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Looking for help with acne
Looking for help with acnePosted by Tin-Foil-Tiara on February 18, 2023 at 2:50 am
Long story short, our daughter got hit by the puberty train HARD. She’s got some wicked acne and deep scarring that just will not go away. I don’t want to put her on Accutane or birth control or anything else with severe and/or long term side effects. I’d much rather try something our great-grandmothers did. Any ideas? Some sort of magic goat milk or unicorn flower tea perhaps lol
PS- It’s not dairy. And we are trying to eat as “clean” as possible, though there’s always room for improvement.
MemberFebruary 18, 2023 at 4:06 am
I helped my granddaughter clear up her acne with chamomile and calendula tea on a cotton ball. I had her use it on her face 3 times a day. It was clear by the 3rd day, but it wasn’t severe acne.
MemberFebruary 18, 2023 at 2:38 pm
Worth a shot! Thank you!
MemberFebruary 23, 2023 at 12:42 am
I recently saw a video from about 5 or 6 yrs ago, that was on “Off Grid with Doug & Stacy” using Cold Pressed Castor Oil on your skin for acne and a few other things. Old time remedy. It’s not supposed to clog pores. Might work for you. Also good for dandruff, liver detox, …
MemberFebruary 28, 2023 at 1:47 am
I’ve heard of castor oil, coconut oil, all kinds of oils. Terrified it’ll backfire on her but I have yet to actually try it…never know, maybe one of them will work. Thanks!
MemberFebruary 25, 2023 at 4:28 pm
My daughter (almost 20) has been dealing with severe acne for the last year or so too. We’ve been trying all kinds of things including removing gluten, various natural cleansers, herbal supplements. She seems to be starting to get some relief from some herbal capsules that contain dandelion, vitex, echinacea, skull cap and oregon grape root. You could do some research into these herbs to see if they might help/be indicated, depending on her age etc.
MemberFebruary 28, 2023 at 1:49 am
She’s 14. I’ll write those down and look into them. Maybe one of them will help with the deep scarring she’s got, too. Thank you!
MemberFebruary 28, 2023 at 7:18 pm
My understanding is that at 14 (<18) you may want to wait on the vitex as she is still growing and her hormones are still in the forming stage but do your research about them all.
MemberMarch 1, 2023 at 2:03 am
Yeah, I saw that :-/ Still doing my homework on all of it…thanks again!
MemberMarch 1, 2023 at 2:30 am
Hope you can find something that will help!
MemberMarch 1, 2023 at 3:22 am
Zhen Zhu cleared my daughters face up .
MemberMarch 26, 2023 at 6:02 pm
MemberMarch 1, 2023 at 10:26 am
One thing we noticed with our 16 year old son, is if he starts eating a lot of processed foods he breaks out really bad. Also, if he is “stagnant” to long, or isn’t active enough physically, he breaks out more than normal. Being a little more active physically seems to be one of the best remedies for him, honestly. Girls might be a little different, but I don’t know exactly because we only have the 2 boys.
MemberMarch 26, 2023 at 6:03 pm
Yeah, we eat as minimally processed as possible but we have a long way to go :-/
MemberMarch 28, 2023 at 8:26 pm
We also started making it own old fashioned soap with lye and lard. Getting rid of chemical soap seemed to make a big difference, according to him.
MemberMarch 13, 2023 at 3:12 pm
Not gluten but GRAINS
I guarantee it’ll clear up
But no one will go off grains
It may even take a month to clear totally, but grains of today are not.good.to.eat. Soy is right behind. (Try to find nonsoy eggs lol)
Dairy is only a cause when it’s CAFO dairy. Raw A2 dairy esp cultured, no problems generally. It may take weeks n weeks to mos of healing before u see the diff real dairy makes n the problems CAFO dairy causes.
It takes long time for gut to heal.
Ppl will say oh I went grainfree but it didn’t make a diff. That’s becuz they didn’t stick to it long enough to get relief. It’s VERY hard to do at first, in our culture. It requires a total mindshift.
Homeopathics help some ppl JoetteCalabrese.com is great free site with a paid section too n courses n books for sale.
MemberMarch 26, 2023 at 6:04 pm
Hmmmmm adding it to my list of things to try. They usually suggest at least 6-8 weeks to see results…one thing at a time until we find what works for her. Thanks!
MemberMarch 14, 2023 at 12:02 am
i recommend that she starts following the “Hom3ostasis” protocol developed by Epidemiologist Dmitry Kats.
MemberMarch 26, 2023 at 9:55 pm
Looks interesting. Thanks!
MemberMarch 27, 2023 at 12:23 am
<div>”Acne Vulgaris is a Special Clinical Type of Pellagra</div>
Background: Acne, the most common skin disease characterized by comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, and/or cysts, has a prevalence of 90% during adolescence. The pathogenesis of acne vulgaris requires further study based on the pathological and pathophysiological changes in acne. Recent findings and evidence: Adolescence is the period when teenagers have very high nutritional demands. The occurrence of acne during adolescence suggests that the patient is nutritionally deficient or has increased nutritional requirements. Malnutrition of vitamins (niacin) is the most important cause of abnormal metabolism and inflammation. A pellagra diagnosis should focus on the presence of the “3 D’s” (diarrhea, dermatitis and dementia). The clinical features of acne include “3 D’s”: dermatitis (acne, seborrheic dermatitis), dyspepsia, and depression. Patients with acne are frequently associated with abnormal serum lipid profiles and elevated sebum secretion. Foam cells are an important pathological change in acne lesions. Niacin is the only vitamin that promotes the efflux of cholesterol and other lipids from cells and prevents foam cell formation. Foam cells in acne lesions suggest that patients with acne are deficient in niacin. Recently, several studies have reported the efficacy and safety of [nicotinic acid/immediate release flush niacin] for acne treatment. Summary: Based on an analysis of the clinical feature of acne patients, pathological changes in acne lesions and the therapeutic effects of niacin on acne, we propose that acne can be diagnosed as a specific clinical type of pellagra, and niacin is the first choice for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
Acne, Niacin, Pellagra, Vitamin B3
To cite this article
Jiang Hao, Li Changyi. Acne Vulgaris Is a Special Clinical Type of Pellagra, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2021 , pp. 204-208. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20210906.13″
MemberMarch 18, 2023 at 4:02 am
Water intake is important, probiotics, zink. We’re working through that with my teen too. She’s also using a topical prescription, but I don’t want her on the things you mentioned either. It’s working, but it takes time.
MemberMarch 26, 2023 at 9:56 pm
She’s an absolute camel hahaha so water is covered. Have heard of the zinc bit and will be adding more into her diet. Thanks!
MemberMarch 22, 2023 at 5:08 pm
If none of the home remedies are helping see a Doc and ask about a medication called <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color);”>clindamycin phosphate 1 % topical solution.
MemberMarch 26, 2023 at 9:57 pm
MemberApril 8, 2023 at 3:02 pm
It’s a topical antibiotic
Just like taking a pill
Wreck ur gut
U stop using it n the acne comes right back too
MemberApril 13, 2023 at 1:54 am
She was put on doxycyline for awhile but it gave her wicked heartburn and didn’t help her skin whatsoever. Fun fact: I’m actually allergic to that stuff lol
MemberMarch 26, 2023 at 10:23 pm
Lye soap. Seriously. Get away from store bought soaps. All actually hand made soaps are lye soap. Stay away from melt and pour bases. You need a soap made from scratch. With as few ingredients as possible. The fats/oils used are not a big deal, so you can use vegan or mammalian products. And it absolutely does not need to be made with goats milk…but many people do enjoy a goats milk soap. If you would like a fragrance, try to go with an essential oil, rather than fragrance oils.
Some of the best soaps to look for (for acne) at farmers market : plain. Tea tree, thyme with rosemary/mint, and pine tar.
You can also make an astringent by steeping thyme, mint, and rosemary in witch hazel for a couple of weeks. Or by boiling these herbs in distilled water. Use daily as needed, applying to the face with cotton balls, or clean cloth.
MemberMarch 27, 2023 at 12:42 am
I like to make pine tar soap. It’s good for the skin in general. My mom was kind of shocked about pine tar soap – she thought of it as being for lice. But it’s good for other things, too.🤓
MemberMarch 29, 2023 at 12:59 pm
Funnily enough, I’ve been thinking about making all of our own soaps and whatnot. This just might be the push I need to actually do it. Thank you!
MemberMarch 27, 2023 at 4:09 am
Differen cream. It’s OTC. Also Selsun Blue shampoo, the sulfur kills the bug. Ivermectin if it’s a result of demodex. Plain lye soap.
MemberMarch 27, 2023 at 4:42 am
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MemberMarch 30, 2023 at 8:17 am
You will need to address following to heal puberty acne vulgaris :
1 Toxicity from foods(allergies), medication (antibiotics), chemicals(environment) and emotions( anxiety and grief)
2 Bowel movement/constipation
3 PH balance
4 Poor organ functions : liver, lung and large intestine
5 Excess hormone( androgens)
As you can see one thing won’t fix acne but address the cause then body comes back to balance then acne will clear out.
Successful detox is important key to heal acne.
There are many homeopathic remedies works well for acne however, underlying cause needs to rule out if it is due to hormonal or toxicity or poor organ function or constipation.
Without having full evaluation to detect underlying cause of acne I cannot give you full remedies but I can suggest one homeopathic remedy, Silica/Silicea for Scarring acne which will help removing toxins out of the body.
Also, use sulphur base soap.
Avoid make-up and not to use oil based cosmetics.
Hope this helps.
MemberApril 8, 2023 at 5:35 pm
Dr Bronner’s Tea Tree Soap works really well for my family. Tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. It has worked on acne, seborrheic dermatitis and general skin health. Dr. Bronner’s has it already mixed in and is a safe and effective way of using tea tree oil in a soap.
MemberApril 23, 2023 at 4:55 pm
Try an intensive round of vitamin A
* Disclaimer- not to be construed as medical advice . Make your own decisions.
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that nourishes rapidly dividing cells like skin, eyes, nasal sinuses, bladder, and gut. It’s found in foods like fish oils, liver, kidneys, and eggs. It is also essential for the proper functioning of thyroid hormone in body tissues. Thyroid and estrogen hormones interplay with one another thus acne crops up with hormonal changes like puberty and pregnancy.
Since it is fat soluble it is possible to get too much. Side effects are listed as liver failure, jaundice, and fetal malformations; however, the likelihood is slim in individuals w normal liver function. Unfortunately no one mentions lack of vitamin A causes microcephalic in babies too. The Hellen Keller International used to give sub-Saharan African children a one million unit dose of vitamin A to prevent blindness from poor nutrition. https://helenkellerintl.org/combatting-vitamin-a-deficiencies/
I had a book that cited all the cases of vitamin A toxicity world wide for a ten year period; there were 40 in the 90s. Of those most were intentional overdoses. Some explorers got in trouble as they ate polar bear liver which has something like one million units per ounce.
I have seen horrible cystic acne clear with this regimen. I recommend a water miscible source. Your decision to use it or not.
100,000 iu for two weeks, then 50,000iu for two weeks, and then 25000iu for two weeks. After that diet changes and symptom monitoring can determine further use.
This is also very helpful for chronic sinusitis. The linings are thin and highly irritated. When you do this, initially you might get more drainage as it sloughs old cells and debris, do not be alarmed. It quickly resolves.
Hope this is helpful.
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