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Natural Acne Remedies

Last Modified on Apr 19, 2014

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Dietary Changes

Approval Ratings
YEA (20)

[YEA]  03/28/2007: Linda Phillips from Phoenix, AZ: "I am in my late 50s and have endured mild to moderate acne my entire adult life, until several months ago when I vowed to find the cause and end my frustration. It was clear to me that this was not hormone-caused acne of teenagers, but a reaction of my body to something. I know that I am sensitive to soap, shampoos, conditioners, etc so have avoided these products as much as possible. But the key for me was diet. I went back to the basics and ate only raw green vegetables and drank only filtered water for 3 days. I noticed an immediate improvement in my skin. I then very gradually added back foods, starting with only natural food such as fruits, nuts, grains, beans, vegetables. I avoided anything processed or foods which may contain hormones (meat or dairy). I discovered that I am sensitive to anything enriched with vitamins (white flour, white rice, breakfast cereals, some pasta, etc.) This is an unusual sensitivity but I firmly believe that acne that persists beyond the teenage years is caused by a senility to something and that no topical treatment is as effective as finding the cause and eliminating it. This method may be helpful to others who want to find the cause of sensitivity acne. I wash my face with only tepid water, use no products on my face, and use Shikai brand shampoo which contains no sodium lauryl sulfate. I am elated to have clear healthy skin for the first time in my life."

[YEA]  03/20/2007: Roy Morris from Mississauga, Canada: "Stop drinking coke! I have had terrible acne since grade 6, and recently i stopped drinking coke. My entire face has almost cleared, and my body is starting to heal. It has been the biggest change i have ever had. Also less or a natural cure, the clinique product line drys out the skin the fastest of any product i have used. Currently I am 1st year university and have tried almosty everything, but eliminating coke, and using the clinique product line has helped immensly."

[YEA]  09/11/2006: Jose from Canoga Park, CA: "i do a lot of sports and i try not to eat cheese and chips, chocolate and all the junk food. Eliminating the junk will cure acne and make your life easier. Try it, it will work, trust me."

[YEA]  08/23/2006: Alex from Nampa, Idaho: "I completely cut Dairy from my diet. My acne was clearing up dramatically just after a few weeks. My breakouts were minimized by over half. But i was still breaking out at times. I cut all fast food from my diet, or anything that has lots of oils and non natural fats in them. i stopped my intake of soda pop, candy etc.

I now eat a lot of fruits, vegetables (salad is great) and i drink at least one glass of green tea a day. My breakouts have gone down so dramatically and it's so amazing, it's all in diet. Not everyone has a strong body to fight off toxins, so you MUST take care of your body. The average diet of today is so horrible. I'm only 20 and i know this, everyone should know this. Actually i think everyone does know it. They just don't care anymore and enjoy fast food cause of the easiness, and taste. But i tell you what, once you cut it out, you soon learn to love the taste of these great foods that god put here for us. To the point where fast food just sounds like poison, cause that is all that it really is!!"

[YEA]  02/01/2006: Sara from Southampton, MA: "After reading Natural Cures, I realized that I needed just candida cleanse to get rid of my acne forever. And it worked. We take a lot of antibiotics, which clogs up our skin with toxins and most disgusting stuff-acne. I recommend candida cleanse, it not only cleared up my acne, but also made me much healthier."

[YEA]  12/29/2005: Bibi from Fairhope, AL: "Eliminate dairy foods from your diet if you want to clear away acne."

[YEA]  10/09/2005: Lisa from Fairview, OR: "A REAL ACNE CURE I've had acne since I was 12. I'm now 26 and it still plagues me. I've tried everything to get rid of it. While acne can have many causes, I believe that most acne occurs when the body is too toxic from elimination problems. A healthy person should have 2-3 easy bowel movements each day. If not, the system backs up, and eventually waste products have to come out the only way they can--through the skin. This can cause acne. So if you want to attack acne at the source, start taking fiber! Get yourself regular. Every time I have gotten myself regular, my skin has cleared, and when I start feeling blocked up, my face breaks out. It makes sense!"

11/01/2008: Raquelle from Auckland, NZ replies: "Very true"

[YEA]  Mary Jo from St. Louis, MO: "Deciding to give up caffeine was one of the best choices I've made in a long time! After just one week without any, my face has not "caught on fire" even once, and no significant breaking out. Instead of coffee or colas, I drink chamomile, dandelion, and red raspberry leaf (with a pinch of angelica) in teas, using honey or beet sugar to sweeten. Now that I have found this great site, I'll be trying some of the natural remedies recommended here! Much thanks to everyone."

[YEA]  Eric from Charleston, WV: "Since avoiding "all" foods that have "high-fructose corn syrup" or fructose/sucralose, I have had no breakouts. I also avoid milk and opt for USDA organic yogurt. High fructose corn syrup is in everything. I strongly believe that eliminating it along with milk and chocolate/sweets will help."


Approval Ratings
YEA (2)

[YEA]  11/14/2012: Glamcat from Austin, Tx: "I am prone to hormonal acne. It started in my 30's. I absolutely CANNOT live without taking the DIM. I recently ran out of the DIM and my skin broke-out TERRIBLY - all sorts of zits including cystic - it was very depressing. As soon as I started back on the DIM my skin started to calm down - and within about 3 weeks it was totally clear again. I will not ever let myself run out of DIM ever again!!! Google this supplement to see if you think it will help you.

I can tell you now, that most acne, especially the hormonal type is definitely caused by what's going on INSIDE the body - and applying stuff topically is not going to do a whole lot - you need to treat from the inside.

I would not recommend Accutane/Roaccutane -- it's especially hard on the liver - a clean liver is ABSOLUTELY necessary for hormonal balance - the liver helps to detoxify hormones and eliminate them."

[YEA]  11/05/2012: Glamcat from San Francisco, Ca: "I've been taking DIM for about 1 year and I had become complacent, thinking it wasnt really doing anything for me anymore (probably because all of my other symptoms/issues had disappeared) - so when I ran out I didnt rush to replace it... OMG! What a mistake! That's when my skin reverted to the same state it was at 1 year ago! It only took 2 weeks without the stuff for my skin to start breaking out like crazy! As soon as I started taking it again, like the very next day my skin started to calm down, the inflammation really started to settle, the redness and anger of the zits really subsided, and each day they started fading - by 3 weeks back on it my skin was totally clear again. This reall showed me how DIM is essential to my clear skin since it seems to be due to estrogen dominance."

Dmps Chelation

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
NAY (1)

[NAY]  01/06/2008: Jen from Atlanta, GA: "I have found that i have a large amount of heavy metals which i believe is causing my acne. I found a natural way to detox this on It starts with Glutathione which is in every cell in the body and we are often deficient of. So if it works I'll let you know. I found too many side effect of DMPS Chelation which is not FDA certified but is a chemical not natural. Thanks"

03/02/2011: Kelly from Denton, Texas replies: "If you had side effects from DMPS:

1) make sure you have no amalgams before chelating

2) take plenty of antioxidants before, during and after chelation

3) Read Andrew Cutlers books on chelating (dosing every 3-4 hours)

4) Understand that symptoms on DMPS mostly prove that you have a problem

Any other method of chelating besides DMPS, DMSA, EDTA, or Alpha Lipoic Acid is mostly worthless. You can prove this to yourself through testing if you want to spend the money to do so."

[YEA]  01/03/2008: Kelly from Denton, Texas: "Having had moderate to slightly severe acne since puberty , I have tried it all short of Accutane. I became COMPLETELY acne free at age 40 when I started DMPS chelation for mercury poisoning. The treatments were a week apart and each time would worsen the acne right after the treatment but would then look great until my next treatment. Each treatment would make it worse then better until about the 5th or 6th treatment completely cleared it. That was 9 years ago. The doctor had no idea the Dmps would do this and I have not seen where it is mentioned to cure acne anywhere. Not sure if it is the sulphur in the medicine that did the job or the clearing of mercury from the gut. Either way this was a complete cure and the answer to many prayers."


Approval Ratings

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  12/06/2011: Jessi from Murrieta, Ca: "I have been using DMSO for acne and it's the only thing that has seemed to help reduce the inflammation and really help with my severe acne. It does make my skin very dry and flaky, but if I use an oil free moisturizer it seems ok.

I have been using the DMSO morning and night and I just roll it over my face before my other skin care products. There is a slight/mild tingle and stinging for about 5 mins. I am also using on top of the DMSO the Jan Marnin Bioglycolic Bioclear Lotion which I think is working well together with the DMSO. I'm not able to use Benzyol Peroxide because I am allergic to it, so the DMSO has been an amazing cure for my acne. I truly can't live with out it. If you are suffering from acne I would definitely recommend trying the DMSO. I use the roll on 70% DMSO 30% aloe or the 70% DMSO 30% distilled water. It's $10.00 on Amazon .:)"

Ear Wax

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)

[YEA]  10/02/2007: Jasmine from Tampa, Florida: "Everytime i feel like Im getting a blemish my mom tells me to put earwax on it and it seems to make it smaller and it doesnt hurt as much as it used to.It worked with me so it wont hurt for you guys to try it. :]"



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