A major factor of acne is diet, as I shared previously, the skin is an organ of elimination and the toxins inside the body lead to inflammation in the skin resulting in clogged pores, hence acne. To treat acne we must remove the toxins by treating the cause but we can also nurture the skin.
We considered and investigated standard acne creams and antibiotics, but the more we researched the more concerned we became. The consensus was, once begun on this route you had to continue using these harsh bleaching creams which evidences supports it could led to the liver becoming permanently damaged and the long term use of antibiotics could lead to irritable bowel disease. In the conclusion our teen made the decision to try diet and natural skin products. When selecting natural products we are fortunate to have a dear friend who researches extensively and knows what is the best on the market, so we were guided by her.
To help aid internal healing we use Liquid Probiotics, putting in the ‘good’ bacteria to fight the ‘bad’ bacteria. This regime really makes a noticeable difference. Multi vitamins for another teen particularly helps. This could be the inclusion of Vitamin D as another sibling feels plenty of sunshine aids in their improvement.
Skin Care consists of the use of Body Scrub and Body Wash regularly, using only a tiny amount lathered on with a sponge. Also we intermittently use a Purifying Mineral Mask, an absolutely brilliant product. We are still uncertain as to how much scarring has occurred but have been using Coconut Oil and Manuka Honey topically with good results.
In the spirit of honesty we confess that our dedication to this regime ebbs and flows, it all takes much work, both the diet and the internal/skin care. So we couldn’t say, “it has all improved in x amount of time” as we have added over the months and some months we are less diligent. We can conclude it makes a big difference and we’re certain if we were more vigilant we would have faster results. We’d love to hear from readers who are also battling acne and how their journey has unfolded.