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Has anyone successfully got rid of dark skin patches from face due to estrogen residue? I have two small ones and I am dying to get rid of them.
I don't take birth control pills but do take synthroid for my hypothyroid.
Would a liver cleanse help?
11-06-2008, 02:05 PM
I'm pretty sure this is due to an estrogen dominance issue. Maybe try lowering your fruit intake a bit since sugars (even fruit sugars) raise estrogen levels. Also you could try taking vitex (chasteberry) to balance out your estrogen/progesterone levels. Calcium D glucarate might help as well it detoxifies the liver and lowers estrogen levels. Most health food stores carry both of these. For your skin maybe use an exfoliating scrub to get rid of dead skin cells about 3 times a week. Hope this helps.:)
For your skin maybe use an exfoliating scrub to get rid of dead skin cells about 3 times a week.
skin brushing can also be an exfoliating option.
11-06-2008, 06:45 PM
This sounds like melasma which is very common amongst Hispanic and Latina women, as well as anyone else with a slightly olive complexion. It appears during pregnancy, or from estrogen-dominance as another poster said. It can be very tricky to get rid of entirely, but certainly detoxing from the inside will be generally beneficial, especially clearing the liver, as this is important in hormonal imbalance issues. Certain Chinese herbs are very good for this and it might be worthwhile to check in with a good acupuncturist/herbalist in addition to doing the raw food lifestyle. Sometimes we need a bit of extra help with some things! There is one product which although not raw natural which is comprised of malic acid(from apples) and mandelic acid(an extrace of bitter almond heated with a bit of hydrochloric acid) called Ma-Ma Lotion which is supposed to work very well(sorry, hope I haven't crossed any lines here about mentioning a specific product). However, it IS quite strong so care is advised. Otherwise, dermatologists will advise prescription treatments that you may or may not want to go with.
However, with any pigmentation disorders, commonly prescribed treatments require a level of sun avoidance that is not popular with raw foodists, as it is believed that these kinds of treatments actually sensitize the skin to sun making it more likely to worsen in terms of pigmentation. I've read horror stories about women who have gone through a whole treatment protocol and got rid of their pigmentation problem, only to have it rebound even worse after that course of treatment was over, or if they skipped a day or two of industrial strength sunblock.
Reason I know all of this is because I was seeking some help myself with sunspots, and the same kind of treatments are recommended. I did not feel comfortable at ALL with the recommendations, plus I have sensitive skin, so I did not go that route. After awhile, it almost becomes more trouble than it is worth with pigmentation stuff and I decided to live with what I have. At age 61, no one expects me to have a perfectly even-toned complexion anyway, even though it looks OK in my photos(some makeup helps!)
Anyhow, good luck, and hope this helps some!
i still have some pregnancy spots on my face (17 months later). just gotta deal with it unless i want to "bleach" my skin with products.
Thank you all for your great suggestions! I have found another interesting product that is probably good for everyone because we all take in synthetic hormones through water pollution etc. This I found on Dr. Cousen's web site:
It is a product called Xeno Detox - that detox's the body of synthetic hormone residue and the like. In my case I think it is simply from taking a hypothyroid medication.
11-08-2008, 03:08 PM
Hi swix - I'm going to go check out that info about about the Xeno Detox, as you say this could be good for everyone, because the problem of xenoestrogens is a very real one, even with eating the cleanest diet on the planet, we are still being bombarded by excess hormones in the water, plastics, much commercial skincare and sunblocks(another BIG reason to go simple and natural in that department). We are at greater risk than ever before of reproductive-oriented diseases as a result. This is of great personal interest to me because my mother died of breast cancer when I was only 31(she would have been 59 the year she died). I'll bet Dr. Cousens is going to sell a boat load of this stuff once the word gets out.
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