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Offline KNG

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Female Adult Hormonal Acne
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:32:08 PM »
I have a question for the other ladies in this forum. I have hormonal adult acne. It sprang up my freshman year of college. My derm put me on birth control to fix it, and it worked. But I'm tired of being on birth control for this reason only. It doesn't really seem like it's worth it and I'm afraid of the long-term consequences.

Will the paleo diet balance my hormones and keep the acne from coming back? I don't know what my other options are. :(

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Re: Female Adult Hormonal Acne
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 05:30:11 PM »
it will help, but as one who has had cystic acne since going off BCP (much better now that I'm on paleo), I advise a good natural facial cleansing routine - cleanser and lotion/cream - and ylang ylang essential oil helps with the acne inflammation.


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Re: Female Adult Hormonal Acne
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 06:20:41 PM »
Never had bad acne but try sleeping on a clean towel every night over your pillow.

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Re: Female Adult Hormonal Acne
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 06:11:32 AM »
I don't know if my problem is acne or rosacea, but my face is all sorts of messed up. My chin, cheeks and forehead are always red and I get tiny whiteheads all the time. I also get the regular pimples every once in a while. I noticed that going paleo has helped a little, but I wasn't able to see the full results b/c I fell of the horse and haven't been a very good paleo eater these past couple of weeks. Tee tree oil astringent is good and so is using witch hazel as an astringent... they both help with healing and reducing inflammation. Also, try using dye free and perfume free makeups and cleansers. I know my face is sensitive to that stuff. Hope this helps!