Acne solutions -- Organic even!
- 01-17-2010, 03:43 PM
Acne solutions -- Organic even!
I live in Colorado and its dry year around. My skin gets very dry and itchy so i have to moisturize. I don't know if its my awesome Suave lotion, but I've always had too much back acne.
I decided to change things up and try some organic solutions. There are all kinds of speculation about sulfates (in soaps/shampoos) and plastic bottles having estrogen effects. Keep in mind there is no standard for organic cleansing products. Organic is basically a definition that applies to food. I found a soap and shampoo that is USDA organic (pretty rare), which in theory means you can actually eat it.
For face acne use a 5% benzoyl wash. I try not to get it too close to my eyes because that skin is too sensitive. I use a 10% (oxy maximum) on my back with an exfoliating cloth and it has cut my acne down like 90%. Obviously these washes are not organic but they have been working great.
I use Jojoba oil as my face lotion. I put it in a glass bottle with an eye dropper and use about 8-10 drops, 1st rubbed together in my hand. It is not greasy at all. You have to rub it in fast because it absorbs into the skin quickly.
For the rest of my body, including my back I use almond oil as my lotion. Its a bit heavier than jojoba but not nearly as greasy as a typical cooking oil. I add some eucalyptus oil which gives it a kind of a refreshing menthol kick. Don't worry the smell is gone in 15 minutes. I find the almond oil to help my dry skin even better than "real" lotion. I put it in a glass bottle with a traditional lotion pump. A spray pump doesn't work well with oils.
Try these out and tell me how it works for you.
- 01-17-2010, 04:10 PM
- 01-17-2010, 04:15 PM
01-17-2010, 04:34 PM
Whats the point of using acne products that work by drying skin out if you're going to use oils to remoisturize it?
01-17-2010, 05:07 PM
Because the point of the benzoyl is to kill the bacteria. Dryness is a side effect. Replacing the lost oil to the skin helps prevent new bacteria from getting into the pores.
01-17-2010, 05:32 PM
PC is right... I have major acne problems, I know all about that ****...
I hate using acutaine, killing my training, but that **** is working!
Hopefully I'll still be using it while I run my cycle...
01-17-2010, 05:52 PM
01-19-2010, 10:14 AM
Have you checked this post yet for acne problems....
Look for the post with liver and acne in the title. Unfortunately I can not post links yet...
03-14-2010, 08:22 PM
03-14-2010, 09:26 PM
03-14-2010, 09:30 PM
03-14-2010, 10:08 PM
Sorry if it has already been mentioned here, but isn't Pantothenic Acid (B5) supposed to help with acne problems?
03-14-2010, 10:35 PM
03-18-2010, 03:52 AM
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04-06-2010, 10:28 PM
04-07-2010, 12:05 AM
I read in one article that using cooked oatmeal can help ease up acne and give your face a certain glow... so I tried it. Lol. It did work. I got a healthy glow and very soft skin as a result. The acne didn't lessen, though. I think you'd really need an anti-bacterial wash to get rid of acne.
04-07-2010, 12:20 AM
ive tried every single thing you can think of...seriously from diet to prodcuts to Perscribed medications and its just all genetics man. Of course you can treat it all you want but if its your genes than its in your genes and it will go away when your body tells it to, no time before that.
04-08-2010, 07:20 AM
add another 'w' at the beginning i cant post links yet
Go buy 1200g fish oil (usually they are buy one get one free) and get the big one and take 2 pills 3 times a day and it will DEF help but give it a good week and a half or 2 weeks and try and not eat fast food too much it DOES mess your skin up.
04-08-2010, 08:42 AM
i took/take mad fish oil etc and it did nothing. its genetics. they say drink water and it clears up....b.s. i drink a gallon to a gallon and a half and it does nothing. genetics
04-08-2010, 08:27 PM
04-08-2010, 11:49 PM
i have and it doesnt, during my bulk i carry a 300+ gram carb drink loaded with complex and simple carbs/sugars and my acne was actually better then than now. ive posted about it before on here during my bulk so its clearly not B.S. lsooooooo like I said, its genetics.
04-09-2010, 02:04 AM
An odd thing I've noticed is that my acne starts to clear up when I take test boosters, which is the exact opposite of most people's reaction.
04-12-2010, 02:02 PM
Good acne tips Ima look into trying some of these. My problem is after I shave the hair grows back and pricks my face which causes a barbers rash, red inflamed skin, so not really acne but maybe some of this things can help clear my face up
04-14-2010, 12:20 AM
I read some random side note in a thread and the dude said use dawn dish soap. I was breaking out bad at the time and it worked like a charm. Haha I know its odd but it works
04-15-2010, 04:57 PM
he has a point, regular soap/shampoo/shaving cream/etc are loaded with chemicals and irritate your skin like no other, usually making acne much worse. just by getting rid of all those detergents from your life you will see a much better looking skin. Here is a post I wrote about it:
Live in an environment free of chemicals
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