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Natural Acne Cure: How I Got Rid of My Acne for Good

My dear neighbor told me about this recipe a few weeks ago and she tried it. She applied it consistently before going to bed each night. It didn’t take too long before her husband complimented her on the looks!

Why Not Use This Recipe. It Entirely Changed Me.

It’s been two months since I started using the Skintervention Guide, and I’ve been thrilled with the results. If you’ve been on the fence about trying it, you need to get started. It’s been a lifesaver, and I feel so much more confident with (and in my own) skin.

My Results

I’ve heard from so many of you who struggle from acne too so I wanted to post photos of my own results. It’s embarrassing to show these photos, but I’m hoping it will help others who are experiencing acne and haven’t had success in getting rid of it.

Here I was back in May 2013.

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This isn’t even the worst of it, but you can see acne on my cheeks and chin. It was constant. As soon as one pimple cleared up, another one came up. And it wasn’t just tiny blackheads or small acne bumps. These were huge, red, pussy zits that hurt if I touched it. I scrubbed, I used harsh toners and acne treatments, and I even went back on birth control just to get rid of it.

But NOTHING worked. It was so frustrating and I started avoiding going out because I didn’t want others to see my face.

Then I found the Skintervention Guide.

I started using the techniques in the book in mid June and within 2 weeks I noticed my skin clearing up. And by 4 weeks my acne vanished. It’s now been nearly two months and my skin is clear as long as I stay on the Skintervention Guide program. I learned that trigger foods (like gluten and excess sugar) cause my acne, and harsh cleaners worsen it. I got a little cocky during my treatment and cheated with a veggie burger made with bulgar wheat one day, and within a couple of days I had 3 large pimples on my chin.

Since then I never cheat and I’ve been able to stay acne free – even a week before I get my period (which was is usually the time I get hormonal acne too).

And here I am now two months later (August 2013).

My skin is glowing. It doesn’t feel oily, yet dry. My blackheads aren’t as bad and my pores even seem smaller. Best of all, there’s no acne. I even feel like my melasma is fading a little bit.

Even my husband commented last week how my skin looked amazing and was glowing. And I’ve even gone without make-up – something I’d never do because I either had acne or red acne marks on my face.

Natural Acne Cure: The Skintervention Guide

Authored by Liz Wolfe, a certified nutritional therapy practitioner, author of the new book Modern Cave Girl, and author of the blog Cave Girl Eats. Liz struggled with acne for many years too and once she found out what worked for her she penned, the Skintervention Guide.

This book is packed with information about how to change your diet to cure acne naturally – and I especially like her section on nutrition and how foods can cause or heal acne. Coconut oil, for instance, can aid in digestion and kill bad bacteria in the body – it’s also an excellent moisturizer for the face. YES, I know! Oil on the face? It works and it’s amazing.

The Skintervention Guide: What’s Inside?

The Skintervention Guide is available by digital download and includes more than 200 pages of thorough nutrition, digestion and skin care information as well as recipes, online support, lifetime book updates and bonus guides. The book is full of natural acne prevention and treatment options.

Topics include:

  • How food plays a part in acne and other skin problems
  • The right foods (and the wrong ones) for healthy skin
  • Why almost everyone needs digestive help
  • The best products (most of them natural or homemade) for cleansing and healing the skin
  • The nutrients you need for beautiful skin, lovely hair and a radiant body

Check out the full topic index.

Buy Now

Try the Skintervention Guide for yourself. It’s only $37 and you get it instantly via download – along with recipes, bonus materials, where to buy products guide, and more.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional nor am I qualified to give any medical advice. Rather, this is my own story of how I was able to heal, cure and prevent my acne.

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8 Homemade Acne Remedies

My dear neighbor told me about this recipe a few weeks ago and she tried it. She applied it consistently before going to bed each night. It didn’t take too long before her husband complimented her on the looks!

Why Not Use This Recipe. It Entirely Changed Me.

It’s been about 5 weeks since I embarked on this new journey to heal and prevent my acne. As you’ve probably read before, I’ve been dealing with acne since I was a teenager. Birth control pills helped to keep them at bay. But once I started having kids (and didn’t go back on the pill), my acne has come back with a vengeance – especially since the birth of my third son.

Initially, I thought my hormones were the issue. But now I realize that hormones played just a small role. The REAL issue is food and beauty products. Read more about my story at Natural Acne Cure: How I Got Rid of Acne for Good.

8 Natural Ways to Prevent and Cure Acne

1. Avoid gluten and other trigger foods. 

Even if you’re not allergic to gluten (I was tested for a gluten allergy and the results came back negative) and other trigger foods like dairy, nuts or eggs, you may still get a reaction from it. I didn’t think gluten was a trigger for me until I eliminated it from my diet and noticed that after just 2 weeks not only did I not get new breakouts but my skin looked amazing.

Gluten can wreak havoc on the gut (causing your body to not absorb nutrients properly) and cause inflammation. I’ve noticed that cutting out gluten has definitely helped to heal my skin and normalize the color from the typical redness it used to have from breakouts and irritated skin.

And of all the natural cures, eliminating gluten made the biggest difference for me – especially with my cystic acne. Try eliminating gluten, dairy, nuts or eggs to see if it makes a difference for you.

2. Cut down on carbs. Eat more fruit, vegetables and protein. 

I am a former carb lover. Looking back at my diet from my teens through my 30s, I see that carbs were the mainstay in my diet. I’d eat a salad if it were in front of me but generally I didn’t seek out vegetables, fruit and protein. I do think eating too much carbs may have been the culprit to my acne growing up.

Now I do eat potatoes, rice, quinoa and other gluten-free grains, but I try to limit it because I have a tendency to eat a lot of carbs. I opt instead for more protein and fruit and vegetables during meals – like scrambled eggs and an avocado for breakfast or a salad with a hard-boiled egg or organic, nitrate-free turkey for lunch. I find that I can easily avoid carbs during meals, but I seek it out for snacks. So I let myself enjoy it – like a slice of gluten-free bread with grass-fed butter or a serving of plain potato chips.

3. Skip refined sugar and artificial sweeteners.

These sugars just spike your blood sugar and could be a trigger for inflammation. I find that when I have more sweets (like for birthdays or special occasions), I’m more prone to smaller breakouts. I don’t get cystic acne, but I can see little breakouts on my forehead and chin. Safer sweeteners are 100% pure maple syrup, raw honey and dates.

4. Eliminate processed foods from your diet. 

I thought I was a relatively healthy eater, but I still had boxes of crackers, chips, boxed pasta (gluten free and organic, mind you, but still boxed), all-natural cookies, etc. in my pantry. So I’ve stopped buying most boxed food – even healthy and organic – to reduce my dependency on convenience and snack foods. The only food that doesn’t seem to irritate my skin is all-natural, plain potato chips. My kids love it too, and I’m ok with all of us enjoying it as a treat.

5. Eat more fat. 

Contrary to what we’ve been told, fat is actually good for you. Especially fat from grass-fed meat and dairy as well as vegetables and fruit (like avocados). I avoid processed fat from hydrogenated oil, soybean oil, canola oil, butter substitutes like margarine, cooking sprays, etc. Instead, I rely on real grass-fed butter, virgin and unrefined , and high-quality olive oil to cook or flavor my food. And I’ve been eating grass-fed, nitrate-free bacon (real bacon, not turkey bacon) at least 2-3 times a week (it’s the only meat I really eat) and I haven’t had any issues with acne.

According to the Skintervention Guide, your skin needs fat to work properly and heal. Coconut oil, for instance, can aid in digestion and kill bad bacteria in the body. Cholesterol, found in egg yolks, seafood and meat, can heal and strengthen cells and help with digestion. The Skintervention Guide is packed with information about how to change your diet to cure acne – and I especially like her section on nutrition and how foods can cause or heal acne. Check her our section on signs of healthy fat deficiency – which include headaches, dry and flaky skin, and craving (bad) fatty foods.

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6. Ditch facial products with harsh chemicals and make your own. 

This was such a mind-boggler for me. I had been using harsh facial products in an attempt to rid my skin of acne-causing bacteria, and it didn’t work. If anything, my skin looked more red, irritated, dry and the acne was more prominent. Turns out all the products are too harsh for the skin and disrupt the normal oil balance in skin – usually causing more oil production and more greasy look.

So I ditched it all. Now I use a toner made with part water and part raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (with the mother like Bragg’s). I use it morning and night. I’m also using oatmeal (just plain oatmeal ground into a fine powder) with a little water to wash my face. These two things have made such a difference in helping to heal my skin and bring my natural facial oil balance back to normal. I don’t look greasy anymore.

Check out my DIY facial oil moisturizer and DIY face wash.

It seems counter-intuitive to use oils to get rid of acne but it DOES WORK. I had used harsh oil-free acne products for years and got nothing but a red, super oily face – no doubt from the harsh chemicals used in the acne products. These oils are safe, effective and therapeutic grade.

I also do a once-a-week scrub with a bit of baking soda and water too. Check out my 100+ DIY Beauty Recipes Guide to learn how you can make your own beauty and personal care products and ditch the store-bought brands.

7. Drink apple cider vinegar. 

I have a tall glass of ice water and add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. It’s a great way to aid digestion and rid the body of toxins. I have heard that some people break out initially when drinking apple cider vinegar. That might be the body purging toxins out. I did not have this experience, but you could talk to a holistic nutrition practitioner for more information.

8. Take a fermented cod liver oil supplement. 

I really like Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil. According to Liz Wolfe in the Skintervention Guide, fermented cod liver oil/butter oil blend is a skin health superfood. It helps to deliver skin-healing nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2. This supplement works great for those with keratosis and psoriasis.

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100+ DIY Beauty Recipes and Personal Care Products

My dear neighbor told me about this recipe a few weeks ago and she tried it. She applied it consistently before going to bed each night. It didn’t take too long before her husband complimented her on the looks!

Why Not Use This Recipe. It Entirely Changed Me

There was a time when I bought all of my beauty products at department stores. I assumed the bigger price tag meant better quality ingredients. Boy, was I wrong.

On my journey to live more naturally, I’ve discovered that both department stores and corner drugstores are filled with beauty and personal care products that are loaded with chemicals, artificial junk, preservatives and, worst of all, possible carcinogens. Check out the safety of your beauty care products on the Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s Skin Deep database.

Now I make my own beauty and personal care products, and you can too. I’ve rounded up the BEST 100+ DIY recipes for make-up, moisturizers, body scrubs, lip balms, sunscreens and much more. I’ve even got a fun section for (ahem) natural sensual products. 

When you make your own beauty and personal care products, you know EXACTLY what goes into everything you make. No more chemicals. No more junk. And you’ll save money too.

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10 Homemade Natural Skin Care Recipes

Natural Homemade Skin Care Recipes

My dear neighbor told me about this recipe a few weeks ago and she tried it. She applied it consistently before going to bed each night. It didn’t take too long before her husband complimented her on the looks!

Why Not Use This Recipe. It Entirely Changed Me.

You don’t have to fork out big bucks for great skin care. In fact, many department-store and drugstore brands of skin care products are packed full of harsh chemicals, toxic ingredients, artificial colors and more. Even so-called natural skin care brands may contain questionable ingredients that you wouldn’t want on your face.

Want to look up the safety of your skin care products? Check out Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s Skin Deep database. It has the ingredients list and potential toxins of more than 68,000 personal care products.

I checked on a few products that I used to use for anti-wrinkle skin care and was floored to see the results. Most of the products ranged in the 5-6 range out of a total 10 (with 10 at the highest level of potential hazards and toxins). That’s troubling to consider.

Luckily, I’ve learned to make my own skin care products. It’s easy with products you already have in your bathroom and pantry. In fact, here are 10 natural skin care recipes that can replace an entire skin care regime you’d probably pay a fortune for at a department store.

Facial Wash

Forget the harsh cleansers. Try this Foaming Face Wash. It’s gentle, yet effective in keeping skin clean and clear.

Facial Scrub

Exfoliate your skin with this luxurious DIY Facial Scrub. It’s similar to facial scrubs you’d get in a spa (with the same results), yet at a fraction of the price.

Facial Mask

Pamper yourself with one of these 8 Honey Facial Masks to rejuvenate skin and give it a healthy glow.

Toner

I can’t believe how much I used to shell out for toners. This DIY Facial Toner will literally cost you pennies and it’s hydrating, pH balanced and excellent for blemish-prone and combination skin.

Eye Cream

An effective eye cream doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Try this DIY Eye Cream to hydrate the eye area and fight wrinkles.

Moisturizer

Forget everything you know about moisturizers. Oil-free facial lotions can actually make the skin produce MORE oil than regular moisturizers or even facial oils. I have combination and blemish-prone skin, yet I absolutely LOVE this DIY Facial Oil Moisturizer with Sunscreen. It’s hydrating, but not oily – plus the addition of essential oils help to fight blemishes and fade sun spots. Here’s another Homemade Facial Lotion recipe.

Lip Balm

Think about how much you pay for lip balm. $2-4 for a tube doesn’t sound too expensive, right? You can actually make your own Organic DIY Lip Balm for Just $0.24 a Tube.

Facial Serum

Department-store brand facial serums are expensive – sometimes upwards of $50-$100 per bottle. Nourish skin naturally with this DIY facial serum. It costs pennies to make and includes just a few simple ingredients.

Shaving Cream

Ditch the aerosol shaving creams (which contain harmful ingredients) and try this DIY Shaving Cream. It’s excellent for both men (for facial hair) and women (for legs, under arms, etc.).

How to Get Started

The best way to get started with homemade natural skin care recipes is to start using quality ingredients. I recommend organic extra-virgin coconut oil, organic sweet almond oil, organic argan oil, organic beeswax and other DIY skin care supplies.