Acne after 6 months raw
Liver cleanse! Keep the liver and the bowel clean and efficent. Lovely, yes? And make sure you are getting enough zinc, natural food-based sulfer, and water.
The carrots are giving you a mega blast of beta carotene Vitamin A. Roaccutane is basically just a huge dose of Vitamin A. Determined not to take the roaccutane I been given by my dermatologist I have also just upped my Vitamin A consumption. My skin is drying out and slowly but surely I think it's going to work.
Turmeric powder ABSOLUTELY works. It's kind of disgusting and takes some getting used to but put 1 tbsp of powder in your mouth then take a big swig of water, swirl it all around in your mouth and swallow it. Do this morning and night. Turmeric is a miracle powder for skin conditions. It has completely cured my husband's boils and acne and my acne as well (which has a tendency to be cycstic). Also - cut out the Benzyl Peroxide. It's counter-intuitive but it just worsens the problem. TURMERIC! I'll shout it on the rooftops if I have to :) Also - give your body time to adjust. Nothing cures anything over night.
Here's my favorite:
While I occasionally have breakouts, this stuff revolutionized my skin. I even tried the little Zeno machine that heats up for a ridiculous amount of money - didn't seem to help. I put this powder on religiously in the morning and the evening. Even better, the Cosmetics Database lists it as a "low hazard" item, so I feel safe putting it on my skin.
I know, I know, it's detox, wait it out, speed it up with more green veggie juice..... Meanwhile, you could try the above and see if it helps you get through the detox. :-)
How long did you take Turmeric powder? Do you still take it every day? I heard it can cause an upset stomach if taken too often...have you had this experience?
Wow there is a lot of info on here.....
Acne often occurs because the body is overwhelmed with toxins. There are too many to eliminate them through the urinary system or the digestive system, so they get pushed up through the skin (those are the only 3 systems of detoxification in the body, and if one system is over-taxed, the others pick up the slack).
If you have only been raw for 6 months, that is not a very long time in the whole length of your life. You have (about) 20+ years before becoming raw, and I would assume that during those years you ate 'normally', drank tap water, took medication, went outside and breathed in toxic air....you see where I am going with this. We live very toxic lives, and unfortunately those toxins accumulate in our tissues and often turn into acne and other skin conditions (which is actually the 'safer' end of the spectrum, as those toxins can also lead to cancer and other diseases). Going raw can be a real shock to the body - after years of being silenced with poor diet, raw food 'wakes it up' and sets into motion lots of tasks (such as detoxification) that may have been ignored up to this point. If the body is overwhelmed, it will not function optimally. The body is a miraculous thing, but it can only do so much at one time.
Be patient with your body, and continue to support it with good food and lots of water. An excess of chlorophyll (in greens) can actually cause acne to surface, as it pushes out toxins into the bloodstream. Maybe cut back on your greens a little and see if that helps. It's not about stopping the toxins/acne from coming out, but rather slowing down their release into your bloodstream so your body can handle a little bit at a time.
Oh don't worry and certainly don't take any chemical drugs in or on you!
the first couple months (like you)i went raw my face was peeling like crazy and i got acne worse then i ever have. ITS BECAUSE YOUR BODY IT DETOXING everything bad inside of you its normal and just don't stress because it will pass. it takes your body maybe a full year to completely detox everything that has happened. wait a couple months it should be gone way better. in the mean time insted of those deramtologists medications try thishttp://cellfood.microwaterman.com/CellFood_Oxygen_Gel.html
its natural and it actually good for the inside of you too! research different essential oils for acne and try those out such as lavendar, tea tree oil, clove oil, lemon oil, etc. to quicken detoxing try doing periodic juice or smoothie cleanses for a day or two at a time.
good luck and remember that good, clear, radient, smooth skin is coming your way just wait! =)
Been having acne since going raw. I know its cleansing, but scary especialy if its like painful boils. Which I got on a on my chin recently. Thank-god for 15+ Manuka honey. Its like super power antibiotic! Dabbed that on, gone after couple days, after a week of suffering. That stuff is powerful! Now I do masks with it, because I know I will be cleansing for a while, even though been juicing for yrs & eating basicaly healthy. Everything changes when going raw! Cant ever imagine going back! It's a strange feeling to think about, can't believe I ever ate any other way! I do feel juicing anti inflamitories such as turmeric, ginger ect, is really great too. And of course detox.., liver cleansing teas as well.:)
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Spots around the hairline and under the jaw line indicate a hormonal issuses. But spots on the chin relate to the bowel, and those around the smile line (from the nose to the corners of the mouth) are connected to the liver. To keep the liver healthy, try the herbs milk thistle (aka St Mary's thistle), nettles or red clover in tea or tablet forms.
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