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948349 tn?1294380237

I cured my ACNE!!! Just wanted to share with everyone!

This isn't a question... just a possible solution to acne that I think EVERY acne sufferer should at least try.

The answer? Vitamin D.  I know, I honestly can't believe something so simple as the "skin vitamin"
could possibly cure my acne.

I have been taking about 1000 IU a day, every day for the past month now.  Both with my breakfast and with my
supper... and ACNE IS GONE!!!!  I am 25 years old and have had acne since I was 14... and for once no more acne!  In particular, I haven't suffered much on my face, only while I was a teen, but always had acne on my back.

Not only that but my blackheads on my nose aren't there anymore!  I even had blackheads on my shoulders.
Sometimes on my back... always had many pimples on my back... tried so many things...
using clean towels, clean bed sheets, wearing 2 shirts a day, Differin prescription acne cream, Proactiv.

For everything I have tried, I have never been able to accomplish my goal of no acne, the closest thing was a
rigorous Proactive regime, which I used twice a day on my back.

Now here I am 1 month after... and I'm absolutely blown away by the results.

And NO MORE OILY SKIN!!!!  I would always touch myself and I couldn't believe how oily my skin would be.
My skin is not oily anymore!  It just looks like healthy skin!

The root of the problem??? Is the oil... the bacteria thrive on the oily skin, the oily skin is some acne sufferers
response to a lack of vitamin D... probably trying to make the precursor to vitamin D in the skin so it can be turned to vitamin D in the liver.

But what happens when you have sufficient levels of vitamin D???  Well, your body no longer needs to make
the precursor in the skin.  

It also makes sense... think about it... acne is always on the face, neck, back, shoulders, or chest.  How often do people get acne on the soles of their feet! lol  or stomach... or places on their body that are much much less likely to get in contact with the sun???

Not only that, but acne is also most common in adolescents!!! Gotta have sufficient vitamin D levels to grow those bones and absorb sufficient amounts of calcium, and they really growing at that age.

We are lacking sun!, We are wearing clothes! We are now wearing sunscreen because we're worried about skin cancer... We are a vitamin D deficient society!

VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IS THE CURE FOR ACNE!!! lol I'm no Doctor, in fact I'm a University drop out who took courses in Biochemistry, nutrition, anatomy, nutrition, physiology, and organic chemistry so those are all the credentials I can give you... but give it a try and I'm sure you will be shocked at the results...  2 months into it... Umm... somethings wrong here, I have no acne!!!

I am absolutely blown away I finally resolved my acne problem after so much grief about it in my life.  

Just for the record book though... I have been supplementing Omega 3-6-9, flax, fish, and borage oil, Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc... and of course my Vitamin D... JUST vitamin D supplement by itself, not mixed into a multivitamin.  But I'm pretty sure it's the Vitamin D that worked, because I have supplemented essential fatty acids and drink lots of milk for calcium.

Comments? Questions? Feedback? Anyone I would appreciate everyone's input.

Also anyone else as successful with Vitamin D treatment for acne?

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I switched to a no calcium diet, because I have hyperparathyroidism. Unexpected side effect, perfect skin. The bad acne on my shoulders and back cleared up in under 2 weeks.
I am only eating foods with no calcium: brown rice, popcorn, One brand coconut water, purified water (reverse osmosis). I even found some oatmeal cookies with no calcium. Someyimes I have California and veggie roll sushi with brown rice.

I cut out pizza, broccoli, salads, etc everything with calcium.

I originally went on diet because I would get terrible headaches, pain in organs, always sleeping, heart pains, craziness in brain: all symptoms of hypetparathyroidism.

Anyway, so happy my skin finally looks like a normal person and I am not wearing monster skin. No cheese, no calcium, beautiful skin.
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You need to see a naturopath/auyervedic doctor....western doctors will never be able tontreat you becaise all of your tests will show "normal" to them.  Ive delat with many of these same symptoms for years and years. Im 41..cant have children because if it. Your bodybis crazy inflamed and has an infection (both the root causes of almost everything in the body) and you need to get it correvted naturally.
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Hello Leylusha, you just applied zinc vitamin for your acne. It helps to cure it?
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I am 18 and female. i starting recentaly develping acne. As of right now i think that it is a cause of eating bad foods and aging. i JUST want to be clear again. i feel like ive gotten uglier and my boyfreind is realizing i am insecure. But washing my face doesnt help. But i am considering going off birth control. Because i started it in October of last year.
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Drink buttermilk one cup a day everyday! PS:separate from meat meal. And apply buttermilk on face till it dries and rinse. every other day. cures all skin problems!
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Acne absolutely destroys a person's self confidence so I'm so glad to see suggestions here. For more suggestions or a free sample of Acne Clearing Blend, anyone is welcome to contact me - Katrina Schenfield, Katixon Skincare.
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I have had good results with Accutane but i take the lowest amount and stop taking it when i feel my skin getting dry.I have to take a small dose again when i feel oil coming back on my face about 1 time a year.I have started taking Magnesium,Calcium,Zinc and Vitamin D.So far so good.
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I have had good results with Accutane but i take the lowest amount and stop taking it when i feel my skin getting dry.I have to take a small dose again when i feel oil coming back on my face about 1 time a year.I have started taking Magnesium,Calcium,Zinc and Vitamin D.So far so good.
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i am very upset and i am very fed-up from my back chest and neck acne plz tell me what i do ? and last 7 years i fight these accnes but nothing happened kindly tell me some solution (hassan.***@****)
thank u
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10846358 tn?1413250020
Very useful info. Hope to see more soon, I have learned a lot from the post.
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10968153 tn?1414199815
so much good information on here, and i'm glad reading the post, This really answered my downside.
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Hello there thanks for sharing these good information, can you please tell me what kind of gel for acne treatment or brand  you were using, I feel so hopeless about my acne
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I was having problem of acne in my early twenties but I never use any kind of medicine, I just cure my acne with home remedies.
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You just need to keep looking until you find something that works for you. Figure out what is causing your acne. One thing to try is vitamins, try A and D and maybe some Turmeric. That's what did it for me. The are some of the main ingredients in the Clear Skin Vitamin Pack by innate skin and cleared me right up and kept me clear after battling acne for many many years.
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I am 28 year old female and still used to get weekly ance. I do get deep cystic acne every once in a while. I started a new regiment 4 weeks (Listed Below) ago and by the looks of it I finally have clear skin with no signs of new pimples or cysts emerging:

Took me years to find the right products for me - I have very sensitive skin

My Skin Regiment:
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (AM/PM)
Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer
Citrus Clear Grapefruit Spot Treatment
Fish Oil - pills (AM only)

Other Things to Consider when trying to achieve great skin - Probably the most important too
64 - 128 oz of Water Daily
6 - 8 Hrs of Sleep a Night
1 Hr of Exercise per day (5 per/week)
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i take vitamins called  Pibu Acne. it helps clear my skin and scars.  but guys might do not like it ,because it can brightener your skin.  I can tell my skin became glow after taking this vitamins.
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Anyone thinking that sexual act is the major factor that caused acne??
i know,it's seems weird,but logically the most acne sufferers is the teenagers,right?
dont you think that when we are at that ages that is when "honestly" we have high sex imagination and single sex activities like masturbation,i mean when we got ejaculation,that is when some important substances for our body just come out.like vitamin,zinc and another,then imbalance hormonal surely happen,that caused your skin get more oily,and im sure you know whats happen next.... :D

i am 21 years old,and still have acne on my face,some r really big.i feel when i didnt do that sexual activity,my face is better,but when i do,in the next 1 or 2 day,i can make sure some acne just come out.now i am trying to stop it,i know its really hard.but i am trying to make my own research to know that my theory is right or wrong,i've been stop it since 3 days ago,and have 1 big pimple,and 2 little bit smaller.

i still trying to consumtion some vitamin and fruits,because i know that also very important.
- i consume 2 or 3 orange for vitamine c
- 1 juice carrot for vitamine A
- Spinach for zinc
- bananna for vit B
i eat them everyday...
i run that rutinity for 2 weeks till now...

well i know this kind of unique disease,acne is always my problem since i was 15 or 16 years old.
i've tried everything really,treatment from a doctor,change my face wash,sleep in a clean sheets and pillowcase,praying everyday,etc..
it all has been spending a lot of my money... but acne was always win.. T_T... i really don't know what is the root problem of this ****,even the doctor couldn't do anything about it...
but all i have to do is still trying,for now i just want to use a natural stuff.no more doctor cream,

I will update my research i weeks for now,i am trying to consistance to get the best result...
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i think you're right. do not have sex and definitely do NOT reproduce.
10695970 tn?1412073645
Is it acne or is it a skin fungus?  They both look like acne, skin rashes, they say skin fungus is normal  but it's ugly and it looks like acne.  Dandruff and fungus can also grow in your hair, using an antifungal shamoom and condition also helps with chin acne.  I have also found that taking hot baths in several tablespoons of baking powder kills skin fungus on the body as well, washing your face in hot water and baking powder also helps control chin acne.  I prefer to try using herbal treatments for skin conditions.

18.3. HERBAL TREATMENTS FOR DERMATOLOGIC DISORDERS.

Most common dermatologic disorders have beneficial herbal treatments available. The disorders are listed in alphabetical order below.


18.3.1. Acne

Fruit acids, such as citric, gluconic, gluconolactone, glycolic, malic, and tartaric acids, used topically have demonstrated some effectiveness in treating acne because of their exfoliative properties. In one study, gluconolactone was found to be as effective in clearing inflamed and noninflamed acne lesions as 5% benzoyl peroxide and more effective than placebo (Hunt et al. 1992). Irritation is the main adverse effect of fruit acids, especially in higher concentrations. When contained in the fruit, they are Class 1.

Tannins have natural astringent properties and are used topically to treat acne. Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) bark extract is commonly used as a household remedy by making a decoction from 5 to 10 g of herb in 1 cup (0.24 L) of water. Witch hazel is considered very safe to use topically and is Class 1

Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree indigenous to Australia. It contains approximately 100 compounds, mainly plant terpenes and their corresponding alcohols (Swords and Hunter 1978). A study of 124 patients compared 5% tea tree oil in a water-based gel with 5% benzoyl peroxide. Although the tea tree oil did not act as rapidly as benzoyl peroxide, it did show statistical improvement in the number of acne lesions at the end of 3 months, and there was a significantly lower incidence of adverse effects such as dryness, irritation, itching, and burning with tea tree oilsafe.

Oral administration of vitex (Vitex agnus-castus) is effective in treating premenstrual acne. The whole-fruit extract has an amphoteric hormone-regulating effect that is thought to act on follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone levels in the pituitary to increase progesterone levels and reduce estrogen levels. It is included in Classes 2b, 2c, and 2d, and may counteract the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. The German Commission E monographs recommend a dose of 40 mg/day. The main adverse effects reported are gastrointestinal tract distress and occurrence of rashes. It should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women (Fleming 2000).

Bitter herbs that stimulate digestive function, including acid secretion, may improve acne (Yarnell and Abascal 2006). Commission E also approved topical bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara; Fleming 2000) and orally administered brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Fleming 2000, 118) for the treatment of acne because of their antimicrobial effects. Topical duckweed (Lemna minor) is used in China to treat acne (Fleming 2000). Herbal mixtures are also used in China both internally and externally to treat acne (Xu 2004).


18.3.2. Alopecia

Essential oils have been studied in a randomized, controlled, double-blind study of 86 patients with alopecia areata (Hey, Jamieson, and Ormerod 1998). A mixture of essential oils including thyme, rosemary, lavender, and cedarwood in carrier oils with grape seed and jojoba (a liquid wax) was massaged into the scalp daily.


18.3.3. Bacterial And Fungal Infections Of Skin

Garlic (Allium sativum) contains ajoene, which has been demonstrated to exhibit antifungal activity. In a study of 34 patients treated topically with 0.4% ajoene cream once a day for tinea pedis, 79% noted clearing within 7 days and the remainder reported clearing within 14 days. In a 3-month follow-up, all participants remained free of fungus (Ledezma, De Sousa, and Jorquera 1996). Contact dermatitis has occasionally been reported with frequent topical exposure (Fleming 2000). Oral administration should be avoided while breast-feeding as this is regarded as a Class 2c herb (McGuffin et al. 1997). Prolonged bleeding may occur when garlic is taken orally (Fleming 2000).

Tea tree oil (see Section 18.3.1 for a description of tea tree oil) is applied topically for treatment of bacterial and fungal infections. Tea tree oil has shown in vitro activity against a wide variety of microorganisms, including Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Candida albicans, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Trichophyton rubrum (Beylier 1979; Williams, Home, and Zang 1988). Tea tree oil 10% cream was compared in a randomized, double-blind trial of 104 patients with 1% tolnaftate cream and placebo cream. Although symptomatic relief was comparable in tea tree oil and tolnaftate groups, there was significantly greater mycologic cure in the tolnaftate group (85%) than the tea tree oil group (30%).

Thyme oil from thyme (Thymus vulgaris) has been used topically as an antibacterial and an anticandidal agent (van Wyk et al. 2004), and is Class 1 (McGuffin et al. 1997). The traditional Korean antifungal herb Galla rhois was found to have a methanol extract active against Candida albicans (Seong 2007). The TCM herbal mixtures for treating bacterial and fungal infections of the skin are extensively discussed by Xu (2004).
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Can you send me a link for the website you got citrus clear from and the product, I really want to try it, Thanks.
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Can you send me a link for the website you got citrus clear from and the product, I really want to try it, Thanks.
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Cholesterol is the precursor to UV production of vitamin D. The body probably carries the cholesterol to the skin surface with a lot of sebum when D is deficient. Bacteria then converts that extra oil to acne.  
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My experience with acne goes back to when I started middle school. I started breaking out when I was in 6th grade. My mom and I tried L literally everything there is. She bout me cleansers, tried home remedies, and she even took me to the doctor to prescribe me some medicine for it. After trying almost everything in the world, we gave up. My forehead was always swollen and inflamed and I felt like my acne was taking me over completely. It got so bad, that once I cried to my bestfriend about it. One day, I was at school and hanging out with another one of my friends. Somehow, the conversation about acne came up and she told me to use alcohol... So I did. And it worked!! I started off with 50% Isopropyl Alcohol, and then when my skin got used to it, I switched to 91%. Some other things that have also improved my acne is the maximum strength acne treatment gel from CVS pharmacy. It comes in a small white and blue tube and it is worth every single penny. Also try the maximum strength acne cleansing bar from CVS. It works wonders in the shower on your back and any other place where you have acne. If you are hesitant to try the 3 simple things that I just told you, don't be. Go out right now and buy them and I swear to you, you won't regret it... it has cleared my skin so much and I am a much happier person since I've tried this!
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Hi there, I just want to confirm if it is really Vitamin D3 or Vitamin D in general that should be used. Also, should it be mixed with Zinc/Magnesium? I haven't done my blood test but I suffer from acne not so severe as of now but i dont want to take chances. I once tried Accutane but i know it has severe side effects so i stopped using it within 20 days or so. I have got a healthy diet, i gym , i don't eat a lot of sugar, use products from body shop from a long time. Also, i noticed my acne gets severe in Nov- April which is necessarily Winters
So thinking that this is worth trying. Better than Accutane and without any side effects.
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hey i am 21 year old girl and wanna tell you dat i m having medium acne problem especially it get worse during summers ..my daily routine is health ..i do exercise ..nd the intake of daily products and sugar is no to me ..but still facing acne breakouts ..i tried so many products but nw i want to try vitamin D capsules ..please tell me its Vitamin D2 or D3 nd which brand vitamin D capsules u were using ..thanku nd do aso let me know how to fade acne spots ..my cheeks nd forehead is full of acne spots ..i m a college student nd very embarrased due to dese spots please help me
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