View Full Version : Acne problem - please help!
06-15-2006, 03:47 PM
I've been raw since February. I eat a low fat raw diet (811). Lately I have been breaking out on my face like crazy. I never really had an acne problem before but now it is getting out of control. It is especially bad on my temples. Has this happened to anyone else? Do you think it is a form of detox and will resolve soon? Thanks for any help you can offer!
06-15-2006, 03:52 PM
I don't have any answers about detox cause I am new to it as well. But what I do when I go through a cleanse or detox and start breaking out, I put Thyme essential oil by "Young Living essential oils" on my face and it stings for a bit but after that it like zaps it away. Cleans out the toxin's and then boom it's gone! I hope this helps!
06-15-2006, 03:54 PM
Thank you, where do you buy that stuff? Thanks again!
06-15-2006, 03:58 PM
Some essential oils are not really pure, I know this brand and have used them for a long time and trust them very much. You could go to www.youngliving.com
I love these oils, I put them on my face, it clears that up, put them on my lag when it hurts heals that up, helps heaches! All different kinds of problems! These oils are amazing!
06-15-2006, 03:58 PM
How long have you been doing 8-1-1? Sometimes people find that even after they have been raw and then change things up by doing 8-1-1, fasts, etc. that they go to a deeper level of detoxing their body that they hadn't experienced before. Acne is detoxing of the skin. You may have just found a way of eating raw that is cleaning toxins out quicker. I would just be patient, drink lots of water and it will eventually clear up.
I had acne BAD as an adult and nothing worked until I went raw. I only get an occasional pimple now if I eat too many nuts. :)
06-15-2006, 04:02 PM
I have read that the skin is a direct mirror of what is happening in the body, specifically the liver. So it seems that if you're following a low fat diet, it very well could have provided your body with the appropriate time to cleanse the liver, thus resulting in acne. If that is the case, the best thing to do is just ride it out. (and drink a lot of water!!)
How do you feel otherwise? Do you eat a lot of greens, or mostly just fruit? What types of fruit do you eat?
06-15-2006, 05:19 PM
add more fat to your diet
that helped me, at least
and also a whole-food multivitamin
and using pure raw apple cidar vinegar like an astringent in the morning and at night
06-15-2006, 05:28 PM
Thanks for all of your suggestions! I have been doing 811 since I went raw back in February. Before that I was just a vegan. I eat mostly bananas and green leafy vegetables. It may just be another round of detox that I'm just going to have to ride out. Thanks again!
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