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My Cure For Acne

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 05, 2011 at 11:53 AM

First off I want to say thanks to everyone for all the great tips and advice. I am 24 and been struggling with pimples all my life. Paleo helped but did not stop it. Here is my cure, I felt compelled to share.

  1. Natural Face Wash: just rinse with water and rub with soft washcloth.
  2. Coconut Oil: both as a moisturizer and a make-up remover.
  3. Probiotic: take on an empty stomach.
  4. Fiber: take with probiotic or eat with meals.
  5. Zinc: I like opti-zinc brand.
  6. Baking Soda : Once a week make a paste to wash face and exfoliate. Then rinse.

I hope this helps people. I noticed results in less than a week! AMAZING.

If using coconut oil as a make-up remover rinse with water after. It was hard for me to accept putting oil on my skin but it is great. Get a good multi stran probiotic, at least 5 billion. I like garden of life ultra primal defense. I have been eating a lot of veggies for fiber but also take a supplement in morning.

Bad gut health causes my acne in my belief. Even eating paleo for over a year did not restore it to a healthy balance. Commercial face washes and products also irritated my skin around my chin/below my mouth and made me break out. Natural is the way!

GOOD LUCK! What do you think? What works for you?

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

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on June 21, 2012
at 01:33 AM

Using this at night helps too, has retinol in it. http://www.amazon.com/Neutrogena-Healthy-Anti-Wrinkle-Night-Cream/dp/B00005K9CK/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1340242405&sr=1-2&keywords=neutrogena+anti-wrinkle+cream

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

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on June 21, 2012
at 01:33 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Super-1000mg-Liver-Softgels/dp/B001LF39PG

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on November 14, 2011
at 05:38 PM

I don't think it's that simple for most of us though.

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on August 06, 2011
at 12:05 AM

Retinol supplementation is only an issue when vit D is low, check out chris masterjonhs blog he's got some great info on this.

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on August 05, 2011
at 10:51 PM

Interestingly, acne medications like Accutane and Retin-A are both derived from retinol. Keep in mind that heavy retinol supplementation is not without risks, especially of birth defects.

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on August 05, 2011
at 10:41 PM

I got the idea from raypeat because he said dairy increases metabolism and that increases your vit a needs.

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on August 05, 2011
at 09:29 PM

yeah, i never heard of this. interesting

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on August 05, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Great list. I would add liver or cod liver oil (for vitamin A) and maintaining an o3:o6 ratio as close to 1:1 as possible.

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

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on August 05, 2011
at 04:28 PM

Interested in Vitamin A...

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

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on August 05, 2011
at 04:28 PM

I do not consume dairy.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on August 05, 2011
at 12:39 PM

Ben, in my experience ramping up vitamin A intake reversed all acne that dairy gave me.

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on August 05, 2011
at 12:39 PM

This isn't a question. You may want to reword this as a question, requesting what others have had success with for instance. If not, the PH police may descend.

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on August 05, 2011
at 12:10 PM

Do you eat dairy at all? I found that even after strict paleo for 9 months, and then strict autoimmune paleo but with dairy I was still getting small but regular lone zits. The final step of avoiding all dairy has totally cleared my skin up.

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on August 05, 2011
at 12:42 PM

I suffered pretty severe acne that was exacerbated by certain foods. Supplementing Vit A at 20-40k IU daily has been the biggest help in my personal situation and now the acne is completely gone for the most part no matter what I eat.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on August 05, 2011
at 10:51 PM

Interestingly, acne medications like Accutane and Retin-A are both derived from retinol. Keep in mind that heavy retinol supplementation is not without risks, especially of birth defects.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on August 05, 2011
at 10:41 PM

I got the idea from raypeat because he said dairy increases metabolism and that increases your vit a needs.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on August 06, 2011
at 12:05 AM

Retinol supplementation is only an issue when vit D is low, check out chris masterjonhs blog he's got some great info on this.

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

(418)

on August 05, 2011
at 04:28 PM

Interested in Vitamin A...

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on August 05, 2011
at 09:29 PM

yeah, i never heard of this. interesting

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on August 05, 2011
at 06:56 PM

I posted this elsewhere but I found that eating cod liver oil and yogurt made from raw, pastured milk cleared up my acne. I got the idea from reading a recent review. The sad thing is that this was known 70 years ago. It also goes to show you that, for many people, there is a huge difference between raw, grass-fed dairy and the industrialized variety.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on November 14, 2011
at 05:38 PM

I don't think it's that simple for most of us though.

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on June 21, 2012
at 12:05 AM

Can anyone give advice on how to get good vitamin A supplements? It would be much appreciated!

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

(418)

on June 21, 2012
at 01:33 AM

Using this at night helps too, has retinol in it. http://www.amazon.com/Neutrogena-Healthy-Anti-Wrinkle-Night-Cream/dp/B00005K9CK/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1340242405&sr=1-2&keywords=neutrogena+anti-wrinkle+cream

Beaafe23c50e311a8c0ea96728abf398

(418)

on June 21, 2012
at 01:33 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Super-1000mg-Liver-Softgels/dp/B001LF39PG

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