hi im a 24year old girl and i have acne problems, with scars on my face. while surfing the net, and visiting this site, i learnt that using crushed garlic cures acne and scars.
i tried it. but i left it on my face for about 10 hours! and the result is that my skin is burnt!!! where the crushed garlic was placed. they r red patches.
im so desperate, im crying. i dont know what to do. please tell me if those big scars will go? im very stressed and very worried. feel like crying all the time. my face is very ugly now. lots of big dark red patches everywhere. its so ugly i cant think of going to college tomorrow! if u could only see my face!
pls help me. answer me soon. pls! on my email address, or here...
Thank U Kaluza, but ur sure u got the same symptoms as me??
im crying. we went to see the doc today, n he scolded me so much!!!!! my face is burnt! whereever the garlic was on my face, there r red patches of dead burnt skin. n when the skin will fall, my face will have a scar on it!! i mean a new pink skin.
all over my face! its so ugly im ashamed to walk on the streets. i havent been to uni today. asked dad to take me in his car to doc...
pls pls pls tell me what really happened to u.
doc said garlic is very toxic n burns the skin!
u know i left it on my skin for practically one whole day!!!
i'll never never never complain about my pimples or scars anymore, if those burns go away. i swear! i'll accept myself as i am!
Sorry for the late reply. Your doctor does not seem like a very nice person. Anyway, this seems to...
Sorry for the late reply. Your doctor does not seem like a very nice person. Anyway, this seems to be excactly the same as what happened to me. I still really wonder why the garlic created such a strong reaction. I would not call garlic toxic, but of course anything can be toxic when out of proportions. My theory is that with the garlic being a very "heating" substance, and that being applied to an area which is inflamed (already heat) makes a volcano at the patch of the skin. (Explanined in terms of chinese medicine hehe). So don't worry, you just have to let the lava from the volcano chill :)
I do not remember completely how long it took me, but i think it healed within a week. It doesn't hurt right?
thanks. no it doesnt hurt, except when i try to peal the dead skin myself...
it hurts a bit (burns) where i had many pimples near each other on my cheek. dead skin has fallen off...skin is dry. dead skin falling but very slowly.
i read garlic was good for scars too. so i applied it(it was very stupid of me, every1 is saying that to me!) everywhere on my face, on my scars as well as on my pimples...
i could have been more careful, and applied only the garlic's juice. but no i was greedy, n i crushed it roughly, n applied the paste everywhere as a mask for god knows how many hours!! and whereever the garlic paste was, the skin is burnt.
thank u for replying n encouraging me. it means so much to me. ur very nice:o)
but what im worried about, is whether it will leave scars. there r too many burnt patches on my face, if they leave scars, im doomed.
Hi and thank you. It seems like it’s already starting to heal then. ... As for scarring, i do not ...
Hi and thank you. It seems like it's already starting to heal then.
As for scarring, i do not know if it gave me scars or not, because
i always have some acne or rosacea on those areas. But i can tell you that i am pretty sure it returned to how it was like before this incident. In other words, i was already scarred before this incident.
I understand that this can be a bit frustrating during the days the skin is reacting to the garlic.
I have also read that many people develop allergies to garlic, so there must be some irritant contained in this evil-smelling vegetable!
Well, the burns were quite deep coz there r holes in my face!!! the skin must grow...i hope it wont leave scars but im not sure! there r 2-3 places where the dead skin hasnt peeled off...its where i had lots of pimples close by.
im afraid it leaves scars there...
but did u go to the doc for ur pimples? i never went to a skin doctor...my doc really scolded me that day..i have to go again 2morrow...he said there r many medical treatments for acne! so what did u need to try something so toxic!! now every1 is saying its toxic! after it happened!
I’m no expert but this has helped me in the past: Take some Tylenol to help the burn, put some alo...
I'm no expert but this has helped me in the past: Take some Tylenol to help the burn, put some aloe vera on the spots and try to keep your body temp. cool (stay indoors). Drink lots of water, get plenty of rest and you'll be better soon.
Have you tried doing a liver cleanse to help with the acne? It helped me.
I have tried everything to get rid of my acne scars...
Ok, Ive had them for about a year, Im 16. Ive tried vitamin E (still doing that), as in Vit E lotion and in pills, Ive done masks, lotions, some sun. I have a fairly good diet, I drink lots of water, take multi vitamins. And I work out. Should I just give up and take laser surgery? And how much money is that usually?
Vitamin E and cocoa butter are tow things for scars, but they take a while until you see affects. ...
Vitamin E and cocoa butter are tow things for scars, but they take a while until you see affects. be patient, you can have bad side affects from lazers. Stick with the vitmain E and try cocoa butter.
Also this a thing called Black Soap, there two the fake one which works, ( black dye) and the one straight from africa ( order on nasabb.com). They really help with acne and blemished.
I'm African American, and I use black soap and drink alot of water and cute out sweets, my skin cleared up. I pretty sure it'll work on non-african american skin too ( I don't know you race). I say this because African americans come in different shades, etc.
Find a good doctor who does laser surgery. But if your ... only 16 your acne problem is probably n...
Find a good doctor who does laser surgery. But if your
only 16 your acne problem is probably not over...
What cured me was an e-book I purchased online.
Here's an excerpt from the website.
" To cure your acne once and for all you need to stop looking at your skin as the problem. We at acnecured.com will show you that contrary to popular beleif acne has nothing to do with your skin...It however has everything to do with what is happening inside your body. Your skin is essentially only a feedback mechanism for your internal health. If your skin has acne and is not healthy then you need to look at your system as a whole".
A lot of people say that acne is due to your hormonal imbalance as you are an adolescent. But it s...
A lot of people say that acne is due to your hormonal imbalance as you are an adolescent. But it shouldn't be. why do you need to suffer?
I think its what to do instead of going straight to get laser peels.
What I know is we need to be clean
Wash your fabrics. Any fabric that comes into contact with your skin on a regular basis - clothes, towels, pillowcases, and sheets - should be washed at least once a week to remove oil and bacteria that build up over time. Use a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin to help solve your acne problem.
And if you are using make up, use oil-free makeup. Otherwise you may be stuck in a vicious cycle of covering up acne while simultaneously causing it with your cover-up usage. Find acne-fighting oil-free mineral makeup to help prevent worsening your acne while simply trying to hide it. Power foundations are also recommended. When possible, avoid wearing makeup at all though as it clogs your pores over the course of the day.
Regularly clean makeup brushes to prevent bacterial growth.
And very important-
Wear sunscreen everyday and do not tan. Ultraviolet Radiation is the number one cause of premature aging. It also leads to Skin Cancer in high enough doses. Treat the sun like the death ray that it is. Exposing your skin to harmful UVA and UVB rays damages skin and prolongs post inflammatory erythema(PIE)--red acne marks, as the sunlight stimulates pigment-producing cells.
Not only can the sun prolong PIE appearance, it can lead to premature aging including sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles. UV damage is DNA damage. Sunscreen is an anti-aging must for all ages young and old--preventing future skin cancer. It is the fountain of youth in a bottle. Prevention is better than treatment. There is no such thing as safe tanning but There is sun damage.
Therefore, it is very important that you wear sunscreen everyday, with an SPF of 30.Of note, after SPF 30, there are decreasing marginal returns in UVB protection. The % of UVB protection as a function of SPF Value is a log graph and plateaus after SPF 30. Therefore, there is not much difference in protection between SPF 40 and 50. Sunscreens with a SPF 100 are banned in some countries.
For UVA protection, a sunscreen with a high UVA protection of PA+++ or higher of PA++++ as recommended, especially to treat PIE. PPD is the UVA equivalent of SPF; use a sunscreen with a minimum of PPD20. The PA+ system has a + that corresponds to a tier of PPD protection. Of note, different countries use different PA systems. Japan, and Taiwan changed their PA system to a 4+ tier system while Korea uses a 3+ tier system.
When out in the sun for long periods of time, stick to the shade as much as possible and wear a wide-brimmed hat and light, long-sleeved clothing. Wear sunglasses, especially those that have less melanin in their eyes. Consider carrying a parasol. In Asia, they are a popular fashionable accessory.
I find the scince from Luminesce very effective. The moisturizer is light and has SPF30 which you don't need to get separately and the cleanser cleans off make up too. http://tinyurl.com/HelpYourselves
Recently I’ve been painting my face every other day (at night) with Lugol’s 2% iodine. I put some ...
Recently I've been painting my face every other day (at night) with Lugol's 2% iodine. I put some in a cup, soak it up with a cotton ball, and then paint my face. I had really deep scars on my cheeks and it has seem to have really cleared them up, it's almost completely smooth. Has been also helping with my acne. Not sure if you've tried Iodine painting.
I also use Pure Body Naturals Dead Sea Mask a couple times a week. Not sure if that has been helping with my scars too, but I figured I'd mention it just in case you wanted to try that too.
100% the Iodine has totally been helping though. I posted a question on here recently about how often is too often to paint your face with iodine, but no one has answered yet :/ So far I've had absolutely no problems, only awesome results. I have low platelets so any cut, scar, bruise, you name it, takes a million years for it to go away. I'm so surprised that the Iodine has been giving me such great results. Hopefully you haven't tried this yet, and it helps, if not, I hope you find your solution! **Wishing you luck**
Dear friends i know how hard it is to deal with acne, as a female 28 and ex model and dancer i had never experience such frustration and depresion before in my life.
I had had oliy skin until i was about 25 , then my skin was normal and clear and only broke up with one or 2 pimples before my period.
im a vain girl , since i use to work as a model and many times had to apear in magazines and adss from my country, i knew every beauty secret and diet as u can imagine...
at 27 , about 6 months ago , i split with my husband after 4 months of marriage (he got another girl!!) i changed countries and startes from 0 after 9 years in the US.now i live in germany and still cant comunicate well but things are better ..
After that suden change my sking changed like my life.
Slowly i strated breaking up with one or 2 painfull cyts in my jawline , then my back was full , later i even got them in my tummy¡¡¡..jeeeks..
the 3d month was so strong that i felt the pain present whenever i go ,and coulnt wear pony tails no more, it was all red ,itchy , deformed and swolen, all across my neck , jawline and back..i hated myself even thought I could be better dead ...(i cant believe how i felt now!)
in the 4th month my boyfriend took me to a derm who gave me strong soaps and creams that made my problen worse.
we also made a hormonal test and teh levels where fine.
i was desperate , there was no single day i didnt cry ,i didnt want to meet my friends, or work , or dance or even go out of the house....
i tried every thing from , b5 ,urine therapy, vitamins ,quit drugs , smoke , alchool , took saunas ..but nothing would make it better.
At one point i was really sensitive and the minimum would affect me and make me break in tears ..(poor of my boyfriend)
we went to a chinese doctor and told him my story..
he ask about my past and many many questions as well as looked at my tongue and check my pulse...
finally he told me my liver was contaminated by negative emotions , sadness , fear , unger, alchol ect ect and couldnt process my hormones ..(i also had painfull period and strong PMS and mood changes)
..he made acupunture to release heat from my liver , and gave me honeysuckle tea...
within 2 weeks , 50%of my problem was gone.
now ,after a month ive no pimple alive but only pink scars left that i hope will go away after a peeling or something ..
im full of energy , i dont cry anymore , i see life ina different way and im very much more relax ...and i look super again !
here is my advice and how i solved my problem, please try to be as accurate as posible for at least 2 months, and then slowly return to some old habits and check what really trigers your acne...
1-Change your attitude ! , laugh , dont get upset , breath deep , relax , love yourself even if u look terrible, try just to be a good person , do not fight with people, tell your problem to your friends and family , dont keep it just for you.you will feel much better.
2- some sport , Yoga is the best of all , swiming too.
3-get enought sleep , saunas and relaxing baths .
4-change your diet drastically , no more milk products at all , no cheese pleasee!!!, no more pasta or bread , believe me eat JUST vegies and fruits and if u are too hungry some brown rice.no Sugar at all please.
this is very important !!
5-when u wake up , drink the fresh juice of 2 lemons and 5 spoons of extravirgin olive oil before breakfast , (your breakfast should be only fruits) ...its nasty but u will see what it does to your digestive system , its incredible ! this is also very important, the clue to stop breaking up.
6-Quit smoking and drinking alchool.if u cant stop drinking , beer is not so bad but remember that alchol is very liver damaging .
7- after 2 to 4 weeks of eating Vegies and Fruit ,fast on water, milkthistle , honeysuckle and or artichoke tea for 3 days .i know its hard but only after the 2 nd day you start the real detox.this made a miracle to my skin after a month of all teh above.
8-get a chinese doctor that u trust and get some acupunture , he will know what to do in your case.
after my first session of acupunture i had to go to the bathroom for one hour and it ws teh bigest relief in months.
9 - if u are a woman like me in your 20s or 30s , and you think your acne si also related with hormones, please buy VITEX or chesterberry , this is a great homephatic remedy for teh cure of hormonal problems , you will need to use it for 2 or 3 months to see results but it works, also very good for PMS
10-other helpers for woman with hormonal acne .
-review your love life and sex life and try to fix any problems ...
-do things that make u feel femenine
-reduce your weight in 5 % at least , very important.
-geranium essential oil is great for hormonal levels.
-Evening primrose oil too
licorice root decreases testosterone and tastes jummy.
please write me if any doubts and excuse my english, im foreighn .
good luck !! im happy after 6 months of sever cystic evil acne in my neck and jawline!!
Re: ACNE scar help..my wife uses newskinnaturally.com
and they have before and afters
I hope this helps. There are so many people that swear something works and I am the kind of person that wants to see proof. We bought the Epidermx from newskinnaturally.com and it's shaved her acne scars off by 70% They have message boards there and people write in their honest reviews plus there are photos so if you were skeptical like me, you may want to check this website out. It didn't happen overnight, but it has made such a great change.
Some of what you said is okay but way to complicated. I purchased an ebook program @ acnecured.com and it worked like a charm. Yes there are lifestyle changes but it cleared me up in less than six weeks. Essentially the program teaches you that acne for the most part is an internal problem and must be treated as such. Yes using a cleanser and other topical treatments can help, but used alone they WILL NOT CURE YOUR ACNE!!! There is a lot to learn when it comes to treating acne and this ebook is the best I have ever seen, and I've bought them all!!! The overnight cures and quick fixes are just scams! To cure your acne takes a little time...but it's worth it.
Wow sounds exactly like my problem. Ihave been looking up Chinese herbal remedys and looking into...
Wow sounds exactly like my problem. Ihave been looking up Chinese herbal remedys and looking into Liver Flushing also. i dont feel like i have a sluggish liver though and not really any symptoms either which makes me reluctant. I also cant flush right now as i have to work every day and i cant be running to the bathroom!
I am so pleased you managed to get your life back and only hope that when i finish work in the summer i can go some way to sorting out my own problem. I too have never had acne before and do some modelling. The thought of going in front of a camera now fills me with dread and i have become very introverted and unsociable. Just horrible.
Thanks for posting the tips...i have started to drink hot lemon in the morning and might try the olive oil thing and see how i get on. I have so much stuff to try at the moment and i want to do it all just to get rid of this painful acne on my face but i know i cant. So i am on antibiotics and putting Zineryt topical on my face at the moment. When i run out if it is no better i will try B5.
I am happy to find this forum. I've been reading some posts and I found some interesting alternatives to cure and prevent acne.
But I still have some questions and it would be GREAT if you guys could help me.
Ok. I am 27 years old, so sometimes I wonder why now I am having a lot fo acne, cause I am not a teenager anymore. And actually I din't have a lot of acne back then.
I have been getting a lot of acne specially in my forehead. And the pimples take foever to go away. Some of them are there for many weeks.
The way I have been trying to treat is with a gel that has 10% benzoyl peroxide before going to sleep and by scrubbing during shower with the saint yves apricot gel. It helps, but I am still getting a lot fo pimples and they remain for a long time.
On this forum, I was reading about vitamim B5, liver cleanser and seal salt water,etc..
What treatments could work for me?
B5? Is it good? I heard that vitamins Bs could give more acne
How do clean the liver? Can this help?
What about Seasalt water?
Should I drop using the acne gel and scrubbing my face with saint yves apricot gel and just use one or more of these alternative treatments?
What is MC?
I will apreciate very much your help.
Thanks a lot
I forgot to mention. I also use sometimes the Clean & Clear ... Continuous Control Acne Cleanser a...
I forgot to mention. I also use sometimes the Clean & Clear
Continuous Control Acne Cleanser and the Clean & Clear Astringent .
My forehead is very dry already!
Other things that might be helpful:
I avoid eating chocolate, peanuts,etc..
I have to take some dairy cause I drink milk and eat cheese on my sandwhiches.
I head that it could be stress too. and I am kind of stressed sometimes. But then I read in a website that stress and diet have nothing to do with Acne.
Hi, ... so, lots of good information about what you have been doing, but you left a couple of thin...
so, lots of good information about what you have been doing, but you left a couple of things out. What is yoru diet like? How much clean water do you drink each day? Are you over or under weight (can be an idicator of acidity)? I'm 25, and up until about two months ago, I always had some lingering acne (never really bad, but just kinda always around). Now, it's gone! Some diet changes, and a few supplements, and it's gone. I've been working with another guy who has not yet tried the supplements, but had some good success with the diet changes. If you want to talk about the details, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Talk to you later, Mike
Drink lots and lots of water, the stuff you are putting on your skin is not great. I use tea tre...
Drink lots and lots of water, the stuff you are putting on your skin is not great. I use tea tree oil, which yes I've heard is drying but it doesn't seem to dry out my skin very much and I use the full strength, don't get it on your eyes though, feels pretty tingly. Diet has lots to do with acne, though it may not be all that is causing it. I have been on what I call clean food for about a month now and my acne has gone down big time. I eat hardly any sugar, drink veggie juices(carrot, beet, celery, cucumber and green apple etc) on almost a daily basis, I eat fruit, I take FiberSmart caps which have Flax Fiber in them. I go to bed early. All of this has been helping. It may take awhile for it to kick in, but when it does you will see results. I don't think scrubbing your skin on a daily basis is a good idea. It will just irratate it and make it redder. I use a natural glycerin soap from the health food store. Hope this helps
First thanks for the responses. ... Ok here goes some more info. ... My diet is a high protein, lo...
First thanks for the responses.
Ok here goes some more info.
My diet is a high protein, low fat diet. I am not over or underweight, as I weight 186lb and I am 6.1" tall.
My diet had been kind of the same for the past 2 years that I've been living alone. I take protein shakes 2 or 3 times a day, I eat tuna from the can, turkey and cheese sandwich, and for lunch I have some frozen meal at work.
I guess I should drink more water than what I drink. I will start drinking more.
What else can I do? What about the vitamim B5 and the other treatments I wrote on the first post?
What kind of greens and fruits should I add to my diet?
Should I stop of the creams I've been using?
Thanks a lot
Hi, ... so there are definitely some changes you could make to your diet that could probably help ...
so there are definitely some changes you could make to your diet that could probably help you out a lot. There is a good book that spells out all the principles, and for more than just dealing with skin problems like acne. It gets right to the root of the problem. It's called "sick and tired? reclaim your inner terrain" by Dr. Robert O. Young. If you want to talk about your diet and some suggested changes that could probably help a lot (I was working with a guy on his acne just with diet changes and he had some great success) then feel free to email me directly ( email@example.com ). Catch you later, Mike