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Lessons Learn From Attacking Acne

Author: Thomas A.
Skill: Energy Worker
Date: 02-24-2010
Views: 20,766
Word Count: 557
Questions Received: 10
Testimonial ID: 4133-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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About a year and a half ago, I started developing bad acne on my face. I had this problem through out all of my tenth grade year. I had tried almost every acne face wash I could get my hands on and washed my face twice a day: once in the morning and once at night.

I drank 2-3 bottles of water a day, and started eliminating sugary foods which made me feel healthier and cleared my acne only a little bit.

I went tanning frequently because it seemed to clear up my face a little, but this only helped my acne temporarily until I would break out again after about 2 days following each tan session (which isn't a healthy habit to start in the first place).

When May of last year came around, I had been so sick and tired of trying to treat my acne that I made an appointment with my doctor to get help with my embarrassing acne. He gave me a prescription of antibiotics and a gel to apply topically to pimples. I took my daily doses for the whole month of June and got very unsuccessful results, and the antibiotics took a toll on my body.

In July 2009, I decided to fight my acne the more natural way through the Young Living Essential Oils my dad had been pushing on me this whole time but, I'd been too stubborn to try.

First, I asked my dad who is a CNHP to use his Zyto bio-survey technology on me. We then looked at the oils that it suggested for me to take, and one of them was the SclarEssence oil blend which would help with hormonal imbalances (the root of my problem).

After receiving the oil in the mail, I started putting a few drops of the oil on my ankles every night before I went to bed. At the same time, I started using an acne system I bought at Wal-Mart that was a knock-off of Pro-Active. Soon after I started using that and the SclarEssence, my face started to clear up within about two weeks.

This had been the best my skin had looked in a while, even though I still had a few breakouts. Although, after using the Acne Free system, I noticed that all of our washcloths were getting bleached from the chemicals used in it. So basically, I had been bleaching my face as well which was drying out my skin tremendously.

This past November I started noticing that my face had been itching more than ever and my eyes were getting puffy at night. Eventually, my eyes were swollen shut one morning after using Acne Free, and I decided to stop using it for good!

It took a week or two to get moisture back in my skin and reduce the puffiness on my eyes.

After throwing it away, I started to use SclarEssence (the oil I had been using since July) in the mornings as well as nights, and my acne cleared up even more. Now I realize that it was the oils that cleared up my acne which also fixed the root problem of it all: a hormone imbalance.

Going the natural way with the amazing Young Living Oils was the only way that worked for me, and I wish I would've figured that out earlier.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: hormones — "Therapy with beta-caryophyllene [present in many essential oils] may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis."Link
2.Associated topics: hormones — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
3.Associated topics: antibiotic — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
4.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
5.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
6.Associated topics: hormones — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
7.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
8.Associated topics: hormones — "Most studies, as well as clinically applied experience, have indicated that various essential oils, such as lavender, lemon and bergamot can help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine), thereby further regulating mood."Link

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