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Experimenting With Different Remedies For Acne

Author: Hayley R.
Date: 04-08-2013
Views: 7,418
Word Count: 571
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 8448-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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I've struggled with terrible acne since I hit puberty in my early teens. I'm 22 and still struggling with it. I can't give you an exact recipe that would clear your acne right up like most testimonials I've read.

What I can tell you, for me anyway, it's been a trial to combat several things that have caused or contributed to my skin condition. Granted, my face is not 100% clear yet, but it gets better every day. If you've tried practically everything and nothing seems to work, I'll tell you what steps you can take to help.

* Hormones play a HUGE part in it. Probably 99% of my acne problems occur because my body is out of balance. I recommend starting with this first. I personally use Progessence oil.

* What you put on your face matters. Your skin is just another organ. It's the gateway to absorb or expel substances. So if you don't decide to use one of the Young Living face cleansers, make sure to use an all-natural face wash, lotion, and makeup.

* Avoid things with SLS (sodium laurel sulfate--or any sulfates) parabens, fragrances, petroleum, etc. These things are absorbed into the skin. Always read labels and do your research. Just because it says "all natural" doesn't mean it is. This will pay off, trust me.

* Change your diet. Work from the inside out! If you're like me and nothing seems to work, it's probably an internal problem. Your skin is simply a reflection of how you treat your body. Just by changing my diet it cleared up probably 25% of my face (or at least a seemingly permanent breakout).

* You can start slow (I'd recommend not changing it drastically--I was sick for a few days while my body adjusted). My suggestions would be to drink more water, less soda, and try to avoid sugar, dairy products and deep fried food (I know, I
craved those things too). Take vitamins or put oils in capsules and take those.

* Focus on using oils that decrease inflammation, combat scarring, kill bacteria, and/or are strictly used for skin. A lot of the pimples that go away will leave scarring or discoloration.

So even if you treat the acne properly, your skin still needs some TLC so it can repair itself. Remember, just because it doesn't list a certain oil as being used specifically for acne, doesn't mean it won't work for you. I use some fairly obscure oils.

* Take the time to do some deep pore cleaning. This can help to get the oils deeper into your pores. I've used the mint scrub wash as a mask and I always wash my face with--as hot as I can stand it--water. Then immediately apply oils. THE MORE THE

* Oil production. I use Lemongrass for my oily skin--and I have extremely oily skin. This has balanced the sebum nicely for me.

* MOISTURIZE! It doesn't matter your skin type, always moisturize. Be sure to use a good one with no toxins in it!

NOTE: Some of your breakouts may be the product of detox. I've noticed a pattern on some of my breakouts reoccurring in the same place or pre-existing pimples get worse before they go away. So don't worry if your acne seems worse for a little while. Continue to treat as normal.

This is the regime that works for me. I hope this helps!

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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: 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
4.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
5.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
6.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
7.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
8.Associated topics: diet — "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link

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