Remedies/ vitamins/ natural ways to help skin (acne, luminosity,etc)?

January 18, 2012 by  
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Question by Taylor H: Remedies/ vitamins/ natural ways to help skin (acne, luminosity,etc)?
I was wondering if anyone knew of any natural ways to benefit skin. I was hoping to find something natural to help with acne because I can’t find anything over the counter that works. I’d like to avoid a skin doc if I can. I’ve tried vit e and exposure to natural sunlight. I heard both helped but I didn’t see any difference. In fact, after taking a nutrition class in my college, I realized I was taking like 3300% the daily recommended value of vit e and it doesn’t even have benefits for your skin! Can someone think of an herbal product or food or something I can try? Right now, I’d be willing to try just about anything.

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Answer by marshmellow_gardener
You’d be willing to try anything, hmm…?
Well acne (just like every other physical ailment) happens for a reason. It can be a warning sign, or (since it doesn’t ever go away I’m assuming) there’s a serious emotional/mental problem you have. If you’re really serious about trying “anything” to heal yourself-well then heal yourself as a whole. Look deep into yourself to find what is really causing this acne problem-emotionally. What issues do yo have with yourself, if any that you can think of?

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7 Responses to “Remedies/ vitamins/ natural ways to help skin (acne, luminosity,etc)?”
  1. oldtimekid2 says:

    One thing you can do is to take a 400 IU softgel of Vitamin E, then CAREFULLY poke a hole in it. Squeeze out the oil and spread it out evenly onto the affected area. If you have more than one area that’s been affected, spread out the amount that’s used evenly to each area, as too much vitamin E can build up to toxic levels in your body.
    Swallowing Vitamin E doesn’t help as much for your skin as applying it topically… but it still helps. You can also try putting Aloe Vera on to soothe the tissue.

    Also, if you would like more benefits, there are some supplements you could take internally to help the health of your skin. Some of the most popular ones are Biotin, Silica (commonly from Horsetail), Squalene, Hyaluronic Acid, MSM, L-Cysteine, Collagen, and most antioxidants.
    Good luck!

  2. Cassie says:

    One of the best ways I think, its to drink A LOT of water, and to eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

  3. Tenaru says:

    You need to fix the problem from the inside out.Try taking some transfer factor for a few months and it should all clear up.It will also help your immune system to fight off colds and flu.A wonderful thing.100% natural ,non toxic and fixes the problem from inside.Email for more info
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  4. minx says:

    Hey there buddy ♥ What i’ve found to work the best on my skin is to cleanse with a sensitive skin type cleanser such as Cetaphil morning and night and once every 2 or 3 days i’ll mix 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with the cetaphil in my hand and cleanse as usual then rinse off with warm water ♥

    When i have an outbreak of pimples or blemishes i simply do the baking soda cleanse concentrating on the problem areas and it works a treat …….. you’ll find the blemishes become a lot less noticeable almost immediately.

    The baking soda cleanser mix is good for purifying your skin and cleansing it of built up oils and dirt. It realkalises the ph level of your skin and gives it a rosy glow……… after cleansing put 1 – 2 tablespoons of white vinegar into a cup of water and mix up. Dip a cotton ball into the vinegar mix, squeeze the excess moisture from it and dab over your skin … as you would a toner to close your pores and finish the job….. being carefull of course not to use it on any broken skin or it will sting….. then rub a small amount of extra virgin olive oil onto your skin as a moisturiser……….. everybody needs a little bit of moisture on their skin and cold pressed (no trans fatty acids) extra virgin olive oil is brilliant for nourishing & feeding your skin ♥

    No chemicals or other nasties to upset sensitive little bodies either.

    Eat plenty of antioxidant rich foods ie ~ foods rich in Vitamins A, C, E and selenium, zinc and foods rich in EFA’S.

    ie ~ Vitamin A ~ liver, dark green and yellow vegies, carotts, pumpkin and yellow fruits;

    Without enough Vitamin A in your system no amount of potions or lotion will ever give you that rosy glow.

    Vitamin C ~ citrus fruits such as lemons, limes and oranges, strawberries and blackberries, leafy and green vegies, red and green peppers and tomatoes and potatoes.

    Vitamin C extends life by enabling protein cells to bind together.

    Vitamin E ~ wheat germ, vegetable oils (olive oil), nuts, leafy and green vegies, spinach broccoli, whole wheat, whole grain cereals and eggs.

    vitamin E will keep you looking younger by retarding cellular aging due to oxidation (by plumping out those lines and extending the life of your cells).

    Selenium ~ seafood, liver, wheat germ, bran, tuna fish, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, garlic and brown rice.

    Selenium works in tandem with vitamin E thus they increase each others potency. selenium is another antioxidant that will slow the aging process for you.

    Zinc ~ essential for protein synthesis and collagen formation.

    foods rich in zinc are ~ meat, liver, seafood (especially oysters), wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, eggs and ground mustard.

    Pump up your fresh filtered water intake on a daily basis too to hydrate your body properly and plump up your skin and maintain your health, youth and vitality…… you need at least 2 – 3 litres of water per day. Geez, we need at 2 litres daily just to maintain aspiration (to breath!!)……….. :0)

    Try to ditch all the junky and prepackaged foods and sodas and soft drinks as these will only serve to stress your system and at any rate have next to no nutritional value anyway ♥

    Also try to cut back on dehydrating drinks such as coffee, tea and alcohol (if you drink any) as not only will they dehydrate you but they will also rob you of your precious B complex of vitamins ♥

    take care of you & hope i helped a bit ♥

    CHEERS
    ♥

  5. orangie says:

    One thing is drink lots of water, stay away from fried foods if you can. I know we all consume it, but try to eat less of it. Soap dries out your face. Get a soap that helps with the skin. Warm water when washing your face. Change your diet and that might help as well. Try to stay stress fee, take sometime to relax about 20 minutes a day, and rid yourself of all things that are on your plate for that time. Garlic is another natural source for you diet and healthy as well. Good Luck, Protect yourself from the sun as well. We all need the sun but too much sun is not good either.

  6. private says:

    I’ve tried just about everything for my acne. In January while getting a facial it was recommended to me that I try taking Evening Primrose Oil. Over the past 3 months my breakouts have basically stopped aside from an occasional pimple. Amazing. Some of my friends have started taking it as well. I wish someone told me ten years ago!

  7. Pour Some Sugar On ME says:

    I love Red Wine Extract (reservatrol) it totally makes my skin glow. Also I take Beta Carotene and hair and skin vitamins.

    Bio oil is great for acne scars and dark spots.

    Tea Tree Oil (melaleuca) is helpful for acne.

    Shitake mushroom extract is supposed to help to firm the skin.

    And a diet rich in good fats (like those found in salmon, tuna, mackerel, pistachios, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc) and antioxidants really really helps. Eating lots of dark colored fruits and veggies like black beans, blueberries, dark red tomatoes, red grapes, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, kidney beans, dark red apples, plums, spinach, green tea, blood oranges, red wine, etc really helps your skin.

    Getting good rest helps a lot!

    And sunshine is your friend if you tan.

    Use topical vitamin E. And retinols. Glycolic acid helps to slough and smooth skin. And lactic acid (like in yogurt or milk masks) and AHA’s help to refine, exfoliate and beautify skin. Caffiene firms skin. Grapeseed oil and grape extracts are great antioxidants that make skin look younger and more brilliant (like Red Wine extract does).

    It really helps to take a two-fold approach, transform from the inside out! Taking vitamins and using topical naturals.

    Of course you probably know about the benefits of drinking water and green tea. And how exercise is awesome for the skin.

    And just simple hot steam treatments really help my face to clear up.

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