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Grapeseed Oil  

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Posted by Stella (C, OH) on 05/20/2008
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Hi I would just like to put in a Yea! For Grapeseed oil. I am 37 yrs old and I suffered from a bad skin condition on my face and body for over 2 Loong years. The dermatologist said it was adult acne but I'm not so sure. I had tried many natural & chemical based products to the point of exhaustion until I finally found a brand that worked to where I could have my life back but my skin was still always on that verge of a break out at anytime. Anyway - about a month ago my husband was at the health store and I asked him to buy grapefruit extract but by mistake he bought Grapeseed oil. Well Grapeseed oil was one of the few things that I did not try on my face so I thought since I had it I would try it. UnBelievable Is all I can Say. This stuff is so good it took my skin to the next level. I don't even use my usual face cream anymore. If you have acne or sensitive skin. Try Grapeseed Oil It's awesome! It works! I love it! My skin is rosy and does not break out. I also know you can mix it with other oils for added benefits but I haven't tried that yet. Yea! For Grapeseed Oil.


Green Juicing  

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Posted by Sarah (San Francisco, Ca) on 11/18/2011
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I just have to share. My skin has broken out almost my entire life. I always have atleast one zit at any time. I'm 32 and it's exhausting. I see an acpuncturist which helps a lot. I understand that my skin is just a reflection of what's going on inside of my body. If I ate too much sugar, ate too much meat or a single slice of wheat my skin would break out. Grrr..... My acpuncturist said I had too much heat and it would come out through my skin. She would fix it and then I would just break out again the next week.

A month ago I started drinking a green drink every morning (broccoli or kale, cucumber, avocado, apples, orange juice and green superfood powder) I use Vitamineral Green... And no I don't work for them but I hope they allow the name in here because this has been amazing. Seriously it's been amazing. A few weeks into it my skin looked great, a month later my skin was completely clear and stayed that way. And now no matter what I eat, my skin stays clear. So freaking crazy! I can eat sugar, wheat, drink alcohol, etc. And my skin stays clear! (Although I don't encourage anybody to be that abusive to their body) It's pretty much been a miracle in my life!

I've always had tons of blackheads on my nose and a pink dicoloration around my nose and mouth. I had to become brillliant with makeup to cover it up. Now it takes me a few minutes to "do my face" because I don't have anything to cover up. It's crazy.

Has anybody else has this type of response?

Replied by Lhsis1
Woodinville, Wa
04/28/2012

I just started juicing, and have been drinking a vegetable juice concoction every morning for a week. My face broke out like crazy this week, though. I hope it's my body purging through my skin, and this will go away soon! I'm going to keep juicing for at least a month and hope my skin will adapt soon!


Green Tea  

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Posted by Jakestap (East Lansing, Mi) on 04/19/2017
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I've suffered with acne for many years. I was put on Accutane in high school, which cleared me up but wreaked havoc on my system. Apple Cider Vinegar has helped me, vegetable juicing has helped a bit, and avoiding sugar/dairy has been beneficial. But my acne still persisted. Recently I started drinking 1-2 teaspoons of Organic Matcha Tea per day and my face cleared up almost entirely, and with remarkable speed. I don't know if I found my personal cure, or a cure that could help others but I know how painful it can be physically and emotionally to deal with acne so I wanted to share this. And honestly, even if this doesn't work for you, you will be glad you started putting Matcha in your system. I feel better in all aspects.

If you do decide to try Matcha Tea I recommend choosing a pure, organic source. Finally after years and years of searching, I found something that really helped me get clear. Hope this helps someone out there! Acne sucks.


Posted by Gentle (Indy, Us) on 08/11/2012
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I've had great results with green tea. I replaced coffee with green tea and I was pretty surprised. I was more clear the very next day. BTW, I am in my 40s and dealing with hormonal acne.


Posted by ika (Santa Barbara, California) on 09/20/2007
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The airport security took all my cleansers and astringent last month so i've been looking for a hollistic replacement. Apparently, used green tea tea-bags work wonders! It immediately turns those starting-to-swell-and-i-know-it's-going-to-last-a-month zits into whiteheads, ready to pop or naturally pop itself by the next day! I'd make a cup of green tea, wash and dry my face while the tea steeps itself, then I take the tea bag out (let it cool a little first, but warm enough so it opens those pores) and wipe it across my face like a cotton pad with astringent. Let it air-dry. I sit on the couch and drink the tea while i wait for the 'astringent' to dry off. I heard this stains your skin green, but it works like foundation on me because i have an olive complexion.

** CAREFUL, green tea stains sinks, so wash down the sink after every use. **


Green Tea, Olive Leaf, Nettles  

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Posted by Jeanne (Farmington Hills, Mi) on 11/14/2012
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I accidentally came across some information on using Olive Leaf, Nettles and Green Tea for acne, and found it to be surprisingly effective (after trying countless other things). I Googled each of these three things individually for acne, and there were a lot of sites that showed people had immense improvement, so I just started taking all three supplements and couldn't believe the results.

It is best to use herbs that say "standardized" and/or "guaranteed potency" to ensure you're actually getting the strength and amount the label lists. I took two olive leaf capsules and two nettle leaves capsules in the morning and in the evening (although if your condition is very bad, you can take a dose at lunch, as well).

I also took Green tea extract (either the herbal liquid tincture or herbs makes a liquid cap that works better than a powdered green tea capsule-- at least in my experience) a couple times a day. Drinking the actual tea is good to do too.

Make sure you are getting adequate vitamin and mineral intake, as well. For skin, especially Vit. C, A, E, and the minerals zinc and selenium. Also, Essential Fatty Acids like fish oil (EPA/DHA).


Hemp Seed  

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Posted by Emily (New York, Ny) on 09/12/2010
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3 - 4 Tablespoons of organic Hemp seed everyday had made a WORLD of difference in my acne. I can't believe it! I don't think you have to but I take the hemp seeds with meals so the dosage is spread out throughout the day. You can sprinkle them on salads, fruit, soups, yogurt, and they taste great in almond milk, which I eat every day. As long as I eat 3-4 Tablespoons of the Hemp Seeds and stay away from dairy (yogurt is the only dairy product I don't break out from), and sugary foods and take my hemp seeds, I am in the clear! Please try this simple remedy if you are suffering from acne- it also helped my asthma so I will post about it in that section, too!


Homeopathic Remedies  

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Posted by Rw (Southwest Virginia) on 11/18/2015
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Two homeopathic remedies, Arsenicum Album 200c and Hepar Sulph Calc 200c, given at the same time, once every other day cleared my son's acne within a few weeks.

IMPORTANT: Stop giving the remedy after the acne clears. And if there doesn't seem to be improvement after about 3 weeks, don't keep giving it. These can be bought on Amazon or any site that sells homeopathic remedies. If you get the BB size pellets, one pellet works as well as the 3 or 5 the bottle says to give. It works on an energy level so you're not getting any more benefit by giving more than one pellet at a time, just spending more money.


Honey  

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Posted by Capirussa (Orlando, Florida, Us) on 03/17/2010
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Honey has also been a successful treatment of acne for me. I bought a jar of organic RAW honey and it made all the difference from the regular, processed market brands. I suggest it to anyone because not only is the organic honey full of enzymes and good things that have not been filtered out and help kill the acne bacteria, it is also non-drying for your skin or harsh in any way and I've had some degree of success with it in removing the old acne scars. Since the honey comes in a rather solid form, you can just take a spoon to it and carve some out and it'll more or less melt between your fingers once you start to rub it onto your face. I would leave it on as a mask for an hour or so, then just rinse off with warm water. Don't use soap. In fact, that's another thing that helped my skin improve, I stopped using soap and any harsh chemicals on it. The PH balance of the skin returned to normal and along with the honey, helped destroy any bacteria that was lingering where it wasn't meant to be. Good luck everyone, I LOVE THIS SITE! Thank you earth clinic and all who contribute. It has been an amazing help.


Posted by Winnie (Washington, DC) on 04/03/2008
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Thank you earth clinic. we''re all in this together. I spend lots of time reading about remedies and testimonies, the yes and the nays, its all good. I am pleased to read the nays that come from people who understand that even though the product didn't work for them, doens't mean the other testimonies are fake, just as we all are individuals, we get different responses.it's all good, learn from it and ask your higher power to send you what works. thats what i did; I have been trying lots of things, every time I read a testimony, I run out and buy the stuff and start using,and a week later, I decide, this thing is not working, and sometimes get angry because I have a cabinet full of ingredients'don't want to use anymore; then i started reading the testimonies from my heart, and listening to how I really feel about a product.

What happened is that ideas started coming to me, and one of them is honey, I decided to try honey on my acne face, I had half a jar of manuka honey at home so I started using it along with baking soda and lemon juice, and imediately I could see a glow. I also had pain in my gum, and have been using OP with some results, but still had soreness with brushing, then todaY i DECIDED TO USE THE HONEY inplace of oil, put a tsp in mouth for about 5 to 10 minutes, then spit it out and brush, wow! no pain or soreness, I also had a bump on my face, i put a dab of honey and went to bed, this money bump gone. I tok the honey jar and spoke into it thanking all the bees that gave me this wonderful product, I thanked the farmers,the store keepers and last but not least this wonderful site, earthclinic. thank you for taking us back to earth, now i know everything works, at the right time with the right attitude. Love always.


Posted by Seonid (London)
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Nutmeg and honey works great and cures acne.


Posted by Erik (Virginia)
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Use three tablespoons of OJ to one tablespoon of honey leave on for 30 mins. Take a shower and wash it off, it's very sticky. Works within one to two weeks for back and chest acne, havent tried it on the face yet.


Honey and Cinnamon  

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Posted by Ruth (Arcadia, CA) on 12/07/2006
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For months I've been stressed out and my face has been breaking out with red swollen pimples, which just wouldn't go away. I spent a lot of money on expensive facial cleansers, toners, and lotions...none worked. After finding information via internet regarding honey and cinnamon paste for acne, I tried it. The next morning the pimples were visibly improved, shrunken. I did a test by not putting the paste on one part of my face, and sure enough that part remained the unchanged. I'm on my 4th day sleeping with this paste on my face and very excited that something so simple is working.


Posted by Anonymous
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A paste of honey and cinnamon. 3 Tablespoons of honey to 1 cinnamon. Apply topically. Dries acne out takes about 2-3 weeks.


Hydrogen Peroxide, Aloe  

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Posted by Sophie (Portland, Oregon) on 12/03/2007
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I've never had breakouts before and suddenly I have acne all over my chin and some on my forehead. . I began trying all of these high end products I buy from Nu-skin, well it just became more aggravated. I became totally flipped out, because, we are havinge two big parties to go to in five days and one we are hosting in ! I couldn't focus on what I was going to wear until I had my acne under control. I looked up this Eerth Clinic site and reading people stories. I ran to the store. I purchased Aloe Vera gel 99%, Aloe Vera Juice and Hydrogen Peroxide. All three products cost $10.00.

I took a hot shower and put the Hydrogen Peroxide on a cotton ball and held it on acne prone areas for a few minutes. Afterwards I put some Aloe Vera gel on my face, then I drank some Aloe Vera Juice diluted with water and went to bed. When I woke up in the morning "BEHOLD A MIRACLE" all the acne was gone and my complexion was glowing, and creamy. So, save your money and your energy just try this it works, of course it might not for everyone, but it sure blew my mind!

Replied by Raquelle
Auckland, NZ
05/11/2008

I've read a lot of feedback on here, just like to say your feedback was really good and clear.


Replied by Jane
Warren, Michigan
04/26/2010
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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.



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