(Closed) I cured my acne with $10 (and I'm not trying to sell you anything!)

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 93
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Creiddylad:  I totally am with you – I am super cautious about taking any sort of supplements, but my naturopath suggested it. It actually helps get rid of the “bad” estrogens accumulated from plastics and the environment, using DIM which is found in veggies like broccoli etc. So it doesn’t really affect hormone levels that much it kind of helps with clearing out the bad. The good thing about it is that most people only have to use it for a few months and then their bodies kind of get back on track themselves. I’m hoping that’s the case with me. I went off the pill 2 years ago and have really high levels of estrogen and am pretty much not making any progesterone anymore…ugh. So I have started using a bit of natural progesterone cream to give my body the hint that it needs to make some! It’s causing problems (mostly mood swings, irregular periods and of course acne) – I have tried diet, vitamins, supplements etc but nothing has gotten me back to normal yet. I am worried about having high estrogen  since my mom had breast cancer, so I feel I don’t have too much of a choice right now other than to try and kick start my hormones again with a few things. But it is supposed to be a safe option and supposedly helps with acne : ). We shall see!

Post # 94
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@secretbee33:  Oh, cool, it sounds wonderful! I’ve been thinking of seeing a naturopath for a long time, and now I finally have health insurance so I could. I wonder if it would help me as well?? Obviously it is something a naturopath prescribes. . . if having acupuncture doesn’t help some issues I have, I will think about going to a naturopath.

Post # 95
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow thanks for sharing 

Post # 96
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Creiddylad:  I’m not sure! You can buy estroblock without a prescription but I would probably suggest getting your hormones tested before taking anything – your naturopath can do that for you. I had gotten a lot of blood tests which didn’t help much, but then we did a saliva test (which is kind of a pain since you have to do it every day, same time, for a couple weeks) and it made things clearer. Seeing a naturopath takes patience because all of the dietary changes, supplements etc take a while to work so you have to wait a couple months to see any changes. However, whenever I went to a dermatologist they would prescribe me stuff that didn’t work or antibiotics which stop working after a while, and regular doctors just told me to go back on the pill  (which I will never do again…). So I really love my naturopath in comparison haha, even if it takes longer to see results. I will say, after coming off the pill I didn’t get my period for 4 months, and after going to the naturopath and following her advice I finally got it. Could have been a coincidence but I’m not sure! Make sure you find someone reputable who has a medical degree.

Were you on the BC pill before your acne started? It can cause buildup of toxins and estrogen. My skin was way worse right after coming off the pill and it’s definitely improved, but it just needs a little help now I think. It’s really hard trying to stay completely natural..I resisted taking anything that would affect my hormones at first but I’m going to give it a try for a few months and see if I can then wean myself back off of it

 

Post # 97
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

@secretbee33:  Were you on the BC pill before your acne started?

I wonder about this connection too. I was on the pill before my adult acne started, but my skin never recovered, even after many years. The only thing that helped was by putting myself back on BC.  My mom’s skin was way worse than mine, and the kind of birth control pills she was on in the 60’s-70’s had a way heavier dosage than the kind we use now. My sister has the mildest adult acne of all three of us and was never on BC. So yeah, I totally wonder if BC can make it worse if you already prone to adult acne.

Post # 98
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Your awesome! I suffer from cystic acne so I’ll be trying this!

Post # 99
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have purchased thi item and started taking it right away, hopeful my results will be the same as yours 

Post # 101
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Bumble bee

Commenting to subscribe!  This is awesome, I also have PCOS!

Post # 102
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

going to try zinc!

Post # 103
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Thanks so much for this post!  I have been taking zinc for a couple weeks now and I can tell a huge difference in my skin.

Post # 104
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

For what its worth I thought I’d share my experience. I have had great success taking a combo of supplements. My MUA recommended a combo of zinc, vitamin d, omega oils, magnesium and a digestion supplement. Im not a supplement fan and have never taken supplements but i had great success.My skin has never been more stable and clear. 

Post # 104
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

DaphneDescends:  It’s called Ethical Nutrients “Inner Health Plus” which is lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium lactis. 

Post # 105
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

turnanewleaf:  hey, I just wanted to update with something the bees here might find useful:

I just learned today that overdoing it on vitamins B-6 and B-12 may actually cause breakouts. I’m adding this note to the thread because I just noticed that the zinc supplement I had been taking also has 20 mg of B-6, which is 1,000% the daily recommendation. 

I have been taking a huge B-100 “complex” for many years. when I saw your thread 5 months ago, I added this new zinc + B-6 supplement. my skin wasn’t getting any clearer. no wonder! with the two combined, I was getting way WAY too much.

so my point is, if zinc supplements aren’t working for some of you, check your bottles and make sure you’re not getting too much B. (note: some energy drinks have too much as well, it’s not good to drink those every day.)

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