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whats are the best topicals for acne/dandruff on the face

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Created November 19, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Over on longecity they seem to think topical retinoids are beneficial. And possibly a topical Sodium Sulfacetamide /Sulfur

ive tried every dietary thing under the sun and high dose natural vitamin A. I think treating it topically would be less problematic than trying to seriously address some kind of hidden fungal infection or megadose on B vitamins.

The downside is retinoids = no sun, I believe.

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:53 AM

I wash my face with a combo of avocado or olive oil, castor oil, and tea tree oil at night. I use a warm wash cloth to get rid of the oil and gently exfoliate. In the morning, I use organic raw honey in the shower. Sounds crazy. But it works for me!

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:51 AM

Lol. Yes, definitely crazier..

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on November 20, 2012
at 05:58 AM

Not sure what dandruff on face is. Ten years ago, I used Proactive and it works well for a year but gradually gave me very dry eczema spots along hairline, with terribly flaky skin. I was allergic to some ingredient (acid of some type, can't remember name). Stopped using product, cut out all sugars and most grains, added in lots of dark leafy greens and skin looked great.

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on November 20, 2012
at 05:54 AM

Benzoyl topical cream. Here's my routine: wash face with Desert Essence face wash with tea tree oil, pat dry, apply benzoyl thinly over nose (where I break out), let dry, then apply either moisturizer (night) or moisturizer and sunscreen (day). A couple of months after I started eating Paleo, I broke out really badly with cystic acne, something vie never had before. Turns out, it was due to sulfites in balsamic vinegar that it was dressing my salads with twice a day. Google sulfites in food to see if you might be eating, foods that are high in it. Anyway, I've been off it 3 weeks, all better.

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on November 20, 2012
at 02:24 AM

oil cleansing, yes I've heard of this. it might seems counter-intuitive, but some people swear by it... I just read a post about it actually, http://www.mommypotamus.com/oil-cleansing-for-clear-baby-soft-skin-video-tutorial/

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on November 20, 2012
at 01:05 AM

i tried so hard to make "natural" diet and topical cures work for me but if you can afford to see a dermatologist for a topical prescription i would definitely recommend doing so

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on November 20, 2012
at 01:02 AM

epiduo has adapalene which is a synthetic retinoid and it is wayyy more harsh than 2% salicylic acid or 10% benz. i used to have oily skin just a few hours after washing it but epiduo keeps it dry.

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on November 20, 2012
at 01:02 AM

start the process over again.*

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on November 20, 2012
at 01:02 AM

But it's not just the oil. Here's what happens when you get acne: Dead skin cells clog pores, oil builds up inside, bacteria that naturally occurs in the skin feeds off that oil, and multiplies until you get an infection. In the above wash the salt exfoliates the skin, [thereby removing the clogged pore] The Grapeseed oil is an astringent [therefore drying up the oil inside of the pore] And the Salt, Grapeseed Oil, and honey all have that antisceptic property to kill the bacteria. And the honey helps hydrate, like I said, so less dead skin cell production to start the process over

Fe2ed04b1e6cfc26b07f97287695720d

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on November 20, 2012
at 12:46 AM

I'm not so sure that excess oil is the best way to tackle the issue. If i take a wet rag and scrub my face, the oil will be gone, this doesnt unclog the pores or stop the process, just drys it up for a short time.

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on November 20, 2012
at 12:45 AM

I'm glad that worked for you. I have severe facial dandruff and need something a little bit stronger I believe.

Fe2ed04b1e6cfc26b07f97287695720d

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on November 20, 2012
at 12:42 AM

I was under the impression that retinoic acid was less harsh than the treatment of salic acid/benz

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on November 20, 2012
at 12:21 AM

ok, yours is definitely crazier.

Fe2ed04b1e6cfc26b07f97287695720d

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on November 19, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Benzol peroxide face wash? Will that clear up dandruff on the face as well?

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on November 19, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Paleo isnt the end all to curing acne. Some acne is caused by hormone fluctuations outside of your diet.

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on November 19, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Paleon, i was paleo for 2 years. I also mimiced the kativa diet (the population with 0 incidence of acne) for 5 months.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on November 20, 2012
at 12:27 AM

a few things help my skin...

tea tree oil for pimples coconut oil for dry skin clay mask with apple cider vinegar once a week homemade face mask of oats, honey, cocoa, and avocado once a week

i was my face with LUSH soap.

Fe2ed04b1e6cfc26b07f97287695720d

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on November 20, 2012
at 12:45 AM

I'm glad that worked for you. I have severe facial dandruff and need something a little bit stronger I believe.

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on November 19, 2012
at 10:33 PM

Well, I'm gonna tell you something crazy that worked for me

Get 2 tsp grapeseed oil in a small container Add 2 tsp pure honey add 1 tsp sea salt

Wash your face twice a day and moisturize. That's it, it might seem counterintuitive to wash your face with oil, but doing so just desolves the excess, plus grapeseed oil has astringent and antisceptic properties. Honey has hydrating and antisceptic properties, and sea salt will buff off the dead skin cells while... also have antisceptic properties. After using "America's #1 acne solution" on my face for yeas, this is what has really, finally helped. And it's nice and gentle, too. Try it for 6 weeks and see; and don't forget that acne is cyclical, and you might go through one or two cycles before it fully clears up.

Good luck!

Fe2ed04b1e6cfc26b07f97287695720d

(15)

on November 20, 2012
at 12:46 AM

I'm not so sure that excess oil is the best way to tackle the issue. If i take a wet rag and scrub my face, the oil will be gone, this doesnt unclog the pores or stop the process, just drys it up for a short time.

Medium avatar

(1097)

on November 20, 2012
at 01:02 AM

But it's not just the oil. Here's what happens when you get acne: Dead skin cells clog pores, oil builds up inside, bacteria that naturally occurs in the skin feeds off that oil, and multiplies until you get an infection. In the above wash the salt exfoliates the skin, [thereby removing the clogged pore] The Grapeseed oil is an astringent [therefore drying up the oil inside of the pore] And the Salt, Grapeseed Oil, and honey all have that antisceptic property to kill the bacteria. And the honey helps hydrate, like I said, so less dead skin cell production to start the process over

Medium avatar

(1097)

on November 20, 2012
at 01:02 AM

start the process over again.*

7bab99c303f1e83d3d9722a414dd7b45

(524)

on November 20, 2012
at 02:24 AM

oil cleansing, yes I've heard of this. it might seems counter-intuitive, but some people swear by it... I just read a post about it actually, http://www.mommypotamus.com/oil-cleansing-for-clear-baby-soft-skin-video-tutorial/

A6f9b3029012b263a99a9d906737ee07

(173)

on December 02, 2012
at 04:53 AM

I wash my face with a combo of avocado or olive oil, castor oil, and tea tree oil at night. I use a warm wash cloth to get rid of the oil and gently exfoliate. In the morning, I use organic raw honey in the shower. Sounds crazy. But it works for me!

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197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Are you eating Paleo and how long? Acne usually clears up about a month after you eliminate sugar and grains. Healing your skin from the inside out is best way. However, I like benzol peroxide (5 percent) while my teens prefer the 10 percent for those occasional problem spots.

I've used retinoids in past but avoiding the sun = your body becomes vitamin D deficient = immune system issues, depression, etc. Also think that it lead to hyper pigmentation issues down the line. I don't let my teens use it for above reasons.

If you are eating Paleo but are still breaking out, you could have low level allergies, such as sulfites, seafood, eggs, etc. Hope that helps.

Fe2ed04b1e6cfc26b07f97287695720d

(15)

on November 19, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Paleon, i was paleo for 2 years. I also mimiced the kativa diet (the population with 0 incidence of acne) for 5 months.

7b20db75b09540914bd0c852e868a9d6

(454)

on November 19, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Paleo isnt the end all to curing acne. Some acne is caused by hormone fluctuations outside of your diet.

197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

(1836)

on November 20, 2012
at 05:54 AM

Benzoyl topical cream. Here's my routine: wash face with Desert Essence face wash with tea tree oil, pat dry, apply benzoyl thinly over nose (where I break out), let dry, then apply either moisturizer (night) or moisturizer and sunscreen (day). A couple of months after I started eating Paleo, I broke out really badly with cystic acne, something vie never had before. Turns out, it was due to sulfites in balsamic vinegar that it was dressing my salads with twice a day. Google sulfites in food to see if you might be eating, foods that are high in it. Anyway, I've been off it 3 weeks, all better.

Fe2ed04b1e6cfc26b07f97287695720d

(15)

on November 19, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Benzol peroxide face wash? Will that clear up dandruff on the face as well?

197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

(1836)

on November 20, 2012
at 05:58 AM

Not sure what dandruff on face is. Ten years ago, I used Proactive and it works well for a year but gradually gave me very dry eczema spots along hairline, with terribly flaky skin. I was allergic to some ingredient (acid of some type, can't remember name). Stopped using product, cut out all sugars and most grains, added in lots of dark leafy greens and skin looked great.

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on November 20, 2012
at 04:53 AM

Coconut oil can be used for just about everything! You could give it a try.

I don't know much about it, but I know that whenever I have any pimple, sore, or even red spot, I put coconut oil on it overnight and it clears right up!

It won't hurt to try.

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on November 20, 2012
at 12:23 AM

This is not a topical solution, but eliminating caffeine and dairy has cleared up similar problems for me.

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7bab99c303f1e83d3d9722a414dd7b45

(524)

on November 19, 2012
at 11:13 PM

Ok I have something a bit crazier ;) Have you heard of urine therapy? Google it for acne.

I have dabbed my urine on my pimples, zits and other facial skin disruptions and always see results by the 3rd day. Is it gross? Well, a little. But it's free and for me, it has always worked. Some testimonials are downright impressive.

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(1097)

on November 20, 2012
at 12:21 AM

ok, yours is definitely crazier.

A6f9b3029012b263a99a9d906737ee07

(173)

on December 02, 2012
at 04:51 AM

Lol. Yes, definitely crazier..

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7b20db75b09540914bd0c852e868a9d6

(454)

on November 19, 2012
at 10:20 PM

What cleared up my acne was washing with Neutrogena 2% salicylic acid oil free acne wash followed by Epiduo (prescription Rx) once a day. Paleo didnt help my face either. But after a month of this regimen its completely gone.

7b20db75b09540914bd0c852e868a9d6

(454)

on November 20, 2012
at 01:02 AM

epiduo has adapalene which is a synthetic retinoid and it is wayyy more harsh than 2% salicylic acid or 10% benz. i used to have oily skin just a few hours after washing it but epiduo keeps it dry.

7b20db75b09540914bd0c852e868a9d6

(454)

on November 20, 2012
at 01:05 AM

i tried so hard to make "natural" diet and topical cures work for me but if you can afford to see a dermatologist for a topical prescription i would definitely recommend doing so

Fe2ed04b1e6cfc26b07f97287695720d

(15)

on November 20, 2012
at 12:42 AM

I was under the impression that retinoic acid was less harsh than the treatment of salic acid/benz

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