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something that really worked for me after acutane didn't !!!

Posted by j_n_norcal on May 10, 2002 at 16:58:34:

After recently completing my 3 round of accutane in 5 years and finding that my skin was getting bad again right after stopping my last round of treatment, I became very discouraged and started taking vitamins and using herbal topical treatments in conjunction with my antibiotic (minocycline). At first, the antibiotic seemed to help a little, but I could still see my pores chaning and felt conjestion building under my skin, but then i started taking a vitamin cocktail as well and it seemed to make a big difference. I found this combo on this site as a herbal sub for accutane: 50-100K iu of Vitamin A (use beta carotene cause much less toxic to liver)- 400-800 iu of Vitamin E, 50-100 mg of Zinc gluconate, and some vitamin C (500-1000mg). Seems like a lot but of stuff to take, but its really quite simple, I take half in morning w/one 50mg tablet of minocycline (a total of about 6 pills) and the other half before bed. I also use some great herbal masks that I found on healthandyoga.com. I have been using 'Neem Powder' and their acne mud masks treatment at least once a day, sometimes twice. They are both really gentle so its safe to use that often, but you might want to ease into it to see how your skin reacts. After using this routine for about the last 6 weeks or so, my skin is better than it has been in a long time. My pores are small, my skin tone is more even and my spots/scars are fading much quicker than i ever really expeceted. I was going to have derma-brasion later this summer, but might not now cause I don't think Ill need it. But I have to say that I stopped taking my antibiotics for about a week and noticed some pimples starting to form, but I went back on it and they never develped. So I am pretty confident that the cobination of everything is working effectively because when I was just taking the antibiotics, my skin did not look nearly as good as it does once I began the vitamins and herbal masks. Incidently, your skin produces the most oil around noon and midnight, so I try to use my masks at those times if I can.

here's the link for the herbal acne mask:
http://healthandyoga.com/html/product/herbo_minerals.html

and the link for the need powder and other herbal skin teratments:
http://healthandyoga.com/html/clean/skin.html



Something that worked for me after acutane didn't ! (another option) Archive

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 11, 2002 at 08:40:34:

In Reply to: something that really worked for me after acutane didn't !!! posted by j_n_norcal on May 10, 2002 at 16:58:34:

Thanks, j.

Walt

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