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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Acne and Your Gut
- Acne Tips
- Acne Triggers
- Alkalizing Formulas
- Aloe Vera
- Aloe Vera, Milk Thistle
- Aloe, Coconut Oil
- An Unlit Match
- Anti-Bacterial Handwash
- Antibiotic Ointment
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Aspirin
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut, Garlic
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea Tree Oil
- Argan Oil
- Aspirin Mask
- Avoid Deodorant
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda, Aloe Vera
- Banana Peel
- Bentonite Clay
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Boudreaux's Butt Paste
- Brewer's Yeast
- Calamine Lotion
- Candida Cleanse
- Carrot Juice
- Castor and Olive Oils
- Castor Oil
- Cell Salts
- Chamomile Tea, Tea Tree Oil
- Chamomile, Witch Hazel
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera
- Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cool Water Rinse
- Detox Tea
- Detox Teas
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Dietary Changes
- Dmps Chelation
- Ear Wax
- Egg Whites
- Eliminate Dairy
- Epsom Salts
- Essential Fatty Acids Oil
- Essential Oils
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Eye Drops
- Fermented Foods
- Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
- Fungus Remedies
- General Feedback
- Grapeseed Oil
- Green Juicing
- Green Tea
- Green Tea, Olive Leaf, Nettles
- Hemp Seed
- Honey and Cinnamon
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Aloe Vera
- Hydrogen Peroxide, B3
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Vitamin C
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Witch Hazel
- Jojoba Oil
- L- Carnitine, Vitamin B5
- L-Glutathione, Vitamin B6
- Lemongrass Oil
- Milk of Magnesia
- Milk Thistle
- Multiple Remedies
- Nutmeg and Olive Oil
- Oil Pulling
- Olive Oil
- Over the Counter
- Pantothenic Acid
- Peppermint Tea
- Pickle Juice
- Povidone Iodine
- Remedies Needed
- Sandalwood and Rose Water
- Saw Palmetto
- Sea Buckthorn Oil
- Shalini's Acne Remedies
- Shredded Coconut
- Silver Water, Zapper, Hot Water
- Sulphur Soap, Aspirin Mask
- Tamanu Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Tea Tree Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- White Yarrow. Buckhorn Plantain Tea
- Witch Hazel
- Witch Hazel, Vitamin E
- Zinc Oxide
Hydrogen Peroxide, B3
[YEA] Doris from Los Angeles, CA: "Vitamin B3 is best for acne. Also tea tree oil, chamomile tea, and hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide when put on a pimple helps reduce redness infection, and dries out the pimple then it just falls off, never pick at it though."
Hydrogen Peroxide, Vitamin C
[YEA] 09/17/2008: Linda from West Newfield, Maine: "To Julie:
09/16/2008: Julie from Boston, MA writes: "Adult Puberty Acne?
I am 32, never a zit or blemish to speak of until four months ago. I now have these horrible cyst like pimples around my mouth constantly. I have tried ACV, aspirin masks, coconut oil, and even tumeric, but nothing is helping. I am going to try the peroxide tonight as soon as get a chance to run to the store. I will let you all know how it works."
I feel your pain! I swear - within a week after my 40th b'day, I developed an acne cyst. Never had acne as a teen. You want to talk about being depressed! I've struggled over the years as it comes and goes but recently - I'm 50 this year - had the worst outbreak EVER and didn't want to leave the house. After much surfing of the 'net and MORE surfing of EarthClinic.com, I tried taking Vitamin C and after about a week of 2,000 mg daily have started to see a huge improvement. (I was determined to NOT take antibiotics.) I also tried dabbing peroxide which helped dry the blemishes that were threatening to ooze. Honestly, since taking the C I feel better overall and find that my pores are reduced a bit - my skin looks smoother. The acne, or rosacea, or whatever the heck this mess is was in a line, almost, from a spot in the center of my forehead...down my nose (big bump there!)...flared out under my eyes, on my cheeks...and was all around my mouth with a huge cyst in the center of my chine. Horrid! My eyes were terribly bothered - very bloodshot and a bit swollen - for about a week and I've read that rosacea can get into your eyes. When that happened, I mixed a drop or two of Colloidal Silver in about 1/8 cup of water and dropped it into my eyes. After a few days, I used the Silver straight and within a couple of days my eyes were 100% better - feeling and looking.
This site is amazing! I sometimes just peruse the testimonials for hours, one search leading to another - learning and enjoying what everyone has to say. Ted is a genius; Deirdre, the site looks terrific! Thanks to you and all who contribute and maintain this great resource. I am convinced that none of us need to surrender to synthetic "medications", that all we need to heal ourselves is at our fingertips."Replies
10/10/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Linda:
Part of the cyst on the skin story is the circulating microscopic fats and calcium is circulated. What the vitamin C does is it prevents oxidation of the oils. When oils get oxidized what happens is that the oils becomes hard, and crusty. These get clogged into the capillaries near the surfaces of the skin, causing cysts. High microscopic free calcium can also lead to this form of cyst and ascorbic acid or vitamin C reacts with this to become calcium ascorbate and are rid off safely into the kidneys or the intestines as a waste. So lipid peroxidation maybe reduced with vitamin C and some extent with occasional vitamin E, It also helps to reduce diets high in potatoes (one of the highest in calcium), and vegetable oils. More fish oils will have a anti sticky platelets effect reducing the cyst by reducing the blood from being obstructed in the capillaries.
Hydrogen Peroxide, Witch Hazel
[YEA] 03/05/2006: Alexa from Glendale, AZ: "Hydrogen peroxide and witch hazel cures pimples. Wash your face with a simple cleanser 1-2 times a day, and after you wash your face, use whazel on a cotton ball, then on pimples use a cotton ball with peroxide on it."
[YEA] Donna from Aspen, CO: "I totally cured my PMS, as I used to have severe anxiety, temper flare ups and acne. I paint myself with 2% tincture of iodine every AM & PM. Noticed the change within 2 days! Also, my allergies went away, my teeth weren't sensitive anymore.
Recipe: Paint about a 2" X 2" area on your stomach area, always moving the spot around to different locations (or the skin gets dried out and itchy). Just two days ago I forgot to paint in the morning, by evening I had a acne starting to form on my chin, I quickly painted my tummy, and when I awoke the next day it was gone!
If your paintings don't absorb then you can put off painting, maybe every other day. It means your iodine level is okay, maybe you really don't need any. However, I read that 80% of Americans are iodine defficient. They used to put iodine in all of our flour products (before 1966), then they discovered bromide, it is easier, cheaper, less messy and makes ingredients mix well, so it's in all of our bread, flour products (except "sprouted grain" breads/products & 100% organic) cakes, even Gatorade and Mountain Dew (it was found in Dansani water too)!
Fluoride, chlorine, bromide & iodine are all halogens, their atomic weight determines which one deletes the other, fluoride being the winner (doesn't that make you happy). Iodine is the loser, so all three delete iodine. That's why we are all deficient, we cannot escape fluoride, chlorine and bromide! So, paint paint paint, you only absorb what you need!"
[YEA] Tish from Granger, IN: "I just started painting twice a day. I have always had irregular menstral cycles and cysts and recently started having problems with acne. It has been about 1.5 weeks now and my acne is almost gone. I have had acne problems for the last 6 months and tried everything over the counter and topical you could imagine. I was ready to give up and go to the doctor for meds. Thank God for iodine! It is too early to comment on the female issues, but I am having some positive signs in this area too."
EC: Read more about iodine here.
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/26/2010: Jane from Warren, Michigan replies: "You write that iodine can be a cure or assist in clearing up acne. I find it just the opposite. It makes my skin break out terribly. I take it for my thyroid currently. I also had to take it as a teen for thyroid problems. Although years and years apart, I find it still very much causes me to break out."
[YEA] 09/03/2008: Cathy from Medford, Oregon: "For acne, coconut oil is not recommended, it will actually plug your pores and cause more breakouts. Jojoba oil is a long known remedy for acne. It is almost exactly the same composition as our skin's natural oil, so when you apply it, it will actually slow the production of sebum, which causes acne. I didn't believe any oil could help acne..but jojoba does..and removes wrinkles too..try it on the frown marks!"
L- Carnitine, Vitamin B5
[YEA] 03/02/2011: Caitlyn from Bloomfield, Mi Usa: "After literally trying everything under the sun, I came upon this article from a naturopathic doctor (link to copy and paste is below post). I've seen much discussion about B5 (pantothenic acid) for acne, but the amounts you need to take are excessive. This article explains how you can take L-Carnitine to boost the benefits of B5, necessitating a lesser amount. (L-Carnitine fumarate is the more absorbable form of it-- just google L-carnitine fumarate; many places to purchase will show up. This worked much better for me than regular L-Carnitine)
While they recommend 750 mg. of B5 with 250mg. of L-Carnitine 3x per day; I took 1000 mg. of B5 with 500 mg. of L-carnitine. (Mainly because the capsules I purchased came as 500 mg. Each, so I took two B5 and one L-carnitine per dose. I've found if I'm having a problem, adding an extra dose or 2 (making 4 or 5 times a day) works better and much faster, then you can lower the doses per day for maintenance.
Additionally, Vitex (chaste berry herb), and saw palmetto are very, very helpful and safe for hormonal acne.
Link to article is below:
07/31/2012: Carina from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "I tried the vitamin B, did not help after 3 months, very expensive but worse, I started getting such blurry vision I couldn't drive or see the computer at work to input orders, I was a waitress. I was at work essentially helpless, blind, couldnt see the print. My millionth attempt at trying anything and at least $50,000 or more of every medicine, lasor, accutane, diet, elimantion of food/dairy, every herb, oil. Nothing no vitamin, raw food, no candida, Im 48. I feel hopeless."
07/31/2012: Stella from Brooklyn, Ny replies: "I had terrible cystic acne. Tried a lot of things. Was told to try sauerkraut. I got the good kind (bubbies) sold at whole foods. I dont think regular brands work. This kind has lots of good bacteria. I'm not exaggerating when I say my skin was clear in three weeks. I battled with terrible skin for 10 years. Apparently, the live bacteria balanced something in my intestines and my skin cleared up. Please try it. Each jar is less than $5. I ate about 1/3 each day.
You might also want to reconsider what you're eating. Acne is usually the result of incompatible foods or imbalanced hormones. Even if the sauerkraut helps, there might still be an underlying issue that manifests in another way. Trust me, I'm living it.
08/02/2012: Judy from La Puente, Ca. United States replies: "The only thing that helped my acne problem was being placed on Birth Control pills. This I was told works on 3 out of 5 women. I was one of the lucky ones and my skin cleared up!"
08/11/2012: Gentle from Indy, Us replies: "GREEN TEA really helped my acne."
L-Glutathione, Vitamin B6
[YEA] 10/24/2009: Penelope from Boston, Ma: "The most incredible supplements I have ever tried for acne are L-Glutathione (500 milligrams up to 3 times a day) and vitamin B6 (ONLY get the P5P form. The other form can cause neuropathy). Split a 50 milligram pill of vitamin B6 (P5P) up and take a few times a day. I would ask your doctor about going up to as high as 100 milligrams of P5P if you really need that much to keep your skin clear. My skin is completely clear as long as I take the B6 or the L-Glutathione. I do not need to take both of these supplements together to have clear skin, - both have worked separately equally as well to clear my skin in record time (about a week to see results) but test it out and see what works for you - both have amazing health benefits. I have noticed that L-Glutathione has the added benefit of also making my hair really shiny and healthy looking.
Both vitamin B6 and L-Glutathione are potent detoxifiers of the liver so go up to the dose you need VERY slowly! If you break out initially, bear with itÂ - this is just a detox/cleansing reaction.
Try opening a capsule of vitamin B6 (P5P) and take a third of it - or half of it - and see how you do Same goes with the L-Glutathione pills or powder . You can take the same dosage up to 3 times a day. Definitely take the B6 with food because it can make you nauseous. Also, the B6 (P5P) could keep you up by giving you energy if you take it late at night.
Topically, Jojoba oil is great for acne. It moisturizes without clogging pores. I wear it all over my face and neck at night. It is the only moisturizer that does not break me out!
I have suffered with severe cystic acne and was on 3 courses of Accutane so I know what it's like to suffer with acne. With either of these supplements, thankfully I don't have to suffer anymore. I hope this info helps anyone out there who is struggling with acne."
[YEA] 10/17/2008: Roo from London, UK: "Lemongrass oil cured my acne
After trying Hydrogen Peroxide, ACV, aspirin as well as witch hazel, benzoyl peroxide cream, oxycycline cream and tea tree oil, the pimple on my face still refused to budge. It was one of those red kind that has no head.
Looking for a new remedy
I read on the internet that Lemongrass oil had anti-microbial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal and fungicidal properties and could be used to treat acne.
Even though I had read that to use it in creams or oils you should dilute it I decided to get its full properties perhaps I should not dilute it. I applied it neat onto a cotton ear bud which I then applied directly to my pimple.
Overnight my pimple has shrunk, is less inflamed and appears to be disappearing!"
Lemon Treatment for Acne
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Cotton swab or facial cleansing cloth
A dash of lemon juice can be used like a toner to clear away excess oils and clarify your skin. You may want to dilute the lemon juice in a bit of water as well if the lemon has a bit of a bite to it.
[YEA] 12/01/2009: K.j. from Phoenix, Az: "Hi,
I just wanted to say NAY to putting OACV on your face for Acne. It made my acne worse. I wouldn't recommend it at all. (But I would for taking internally...it is wonderful that way for great health!)
But as a YEA, I'd like to tell people suffering from Acne that I recently started drinking the juice of a lemon in hot water first thing in the morning, before eating or drinking anything else. (Then I wait 20 mins or so before eating breakfast.)
I found that in about a week, my acne had cleared up considerably. If I stop it, or forget, it flares back up. Then I start the cycle again, and it clears up.
So, if you keep drinking it, I truly beleive it will keep acne at bay. And I drink it through a straw so that it's not too acidic for my teeth.
[YEA] Marisol from Brookly, NY: "Retina micro really works! it cleared up my face considerably...but one day it ran out! i was devastated lol but thanks to lemon juice, steaming and vinegar, my face has cleared up once again. i put acv in the morning, wash it off after 5 minutes, then exfoliate with st.ives apricot scrub, later on, usually in the evening i steam my face (put ur face over boiling water, and let it open up ur pores) after that i wash it off with warm water to cleanse all the dirt that has come to the top, make sure the water is warm so that the pores are still open, then i take squeezed lemon juice(which is refrigerated (cold)) and put it on my face, this closes the pores and it is allowed to penetrate deep into the pores since they are open, i leave the lemon juice on overnight and in the morning i start over. it will help ur skin!"Replies
[YEA] 04/24/2009: Lee from Vegas, Nevada replies: "I tried this before reading the suggestion and it works..."
[YEA] 04/23/2011: Veronica from Westbury, Ny replies: "hi. Ive gotten adult acne since after tubal ligation and of course with all the stress of work and home and everything else. I cleaned and tried just about everything that I could except laser and prescription meds. A friend told me to use lemon juice and salt scrub on my acne you dont need alot just enough and wash away with warm water. Omg! The first night I used it the redness and acne and old scares faded some. I cant imagine how fast I saw the difference. And I put moisturizer afterwards since lemon is acid I dont want to peel. hope this helps all who have acne."
04/25/2011: Kelly from Nashville, Tn replies: "Be very careful with the lemon juice. Lemon juice is phototoxic and will cause the skin to hyperpigment. Use sunscreen liberally and constantly!"
04/25/2011: Ben from Columbus, Oh replies: "PLEASE DO NOT USE SALT ON YOUR FACE!!
also lemon juice is way too acidic..... You are better off just using plain old baking soda as a facial scrub; far easier on your skin... As for lemon juice, WAY too acidic!!! Just make a paste of baking soda and water in palm of hand, and gently 'scrub' over your cleanser or soap later, then rinse rinse rinse with COOL NEVER HOT water... If you get a breakout, you could dab some lemon juice or apple cider vinegar on the pimples; the smell leaves right away.. If you get a breakout, apply the apple cider vinegar as many times a day as you can, gently rubbing it into the pimple... Gently rub the Apple Cider Vinegar into the area for 7 times then let dry..... Within 48 hrs. That pimple will either be gone (my experience) or on its 'last legs'.... Apple Cider Vinegar reduces the soreness too.
But Please no SALT ON YOUR FACE... Baking soda is much gentler and does the job very very well!!
with oily skin, exfoliate with the b. Soda 2 times a week........ And wash your hands before you wash your face!!!!!"
[YEA] Matt from Australia: "Lemon juice is good for killing toxins, but use sparingly on your face or you will turn white as a ghost. Lemon is a bleach."Replies
[YEA] 10/06/2009: Nicola from Portland, Or replies: "lemon juice is also good for reducing redness from breakout scars or just when your skin needs help fading the redness of the acne breakouts. just a bit of juice on a cotton ball or cloth applied to the area. i usually follow up with vitamin e, coconut oil or some other moisturizer to make sure the area doesn't get overly dry."
10/06/2010: Lanie from Hollywood, Ca replies: "Lemon juice has worked wonders for me. Over the years my skin has become an oil slick. I heard that lemon juice can help restore the balance in your skin, so I stopped using most of the other products to keep oil at bay. After I gently wash my face, I soak a cotton ball with fresh lemon juice and apply it to my skin like a toner. Then I apply moisturizer (oil of olay). My super oily skin is now back to normal. Hope this helps."
[YEA] 04/03/2013: Heather from San Diego, Ca replies: "Lemons work to clear acne breakouts on my fair, middle aged, skin.
I wouldn't let the nay-sayers who say it's too acidic scare you off. Who cares if it is acidic if it's quickly clearing up the embarrassing acne? If you have dark skin, I suppose it would be wise to experiment on an inconspicuous area.
Try it. Also drink mint tea and eat raw carrots or carrot juice."
[YEA] 06/24/2012: Darrell from Louisville, Ky: "A very good treatment for acne is Lysine. It is very cheap and can be found in any store's vitamin section. It typically comes in 500mg pills. I'll chew up 2 or 3 of them a day when I have an acne outbreak and it'll be gone in no time. Hope this helps and good luck."Replies
[NAY] 04/03/2013: Heather from San Diego, Ca replies: "Nay. I have used lysine regulalry for viral issues and don't notice any difference in my hormonal breakouts. May work for some people though."
Milk of Magnesia
[YEA] 12/18/2008: Pamela from Houston, Texas: "I didn't believe it but a friend of mind share with me an article he had read in the newspaper about a man who used milk of magnesium to clear up a long standing bad case of acne. We both have been putting the milk of magnesium on acne break outs at night before we go to bed. We are both happy at the results as both of the problem spots on our faces are clearing up. Who would of thought it would work. I have tried everything on my face and there were always some spots that nothing seem to work. It works slowly but everyday you notice the acne getting smaller and smaller. Plus I am noticing that I am not getting the usual breakout of new blemishes."
[YEA] 03/28/2008: Christa from Mountlake Terrace, WA: "Milk of Magesia(Philips brand ex.) is an amazing mask to draw out the impurities and treat acne. You can use this mask once a week or daily for very oily skin. It has done wonders for my skin. It works much more effectively than any clay mask etc. You can use Philips Milk of Magnesia brand or any store brand works fine. Shake up well and apply. The consistancy is liquid, but will dry and harden quickly. Then rinse. The milk combined with the baking soda scrub that has been mentioned previously by others is an effective combination to treat acne. You simply mix the baking soda with either water or a gentle facial cleanser and scrub in lightly, not too abrasively to irritate your skin. Because I have sensitive skin, I do not use both treatments on the same day, but it is up to your disgretion. Also another great remedy to treating acne is wiping H2O2 or your skin. My final tip is not a holistic remedy, yet is very effective: benzol peroxide, you can purchase this at any drugstore. You only use a small amount and gradually work up the frequency of application, because benzoyl peroxide can be very drying. Also, do not use hydrogen peroxide the same time that you use the benzoyl peroxie for this would be too strong for your skin. Hope this info helps someone. Good luck, this has been the trick for me."