Natural Solutions for Troubled Skin

Many are well aware that acne is caused by an imbalance of hormones. When the liver does not flush out excess hormones this causes the skin to produce more than the necessary amount of sebum or oil in the skin. This over production of oil is the root cause of acne. However, what many do not know is that food allergies can be the root cause of the over production of hormones Clear skin is maintained from proper nourishment from the inside out.


Herbal supplements and teas with burdock and red clover have proved very helpful. Burdock (anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory) and red clover cleanse the blood, liver, and bowels of excess wastes helping glands to regulate hormonal balance. In addition to these, sarsaparilla for males and evening primrose for females along with black cohosh, red raspberry, dong quai, milk thistle, or dandelion. Zinc has also proven to help heal troubled skin especially when combined with Vitamins A, D (sunshine), and niacin. Cleansed bowels are equally important because the blood carries digested/ undigested materials and toxins from the intestines to the rest of the body, and the elimination of such products are released through the skin causing acne. Let’s not also forget how important water is in flushing out toxins and waste that also contribute to acne. A regimen that proved a successful quick fix for my combination/oily skin was:

(1) Cleanse skin:

Noah’s Naturals Anti-Aging Gel Cleanser or Juice Organics Brightening Cleanser

Cleanse face for at least 1 minute with the corner of a wash cloth, facial loofah, or complexion brush then rinse with warm water.

(2) Refine Pores:

2 Tbsp clay Indian Healing Clay
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar.

Mix well and apply to clean face. Apply to face and allow to dry for 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.

(3) Nourishing Moisturizing Mask:

1/2 cup uncooked oats
1 Tbsp honey (an antibacterial)
1/2 avocado

Process oats in food processor until it becomes a fine flour. Mash the avocado in a bowl and add the honey and oats. Apply this creamy mixer to face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

(4) Acne and Blemish Spot Treatment:
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Gel

Apply a dab of oil directly to affected area then apply gel (before bed only)

After this weekly regimen, I cleanse daily with Juice Organics Brightening Cleanser, refine/tone with witch hazel, and spot treat with tea tree oil and gel if needed. Aloe vera gels with a few drops of essential oils make excellent moisturizers if one is needed.

4 comments:

Healthy Eating said...

Thanks for the great tips - I'm off to try the Nourishing Moisturizing Mask right now - it sounds great. Your web site is fantastic - lots of great info.

ItVeganAtGenesis said...

Hi HE, I hope you have Great results. I would really like to know how it works for you and would gladly post your pics. Please let me know.

Anonymous said...

Hey can you please tell me what amounts of each supplement you took and when you take them (all the time, during your period, etc.) and when did you switch from the evening primrose and flaxseed to the burdock and red clover? Can I also ask where you found the initial information about skin care problems being linked to liver function? Also where did you find info on these supplements to take for acne vs others? Thanks so much, I'm trying these out for myself.

ItVeganAtGenesis said...

I was using 1,000 mg flax capsules;
430 mg red clover; 550 mg burdock; 550 mg evening primrose; I can't find the site that I found about hormone balance and liver function, I didn't save it.

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