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My Acne Dried Up Without Having To Use Accutane

Author: Jaclyn R.
Date: 11-08-2012
Views: 15,872
Word Count: 296
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 7942-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have been dealing with acne since high school, nothing terrible, minor blemishes here and there. Yet, about a year after I had my son my face started erupting in cystic acne. I have always ate healthy, took vitamins, and worked out so I didn't understand what the deal was.

I went to the OB/GYNO and had them test me for a hormonal imbalance which I hear can happen after the birth of a child, and it came back negative. I went to the dermatologist and she said that the only thing that would help is Accutane. So not taking that road, I decided to turn to the oils.

After about 8 months of tweaking and lots of money spent on oils (not wasted though!) I have found my "light at the end of the tunnel", although it may not work for everyone. I stopped using all harsh facial cleansers and acne products. I went all natural, I wash with coconut oil, then I put on organic Manuka honey for 10-30 minutes, then I use a 50/50 mix of distilled water and apple cider vinegar.

After that dries, I use the Young Living Essential Beauty Serum (acne prone) After that soaks in I use a drop of Vitamin E oil and a few drops of coconut oil with 2 drops each of Frankincense, Cedarwood and Lavender.

Then in a capsule I use 4 drops of Juniper (good for the kidneys), 2 of Longevity (overall health) , 2 or 3 of Copaiba (inflammation) , 2 of Peppermint (in case the Thyme bothers my stomach) and 3 drops of Thyme (good for acne) Sometimes I will add a little citrus.

Within a few days everything started drying up and my face was looking clearer everyday! Hope this can help someone else!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.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
2.Associated topics: skin-infection — "[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
3.Associated topics: scars,skin-infection — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
4.Associated topics: skin-infection — "Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."Link
5.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits,blackheads-/-whiteheads,blemishes — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link
6.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits,blackheads-/-whiteheads,blemishes — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link
7.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits,blackheads-/-whiteheads,blemishes — "[W]e suggest that Geumgamja [Korean Citrus obovoides] and Cheonyahagyul [Citrus natsudaidai] essential oils are attractive acne-mitigating candidates for topical application... against acne-inducing bacteria."Link
8.Associated topics: acne-/-pimples-/-zits — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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