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Old 05-02-2008, 09:19 PM   #1
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Acne Help?

Im not sure if this is the right forum for this thread, but Im asking anyway
My oldest teen has acne, not bad, more mild. But he uses Noxema and sometimes Oxy. I really would like something not so harsh and more natural. And I have a feeling these are tested on animals and Im really trying to get away from buying those products....So, any ideas on other options?


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Old 05-09-2008, 12:52 PM   #2
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Re: Acne Help?

tea tree oil, straight up on a Q-tip. put it on at night and wash face in the morning. Just a tiny bit will take care of it.

he can also try a raw honey mask if his skin gets dry. it's really soothing and healing.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:32 PM   #3
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Noxema is not good for acne, according to all the dermatologists I've been to at least. I've battled with acne since I was 11 and I'm now almost 30 and have finally found relief. Here is what I do (this will sound totally crazy), I wash it only in the evening with baking soda, just baking soda. I sprinkle a little into my hand, drip a bit of water on it to make it into a paste and then gentle rub it onto my face. I rinse that off with warm water. This alone worked great for me.
I just started rubbing a dab of castor oil mixed with a very small amount of olive oil into my skin and laying a warm wet towel over my face for a few minutes. Wipe that of with warm water. I do this 1-2 times a week and just love how it makes my skin feel.

I was very skeptical about using this method at first, but I was willing to try anything. Stripping the skin of oil 2 times a day only makes your skin want to produce more oil to make up for it.

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Old 05-11-2008, 03:14 AM   #4
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I found that Ivory soap helps a lot.. and also that mud masks from the Dead sea assist me greatly.

If I have a bout of dry skin (usually during winter), I only use olive oil on my skin. Something in the chemical makeup agrees with the PH balance and all that "guru" stuff.

I haven't had any trouble with these.

Tea Tree oil dries me out 'too much' sometimes, and same with salycilic acid (whether it's just crushed aspirin with a little water or not)...

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