scottcraft

Acne!

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I have problems with acne on my chest, shoulders and back. I wanted to see if any of you had any recommendations for something natural I could try. I have a prescription medicine, but it doesn't work that great. 

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In my research for my own skin issues (occasional breakouts) I've found that acne on various parts of the body corresponds to different things. (Just do a search for chinese face mapping - really interesting.) I *think* I read somewhere that neck, shoulders and back could be candida overgrowth, so you may want to experiment with cutting out foods that feed candida - processed foods, starchy foods, sugars - just do a search for candida diet. In my experience with acne it works from the inside out. The skin is a way the body detoxes, and so I've always looked to what's going on inside. Am I stressed? Am I eating well? Am I sleeping enough? etc etc etc. Once I get myself back on track with those things my skin evens itself out. Good luck and keep us posted!

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I tried the oil cleansing method, and it unfortunately didn't work for me (at least I smelled great!). I use either unfiltered pumpkin see oil or grapeseed oil on my face in lieu of a moisturizer and other products (I cleanse with a cheap cleanser from Whole Foods), and my acne is usually kept in check. Like Candace, I am of the opinion that food and things like candida can make a big difference. If I eat peanut butter for several days, my skin will break out. So unfair. Also, dairy and wheat can cause a moderate to severe acne-like reaction in some people...maybe strategically eliminating potential offending foods will help. Good luck - dealing with acne blows!

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Thanks for the input! I will definitely look into the oil cleansing and diet changes! I work in a hot environment and I sweat a lot so I'm sure that makes it worse. I take testosterone shots and I feel pretty certain that is the root of my acne, but what I eat and my naturally oily skin probably doesn't help. 

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