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How I Cleared My Acne Using Only Natural Treatments

Posted Apr 27 2009 10:13pm

flower girl I recently experienced the worst breakout that I’ve had for over a year which was just devastating. All of those nasty emotions came back and I honestly didn’t want to leave the house without wearing makeup. I felt especially ridiculous blogging about skin care when I didn’t feel that great about my own skin, so when I get a breakout it sure hits me hard!

BUT it was a blessing in disguise because it gave me the opportunity to try all of those natural treatments that I haven’t been able to test because my skin has been too clear. So …

I’m very excited today to give you my most recent acne treatment plan which I’m confident will work very well for the majority of you. So if you’re fed up and finding that nothing is working, then either give this plan a go or use it to tailor make your own treatment.

The difference between a treatment and a cure

Please keep in mind that I don’t like to call this treatment a “cure” because it’s not getting to the actual root cause of your acne. It’s impossible for me to provide a definite cure that will work for all of you because we are all unique individuals with bodies that sometimes work a little differently to each other, so the root cause for me may not necessarily be the same for you.

If you really want to cure your acne, then you’ll need to get to the root cause of it and fix it at that level. It could be a Candida problem which requires a strict anti-candida diet, an overloaded liver which may require several liver flushes and perhaps even a bit of colonic irrigation, or it could be a hormonal issue … among other things. So while you’re on your journey to learning what your root cause is and how to treat it, this plan will help you to clear your skin at the surface level so you can at least get a little more emotional happiness and a little more confidence with your appearance.

But this is plan is very likely to still clear your acne!

This is definitely the next best thing to a cure. I’m confident that this holistic plan will work for most people, and work well. But you need to keep in mind that there are a lot of elements to this plan so it’s not one magical pill that you can take and have your acne cleared over night, or even in three days.

This list is long so don’t feel as though you need to follow ever single item on it. I’m not 100% certain that everything on this list contributed to healing my skin, but I like to think that every little bit counts so holistically it all adds to the puzzle.

Also keep in mind that I am not on any prescription medications for my skin nor do I use any topicals that aren’t listed here. So I’m not on the contraceptive pill (which helps a lot of women with their skin), I’m not taking antibiotics, I’m not using benzoyl peroxide, etc.

So here’s the list-

  • 10 grams of Vitamin B5 per day, taken as 2.5 grams four times per day. Go here for more info
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (with live cultures) first thing in the morning
  • Digestive enzymes with all main meals
  • Supergreen smoothie in the morning
  • No cow’s milk or cow’s milk products
  • No foods high in nut fats (nut milks, raw desserts)
  • Cut as much wheat and sugars (including natural sugars) out of my diet as possible
  • Avoid as many “warming” foods as possible - onion, garlic, chili, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, peppermint, etc
  • Quinoa as the main grain in my diet
  • Increased the amount of vegetables in my daily diet
  • Give my skin and my body ten minutes of sunshine every day

Skin care routine:

It’s important to note that I’m still doing all of the stuff that I’ve been doing for ages for my skin in addition to the list above. This includes eating well (as outlined in my book, Eat Away Your Acne ), not picking my skin, I’m practicing regular relaxation (yoga and meditation), and taking a multi-vitamin every day. So as you can see there are a lot of elements to this treatment.

If you want something much more simplified and easier to follow, here is a list of the essential items in the list that I feel played the biggest part in my treatment. You could just follow this list and see how you go.

Your results will depend on what you’re currently doing for your skin. If you’re already eating well for example then you may want to consider the full diet list I have above. But if you currently have a poor diet you don’t need to jump immediately to extremes such as eating Quinoa and cutting out all natural sugars including fruit.

Simplified treatment plan

  • 10 grams of Vitamin B5 per day, taken as 2.5 grams four times per day. Go here for more info
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (with live cultures) first thing in the morning
  • Follow diet recommendations outlined in Eat Away Your Acne
  • Take a good quality multi-vitamin every day
  • Do not pick at your spots
  • Practice regular relaxation - it doesn’t have to be yoga and meditation like me, do something that you love and you find relaxing

Skin care routine:

I’m providing these lists to you so that you can tailor make your own plan according to the severity of your acne, your age and what your current treatment plan is like. Follow your intuition and you’ll be okay. BUT, if you have any questions or I’ve left out some obvious information, please write me a message in the response box below.

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