious pimple on my left cheek? It's embarrassing enough dealing with red marks. I have a party planned in a week and I would at least not have to worry about a big obnoxious pimple on my face. Is there any way to bring it down in size and get rid of it without making the area surrounding it irritated and all red??? Please help!
  8. I already mentioned this on your other post about the ACV regimen, but whenever I steam my face, it breaks out like crazy (my skin is naturally oily). So should I try this? Or is your skin supposed to break out after doing this since it brings the impurities to surface? For the past two months I've just been applying ACV on a cotton ball five times a day. I've noticed some of my red marks fading, but I still break out a but and it hasn't cured me all the way. I'm just confused and don't know how
  9. Hey Moojamba, sounds amazing! I really want to try it but I'm having a hard time taking ACV. I just need to think about clear skin while I take it so it becomes bearable. haha! So does it really clear you up a lot in 2 weeks??? Is that really true? I'm looking for something that's going to be that effective. I realize my face won't be 100% clear, but will there be a noticeable difference and less breakouts?? Another question...why does it have to be organic? Is it okay if I just try, for example
  10. I realize that. But if I started drinking ACV everyday starting today - would I see good results in the next three weeks? Anyone???? Three weeks to a month doesn't seem last-minute....but to me it is. It always seems like a have a small break out every week or two and I want to know how to prevent it and to get rid of the red marks before I attend a special meeting. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  11. I was wondering what are some good last-minute ideas to do to bring down a recent breakout when you are just a few weeks or days away from a big party that you've planned? It always seems like I break out just before an important date or weekend party that I plan and it's so humiliating to have to be around your friends in such an awful state. Any good tips or ideas? I've heard that drinking and applying ACV will help? But how often? And will I see good enough results in three weeks to a month??
  12. I've been using Aloe Vera gel for almost two weeks now and I've noticed my face breaking out in small areas. Did the same happen for you when you first applied it? Also, I don't know if it's just the brand of AV gel that I bought, but after applying it, my face feels a little tight...almost like the AV gel is drying out my face instead of moisturizing it. But the back of the bottle says it moisturizes. So, I don't know what to think! haha! One question...have you noticed that moisturizing red
  13. Hey Wildflower, Where do you purchase the face wash that you're currently using? I'm still finishing out my supply of Clear Pores cleaner, but I've been looking for something good to switch to once I'm done with that. It's call Alpha Hydrox? Is this something you only get online? Or can you find it at local health food stores? Ever since destroying my face with a variety of cleansers (like Neutrogena and Aveeno), I've decided to stick to all natural stuff. I'm currently using Aloe Vera gel an
  14. Thats not true. Aloe Vera moisturizes, heals, fades red marks, and even helps fight acne since it has anti-inflammatory properties. It has anti-microbial effects too. Erika11, Aloe Vera is awesome at fading red marks. I've been using it twice a day for about two months now and my red marks are almost ALL faded!!! I use Fruit of the Earth 100% Aloe Vera Gel. This is the best one since it doesnt have alcohol in it. Its also fragrance free and no color added. I highly recommend it. Its the be
  15. Anyone use Vitamin E cream and have gotten good results??
  16. Does Vitamin E cream help heal red marks? I found that vitamin E cream and aloe vera are very gentle and they feel nice and cooling on my skin. If I use it long enough, will I see results from the cream??
  17. I know it moisturizes skin, but I've been told it helps heal it as well. That would make sense since aloe vera has been used as a healing agent for many things. anyone else know???
  18. I recently bought some Aloe Vera gel (99%). I've heard this can aid the healing process of getting rid of acne scars. Is this true? I've been using it for a week and haven't seen anything new, but I figure it takes awhile. I'm still applying ACV to my face which has helped a bit. But will I ever see results with Aloe Vera gel? Has anyone here tried it??
  19. i would put more acv and less water if you're not seeing results... i use it neat and saw results within a week although i guess it all depends on the severity of the marks on your face - acv will help red marks, but it won't cure deeper scars Well, how can you tell the difference between red marks and deeper scars? Also, what can I apply on my face to ride myself of those deeper scars? Would aloe vera and vitamin E cream help? Thanks
  20. Hi! I've been using ACV (half and half with water) for almost two weeks now. I don't see any huge results. Shouldn't I have seen any by now? Should I put more ACV and less water? Or does it help to apply it five times a day (as I've heard some do in here)? I suppose I'm just impatient. I just really want my scars to go away by the end of summer. They're really embarrasing. I've heard Aloe Vera really works. Do you think if I buy some that will really help aid this healing process and make it qui
  21. I've read some articles around the internet that says lemon juice helps lighten and reduce acne scars? Is this true??? Erika
  22. Hey, I'm on my sixth week of using ClearPores. It has been...a bit disappointing. The results haven't come all the way yet. I have seen a bit of improvement, though. It just seems to be taking forever to heal my scars. I'm going to keep with it for another month and give it a chance as it cleans out my body. However, I'm thinking it may not be as great as everyone says. Who knows....I will just give it a chance. At least there's the money back gaurantee in six months. Erika