For as far back as I recall, I have had an issue with acne. It has changed over the years and now apparently, according to the dermatologist, has turned into a form of cystic acne… yes. i agree – it’s gross. Since I hardly ever wear make up, I need help in fighting the acne invaders on my face so this red-blotchiness is no more.
My acne has almost always been just face-related and seems to take hold in the area between my nose and chin. I have tried medicines, both oral and topical and now, I am just sick of worrying about it and thinking about it and seeing it and knowing it is there. For the past two years, I have been using a sulfa based wash and I am tired of it. simply tired of it. and it has slowly began to stop working. If I never set foot into a dermatologist’s office again it will be too soon.
So, like I try to do in most other aspects of my life, I want to go natural. I want a holistically pure approach to keeping those zits far from me – go find a prepubescent little boy to pick on!
I truly feel my acne is caused my some sort of imbalance, be it emotional, physical, hormonal, lack of sleep or even the amount of sunlight I might get during the week. My body knows me and it knows how to fight and fix itself. Something I am doing is causing it to get out of whack and it is just letting me know this through cute little blackheads and fun red spots on my face – I think the same is true for the headaches I have been getting since I was in high school (obviously I haven’t figured out what that issue is yet).
So – Here is what I have searched for in terms of a holistic approach to curing acne:
(in no particular order, just as they pop into my head)
- Lemon Juice
- Baking Soda
- Aloe Vera
- Healthy diet avoiding gluten and the “whites” group
- Plenty of water
- Jojoba oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Meditation (some people swear by it as a means to healthy skin!)
That is what I have come up with so far. Now, I am more confused then ever. I certainly don’t want to make my skin more sensitive or red, so where do I start?
Well, My plan is to start with lemon, baking soda and honey and go from there. Why? I don’t know. There is no method to this idea.
Just sounds good and natural. Some of the ideas are no-brainers anyways like drinking water, getting exercise, eating well…
Stay tuned to see how each of these remedies work against Mr. Acne.
My next goal – stop taking Excedrin for headaches. I have started going to the chiropractor and I honestly, truly think it has helped some with my headaches.
At least I am only getting about 1 a week compared to 3 or 4 times a week. Any suggestions for his is also greatly appreciated!
Talk to you soon, hopefully with radiating skin!