posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 10:52 AM
I had terrible cystic acne most of my life. Didn't have it totally disappear until I hit menopause. It was likely caused by a sensitivity to
So birth control pills helped for a long while... but the other side effects (like migraines) made me stop that eventually.
I did accutane treatments twice- it helped for a while, but after a couple years, it came back. I would not recommend it because of the terrible side
effects during treatment, and nobody I know who did it had it be as permanent as doctors claim.
I repeatedly found treatments that I thought were the amazing answer.... only to have them stop working after a while.
I once heard someone say, the trick is to keep changing, because you body gets used to whatever you're using and learns to get around it.
Unfortunately, that seemed to be true.
Make a list of all these ideas offered in this thread, and have her go through them with time, trying another when one stops working.
I found castor oil to be one of my miraculous cures. Mixed in some essential oils (like tea tree, lavander, lemon...). I would keep it on my
face for ten minutes then wash off. It was so effective, I made bottles of it for all my kids.
Made tea to drink with Burdock Root which did great things... and less than great things....gave me gas!
I used to think, like many, that the sun was my friend. A bit of tan used to clear it up at first. Then, at the end of the season, a HUGE flair up
would occur. Only when I started protecting my face all the time did I avoid that.
Nowadays, I just use castor oil if I see any beginnings of acne, and it goes away immediately. But like I said, menopause freed me. Sometimes I
actually shed a few tears of pleasure when I can massage my face with oil, because for most of my life I could not touch my face with my hands. It was
always hurting and inflamed and I was conditioned early to never ever touch it. It's hard to explain the pleasure at being able to be feel the
soothing touch on my own face at last...
I feel so sympathetic when I see other people suffering from acne now, it is so hard.