MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
ACNE & SKIN CARE
(Blackheads, Pimples, Flesh Worms, Whiskey Nose)
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Acne is an inflammatory skin disorder that to some degree afflicts about 80 percent of all Americans between the ages of 12 to 44 years. It is typically characterized by pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne has become the most commonly treated skin abnormality. Perhaps modern lifestyles contribute to this change in statistics. For those that suffer from acne, it is not merely a cosmetic problem. The consequences include emotional stress that can have a strong impact on one's self-esteem.
There are several forms of skin disease included under the general name of Acne. They are never fatal, but are very annoying, and causes the afflicted person to present an unsightly appearance. The difficulty is acne is very persistent, often baffling every endeavor to overcome it.
Is caused by a retention in the skin of the secretion of the sebaceous glands. This secretion chokes up the little ducts and becomes hardened. These ducts are situated alongside of the air follicles. The tips of the little masses of hardened secretion become black when exposed to the air, giving rise to the ordinary name of blackheads or flesh worms. Some used to suppose these were actual worms in the skin, and they do resemble them very much, for by pressure the ducts may be emptied of their contents, which look like yellowish worms with black heads. This form of acne is most common between the ages of 14 and 25 years, and usually makes its appearance over the face, and sometimes on the chest and back. Sometimes the retained secretion is deeper seated where air and dirt cannot reach it, and it remains white (whiteheads).
Acne often arises at puberty, when the body dramatically increases its production of androgens (male sex hormones). Thus, it is more common in males because of androgens (male sex hormones) like testosterone stimulate the production of keratin and sebum, which leads to clogged pores. During puberty, androgens increase in both sexes, making girls in this age group more susceptible as well. These hormones stimulate the production of keratin (a type of protein) and sebum (an oily skin lubricant). The sebaceous glands, located in each hair follicle or tiny pit of skin, produce the oil (sebum) that lubricates the skin. Sebaceous glands are found in large numbers on the face, back, chest, and shoulders. If sebum is secreted faster than it can move through the pores, a blemish arises. The excess oil makes the pores sticky, allowing bacteria to become trapped inside the follicle. Blackheads form when sebum combines with the skin pigments and plugs the pores. If scales below the surface of the skin become filled with sebum, whiteheads appear. In severe cases, whiteheads build up, spread under the skin, and rupture, which eventually spreads the inflammation. Several of these spots can come and go over a period of months or years. Although proper skin care is important in the treatment of acne, acne is not caused by uncleanliness (dirty pores), but is more likely to be a result of overactive oil glands.
Although more than 20 million teenagers suffer from this disorder, acne is not just affecting kids anymore. It is also affecting increasing numbers of adults. While teenage acne most commonly occurs on the face and/or upper body, adult acne is usually limited to the chin and jaw line, and involves fewer, but possibly more painful blemishes.
Hormones do not go away after adolescence, though. Many women suffer premenstrual acne flare-ups that are prompted by the release of progesterone after ovulation. Oral contraceptives high in progesterone can cause breakouts, too. The presence of candidiasis (Candida) can also cause hormonal changes that encourage the liver to produce the wrong substances for healthy sebum.
MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Candida
The exact cause of acne is not clearly known, but factors that contribute to the condition include:
- Oily skin.
- Androgens / hormonal imbalance.
- Use of certain drugs (especially steroids, lithium, oral contraceptives, and certain anti epileptic drugs).
- Over consumption of junk food.
- Diet high in saturated fats, hydrogenated fats, and animal products.
- Nutritional deficiencies.
- Exposure to industrial pollutants (machine oils, coal tar derivatives, chlorinated hydrocarbons) are some environmental factors.
- Use of cosmetics.
- Monthly menstrual cycles.
- Over washing or repeated rubbing of skin.
- A body pH that is too acidic or too alkaline also fosters the nesting and breeding of acne-causing bacteria.
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Acidosis
MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Alkalosis
The skin is the largest organ of the body. One of its functions is to eliminate a portion of the body's toxic waste products through sweating. If the body contains more toxins than the kidneys and liver can effectively discharge, the skin takes over. In fact some health care professionals call the skin the "third kidney". As toxins escape through the skin, they disrupt the skin's healthy integrity. This is a key factor behind many skin disorders, including acne.
The skin also "breathes". If the pores become clogged, the microbes that are involved in causing acne flourish because they are protected against the bacteriostatic action of sunshine. Dirt, dust, oils, and grime from pollution clog the pores, but this can be eliminated by washing the skin properly.
ACNE TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS
SKIN CARE TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Acne is a message that something may be wrong with your body chemistry, diet, and/or skin care routine. Proper diet, nutritional supplements, and finding the right skin care products may be all that is needed to correct the problem.
Contrary to popular belief, there are no specific foods that cause acne (aside from the pore-closing effect of sugary foods eaten in large amounts). Even chocolate and nuts do not aggravate acne, although they can aggravate viral skin infections.
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An exception is the iodine found in seafood, which can bring on outbreaks in women who are sensitive to iodine. It is possible for a specific food item (or many other substances, such as balsams used in cosmetics) to trigger acne in cases of allergy.
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For severe acne, the drug isotretinoin (Accutane) is the only reliable treatment. It disrupts plug formation and shrinks the sebaceous glands. Isotretinoin cures or greatly reduces acne in about 90 percent of the people who use it, but it can cause side effects like dry skin, headaches, nosebleeds, and joint and muscle pain. The most dangerous side effect of isotretinoin is that it can cause serious birth defects, such as fetal brain deformities, if taken during pregnancy. It can be dangerous and can cause birth defects if a woman is taking this drug becomes pregnant up to two months after it is discontinued. If a woman with acne is in her childbearing years, isotretinoin is not recommended unless she is using effective birth control. There have been isolated cases of depression, and other mental disorders among people using this drug, and a study published in the Archives of Dermatology found that it might cause a loss of bone density, raising questions regarding its effect on the risk of developing osteoporosis later in life.
For severe acne, a new treatment that is much safer than Accutane has recently been developed. A treatment called Levulan PDT, or the "Blue Light Treatment," is ideal for patients of all ages, including teens. During a painless, in-office treatment, the face is first given a mild microderm-abrasion (sanding) to remove the surface layer of dead skin, then Levulan (5-aminole-vulinic acid) is applied to the face. This application makes acne bacteria more sensitive to light. After about 30 minutes, the Levulan is washed off and up to ten minutes of a special high-intensity blue light (not ultraviolet) is used to kill the bacteria. Some people require more than one session. Skin is more sensitive to sunlight right after treatment, and SPF 45 sunscreen is recommended for at least 24 hours.
The weapon of choice against moderate cases of acne is topical tretinoin (Retin-A). It helps to keep the pores from becoming clogged by increasing the rate at which dead surface skin cells are shed. Like isotretinoin, tretinoin should not be used during pregnancy. Use it with caution, because it renders the skin extremely vulnerable to sun damage. In addition, the safety of long-term use of tretinoin has not been established. Some "sibling" forms of tretinoin are being studied in the hope that they may not be as drying to the skin.
Research is being conducted on the development and use of androgen-blocking drugs to stop the oil glands from being turned on by hormonal functions.
The sports supplement androstenedione can cause acne in both men and women. Milk Thistle helps to counteract this effect.
An antibiotic cream or an oral antibiotic is sometimes prescribed for acne. Tetracycline, erythromycin, or clindamycin, is sometimes prescribed for acne. If these drugs are not effective, minocycline may be prescribed. Be aware that this drug can have such side effects as shortness of breath and joint pain. The long-term use of antibiotics often leads to candida infection and in some people, leading to worsened acne. If you must take antibiotics, it is wise to take some form of Acidophilus because antibiotics kill "friendly" bacteria along with "unfriendly" bacteria.
Long term use of the antibiotic minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin) can result in blue pigmentation in the gums, known as a "blue smile". If your health care provider prescribes this drug for acne, discuss the possibility of alternating between antibiotic treatment and treatment with Barberry, Coptis, , Olive Leaf extract, or Oregon Grape root. However, do not interrupt antibiotic treatment without your health care provider's consent.
Benzoyl peroxide is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter acne products. It can be helpful, particularly in mild cases, but it is extremely drying and allergic reactions can occur. It should not be applied around the eyes or mouth.
A study conducted by the Department of Dermatology of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in New South Wales, Australia, found that a 5-percent solution of Tea Tree Oil was as effective as a 5-percent benzoyl peroxide for most cases of acne, without the irritating side effects.
Azelaic acid is a naturally occurring antibacterial compound proven in clinical tests to be as effective as the medications benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin (Retin-A), or tetracycline in controlling acne outbreaks. Use azelaic acid creams with the herbs listed below for maximum effect.
Blackheads should be removed only with a specially designed instrument, a procedure best done by a professional. Picking, squeezing, or scratching the blemishes may cause scarring, according to dermatologists. Compound Syrup of Stillingia is an excellent internal remedy. If a professional is unavailable to assist in the removal of blackheads, this can be accomplished by a skilled person. Unskilled squeezing is more detrimental than beneficial and can increase the inflammation. First apply over the affected part a cloth wrung out of very hot water, let it remain a few minutes to relax the structures, then gently squeeze out the accumulations, taking care not to abrade the skin by pins or finger nails, then apply cloths wet with cold water and extract of witch hazel in which borax has been dissolved. This remedy is from an old medical text.
Niacinamide is a major nutrient in the repair of any skin condition because it brings fresh, healthy blood to the surface of the skin. Niacinamide opens the vascular system which supplies the skin with blood and nutrients.
Kombucha tea, which has antibacterial and immune-boosting properties, has been found by many people to be beneficial for acne.
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Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), a byproduct of wood processing, can be applied to acne lesions to reduce inflammation and promote healing. If used regularly, it may also help minimize scarring from severe cystic acne. Caution: Only DMSO from a health food store should be used for therapeutic purposes. Commercial grade DMSO such as that found in hardware stores is not suitable. The use of DMSO may result in garlicky body odor. This is temporary, and is not a cause for concern.
An acne treatment program called Derma-Klear from Enzymatic Therapy may be helpful.
In rare cases, acne may be a sign of a potentially serious hormonal disorder caused by tumors in the adrenal glands or ovaries. Other symptoms of such problems include irregular menstrual periods and excess facial hair. If such symptoms develop, consult with your health care provider.
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ACNE HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS
SKIN CARE HERBS
Burdock Root and Red Clover are powerful blood cleansers. Milk Thistle aids the liver in cleansing the blood. Both Burdock and Dandelion can help cleanse the liver. A liver that is not performing at its best can worsen acne because it cannot break down and clear excess hormones from the body as it should. Burdock and Dandelion also contain insulin, which can improve the quality of skin by removing bacteria.
A poultice using Chaparral, Dandelion, and Yellow Dock Root can be applied directly to the areas of the skin with acne. Note: Chaparral is recommended for external use only.
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Lavender, Red Clover, and Strawberry Leaves can be used as a steam sauna for the face. Lavender kills germs and stimulates new cell growth. Using a glass or enameled pot, simmer a total of 2 to 4 tablespoons of dried or fresh herbs in 2 quarts of water. When the pot is steaming, place it on top of a thick potholder on a table, and sit with your face at a comfortable distance over the steam for 15 minutes. A towel can be used to trap the steam, if desired. After 15 minutes, splash your face with cold water. Allow your skin to air dry or pat it dry with a towel. If desired, you may follow the treatment with the use of a clay mask.
TO MAKE A CLAY HEALING MASK
1 teaspoon Green Clay powder
1 teaspoon raw Honey
Blend together well and apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.
Caution: If acne is extensive or badly inflamed, do not use steam treatments, as this may worsen the condition.
TYPES OF HEALING CLAYS
French Green Clay is an excellent cleansing facial clay. Mix 1/2 to 1 tablespoon powder with 1 to 2 tablespoons water for skin application. Smooth onto skin and let dry for 15 minutes before rinsing. Oily Skin Mask: Mix 1 tablespoon green clay, 5 drops Jojoba Oil.
Red Moroccan (Rhassoul) Clay powder is an exceptionally pure powder is highly absorbent and will readily mix with water or moisturizing oils. Ultra fine mineral rich light-gray with a hue of oxidized pink to a reddish-brown colored clay from Morocco. Moroccan clay is very rich in Iron and has been widely applied because its strong drawing capacity and the clay used in medicinal preparations. Because of its drying capabilities it is effective in treating poison oak/ivy and for application to rashes. Those with very oily skin and acne will benefit most from this helpful clay. Suggested Dosage or Use: Moroccan clay is an excellent moisturizing and cleansing facial clay. Mix one tablespoon powder with one teaspoon water for skin application. Apply onto skin and let dry for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing. Moroccan consists of naturally occurring Silica, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium and mineral oxides.
Tea Tree Oil is a natural antibiotic and antiseptic. Dab full-strength tea tree oil (sparingly) on blemishes three times a day, or add 1 dropperful of tea tree oil to 1/4 cup warm water and pat it on the affected area with a clean cotton ball (be sure to use 100-percent cotton). Tea tree soap works well, too. For irritated skin, mix Tea Tree Oil with Sweet Almond Oil in a 1:9 ratio. Warm the mixture and apply it to the affected skin 3 times a day.
TEA TREE CLEANSER FOR ACNE
1/4 cup Witch Hazel Extract
1 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Apply cleanser with a cotton ball. Use 2 to 3 times a day as needed. Tea Tree Oil can effectively help reduce acne inflammation. It works slower than benzyl peroxide lotions but it is gentler on the skin.
HERBAL BLEND FOR ACNE, SKIN BLEMISHES & IRRITATIONS
1.5 ounces Echinacea Root & Leaves
3/4 ounce Thyme Herb
3/4 ounce Calendula Flowers
3/4 ounce Veronica (Speedwell) Herb
Prepare this tea to treat skin problems. These medicinal plants have antibacterial properties, stimulate the immune system and purify the blood.
Other beneficial herbs include Alfalfa, Cayenne (capsicum), Echinacea, and Yellow Dock Root.
Bee Propolis is a resinous substance bees collect from certain trees to produce a "cement." Bees use it to construct and repair the hive, blocking invasions of fungi, bacteria and viruses. It is similarly beneficial in the human body. As a salve or tincture, it has a germicidal effect and can be used to speed the healing of wounds. When taken internally, it stimulates the immune and circulatory systems.
PROPOLIS CREAM FOR ACNE
2 teaspoons Chamomile Essential Oil
3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
20 drops Bee Propolis Tincture
1/2 ounce Healing Earth (Clay)
Slightly warm Chamomile Oil, Peppermint Oil and Propolis Tincture. Combine with healing earth/clay. Dab on pimples.
Bergamot Essential Oil is one of the best essential oils for treating skin eruptions, especially those that are stress induced. Using the oil in a facial steam bath is effective for cleaning and healing the skin. To make a steam bath, add 3 drops of Bergamot Oil to a large bowl of steaming hot water. Drape a towel over your head and shoulders, and then bend your face over the bowl. For 10 to 15 minutes, breathe deeply, keeping your eyes closed. Caution: Do not use a steam bath if you have any broken facial capillaries. When you use Bergamot Oil or any other citrus-based oil, avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight for at least 6 hours following application. Exposure to the sun may lead to skin discoloration, blistering or severe burning.
Lemon-Balm (Melissa) Oil is a great remedy for stress-related skin and facial blemishes. Mix 2 to 5 drops of Lemon-Balm (Melissa) Oil with 1.5 ounces of Base Oil, such as Sweet Almond Oil or Wheat-Germ Oil. Massage the mixture into the back, on either side of the spine, to reduce stress and anxiety. The same diluted mixture can be applied to many kinds of skin inflammations and insect bites. Take Care! To avoid skin irritation, never use pure Lemon-Balm Oil on large areas of the skin. Instead dilute it using no more than 5 drops per 1.5 ounces of base oil such as Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Wheat-Germ Oil
Lime Peel Essential Oil can be used for treating pimples. Use a cotton swab to apply a drop of lime oil that has been diluted in 2 tablespoons of Witch Hazel Extract to the inflamed skin. This mixture supports the skin's natural protective layer of acids and prevents scarring. Take Care! Do not use any type of skin care product that may contain lime oil before going out in the sun to prevent brown pigment from forming since Lime Oil makes skin more sensitive to sunlight.
Rosewood Oil is used to treat acne and blemishes. Add 4 drops each of Rosewood and Lavender Oils to 1/2 cup distilled water. After cleaning your face, dab it with a cotton pad dipped in the solution to clear up acne and prevent blemishes. Shake the solution well with each use. The oil tends to separate out. Label and date the bottle.
Yarrow Essential Oil can be used to treat acne. Add 3 drops of Yarrow Essential Oil and 3 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil to a pot of boiling water. Simmer for 2 minutes. Place the pot on a safe surface and lean over it for a steam facial bath. With a towel draped over your head, let the vapors clean the pores for as long as possible. Or, prepare a warm compress with 2 drops each of Yarrow Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil and Chamomile Essential Oil and apply to the affected areas. Take Care! Yarrow oil can cause skin irritation in people with sensitive skin. It can also cause allergic reactions in some individuals. For those with sensitive skin, it is best to do a patch test to identify sensitivity before using Yarrow Oil.
An herbal blend of Chamomile, Dandelion and Fennel can be used to treat skin problems.
SKIN PROBLEM MEDICINAL TEA BLEND
1 ounce Chamomile
1 ounce Dandelion
3/4 ounce Fennel Seed
Use 1 teaspoon of the mixture per cup of hot water. Steep 5 to 10 minutes and strain. This medicinal tea blend stimulates metabolic activity, which helps promote the healing of inflammatory skin conditions, such as abscesses, boils and acne.
An herbal blend of Eucalyptus, Dandelion, Licorice and Fennel can be used to treat acne and skin problems.
SKIN PROBLEM MEDICINAL TEA BLEND
1 ounce Dried Eucalyptus Leaves
1 ounce Dried Dandelion Roots and Leaves Mixture
3/4 ounce Dried Licorice Root
3/4 ounce Fennel Seeds
Make the tea. Drink 3 cups of tea a day to clear up acne and minor bacterial infections or use it as a facial wash. Either way, it is effective in healing such skin conditions as acne.
Wild Pansy (also known as Violet or Viola Tricolor) can be used to treat acne and psoriasis. Toxins can accumulate in the body and cause impurities in the skin, resulting in acne. The tea's astringent action cleans and tightens the pores. In addition, it rids the body of toxins. Make a strong tea using 2 teaspoons of wild Pansy (Violet) and 3/4 cup of water. Let it cool, dip a cloth in the mixture and apply it to the affected areas. Or mix equal parts of ">Wild Pansy (Violet Leaf / Viola Tricolor) and Calendula, which also heals the skin. You may also pour the hot tea into a bowl and drape a towel over your head to allow the steam to purify the skin.
A compress of Watercress can be used to treat blemishes. Mash fresh Watercress leaves and place them on affected areas for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool to lukewarm water.
BENEFICIAL HERBS HERB FORM & DOSAGE COMMENTS Alfalfa The recommended dose is 500 to 1,000 mg of the dried leaf per day or 1 to 2 ml of tincture.
Alfalfa Tea: 1 to 2 teaspoons per cup, steeped in boiling water for 10 to 20 minutes.
Fluid Extract: 30 to 60 ml / week.
Provided needed nutrients to treat anemia, skin disorders and improve digestion. Aloe Vera Use topically to heal skin burns, abrasions, eruptions and minor wounds. Healing properties, especially useful for skin problems. Barberry Tincture: Take 20 drops in 1/4 cup water 3 times daily for up to 2 weeks. Potent antimicrobial agent that stops oozing. Do not take with supplemental vitamin B-6 or with protein supplements containing amino acid histidine. Burdock 1 to 2 grams powdered dry root 3 times per day. For skin disorders associated with adolescence. Calendula Cream. Apply as directed on label. Promotes wound healing, prevents viral infection of broken skin. Especially useful during winter. Cayenne Follow directions on label. Improves circulation, aids digestion. Chaparral Follow directions on label. For treating acne and eczema, protects against radiation and abnormal cell growth. Chaste Tree Fruit (Vitex) Tablets: Take 175 to 225 mg daily. Prevents premenstrual acne flare-ups by preventing production of dihydrotestosterone. May have to be used for 3 to 6 months for best results. Clay (Cosmetic-Healing) Follow directions on label. For revitalizing and healing of skin, to draw out toxins and oils while cleansing. Coptis Tincture: Take 20 drops in 1/4 cup water 3 times daily for up to 2 weeks. Potent antimicrobial agent that stops oozing. Caution: Do not use barberry, coptis, goldenseal, or Oregon grape root if you are pregnant or have gallbladder disease. Do not take these herbs with supplemental vitamin B-6 or with protein supplements containing amino acid histidine. Dandelion Follow directions on label. For protecting & detoxifying the liver. Echinacea Tincture: Take 20 drops in 1/4 cup water 3 times daily.
Tablets: Take 500 mg 4 times daily.
Reduces inflammation, speeds healing. Caution: Do not use echinacea if you have an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Do not use it if you have a chronic infection such as HIV or tuberculosis. Goldenseal Tincture: Take 20 drops in 1/4 cup water 3 times daily.
Tablets: Take 500 mg 4 times daily. Take 1/4 teaspoon or less, in water or juice, 2 times per day. Maximum Usage: 5 consecutive days.
Reduces inflammation, boosts immune system, speeds healing. Potent antimicrobial agent that fights infections. Caution: Do not use barberry, coptis, goldenseal, or Oregon grape root if you are pregnant or have gallbladder disease. Do not take these herbs with supplemental vitamin B-6 or with protein supplements containing amino acid histidine. Do not use goldenseal if you have cardiovascular disease or glaucoma. Guggul Guggulsterone Tablets: Take 250 to 500 mg 3 times daily for 3 months, or as directed on label or by your health care provider. Relieves infected cysts and nodules by stopping inflammation, especially useful if skin is oily. Honey & Bee Products As directed on label. Take honey, propolis and royal jelly internally or used externally on inflammed areas. High antibacterial properties. Honey can be applied directly to skin eruptions and added to herbal teas. Horsetail
As directed on label. Lessen inflammation, supplies silica to promote collagen growth, improving skin well-being. Lavender Apply as a cold compress 2 to 3 times daily. Use 1 part Essential Oil to 10 parts diluting agent or make strong Lavender tea using lavender flowers. Relieves inflammation and pain. Milk Thistle Silymarin gel-caps. Take 120 mg twice daily. Helps remove excess hormones through the stool by increasing production of bile. Caution: Milk thistle may cause mild diarrhea. If this occurs, decrease the dose or stop taking it. Oregon Grape Root Tincture: Take 20 drops in 1/4 cup water 3 times daily for up to 2 weeks. Potent antimicrobial agent that stops oozing. Caution: Do not use barberry, coptis, goldenseal, or Oregon grape root if you are pregnant or have gallbladder disease. Do not take these herbs with supplemental vitamin B-6 or with protein supplements containing amino acid histidine. Red Clover Drink 3 cups a day. In capsule of tablet form take 2 to 4 grams a day. In using a tincture use 2 to 4 ml 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions. Take internally as a tonic and use externally as a skin wash. Rosewater Essential Oil: Apply as a cold compress 2 to 3 times daily. Use 1 part essential oil to 10 parts diluting agent. Relieves inflammation and pain. Rosewater and lavender water are wonderful facial toners. Saw Palmetto Extract Capsules, preferably liposome, Take 320 mg daily or as directed on label. Relieves acne in adult men who are not receiving testosterone therapy. Strawberry Leaves Poultice or infusion wash applied to skin inflammations. Use 6 to 12 drops liquid extract in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. 1 to 2 tablespoons infusion. For inflammation, infections and minor first aid. Tea Tree Oil Lotion or ointment (2 to 5% oil). Apply as directed on the label. Antiseptic. Caution: People who are allergic to celery or thyme should not use tea tree oil products. Do not take this product internally. Thyme Apply as directed on the label or use an infusion wash for skin problems. Antiseptic, antibiotic, astringent, for treating skin infections and inflammation. Caution: People who are allergic to celery or thyme should not thyme products. Do not take thyme oil internally - extremely toxic. Walnut Leaf Apply as a skin wash 2 to 3 times daily. An astringent that protects skin against allergens and infection. Watercress Eat plenty of fresh watercress in fresh made vegetable juices, salads and sandwiches. Dried herb added to food or infused as a tea. Follow product label instructions. Inhibits formation of NNK and regulates metabolism. Good for skin problems. Wild Pansy (Viola Tricolor) Eat plenty of fresh watercress in fresh made vegetable juices, salads and sandwiches. Dried herb added to food or infused as a tea. Follow product label instructions. Inhibits formation of NNK and regulates metabolism. Good for skin problems. Witch Hazel Use as directed on label. Use as a cold compress 2 to 3 times daily. 1 part essential oil to 10 parts diluting agent. An anitbacterial and astringent that stops oozing, relieves inflammation and pain. Yellow Dock 1 teaspoonful of the grated or crushed root to 1 cup of boiling water. Drink 3 to 4 cups daily. A syrup can be made by boiling 1/2 pound of the crushed root in 1 pint of syrup and is taken in teaspoonful doses 3 or 4 times a day. Yellow Dock root can be used in poultices for skin ulcers, hard tumors, eruptive skin diseases, or you can use an ointment made with the root simmered in oil. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions. Cleanses the blood and glandular system, removes toxins and helps eruptive skin problems.
Alfalfa Herbal Products Almond (Sweet) Herbal Oil Products Aloe Vera Herbal Products Barberry Herbal Products Bee Propolis Products Bergamot Essential Oil Products Burdock Herbal Products Calendula Herbal Products Cayenne Herbal Products Chamomile Essential Oil Products Chamomile Herbal Products Chaparral Herbal Products Chaste Tree (Vitex) Herbal Products Clays - Healing Cosmetic Products Coptis Herbal Products Dandelion Herbal Products Echinacea Herbal Products Eucalyptus Herbal Products Fennel Herbal Products Goldenseal Herbal Products Guggul Herbal Products Honey Products Horsetail (Shavegrass) Herbal Products Jojoba Herbal Oil Products Lavender Essential Oil Products Lavender Herbal Products
Lavender Water Hydrosol Products Lemon Balm Essential Oil Products Licorice Herbal Products Lime Essential Oil Products Milk Thistle Herbal Products Oregon Grape Herbal Products Peppermint Essential Oil Products Red Clover Herbal Products Rose Essential Oil Products Rose Herbal Products RoseWater Hydrosol Products Rosewood Essential Oil Products Royal Jelly Bee Products Saw Palmetto Herbal Products Speedwell (Veronica) Herbal Products Strawberry Leaf Herbal Products Tea Tree Oil Herbal Products Thyme Essential Oil Products Thyme Herbal Products Violet (Wild Pansy) Herbal Products Walnut (Black) Herbal Products Watercress Herbal Products Wheat Germ Oil Herbal Products Witch Hazel Herbal Products Yarrow Essential Oil Products Yellow Dock Herbal Products
HERBS TO AVOID
If you have acne, you should avoid the following herbs:
- Muira Puama
- Pine Pollen
- Siberian Ginseng
- Stinging Nettle
- Tribestan (A trademarked extract of the herb Tribulus terrestris.)
All of these herbs either increase testosterone production or elevate testosterone levels in the bloodstream.
HERBAL THERAPY LINKS - SKIN RELATED DISORDERS & CARE
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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Dry Skin
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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Skin Cancer
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ACNE DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS
A CLEANSING, FIBER RICH DIET
Eat a diet that is high in Fiber, such as whole-grain cereals and breads or by taking a Fiber Supplement. This is important for keeping the colon clean and ridding the body of toxins. Burdock cereal, called goboshi in Japanese groceries, is a good source of fiber when eaten two to three times a week. Fiber absorbs waste testosterone in the intestines, which prevents the hormone from being reabsorbed through the intestinal wall. Always take fiber supplements separately from other supplements and medications.
Drink at least 8 glasses of quality water per day. Water helps to keep the body and skin hydrated as well as flushing toxins from the body. The additional fluid in skin cells opens pores.
Increase your intake of raw foods. The more natural raw foods consumed, the faster the skin will clear and heal. Include raw foods that contain oxalic acid, including almonds, beets, cashews, and Swiss chard. Exceptions are spinach and rhubarb; these contain oxalic acid, but should be considered in small amounts only.
Eat more foods rich in Zinc, including shellfish, soybeans, whole grains, sunflower seeds, and a small amount of raw nuts daily. Zinc is an antibacterial agent and a necessary element in the oil-producing glands of the skin. A diet low in zinc may promote flare-ups. Take 45 mg Zinc Picolinate daily for 6 to 12 weeks. Zinc is involved in immune-system stimulation, protein formation, and wound healing. In clinical tests, it has been found to be as effective as the antibiotic tetracycline in relieving acne lesions.
Eat a lot of fruits. This is always good for the skin because of the nutritional value and water content of fruit. You can also use certain fruits as a tonic on the surface of the skin. Grapes, strawberries, and pineapple are rich in Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). These acids help to exfoliate the skin by removing the dead skin cells that can clog the oil glands.
Eat plenty of soured products, if you are not allergic to dairy products, such as low-fat yogurt, to maintain healthy intestinal flora.
Be sure your diet contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Essential Fatty Acids (EFA). Supplements of these vitamins can prove to be beneficial for acne sufferers. Although vitamin A is important in fighting acne, you must be sure not to take too much. Vitamin E can help regulate vitamin A levels and can also aid in scar prevention.
Avoid alcohol, butter, caffeine, cheese, chocolate, cocoa, cream, eggs, fat, fish, fried foods, hot and spicy foods, hydrogenated oils and shortenings, margarine, meat, poultry, wheat, soft drinks, and foods containing brominated vegetable oils.
Try eliminating dairy products from your diet for one month. Acne may develop due to an allergic reaction to dairy products, and the fat content of the dairy products can worsen the condition. Modern dairy and other animal products often contain hormones and steroids that can upset the body's natural hormonal balance. After the month is over, add dairy products back one at a time to see if the acne returns.
Avoid all forms of sugar. Sugar impairs immune function. In addition, biopsies of individuals with acne have shown their tissues' glucose tolerance to be seriously flawed. This condition has been called "skin diabetes" by researchers. Sugar promotes the growth of candida, which may be a contributing factor to acne. If you do eat sweets, eat them in small amounts over a period of several hours, rather than in large amounts all at once. Eating large quantities of sugar aggravates acne by causing the body to produce insulin, which causes a burst of growth in the cells lining the pores and makes them close up.
Eliminate all processed foods from the diet, and do not use iodized salt. These contain high levels of iodine, which is known to worsen acne. Enzymes induce the nutrients in food to be used to construct muscle tissue, nerve cells, bone, skin, and glandular tissue. Because processed foods contain so few enzymes, they can result in damage to the skin and its collagen. For the same reason, avoid fish, kelp, and onions.
Follow a Fasting Program.
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Fasting
Use cleansing enemas to remove toxic buildup in the system and promote faster healing.
MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Enemas
Keep the affected area as free of oil as possible. Shampoo your hair frequently. Use an all-natural soap with sulfur that is designed for acne (available in health food stores). Wash your skin thoroughly but gently; never rub hard, and no more than twice daily. Vigorous scrubbing and overwashing as well as repeated touching of the skin can make acne worse by overstimulating the sebaceous glands, causing them to produce excessive amounts of sebum.
Avoid wearing makeup. If you feel you must use cosmetics, use only natural, water-based products; do not use any oil-based formulas. Avoid any products containing harsh chemicals, dyes, or oils. Wash and dry makeup applicator brushes and sponges in alcohol after each use to avoid contamination.
Use a mixture of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and quality water to balance the skin's pH. Mix 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar with 10 parts quality water, and apply the mixture on the affected area.
Friction makes pimples more likely to rupture, so avoid wearing tight clothing like turtlenecks. Carefully adjust straps on sports equipment such as bicycle or football helmets. Even using the telephone can exacerbate inflammation if you hold the receiver against your cheek for long periods. Keep your hair away from your face to prevent excess oil and bacteria from being deposited on the skin.
If you must shave an area of skin affected by acne, use a standard blade. Using an electric razor may be beneficial. When shaving with a blade, use a single-edge blade razor and always shave in the direction of hair growth.
As much as possible, avoid Stress. Stress can promote hormonal changes and cause flare-ups. Many dermatologists also recommend 15 minutes of sunshine each day, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep for people with acne.
Avoid the use of oral or topical steroids, which can aggravate acne.
Do not squeeze the spots. To do so is to risk increasing inflammation by causing breaks in the skin in which harmful bacteria can lodge. Do not touch the affected area unless your hands have been thoroughly cleaned.
RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
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ACNE NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended in this section are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under the age of 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.
NUTRIENTS Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments Very Important Acidophilus As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. Replenishes essential bacteria. Chromium Picolinate As directed on label. Aids in reducing infections of the skin. Colloidal Silver Take orally or apply topically as directed on label. Apply to affected area with cotton. Acts as a natural antibiotic and disinfectant. Destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Essential Fatty Acids
(Flaxseed Oil & Evening Primrose Oil are good sources)
As directed on label. To supply essential gamma-linolenic acid, needed to keep the skin smooth and soft, repair damaged skin cells, and dissolve fatty deposits that block pores. Potassium 99 mg daily. Deficiency has been associated with acne. Vitamin A 25,000 IU daily until healed, then reduce to 5,000 IU daily. Caution: If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. To strengthen the protective epithelial (skin) tissue. Use emulsion form for easier assimilation. Beta Carotene
As directed on label. Powerful antioxidants that promote healing. Vitamin B Complex 100 mg twice daily. Important for healthy skin tone, proper digestion, for repair and replacement of lost nutrients, aids in healing. Use a high-potency formula. Vitamin B-3
100 mg 3 times daily. Do not exceed this amount. Improves blood flow to the surface of the skin. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure. Vitamin B-5
(Pantothine; Pantothenic Acid)
50 mg 3 times daily. The anti-stress vitamin. Pantothine is a form of pantothenic acid that reduces LDL cholesterol and helps prevent buildup in the arteries. Vitamin B-6
50 mg 3 times daily. Involved in cellular reproduction. Deficiencies have been associated with acne. Plus Extra
300 mcg daily. Deficiencies have been linked to skin disorders and hair loss. Vitamin C
3,000 to 5,000 mg daily, in divided doses. Promotes immune function and reduces inflammation. Use a buffered type. Rutin 200 to 300 mg daily. Take with food. Rutin is a buckwheat-derived bioflavonoid antioxidant. Enhances vitamin C absorption. Vitamin D 400 IU daily. Promotes healing and tissue repair. Necessary for proper immune function, healthy bones and teeth. and for adequate insulin blood levels. Aids in Calcium uptake, promotes healing and tissue repair. Vitamin E 400 IU daily. An antioxidant that enhances healing. Germanium 200 mg daily. Improves tissue oxygenation and interferon production. Zinc 30 to 80 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Aids in healing of tissue and helps to prevent scarring. A necessary element in the oil producing glands of the skin. Powerful immune system stimulant. Necessary for T lymphocyte function, which is needed to fight infection. Needed for all skin disorders. Important Garlic
2 to 3 fresh cloves 3 times daily with meals.
2 capsules 3 times daily with meals.
Destroys bacteria and enhances immune function. Acts as a natural antibiotic and stimulates the immune system. Helpful Chlorophyll As directed on label. Aids in cleansing the blood, preventing infections. Also supplies needed nutrients. Alfalfa, Wheat Grass, Barley and other greens contains chlorophyll, which aids in detoxifying the body, helpful in digestion, and cleansing the breath. Coenzyme A As directed on label. A nutrient formula that supports healthy skin by correcting imbalances to address deficiencies in fatty acid metabolism and balance production of adrenal and sex hormones. Supports the immune system's detoxification of many dangerous substances. EFA - Essential Fatty Acid Complex As directed on label. Helps to support healthy skin and dermatological function. Good for skin texture, moisture, and suppleness. Ultimate Oil
From Nature's Secret
As directed on label. Supplies essential fatty acids, a most important element of the diet. Herpanacine As directed on label. Contains antioxidants, amino acids, and herbs that can promote overall skin health. Multi-Enzyme Complex As directed on label. Take with meals. To aid digestion. Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) As directed on label. Replenishes stomach acid to aid digestion. Caution: Do not take this supplement if you have a history of ulcers. Infla-Zyme Forte 4 tablets 3 times daily, with meals. Supplies proteolytic enzymes to aid in proper breakdown and absorption of nutrients. L-Cysteine 500 mg daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Contains sulfur, needed for healthy skin. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) As directed on label. Naturally occurring organic sulfur compound. Makes cell walls permeable, allowing water and nutrients to freely flow into cells, and wastes and toxins to properly flow out. Lecithin 1 tablespoon 3 times daily, before meals.
1,200 mg 3 times daily, before meals.
Needed for better absorption of the essential fatty acids. Oxy Products As directed on label. A skin cleanser with antibacterial and antifungal properties that aids in healing blemishes. Provides essential oxygen that allows cells to function at their optimum. Dioxychlor
From American Biologic
As directed on label, 3 times daily. Homeopathic remedy For tissue oxygenation. Kills harmful bacteria and viruses. Bio-Chlor-Dox is like Dioxychlor but less expensive. Aerobic 07 9 drops in water 3 times daily. For tissue oxygenation. Kills harmful bacteria and viruses. Selenium 200 mcg daily. Encourages tissue elasticity and is a powerful antioxidant. Shark Cartilage
As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach. Reduces inflammation..
NOTIFY HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
If you have acne despite the above measures. If you have any increase of symptoms or other signs of inflammation or infection. If you have any unexpected or unusual symptoms. Some people may have sensitivity, allergies, or other health conditions which would prevent them from using certain herbs or other treatments.
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ACNE & SKIN CARE-RELATED PRODUCTS
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ACNE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
HerbsPro: Try Me Kit Oily/Acne Kit, Devita Natural Skin Care, 1 Kit (76529)
HerbsPro: Acne Rescue Kit, Natralia, 2 Piece Kit (109810)
HerbsPro: Rapid Clear Acne Spot Eliminating Gel, Neutrogena, 0.5 oz. (114546)
HerbsPro: Natural AcneDote Invisible Treatment Gel, Alba Botanica, 0.5 oz. (84161)
HerbsPro: On-The-Spot Acne Treatment Vanishing Cream Formula, Neutrogena, 0.75 oz. (100104)
HerbsPro: Advantage Acne Spot Treatment, Oil-Free, Clean & Clear, 0.75 oz. (96685)
HerbsPro: Acne Treatment Gel, Zapzyt, 1 oz. (100106)
HerbsPro: Break Out Botanical Acne Gel, Kiss My Face, 1 oz. (70240)
Break Out Botanical Acne Gel diminishes and controls skin breakouts, redness, and inflammation with this unique therapeutic Tea Tree extract formula. Tea Tree Oil controls production of sebaceous oils, disinfects, and neutralizes bacteria. Cool, fresh, organic Mint soothes and stimulates skin. The combination of the two leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean, clear, smooth, and soothed. Ingredients include Certified Organic Floral Water of Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, Steam Distilled Water, Infusion of Certified Organic Herbs of Red Clover, Golden Seal, Juniper Berries & Lemon Balm*, Certified Organic Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Peppermint Oil, Xanthan Gum, Tea Tree Oil, Chamomile Oil, Camphor Oil, Bergamot Oil.
HerbsPro: Acne Gel, Nelson Homeopathic Products, 1 fl. oz. (18187)
Acne Gel 1 oz. (30gm) Gel by Nelsons Homoeopathics. . Acne Gel is a homeopathic therapy for existing acne blemishes, pimples and also avoids new blemishes from forming beneath the skin's surface. Contains extracts of organically grown Hypericum Perforatum 1X 2.5%, Calendula Officinalis 1X 2.5%, Arnica Montana 1X 2.5%, Sulfur 6X 1.5% and Tea Tree Oil, in a water-soluble gel base.
HerbsPro: Adult Acne Medication Cream, Acnomel, 1 oz. (97232)
HerbsPro: Daily Clear Vanishing Acne Treatment Cream, Clearasil, 1 oz. (99788)
HerbsPro: Derma Clay Acne Terminator, Zion Health, 1 oz. (86996)
HerbsPro: Acne & Blackhead Terminator, AcneFree, 1 oz. (98824)
HerbsPro: Acne Rescue Cream, Natralia, 2 oz. (109809)
HerbsPro: Natural AcneDote Oil Control Lotion, Alba Botanica, 2 oz. (84160)
HerbsPro: Acne Clear Homeopathic Remedy, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 oz. (49484)
Acne Clear Indications for Use: For fast relief of acne, oily skin, blackheads, pimples, earthy complexion, unhealthy skin associated with, adolescence, menstruation, menopause, middle-age. Ingredients include Antimonium Tartaricum, Asterias Rubens, Kali Bromatum, Ferrum Metallicum, Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum, Natrum Muriaticum, Sanguinaria Canadensis, Selenium Metallicum, Sepia, Silicea, Sulphur, Thuja Occidentalis.
HerbsPro: Derma Klear Acne Treatment, Enzymatic Therapy, 3 oz. (12642)
HerbsPro: AcneDote Clean N'Treat Travel Towelettes, Alba Botanica, 30 Count (106958)
HerbsPro: Acne Solution Pads, Devita Natural Skin Care, 30 Pads (111209)
HerbsPro: Oxy Acne Maximum Action Treatment Pads, Oxy, 30 Pads (113959)
HerbsPro: Daily Care Sensitive Skin Acne Medication Pads, StriDex, 55 Pads (99283)
HerbsPro: Naturally Clear Acne Medication Triangle Pads, StriDex, 70 Pads (98402)
HerbsPro: All-In-One Acne Control Daily Scrub, Neutrogena, 4.2 oz. (113644)
HerbsPro: Oxy Acne Medication Daily Defense Face Wash, Oxy, 5 fl. oz. (113961)
HerbsPro: Oxy Acne Maximum Action Medication Advanced Face Wash, Oxy, 5 fl. oz. (113958)
HerbsPro: Continuous Control Acne Cleanser, Daily Formula, Clean & Clear, 5 fl. oz. (98257)
HerbsPro: Clean & Clear Advantage 3 in 1 Exfoliating Acne Cleanser, Clean & Clear, 5 oz. (99886)
HerbsPro: Acne Clearing Scrub, Clearasil Ultra, 5 oz. (96851)
HerbsPro: Anti-Acne Detox Mask, Life-Flo, 5.8 oz. (105843)
HerbsPro: Acne Stress Control, Oil-Free Power-Cream Wash, Neutrogena, 6 oz. (96147)
HerbsPro: Oil Free Acne Wash, Redness Soothing Facial Cleanser, Neutrogena, 6 oz. (99888)
HerbsPro: Natural AcneDote Deep Cleaning Astringent, Alba Botanica, 6 fl. oz.
HerbsPro: Natural AcneDote Deep Pore Wash, Alba Botanica, 6 oz. (84158)
HerbsPro: Acne Rescue Wash, Natralia, 7 oz. (80268)
HerbsPro: Natural AcneDote Face & Body Scrub, Alba Botanica, 8 oz. (84162)
HerbsPro: Acne Pimple Control, Forces of Nature, 11 ml (93267)
HerbsPro: Acne & Blemish Soap, Lucky Tiger, 3 oz. (81960)
HerbsPro: Acne Treatment Bar Soap, At Last Naturals, 3 oz. (13807)
Acne Treatment Bar Soap contains sulfur as the active ingredient to dry acne pimples and help relieve new blemishes from forming. Contains 5 percent sulfur, aloe vera, trisodium HEDTA (a chelating agent). Use as directed by your health care provider. Fragrance-free for oily and normal skin. Helps clear up and prevent acne. Dries up oily skin. Acne Soap with Aloe Vera dries acne blemishes and allows skin to heal. Helps prevent new acne blemishes from forming. Safe to use on your face.
HerbsPro: Thylox Acne Treatment Bar Soap, Grandpas Brands Company, 3.25 oz. (26036)
Thylox Acne Treatment Soap Acts four ways to improve blemished skin: 1. Softens the hard shell of acne blemishes (keratolytic action) 2. Helps dissolve and remove blackheads. 3. Washes away excess oils which may cause blackheads. 4. Freshens skin by its thorough cleansing action. Use twice daily. Work up lather with hands or washcloth and apply to affected areas without scrubbing. Let dry about one minute, rinse thoroughly. For the therapy of acne.
HerbsPro: Acne Relief, NatraBio, 60 Tabs (69739)
HerbsPro: AcneAdvance, Futurebiotics, 90 VCaps (67629)
HerbsPro: Acne Homeopathic Formula, Longevity, 100 Tabs (16325)
Natural homeopathic medicine. No side effects. For the therapy of acne. Helps clear up and avoid the formation of new acne pimples. Contains Sulphur 8X. Kali bromatum 12X, Hepar sulphuris calcareum 12X, Ledum 12X, Selenium 12X, Kali bichromium 12X, Natrum muriaticum 30X. Take 3 pills under the tongue 4 times daily or as directed by a health care provider. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes before or after taking pills.
HerbsPro: Nuage Tissue D Acne, NuAge Labs, 125 Tabs (38560)
For the temporary symptomatic relief of the symptoms of acne and minor skin ailments. This remedy is a natural combination of homeopathic biochemic tissue salts useful in the relief of scaling skin, minor skin ailments, and eczema with no side effects. Kali Mur, Kali Sulph, Calc Sulph, and Silica, in combination, are useful in alleviating problem skin conditions. Eruptions, discharges and general skin discharges and general skin conditions with a tendency to suppurate and heal slowly are all indication of the tissue remedies included in the combination remedy Tissue D for ACNE. Tissue D contains the following: Kail Mur for the symptoms of acne and other skin conditions with vesicle containing thick, white contents. Kali Sulph for relief of the symptoms of burning, itching eruptions and fine red pimples. Calc Sulph for the relief of symptoms of skin affections with yellowish scabs. Silica for the relief of symptoms of skin eruptions with pus formation. Kali Muriaticum 6X HPUS, Kali Sulphuricum 3X HPUS, Calcarea Sulphurica 3X HPUS, Slica 12X HPUS in a base of Lactose NF. Directions Adults and children over 6 years of age: 4 tablets. Children (ages 1 to 6): 2 tablets. Dissolve under tongue 3 times a day. Use more frequently (every 15 mins. for 8 doses) with acute conditions.
HerbsPro: Acne Homeopathic Oral Spray, Liddell Labs, 1 fl. oz. (108744)
Banish acne symptoms! Treat acne, reduce redness from broken capillaries, and reduce inflammation the safe, natural way - from the inside out. Acne is an advanced sublingual "two sprays, three times a day" treatment that draws on centuries of holistic science to treat blemished skin naturally and effectively. Acne also helps to prevent the occurrence of future breakouts. Product Benefits include relief of symptoms associated with acne, such as pimples and blemishes, redness, itching, inflammation. Acne is a combination of remedies carefully designed to alleviate immediate symptoms and to work at a deeper level, helping to prevent further breakouts. Ledum Palustre (Marsh Tea) - for skin eruptions around the nose and mouth Juglans Regia (Walnut) - for red, itchy skin Anitmonium Crudum (Sulphide of Antimony) - for skin eruptions caused by gastric disruptions Urtica Urens (Dwarf Nettle) - for intense itching on the face Sanguinaria Canadensis (Bloodroot) - for itching of red, blotchy skin eruptions Thuja Occidentalis (White Cedar) - an effective skin and anti-psoric remedy Anthracinum (Bacillus anthracis) - a natural antibiotic for treating acne Radium Bromatum (Radium Bromide) - for inflammation, redness and itching Natrum Sulphuratum (Sodium Sulphide) - a basic acne treatment Pyrogenium (Pyrogen) - for symptoms associated with skin infections caused by C. acnes Sulphur Iodatum (Sulfur Iodide) - for general relief of skin problems, especially symptoms of an acne infection Kali Bromatum (Potassium Bromide) - for blemishes on chest, shoulders, and face Hydrocotyle Asiatica (Indian Pennywort) - for itching and dry skin eruptions due to acne and psoriasis. Adults and children over 12, spray twice under the tongue three times per day. Children 2 to 12, spray once under the tongue three times per day. For children under 2, consult a health care professional prior to use. Continue dosage for seven days after symptoms have subsided. Non-Drowsy, with No Drug Interactions. Safe for the elderly and high risk patients. Safe for use with prescription medication, dietary supplements and herbs. 100% Natural - no artificial additives or preservatives.
HerbsPro: Acne Relief Liquid Homeopathic Formulation, NatraBio, 1 fl. oz. (16453)
Acne Relief is a homeopathic formulation to clear existing acne blemishes, and avoid new blemishes from materializing. Natural homeopathic medicine. Clears and repairs existing acne pimples, helps avoid new acne pimples from forming. Homeopathic Medicine is a safe therapy alternative for most minor ailments. Symptom relief is attained through stimulation of the natural healing process. Precise levels of homeopathic ingredients work safely and without side effects. All natural ingredients, no side effects, no drowsiness, advanced formulations, made in accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopia of the United States. Contains Ledum Palustre (wild rosemary) 6X, Sulphur (sulfur) 6X, 12X, 30X, Bromium (bromine) 12X, Graphites (graphite) 12X, 20X, 30X, Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum (calcium sulfide) 12X, Kali Bromatum (potassium bromide) 12X, Natrum Bromatum (sodium bromide) 12X, Natrum Muriaticum (sodium chloride) 30X. Adults take 15 drops under the tongue 4 times daily for 1 week, then take twice daily for as long as needed. It is helpful to drink at least 4 eight ounce glasses of water each day. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. For best results take in a clean mouth.
Kalyx: Acne Treatment Kit (Acne Wash & Acne Cream), Natralia: K A Complete Acne Management System with Acne Cream (2 oz / 56 grams), Acne Wash (7 fl oz / 200 ml). Acne management in 2 simple steps, Step 1: Cleanse and Exfoliate Natralia Acne Wash contains Witch Hazel Distillate, Calendula Extract, Lavender, Tea Tree and Palmarosa Oils in addition to active homeopathic ingredients. A mild cleanser, specifically designed to deeply penetrate into the skin to clear congested pores. Gently formulated to reduce oil and control shine without over-drying the skin. For best results, use morning and night. Apply to hands, add water and work into a lather. Massage gently onto wet face, avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Follow with Step 2: Natralia Acne Cream. Can be purchased individually or as part of Natralia Acne Kit. Step 2: Treat and Control. Natralia Acne Cream contains Wich Hazel Distillate, Calendula Extract, Chamomile, Rose Hip and Tea Tree Oils in addition to active homeopathic ingredients. It is formulated to kill acne causing bacteria which are commonly found on the skin, reduce blackheads and whiteheads which clog pores and cause pimples, blackheads and whiteheads, reduce inflammation caused by irritated skin as well as improve the appearance of scars associated with Acne. For best results, use morning and night.
Kalyx: Targeted Spot Treatment, Natural Acne Solutions, 0.26 fl oz: K
The Spot on natural solution for blemishes. 100% Natural. This natural acne spot treatment is clinically proven to reduce and improve the appearance of blemishes without irritating skin. Salicylic acid, derived naturally from willow bark extract, penetrates pores to help reduce acne and prevent future breakouts. Meanwhile tea tree, calendula, yarrow and parsley extracts help soothe skin and reduce redness and Borage Extract promotes healthy skin resulting in clear and smooth skin, naturally. Dermatologist tested. Noncomedogenic. How to Use It Apply to face in the morning and evening after cleansing. Featured Ingredient is Willow Bark Extract. This extract contains natural Beta Hydroxy Acids, which work as a natural skin exfoliants to help unplug follicles and pores.
Kalyx: Acne Spot Treatment, Earths Care, 0.97 oz: HF
Sulfur is an essential element for life, and is widely found in areas of natural volcanic activity and hot springs. Revered since ancient times and featuring a distinctive bright yellow hue, it has long been used for a variety of medicinal purposes. Indications: Earths Care Acne Spot Treatment utilizes maximum strength Sulfur to powerfully start clearing on contact even the most stubborn blemishes, pimples and breakouts. Formulated to reduce irritation and promote on-the-spot healing, our proprietary blend restores a clear healthy complexion. Clinically tested and non-comedogenic (will not clog pores), our spot treatment formula does not contain parabens, phthalates, artificial colors or fragrances. for the treatment of acne penetrates the pores and dries and clears pimples and blackheads helps to keep new pimples and blackheads from forming.
Kalyx: Acne Relief Oral Drops, Nutra-Bio, 1 fl oz: HF
Providing natural relief for the symptoms of: Clears and Treats Existing Acne Pimples Helps Prevent New Acne Pimples From Forming NatraBio is proud to bring you the next era in symptom relief. Scientifically developed to deliver fast, effective relief in a quick and convenient liquid, NatraBio products are strong enough for the toughest symptoms and gentle enough for children.
Kalyx: Acne Gel, Nelsons Homeopathy, 1 oz (30 grams): K
Nelsons Acne gel is a healing and soothing homeopathic remedy for the relief of acne pimples and blemishes. Prepared from organically grown healing plants and homeopathically prepared sulfur.
Kalyx: Homeopathic Acne Clear, King Bio, 2 fl oz: HF
For fast relief of acne, oily skin, blackheads, pimples, earthy complexion, unhealthy skin associated with, adolescence, menstruation, menopause, middle-age.
Kalyx: Acne Cream, Natralia, 2 oz: K
Rapidly clears and prevents breakouts. Helps reduce the appearance of scars associated with Acne. Natralia Rescue Cream is abalanced blend of natural homeopathic remedies, herbal extracts and essential oils specifically chosen for their effectiveness in the treatment of blemishes and acne. Natralia Rescue Cream's unique formulation rapidly clears and prevents breakouts as well as helps reduce the appearance of scars associated with acne.
Kalyx: Neem Acne Care Mask, WiseWays Herbals, 2 oz: K
Kalyx: Thylox Acne Treatment Soap, 3.25 oz: C
Acne Treatment Soap with Sulfur A sulfur based cleanser for acne prone skin. Helps remove excess oils and blackheads. A cleansing treatment for acne and oily skin. Washes away excess oils and freshens and improves complexion. Not too drying.
Kalyx: Thylox Acne Treatment Bar Soap with Sulfur, Grandpa, 3.25 oz: HF
Grandpa's Thylox Acne Treatment Soap with Sulfur Grandpa's Thylox Acne Treatment Soap with Sulfur acts four ways to improve blemished skin: Softens the hard shell of acne blemishes (keratolytic action) Helps dissolve and remove blackheads Washes away excess oils which may cause blackheads Freshens skin by its thorough cleansing action.
Kalyx: Purifying Gel Cleanser, Natural Acne Solutions, 5 fl oz: K
Wash your way to clear skin, naturally. 99.4% Natural How it Works This soothing natural cleanser is clinically proven to help wash away acne causing bacteria, excess oil and impurities without over-drying or irritating skin. Salicylic acid, derived naturally from willow bark extract, penetrates pores to help reduce acne and prevent future breakouts. Evening primrose and beet root extracts also help soothe acne prone skin resulting in clear and healthy-looking skin, naturally. Dermatologist tested. Noncomedogenic. How to Use It Wash face in the morning and evening avoiding the eye area. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Featured Ingredient is Willow Bark Extract. This extract contains natural Beta Hydroxy Acids, which work as a natural skin exfoliants to help unplug follicles and pores.
Kalyx: Pure & Clear Acne Treatment Tablets, Nelsons, 48 Tabs: HF
Nelsons Pure and Clear Acne Treatment Tablets Natural, internal care for blemishes Homeopathic Medicine 48 Tablets The Nelsons Pure and Clear 4 step system works in synergy to create and maintain clear skin naturally and homeopathically. The Acne Treatment Tablets work in conjunction with the Acne Treatment Gel to provide maximum homeopathic relief of acne, pimples and blemishes.
Kalyx: Margarite Acne Pills, Plum Flower Brand, 60 Pills: V (Special Order)
Kalyx: Margarite Acne Pill, NuHerbs, 60 Pills: TC
Kalyx: Acne Relief, Natra-Bio, 60 Tabs: K
Providing natural relief for the symptoms of acne. Clears and treats existing acne, pimples. Helps prevent new acne from forming. NatraBio is proud to bring you the next era in symptom relief. Scientifically developed to deliver fast, effective relief in a quick and convenient liquid, NatraBio products are strong enough for the toughest symptoms yet gentle enough for children.
Kalyx: NatraBio Acne Relief, Natra-Bio, 60 Tabs: HF
Providing natural relief for the symptoms of acne. Clears and treats existing acne, pimples. Helps prevent new acne from forming. NatraBio is proud to bring you the next era in symptom relief. Scientifically developed to deliver fast, effective relief in a quick and convenient liquid, NatraBio products are strong enough for the toughest symptoms yet gentle enough for children.
Kalyx: Tissue D Acne Homeopathic, Hylands Homeopathics, 125 Tablets: HF
Hyland's Tissue D Acne Description: Homeopathic Tissue Remedy--For the temporary relief of the symptoms of acne and minor skin ailments. This remedy is a natural combination of homeopathic biochemic tissue salts useful in relief of scaling skin, minor skin ailments, and eczema with no side effects. Kali Mur, Kali Sulph, Calc Sulph, and Silica, in combination, are useful in alleviating problem skin conditions. Eruptions, discharges and general skin discharges and general skin conditions with a tendency to suppurate and heal slowly are all indications for the tissue remedies included in the combination remedy Tissue D for Acne. Tissue D contains the following: Kali Mur for the symptoms of acne and other skin conditions with vesicles containing thick, white contents. Kali Sulph for relief of the symptoms of burning, itching eruptions and fine red pimples. Calc Sulph for the relief of symptoms of skin affections with yellowish scabs. Silica for the relief of symptoms of skin eruptions with pus formation.
Kalyx: Skin Care Tool for Acne, Earth Therapeutics: K
This skin care tool is specially designed to extract blackheads and whiteheads safely and effectively. It is recommended that you use this tool after a steamy shower, facial sauna, or after applying a warm towel to the affected area. This opens the pores and prepares skin for treatment.
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ACNENIL AYURVEDIC HERBAL PRODUCTS
Acnenil is a safe herbal preparation intended to eliminate acne, improve skin texture, and add a healthy glow to the complexion. According to Ayurveda, acne is caused by impurities in the blood. This rare Ayurvedic formula detoxifies the blood, excretes toxic substances from the blood stream, acts as an anti-bacterial and antiseptic, provides an anti-stress action, and modulates digestive functions. This formula uses herbal extracts, which are about 8 to 10 times stronger than taking raw herbs. Use as needed. Contains standardized extracts of Amalaki (emblica officinalis), Anantmul (hemidesmus indicus), Vidanga (emblia ribes), Licorice (glycyrrhiza glabra), Manjistha (rubia cordifolia), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Guduchi (tinospora cordifolia). Do not take during pregnancy.
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Ayurvedic Herbs Direct: Acneil Ayurvedic Formula, Vadik Herbs Brand, 50 Tabs
Kalyx: Acnenil, Vadik Herbs, 50 Tabs: B
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AEROBIC 07 - OXYGEN SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Aerobic 07 - Liquid Stabilized Oxygen by Aerobic Life (2.33 fl. oz) is a dietary supplement. The human body is an incredible machine. In addition to its many other functions it is continually working to rid the body of foreign organisms. White blood cells within the body fight disease by blasting the damaged cell with a super oxide that acts similar to nascent oxygen. This prompts the creation of new white blood cells to help with the fight. As new white blood cells are formed the diseased cells are destroyed. Nascent oxygen when taken as a supplement works in the same way. It prompts the formation of white blood cells which can help the body maintain good health. Aerobic Life Industries understands the importance of nascent oxygen and therefore has formulated a product that gives the user the benefits of oxygen in a safe easy to use sodium-based solution. Aerobic 07 was originally formulated in 1971 and has since been used to promote good health.
Aerobic K07 - Liquid Stabilized Oxygen by Aerobic Life (2.33 fl. oz.) is a potassium-based rather than sodium-based product. The human body is an incredible machine. In addition to its many other functions it is continually working to rid the body of foreign organisms. White blood cells within the body fight disease by blasting the damaged cell with a superoxide that acts similiar to nascent oxygen. This prompts the creation of new white blood cells to help with the fight. As new white blood cells are formed the diseased cells are destroyed. Nascent oxygen when taken as a supplement works in the same way. It prompts the formation of white blood cells which can help the body maintain good health. Aerobic Life Industries understands the importance of nascent oxygen and therefore has formulated a product that gives the user the benefits of oxygen in a safe easy to use solution. Aerobic K07 was formulated as a alternative to the original Aerobic 07 for those who want a potassium rather than sodium based product.
Aerobic life MagO7 is a scientifically formulated, all natural colon cleanse product used to safely relieve constipation, irritable bowel, candidiasis and other digestive ailments associated with unhealthy colon. MagO7 offers its users a number of benefits in a safe and effective manner. The magnesium in this product is intended to be an oxygen delivery mechanism for the purpose of colon cleansing and general colon health. This product is not intended to be used as a magnesium supplement. Mag O7 is a specially formulated magnesium based compound which has been ozonated and stabilized to release nascent oxygen when used as directed. Mag O7 has a stool softening effect, which eliminates the digestive tract of unwanted debris. Mag O7 aids the digestive process by slowly releasing beneficial nascent oxygen which helps friendly bacteria utilize nutrients efficiently. As a dietary supplement, mix 1/2 to 3 level teaspoons with 8 ounces of water and drink on an empty stomach. Decrease dosage for maintenance. Daily dosage will vary depending on individual and intended purpose. Results may vary. MagO7 is easy to use and comes in both capsule and powder forms. Non habit forming.
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Amazon: Aerobic 07-Stabilized Oxygen, Aerobic Life, 1 fl. oz. Liquid
Amazon: Activated Stablized Liquid Oxygen, ASO 35% 350,000ppm, Performance Supplement Store, 2 fl. oz.
New Technology biocidal oxygen-enhanced formula, 35% oxygen strength 350,000 ppm. Completely natural ingredients. PH balanced and can be taken orally under the tongue. Used for energy, weight loss and detox. Unlike its predecessors, which have used either hydrogen peroxide or chlorine bound oxygen molicules, this is a natural product containing bio-available oxygen and one of the highest concentrations found in products today. Definitely the best liquid oxygen available on the market. You will feel the difference.
Amazon: Aerobic 07-Stabilized Oxygen, Aerobic Life, 2.33 fl. oz. Liquid
Amazon: Aerobic K07-Stabilized Oxygen, Aerobic Life, 2.33 fl. oz. Liquid
Antioxidants should be taken in conjunction with any oxygen supplementation. If a person is deficient in antioxidants, even oxygen from the air we breathe can accelerate aging and cellular damage. Nascent oxygen is even more aggressive than atmospheric oxygen. Therefore, it is important when anyone takes an oxygen supplement to also take antioxidants. This will ensure that the cells will be properly protected. It contains a moderate level of oxygen. When taken as directed, there is enough oxygen to provide a benefit to the user, but not to cause over-oxidation within the body. In order to provide a stable environment for oxygen, the oxygen atoms must be bound to a stabilizing compound. It is important to choose an oxygen product that has stabilizers that provide a stable environment and allow for a controlled release of oxygen. Considerations About Stabilized Oxygen When considering an oxygen product, there are, no doubt, many health supplements from which to choose. Things to consider when looking for a high quality oxygen supplement: Higher Parts-Per-Million (PPM) does not mean that the product is better. Too much oxygen can cause over-oxidation within the body. As a result, cells can become damaged, resulting in premature aging. Aerobic K07 was formulated with these concerns in mind.
Amazon: Aerobic Mag O7 Oxygen Digestive System Cleanser Capsules, Aerobic Life, 90 Caps
Aerobic Life MagO7 offers its users a number of benefits in a safe and effective manner. MagO7 is easy to use and comes in both capsule and powder forms. Non habit forming.
Amazon: Mag O7 Oxygen Digestive System Cleanser Vegetarian Capsules, Pure Vegan, 120 Caps
The ingredients in pure vegan magO7 when used collectively have been shown to help combat the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle, candidiasis, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. Eliminates the digestive tract of unwanted fecal debris. Aids in digestion by slowly releasing beneficial nascent oxygen which good aerobic bacteria needs to digest properly. MagO7 is non habit forming.
Amazon: Aerobic Mag 07 Oxygen Digestive System Cleanser Capsules, Aerobic Life, 180 Caps
Amazon: Aerobic Mag 07 Oxygen Digestive System Cleanser Powder, Aerobic Life, 150 Grams
Acts as superior digestive system cleanser and oxygen supplement. Acts as a stool softener for those needing this benefit. Mag O7 is a combination of powdered magnesium oxide compounds which have been ounce onated and stabilized to release singlet oxygen over 12 hours or more. The time release ensures that Mag O7 will provide an adequate amount of oxygen, slowly, for better utilization.
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AKN SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Nature's Way AKN Skin Care for acne is a popular, time-tested, and complete herbal formula for influencing the skin's natural health and beauty. AKN Skin Care for Acne is a natural acne remedy. The skin is the body's largest organ. It protects the body from damage, toxins, and infections and eliminates some of the waste. Herbs have been included in skin car regimes since the dawn of history. Today's cosmetics contain an array of herbal preparations believed to influence skin health and beauty. Nature's Way AKN Skin-Care is an herbal dietary supplement and may be included as a part of a good nutrition and skin hygiene program. Diet, exercise, rest, and Nature's Way herbal formulas work together to encourage healthy lifestyles. Make Nature's Way an integral part of your holistic program. Ideal for the skin concerns of adolescents and young adults. As an addition to the daily diet, take two capsules three times daily with a full glass of water. This combination combines well with Yellow Dock Root, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin A and Zinc.
HerbsPro: AKN Skin Care, Natures Way, 465 mg, 100 Caps
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