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acne scars and flares

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 25, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I am An African American wondered if there are any good remedies for acne scarring and flare ups? I am in my late 30's and really frustrating.

Been through all skin regimens just gets worse or dry. Help anyone. Do I need to detoxify or it it my hormones.

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on May 08, 2014
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I want to make sure that it is very important to see whether or not his is something that is going to improve in many way.

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on March 25, 2012
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I'd take this one step further and cut ALL dairy (butter, cream, cheese, milk, yogurt, etc) for at least 2 weeks. I mean all of it. See if you notice a difference. For me it was clear. I do still eat some dairy, but this 2 week test confirmed my suspicions and helps me regulate my intake based on my symptoms.

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on March 25, 2012
at 07:59 PM

I believe acne flares are caused, in many cases at least, by food intolerances. For me, it's seed oils; also soy and shrimp. Many others have posted over the months and I take note. Most call out dairy as the culprit. Interestingly, everyone seems to have very specific predictors (another one I recall seeing was gluten). Bad proteins must get excreted and it seems the skin is least capable of dealing with that. Of course, I'm speculating wildly in that last statement.

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on March 25, 2012
at 01:18 PM

Try to see what is causing those flare ups.

I've had to deal with rosacea, cysts, acne, etc, you name it. For me, anytime I would eat out (and tried to eat Paleo). I came to the conclusion it was because of soy, dairy, or anything with white vinegar in it.

But the most important thing right now is to let your skin heal. Don't be fooled by those acne washes or creams. I've tried them all and they only further irritate your skin. Your skin is sensitive and we're not meant to be putting all these harsh chemicals on it. Try just using water and sticking strictly Paleo and record what happens.

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on March 25, 2012
at 08:09 AM

try to cut down dairy, my skin is getting better every day since I avoid everything containing milk, and only go with 2 to 3 teaspoons of cream a day in my coffee and a sheep yoghurt every now and then, pastured butter is ok as well

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on March 25, 2012
at 02:12 PM

I'd take this one step further and cut ALL dairy (butter, cream, cheese, milk, yogurt, etc) for at least 2 weeks. I mean all of it. See if you notice a difference. For me it was clear. I do still eat some dairy, but this 2 week test confirmed my suspicions and helps me regulate my intake based on my symptoms.

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on May 17, 2014
at 09:41 AM

I think that I agree with janey. For your acne, try drinking lots of water, although I have not delved deeply into the Paleo diet on skin.

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on May 10, 2014
at 02:06 AM

I'm in my thirties as well, and have suffered from acne off and on for over 15 years. I'm starting to see great results with a two-part regimen:

1) Probiotics and Resistant Starch: Who would ever have guessed?! The true root of my acne problem was my gut health, not my sensitivities to dairy, gluten, and seafood. To give a very condensed explanation of what this is, the probiotics populate the gut with the proper bacteria. The resistant starch passes through the stomach undigested and is then consumed by the healthy gut bacteria. When the gut flora are happy, the intestinal lining can heal and your body's overall inflammation level will go down. If you'd like to learn more, check out this post and scroll down to the paragraph that starts with "Long story short".

2) 10% Glycolic Acid Toner: This is for the hyperpigmentation that sticks around after a blemish has run its course. I'm amazed at how quickly my dark spots are fading using this once a day. If you are prone to dry skin, use this only on the acne-affected area and have a high quality non-comedogenic moisturizer on hand if you need it.

Best of luck, and please let me know if you try the probiotics and resistant starch!

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on May 09, 2014
at 05:39 AM

Your Skin appears to be sensitive skin. This type of skin is prone to respond negatively to cosmetics that contains fragrance oil artificial colors, alcohol etc. Characterized by delicate and thin with very fine skin pore.

Following are some of the remedies for acne with sensitive skin:

1. Introduce some Lemon while drinking water. Adding lime helps in killing bacteria that cause acne.

2. Aloe vera helps in reducing inflammation

3. Don’t over wash your skin

4. Moisturize your skin using natural olive oil in circular motion.

5. Use honey it contains sehinnga that helps in reducing the inflammation that are caused by acne.

6. Use a new washcloth each day

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on March 25, 2012
at 04:04 AM

Many people with acne have experienced total remission using Paula's Choice products. All her stuff is firmly based on peer-reviewed dermatological research. No woo, no BS, no exotic mystery herbs or magic berries. Her BHA/AHA products are particularly stellar and reasonably priced, just a step up from Olay.

Having solved my acne issued with Paula, I wanted a higher amount of proven actives, so I combine her things with Dr. Hannah Sivak's Skin Actives. Dr. Sivak was a research scientist at Michigan State University with particular expertise in proteins and expression. Her products are also firmly anchored in actual science - again, no woo, no BS.

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on March 25, 2012
at 01:54 AM

This may not be paleo but I've tried at least 30 different products an have had great luck with Ole Hendricksons aloe Vera deep cleanser, I got mine at sephora. I have also had good luck with apple cider vinegar, I drink it once daily, about 1-2 tsp. Good luck!

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