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Acne treatment through diet / natural remedies?

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DazedAndVeryConfused Mon 26-Nov-12 15:57:41

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DazedAndVeryConfused Wed 28-Nov-12 09:48:42

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genebernice Wed 28-Nov-12 10:23:37

Tea tree oil and zinc are the best natural remedies for acne. Avoid the food which contains more glyemic, such as fruit juice, baked potatoes, cheese foods.

SugaricePlumFairy Wed 28-Nov-12 10:29:05

Dazed in my opinion the products you've mentioned in your last post would be too strong for your skin and strip it rather than nourish it. I wouldn't put anything by Lush on my face, stick it in the bath!

Cleansing balms and oils are fine to use when you have acne.

Check Caroline's blog, she goes into great detail and is easy to read smile

PretzelTime Wed 28-Nov-12 10:35:16

No, not more protein! It makes you lose weight.
Here is a guy who has written about gaining weight on a lowcarb, no dairy diet:
The solution is actually more carbs. Safe carbs which doesn't make you break out. Dairy is an excellent fattener but perhaps try eating a lot of fruit instead...? See what works for you.

PretzelTime Wed 28-Nov-12 10:36:17

And another no for Lush products. They can be quite harsh actually.

coffeeinbed Wed 28-Nov-12 10:46:01

BWT, Caroline Hirons is coming to Mumsnet as a guest beauty editor - I think.
Just read something on her blog.
Can't wait.
What she does not know about products is not worth knowing..

SugaricePlumFairy Wed 28-Nov-12 10:54:33

I love Caroline's Blog, to say her advice has changed my skin sounds a bit hmm but it's true!

PretzelTime Wed 28-Nov-12 11:09:44
This is her blog right? Thanks, lots of good general advice!

SugaricePlumFairy Wed 28-Nov-12 11:19:00

Yes that's the one smile.

naturelover Wed 28-Nov-12 11:28:29

Echoing others, what makes a difference for me is keeping sugar and dairy to a minimum. I was 10 years older than you when I figured it out.

Everyone's different though. Good luck!

GeordieCherry Wed 28-Nov-12 11:32:39

Have you tried microdermabrasion? No chemicals in that
I was having chemical peels until I got pg. They really worked for me. Have microdermabrasion now until I can go back to the peels
Good luck smile

SkyBlueSky Wed 28-Nov-12 11:40:13

This probably isnt very revolutionary advice, but I ditched all make-up brushes and puffs, all powder (inc bronzer and blusher) and cut out most fruit (snacked on carrot and cucumber instead) and it did seem to help.

laptopdancer Wed 28-Nov-12 11:49:17

This is from a serch for the latest evidence based stuff.

laptopdancer Wed 28-Nov-12 11:51:16


DazedAndVeryConfused Wed 28-Nov-12 11:56:45

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DazedAndVeryConfused Wed 28-Nov-12 12:00:20

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SugaricePlumFairy Wed 28-Nov-12 12:00:46

grin she doesn't pull punches does she!

Her cheat sheet on acne is ace!

DazedAndVeryConfused Wed 28-Nov-12 12:33:57

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ppeatfruit Wed 28-Nov-12 12:37:21

I've got a book called Wheat belly by William Davis M.D. and it is a real eye opener; he reckons that wheat (even wholemeal organic) causes a vast number of health problems including acne. It's worth giving it up for a while and seeing how you go. There are lots of wheat free products now!

GeordieCherry Wed 28-Nov-12 23:13:45

You need a series of treatments & then less often to maintain. There are different strengths/ settings they can use so shouldn't be too harsh ever smile

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