Acne will happen.
Often happens to teenagers when they are beginning to have hormonal
changes. It usually is a really big drag for them. Kids will often do
horrible things to their skin: scrub with an SOS pad, apply poisonous
dangerous o-t-c preparations, and cover with pore clogging makeup.
Here are some good and easy methods that will help.
Clay - detoxifies and adsorbs. Take vitamins when you take
Eat clay - 1 t. edible clay in a bit of water followed by a
full glass of water.
Clay Masks - bit of green clay in palm, add 1 t. Lavender or
Rose Geranium hydrosol, apply to face or just to zits, let dry, rinse
copiously, and spray with Melissa hydrosol.
What you eat:
Eat clean foods,
simple broiled fowl or oily fish (salmon or sardine), lots of
complicated green salads, lots of food with color. A variety of
steamed veggies; beets, dandelion greens, squash (A), celery, cabbage,
Brussels sprouts, broccoli, etc. Eat one Orange, one Apple, one Tomato
and one Carrot every day. See Herbal Guide to Food by Jeanne rose for
Take a good B
vitamin in the a.m. with oil-soluble vitamin A and Ca/Mg + zinc and
oil-soluble E in the evening before bed. There are some good vitamin
combos on the market that are specifically for the skin.
What to apply or drink:
Herbs: Herbal compresses of Licorice, Violet leaves and
Comfrey root and leaf; herbal baths, facial steams and add essential
oils and hydrosols to your herbal treatments for a true synergy of
aromatic healing. See Herbal Body Book by Jeanne rose for details.
Herbs to take internally:
Red Clover tea (Trifolium pratense) along with other herbals is very
useful to take as a daily tea. It is considered a blood cleanser and
extremely effective in aiding chronic skin conditions such as acne.
Essential oil treatments:
There are many
essential oil's for treatment of acne. See The Herbal Body Book as
well as The Aromatherapy Book for names and formulas. See The
Aromatherapy Book ?Applications & Inhalations and 375 Essential oils
and Hydrosols by Jeanne rose.
A synergy of herbal
treatment and aromatherapy. Hydrosols are imperative in the treatment
of juvenile and adult acne. You can use them in the clay masks,
compresses, as direct applications. Since they have a far less
powerful odor, kids won't mind using them in public or at school. The
best are Lavender from California (it contains borneol), Melissa, or
Rose Geranium. However, if you can, get Tea Tree (antibacterial),
Linden or Witch Hazel (anti-inflammatory and antiseptic and a powerful
Seborrhea Dermatitis - Your skin can react if you abruptly
change your diet, or suddenly become a vegan, abstaining from all meat
and animal products. It is possible that you are not getting enough of
the B vitamins. A deficiency of these vitamins or an inability to
assimilate them has been shown to play a role in conditions such as
seborrhea dermatitis and Rosacea. You wish to remember this and
culturally and genetically you may need meat products. Don't restrict
your diet suddenly. You may need to take your B vitamins sublingually
for full assimilation. You may also need iron. These conditions can
also be a result of toxin build up in the body but we are often too
quick to say toxins.
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