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Thread: Acne is a bugbare

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    Junior Member Joan Rosemary's Avatar
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    Hi has anyone out there got any good natural home remedies for acne and cold sores that continue to reoccur.

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    My daughter uses white toothpaste on pimples, if she is hanging out at the house. Otherwise she uses Neutragena acne soap. Acne must have skipped me, I never had a problem with it. Two of my brothers have pitted scars on their faces from it.

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    I have found that acne improves when you limit/reduce sugar and white flour, make sure you are well-hydrated, and eat fresh veggies and fruits.

    Acne is caused by a bacteria that feeds on dead skin cells and oil. You *may* need antibiotic treatment to clear it up, but the above helps your body to work in tip-top shape, and kinda protect against invasion.

    People that don't tolerate soap on their face well can sometimes do the "oil cleansing method" which, short story: Use a combination of oils like sunflower, olive, castor, do a facial massage, use a very warm wet *clean* washcloth to wipe away excess cleansing oil and the debris that is loosened/lifted by massage. I believe they reccommend 2x a day.

    Asprin, crunched up and made into a paste treats acne.

    Cold sores are a virus, stress usually exacerbates the problem.

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    tea tree oil for the acne and L-lysine supplement for the cold sores. works like a charm.

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    I am sitting here with two cold sores in the early stage. I used to put ice on them when they first started itching and hold it on for 45 minutes. It only worked about one out of four times so I don't do it any more. I know that L-lysine supplement works for a lot of people, my oldest son included but it doesn't work for me. I would be interested in hearing from others about natural remedies for cold sores.

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    The vitamin L-Lysine works for cold sores - gone the nest day. I don't know if it does anything for on acne as I never had that issue bad enough that I sought a remedy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Rosemary
    Hi has anyone out there got any good natural home remedies for acne and cold sores that continue to reoccur.

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    If the skin can tolerate it, washing with Safeguard soap can be very helpful. It kills most of the bacteria associated with acne. You have to be careful, though; in some people it dries out the skin too much, creating irritation that makes the acne worse. This is best for people who have very oily skin.

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    My mother uses femvir for cold sores, no home-remedies have ever worked for her and she's had the virus since she was a child.
    for the acne, I don't know, sorry, I never had to deal with that, and the ppl I know who did used products like proactiv...

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    Life after 50! UGH! I never had acne before until about 10 years ago. I have been to dermatoligists several times and my family Dr. They say I have roasha(golden agers acne)A
    prescription will clear it for a while then it comes back. They have given me lots of topicals also. I finally am using ivory soap and then putting on alcohol.
    So far it is helping more than anything else I've used.

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    I grew up constantly bothered by both feverblisters and coldsores until a friend who was training to become a Naturopath (early 1970s) told me to try this remedy. I have never had one blossom since starting this. As soon as I begin to feel the tingly start of a feverblister/coldsore, I apply a wet Vitamin C tablet to the spot, wetting and repeating 2 or 3 times. Then I swallow a couple of Vitamin C tablets (yes even the one I applied to the blisterspot). The blisterspot will disappear within 1224 hours.

    I never had any acne so I cannot help with that problem.

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