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gilroygal
10-03-2004, 11:29 PM
Well, I'm back again, trying something ELSE. I recently tried Proactive, but I decided to see if smething all natural could help. I had tried black soap and it was just too harsh. I bought some homeopathic ance gel, and it didn't do enough. I finally decided to revisit my Aztec secret clay and add some vinegar and tea tree oil. I am so glad I did!! I follow that with a moisturizing jelly by Jason, and some pure tea tree oil on the acne spots thenm selves. I have been doing this for 4 days. I am noticing that the tea tree oil dries up acne better than the $18.00 acne gel that I bought from Proactive, and it doesn't bleach my sheets!! This is a time when I would normally have a LOT of acne, but I am doing GREAT!! I am going to try this routine for a month!! If I continue to see clear skin, it will be my permanent routine!!

moonchild
10-05-2004, 08:05 AM
Aztec clay with vinegar is wonderful (I need to reup...). Drink some of that apple cider vinegar (braggs preferably). A couple of tbs. in a glass of room temp distilled is a good thing!

gilroygal
10-05-2004, 11:11 AM
Thanks. Adding tea tree oil to the mix DEFINITELY has helped.

AgentDime
10-09-2004, 07:31 PM
Can you tell me where to find this aztec clay and the moisturizing stuff?


I have been using Burt's Natural stuff and that is helping, but would like to know more about this.

gilroygal
10-11-2004, 01:22 AM
I found the Aztec clay at a health food store. It works really well as an all natural acne spot treatment also. I apply it to my bumps and leave on overnight. I also found this Black Beuty shea butter soap with sulfur. I like.

MyReality
10-12-2004, 07:47 PM
Can the clay be found in Whole Foods markets?

gilroygal
10-12-2004, 07:55 PM
I'm not familiar with whole foods market. There is a website. I think it is www.aztecsecret.com.

moonchild
10-13-2004, 07:08 AM
The Aztec clay can be found at Whole Foods. That's where I purchase mine.

MyReality
10-13-2004, 04:18 PM
Thanks moonchild! Gilroygal thanks for the suggestions!

gilroygal
10-25-2004, 11:05 AM
You can also moisten a cotton ball and appy tea tree oil to that then rub all over the face to heal acne and prevent new ones.

shulta
02-25-2005, 12:04 PM
I found the following information that I would like to share:


Remedies
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Aloe Use aloe vera juice or gel to counteract infection and promote healing. Use the ointment on pimples and sores. For acne scars, using aloe vera juice morning and night for as long as necessary (perhaps six months or longer) will help reduce the scars and improve skin complexion and color. It is drying, so if you have dry skin, use an aloe-based moisturizer. The pulp of the aloe vera plant is an excellent skin cleanser. Break off a portion and rub the pulp directly on the skin.

Apple cider vinegar/lemon juice Clean your skin and apply either lemon juice or apple cider vinegar with a cotton ball. The acid in these kitchen remedies helps flush out the pores and keeps the skin looking beautiful. Vinegar acts as an astringent and helps remove excess oil, kills bacteria, and normalizes the skin's pH. This remedy should work quickly.

• Another method using apple cider vinegar is to "steam clean" the face by putting it over a pan of boiling water with a towel over your head to trap the steam. This will loosen the dirt and oil. Then apply the vinegar with a cotton ball to remove the dirt and oil buildup. Repeat twice, then dab more vinegar on the pores to close them. Use this method once a week.

Beans Make a tea by boiling a handful of green beans in a quart of water for 10 minutes; add 3 tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers to the tea, cover and steep until cool; strain and bottle. Use as a face wash at least three times daily.

Carrot Juice The essential oils in carrot juice will aid digestion and help stop acne.

Charcoal To aid digestion, take 3 tablets of activated charcoal three times daily.

Colloidal Silver Cleanse the skin morning and night with colloidal silver. You should start to see improvements within a week. Colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic that has safely been used for a century. See our Product.

Cucumber Liquify a peeled cucumber in a blender and apply the juice to the acne. Another variation of this remedy is to drink four or five cups of cucumber juice daily for a week. This is said to purify the blood and lymphatic system, resulting in a clearer skin.

Egg whites Clean your skin thoroughly and apply egg white with a cotton swab. Let it sit for several hours or overnight. The egg white is an astringent.

Fels-Naptha The use of Fels-Naptha soap has been reported with good results for those with oily skins. It contains mineral spirits and other ingredients that work well on skin problems.

Grapefruit seed extract This extract is a powerful all-around antimicrobial product and is an excellent disinfectant. Make a solution of 4-40 drops in four ounces of water and apply to the affected areas with a cotton ball two or three times a day. See our Product.

Molasses Take 2 teaspoons of molasses with one teaspoon of sulphur once or twice daily to cleanse the blood. Skin eruptions may increase initially, but they are an indication that the blood is being cleansed.

Molkosan, a product derived from concentrated whey, the bi-product of cheese manufacture, has been used effectively against many forms of skin problems, especially acne. Add a teaspoon or tablespoon to a glass of water and take with meals. It aids in digestion and regulates metabolism. Soak an absorbant cotton pad or cloth in Molkosan and attach it to the affected areas and leave on overnight. Molkosan is an excellent antiseptic.

Oatmeal As for measles and other skin irritations, people have used oatmeal to conquer acne. Apply some cooled, cooked oatmeal to the whole face for fifteen minutes, then wash off. Oatmeal is an astringent and seems to draw oil and impurities out of the skin, keeping it clean and blemish-free. This method may take a week or two, but should have good results.

Oil of oregano Put a few drops in a glass of water and dab on the acne using a cotton ball. Oil of oregano is a very strong disinfectant, so if you start to get redness on your skin, stop using it for a few days then use a more diluted solution. See our Product.

Sugar Wash your face and make a poultice of white sugar with a small amount of water; dab on the affected area. Sugar has an antibacterial effect.

Sun Ultraviolet radiation from the sun or a sunlamp will help kill bacteria on the skin and dry up excess oil.

Witch hazel In the morning wash your face with a gentle cleanser. If you have oily skin, rub a cottonball saturated with witch hazel over your entire face. It is an astringent and will help dry the skin and shrink the pimples. Next, spread a thin coat of a 2% salicylic acid product (found in drugstores) over your whole face. Its deep penetrating action will help unclog oil-clogged pores. Repeat the cleansing and witch hazel steps, then dab 2.5% benzoyl peroxide over the entire face to kill bacteria.
Herbal

Amaranth Make a tea from amaranth seeds and use as a face wash. To make the tea bring 3 cups of water to a rolling boil, add 2 teaspoons of seeds, cover and simmer for five minutes; remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon of leaves (if available) and steep for 30 minutes.

Basil To treat affected area, obtain a basil-based oil from your health food store and apply it as directed. Another way is to get the actual herb and make an infusion. To make an infusion, put two to four teaspoons of dried basil leaves in a cup of boiling water, steep for 10 to 20 minutes, cool, and apply to the acne.

Burdock The herb burdock (Arctium lappa), is effective in treating acne and is the most important herb for treating all forms of chronic skin problems. To make the tea, bring 1 quart of water to a boil, reduce to simmer, add 4 teaspoons of cut, dried root; cover and let simmer for 7 minutes, then remove from heat and let steep for 2 more hours. Use as a skin wash.

Calendula can be made into tinctures, lotions and creams. Look for products containing this herb. Make a tea of calendula and wash your face.

Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) It has antibiotic properties and helps stimulate the immune system. Take one of the following three times daily: tea from dried root (2-4 grams); tincture (6-12 ml or 1.5-3 teaspoon); fluid extract (1-2 ml or 0.25-0.5 teaspoon); solid powder of 8-12% alkaloid content (250-500 mg.).

Tea There are several other herbs that can be made into a tea and taken internally or used as a wash. Besides aloe and burdock, calendula, chickweed, dandelion, red clover, white oak bark, yellow dock, cayenne, echinacea, ginseng, redmond clay, sarsaparilla, and valarian may be used.

Tea tree oil derived from the leaves of the native Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree contains antiseptic compounds that are a very effective skin disinfectant. Depending on severity, use 5-15% solutions twice daily. It is as effective as 5% benzoyl peroxide and is less drying, although it may take a little longer to work. See our Product.


Taken from:
http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_acne.htm

DaisysHair
02-26-2005, 01:10 AM
Taking notes. :D

sweetmama
02-26-2005, 06:55 PM
I've been using a vinegar-rose water- witch hazel toner for the past month or so, and it seems to work great. The blackheads and pimples that used to to plague my face are gone, and my face is so smooth :D I got the recipe from a natural beauty book at the library-

1 tsp witch hazel
3 tsp rose water
1 tsp ACV
1-2 drops essential oil (I use lavender)
Let sit 24 hrs before use (shake well before use)

I've added a few drops of glycerin to my mix (for its humectant properties). I apply to my face with a cotton ball after washing, and before moisturizing. I'm sure you can modify the recipe to suit your taste, but never use straight vinegar :icon_headshake:

shulta
02-27-2005, 10:11 AM
taking notes
cheers me dear!

Medusa9
02-27-2005, 04:16 PM
I don't know if anyone else has tried it, but my acne went away once I started taking a mixture of evening primrose, borage, flax, perilla, and black currant oils once a day, without fail. I still get a stress pimple here and there before my period, but I don't get breakouts anymore.

nappylicious
02-27-2005, 04:18 PM
Excellent advice..ever since I stopped my routine my skin has been looking terrible. Thanks for the advice..

toriq
03-02-2005, 09:21 PM
skincare recipes (http://www.recipegoldmine.com/beautyskin/skin.html)

Artsyblack
03-04-2005, 07:53 AM
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Great advise Shulta. I love whipping up fruits and veggies. They make the best beauty products!

I've tried just about every clay you can think of. I seem to now like french green clay. You can find this at wholefoods market around where the loose herbs are ( in jars). It's a lot cheaper $1.13 an ounce. I usually get 2 or 3. Just put a little in your hand, add a little water, mix and apply to your face. Dries in minutes. I recommend using it once or twice a week. It sucks up oil pretty quick.

Also makes a great toothpaste and whitener. It can be taken internally so if you swallow any no big deal.