Loci wrote: I dealt with hormonal acne and that is what unfortunately got me into this candida mess ….. overuse of antibiotics to control my monthly hormonal acne. For the last 4 years, my acne was never worse! I was dealing with my 2-3 hormonal pimples and then explosion of small bumps on my face. I did notice when I cut sugar and dairy, it seemed to really help, especially now with this diet. My face is not clear yet but has drastically improved since being on the diet. Androgens are the hormones that generally lead to acne….sugar causes androgen flare ups and consuming dairy products is like pumping your body full of hormones. Even if you buy hormone free dairy products, this does not really mean “hormone free” as the cow is naturally producing hormones for her calf and then we eat/drink those hormones. Many people have found success in doing this. If you are already completely sugar and dairy free, there are medications to control hormones, but I personally don’t believe in them as i think you’re only masking the problem. To calm my face, I do use Acure line of natural, organic products. Argan oil is awesome to calm (they have a face balm that as argan and borage oil that works wonders).
Hope that helps. I think I’m on the road to clearing my skin by detoxifying my body, but just like with other die off symptoms, this too will flare up as your skin is trying to deal with all those toxins being released.
Thank you so much! Yep,definitely my hormones are suffering,having been on Minocycline for acne and previously a host of other bad things for allergies.I am vegan and I would never have dairy again! I am sugar free as well.I don’t believe in hormone controlling medications either,how unnatural..it’s just a matter of time till my body balances itself out in harmony again.I’m using Dr.Bronner’s lavender (liquid soap) to wash,I make a toner out of distilled water and lavender oil,and I like Avalon Organics’ sensitive skin lavender moisturizer.Sometimes I alternate with coconut oil.I have Argan oil,I will try that again! In the evening I spot treat with benzol peroxide overnight.Sometimes I use Dessert Essence’s blemish touch stick with tea tree and other oils in it.A few times a week I do a hot soak in my bathtub followed by cold shower to release toxins..I’ll do that later today.
Thanks again! It’s no fun being a pimple face!