Something that works great for my skin is to open one capsule of acidophilus in a small amount of lukewarm filtered (non-chlorine) water and drink it down. Do this 3x/day preferably before meals. This friendly bacteria helps to heal the digestive system which in turn has an amazing effect on the skin. This remedy is a little more expensive but it better addresses the underlying problem.
Radish juice can be a bit hard to drink for some because of the taste but this will clear your skin up within a few days. its a great remedy! Skin will be glowing.
Fill your sink up, about 1/4, with warm water. Then pour some salt in it. Soak cotton ball in it for 30 minutes and swish it around, making sure its all salty. Squeeze out the cooton ball and apply on the pimple. If your face doesnt start to tingle, add more salt to the cotton ball. When your face does start tingling, push down for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, DON'T WASH THE SALT OFF YOUR FACE. Apply honey on your face and leave on for 15 minutes. When 15 minutes is up, rinse off and apply a dab of toothpaste and leave on overnight.
Wet some of a paper towel with warm water and shake some salt on it and put the salt over a pimple if it stings, it's working.
Sandalwood and Rose Water
Sandalwood, Rose Water and Warm Water: I have very oily skin and big pores which leads to blackheads. My mom told me about this remedy. Take a spoon of sandalwood powder, add a little rose water to it, making it pasty and apply it to your face. Once the mask dries up, wash it with warm water. Do this once a week. Each day, get a small clean white towel, soak it with warm water and place the towel on your face. This will soften both the skin and the material blocking the pores. Wipe gently. This has help brighten my face and my pores look smaller. I also make sure to change my pillow case often (using cotton pillow cases) and I keep my hair away from my face to prevent them from coming back. I hope this can help everyone else as it did for me. Good luck!
Sandalwood and Rose Water
i love sandalwood powder! what i do is i wet my face and dip my damp fingers into the powder rub it between my hands and scrub my skin gently. then i also use a warm wet cloth and let it sit for a minute and then wipe off the powder and rinse my face with warm and then cold water several times. afterwards i will put a few drops of either VCO or jojoba oil on my face - and sometimes after this at night i will also use a layer of castor oil. my pores have never been happier!
Raw, unpasteurized Sauerkraut works wonders for clearing up acne!! You have to buy the kind at a health food store or a local farmer's market. The kind at the supermarkets are pasteurized and unhealthy and will actually feed yeast. Raw sauerkraut kills yeast, it's a natural probiotic, and I believe that candida (yeast) can contribute to acne. You can start out taking 1 teaspoon and work your way up to a few tablespoons a day. Go slow. When you add something super healthy like this into your body, you can get a healing crisis. It is also a good idea to cut out all concentrated sugars, like honey and fruit juices, candy, chocolate, soda, and eliminate all dairy from a cow. Almond milk is a great substitute for milk, and goat and sheep cheese are great, too. Dairy from a cow is notorious for causing acne!
Saw Palmetto has made my acne disappear in a short amount of time. I read online that saw palmetto can increase a womans breast size (it worked) and also clears acne and keeps it away. I've got three zits in the last two months!!!! Thank God!!!! My face was covered with bumps for as long as I can remember. I so happy this remedy is cheap and easy. Just 2 pills a days keeps the acne away.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
I have had issues with acne since I was 12. I was always told not to worry that it would get better as I got older. I'm 53 now & still waiting for it to get better. Recently I have tried sea buckthorn oil. I have used it straight & mixed with my moisturizer. For the first time in my life (since 12), my face is clear! Absolutely no breakouts! I recently moved from Dallas, TX to Colorado & had serious issues with dry skin. Sea buckthorn oil has taken care of that. I can't believe an oil would clear up breakouts but it does. It has lessened the redness from prior breakouts too. By the way, I've only been using it for about 5 days. Results were quick. I hope this helps someone else. Love this website!!!
I bought some organic sea buckthorn oil and the color is very dark orange, almost like iodine. When I mixed one drop with my oil free moisturizer, it turned the white moisturizer to dark yellow. I put it on the back of my hand and it turned the skin yellow. How do you use it on your face without it turning the skin yellow?
(Colorado Springs, Co)
The sea buckthorn that I purchased is organic & a dark orange color as well. I am very fair skinned but have had no issues with staining. I did read on the box of a Skincare product that is made with sea buckthorn oil that it could possibly stain clothing. I think it absorbs so quickly into my skin that I haven't noticed a problem with clothing or pillowcases. Another oil I have used with great success is neem oil. The downside of this oil is that is has a very strong odor. Kind of like garlic & onions. If you can get past that it's a great oil. I really like the sea buckthorn because of the other great properties it has. Just google & you can read about them. Sorry if you are having a problem with staining. I guess we are are so biochemically different that what works for one may not for another. I would suggest diluting in a carrier oil but if acne is an issue, that might not be an alternative.
I have read from other sources about the benefits of sea salt for acne. I have always had really oily skin and acne, always. Have tried everything short of accutane. About two weeks ago I made a mixture of sea salt, water, lavender and rosemary oils and a touch of vegetable glycerine, and put it into a spray bottle. I have been spraying this on my face and upper back consistently and have noticed a very significant improvement. I use the spray before I apply make up, after I apply make up after I wash my face, after the shower, whenever I can.
My face seems to look a bit "glowy", my oiliness has diminished and my back is about 90% more clear. I have experienced a few zits since using this, but just the ones that come to a head right away and go away by the next day.
The only side effect I have noticed is an increased thirst.
I am just guestimating.. but I think I used about--1 tblsp of sea salt dissolved in about 4 ounces of water, and added maybe 5 drops of each oil and a drop or two of the glycerine to bind things.
Hope this helps someone!
Hi, Besides taking Triple Fish Oils, Vitamin E, & Vitamin C to cure and prevent acne, I have now started taking Selenium, which is a very powerful antioxidant, and my acne is nearly cleared in just one day!!! I take more than it states on the bottle only because I know my body is in need of lots of anti-oxidants (but just don't over do it) Just as Ted stated, anti- oxidants will help tremendously with acne. I usually get all my products from GNC.
Shalini's Acne Remedies
First of all, thanks very much to Earthclinic for all your help!
I've been struggling with acne for a long time, and after trying out some remedies from EC have found a combination that made a dramatic improvement in my skin. I was quite astonished at how fast it healed, compared to the turtle speed of most acne meds.
I've eliminated all soaps and medications, and am using only natural products. In the morning, I apply a baking soda mask for 5 minutes. It stings a lot, and be careful not to scrub, just leave it on. This disinfects your skin and gradually shrinks acne. At night, I apply a turmeric mask for an hour. Be careful with turmeric because it will stain - on my tanned skin it just blends in. To moisturise, I use coconut oil, less in the day and more at night.
I also take coconut oil internally, one tablespoon morning and night. I also take two tablespoons of granulated lecithin, and 3000mg of high quality fish oil. The fish oil showed me an overnight improvement, and even helped me sleep better.
Here's what didn't work: ACV is not my friend, unfortunately. Evening primrose oil did not work at all. Blackstrap molasses is incredibly helpful for my menstrual cycle, but again no difference in skin.
Hopefully this will help any acne sufferers out there, good luck!
Someone posted asking about acne. I too have spent a lifetime battling it and have probably used just about everything dermatologists would recommend. After yet another outbreak, I decided to try something natural. The woman at an apothecary recommended an acne soap and Hyland's #12 Silicea 6X. I started using those, and discontinued everything else. That was a couple of months ago, and it has worked like a charm. Plus my skin became softer and smoother. I highly recommend it.
Silver Water, Zapper, Hot Water
The best thing to kill all those ugly and painful things on our skin is #1 Alkaloidal Silver Water, #2 Dr Hulda's Clark Zapper and #3 hot water (hot shower) Silver water helps also heal burns (even those infected). When you apply SW to affected area it looks like nothing is happening but after couple of hrs pain subsides (boil, burn) . On second day you see that the boil doesn't get worse. usually 3rd day you start noticing that boil starts getting smaller. I practiced SW on all my friends with skin problems. It works, is cheap. It is wonderful cure on all kind of infected abrasions (with pas). I would never use antibiotic ointments! All you need is just 1-2 drops or gentle tap with the tip of your finger. I keep my SW in hair spray bottle. It produces very fine mist.
Background: I had a problem of adult acne for several years. I used to have at least 2-3 active zits over my face. I tried everything: OTC Acne products, ACV, H2O2, and went to a dermatologist for creams and Zyrtec. Then I cam across steam bath at my apartment complex. Within a week my skin was great, no acne problems for months! And then the Steam bath was out for repairs and my problem slowly crept back. So I bought a 'Steam facial' on Amazon for about $30 and it works almost just as great.
Measurements that worked for me: Steam bath/ steam facial: 10--15 minutes, three times a week. I make sure my face about 5 drops of sweat trickles down on the towel. I saw dramatic improvements within a week. In steam bath, I make sure the heat is enough to accelerate my heart without any pain or discomfort.
My results: I haven't used ANY skin medicines for 5 months and going strong! It also helps get rid of any cold/ cough symptoms. My wife saw her back-ache vanish.
I have used many remedies from this site and I thought I should share this very natural, no-chemicals-involved remedy with you.
This is for Tee from Chicago, I use baking soda to scrub my face and it helps so much with acne scars. I have the red forever blotches and they faded to almost nothing after scrubing with baking soda every night. An added bonus is that it makes my face less oily too. You could try to use a mixture of apple cider vinager and porixide to cleanse your face after wards, but beware that the h202 will bleach your hair and eyebrows.