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post #21 of 27
We use witch hazel. It's natural, and it works really well. The smell goes away as it evaporates. It's also great for irritated skin, and bug bites.
post #22 of 27
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We use witch hazel. It's natural, and it works really well. The smell goes away as it evaporates. It's also great for irritated skin, and bug bites.
I use witch hazel as a toner. It seems to work really well.
post #23 of 27
I can't believe I didn't see anyone post anything about dairy. Cutting dairy has helped my adult acne. I get terrible cystic acne if I eat dairy. If he is a big milk drinker/cheese eater, could be the culprit. It is the hormones in the milk, even if it is organic, there are lots of hormones.

Before I cut dairy, I tried all the natural stuff, while tto was ok it could not hold its on against benzoyl peroxide and from all I have read since it does not absorb into the skin/bloodstream like salicylic acid, which is another typical treatment.

Note: I can have little bits of dairy, like some chocolate or a small dessert made with butter, but if I eat more than a bite of ice cream or pizza or anything cheesy w/in 24hrs its terrible!!!
post #24 of 27
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I was reading through this and had a weird flash of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. "Just put some Windex on it"


Cracked me up. I can't offer advice. I still struggle with zits as an adult. Not full blown acne but I almost always have a couple a zits on my face. I have tried lots of things over the years. After dd1, it was bad and I went to a dermatologist and got some prescripion cream .I had to stop when I got preggo again. Now we live in a differect place and I am trying some other products and trying to better my diet again before I go the professional route. Plus still nursing dd2 and so teh horomones are not exaclty normalized.

As a teen I had cysts on my face I had to go get lanced at the docs. It hurt alot. So I will be looking here to see what works. I have some tto, I should be more consistent with that maybe.
post #25 of 27
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I was reading through this and had a weird flash of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. "Just put some Windex on it"
That is hilarious because my husband is Greek and his family it TOTALLY just like the movie!!!
post #26 of 27
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I can't believe I didn't see anyone post anything about dairy. Cutting dairy has helped my adult acne. I get terrible cystic acne if I eat dairy. If he is a big milk drinker/cheese eater, could be the culprit. It is the hormones in the milk, even if it is organic, there are lots of hormones.

Before I cut dairy, I tried all the natural stuff, while tto was ok it could not hold its on against benzoyl peroxide and from all I have read since it does not absorb into the skin/bloodstream like salicylic acid, which is another typical treatment.

Note: I can have little bits of dairy, like some chocolate or a small dessert made with butter, but if I eat more than a bite of ice cream or pizza or anything cheesy w/in 24hrs its terrible!!!
My son is actually dairy (and gluten) free but thanks for the tip!
post #27 of 27
Honey.
Honey is AMAZING.
Better than anything I have ever used. I put a little bit on and rub it in to sorta exfoliate a bit and leave it for 5-10 minutes before washing it off. Right before a shower is easiest. I believe there is a big thread on this in health or something. lol
Try it, oh and raw/uncooked honey.
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