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Old 05-11-2006, 09:26 AM   #1
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Talking Completely different approach to fighting acne!! - worked for me!!

I used to have mild/moderate acne....I have used every self proclaimed acne fighting product on the planet with no success. The ones that did work a little bit irritated the heck out of my face (I have sensitive skin).

What did work though:
Washing my face with SEA SALT mixed into warm water
Heres what i do. I fill my sink about a 1/4 of the way with warm water. I then pour in a decent amount of SEA SALT. (you can buy it at the store for like a $1.75) I mix and swish the water around in the sink until all the salt is completely dissolved and then i wash my face with that water. Then, I pat my face real softly as i dont want to get all the water off, just the water that is dripping down my face, and then i just let it dry naturally.

After that, I just use cetaphil moisturizing lotion and I'm good!
Plus, many dermo's reccommend washing the face twice a day. I have found much more success just washing it once a day.
**I maybe get a pimple once a month from using this toutine**

 
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: Completely different approach to fighting acne!! - worked for me!!

Does it have to be sea salt, or just normal table salt you put on foods?
What is the difference?

 
Old 05-14-2006, 09:30 PM   #3
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Re: Completely different approach to fighting acne!! - worked for me!!

I didn't post this, but you can't use regular salt. Sea salt is composed of different things and doesn't have added iodine.

 
Old 05-15-2006, 02:01 PM   #4
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Re: Completely different approach to fighting acne!! - worked for me!!

WHOA!!

I actually do this too, but a very different method.

I use SEA SALT (COARSE KIND). What I do is boil a pot of water. Boil it on high and when it starts to bubble alot i then out about 3-5 spoonfulls of Sea Salt. I then mix it so it can dissolve. I then immediately pour the water into a a big bowl. Get myself a towel and put my face over it and use it as a steamer to steam my face. It ACTUALLY WOKRS!!

To prevent pimples as well those you want to pickoff just fall off your face. I steam my face about 3 times a week.

Sea Salt is your best bet. Since it has assorted minerals in it.

 
Old 05-15-2006, 03:59 PM   #5
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Re: Completely different approach to fighting acne!! - worked for me!!

Howdoes it actually help?
Prevention of new spots, help treat current spots?
How long does it take to see improvements?

 
Old 05-17-2006, 11:31 AM   #6
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Re: Completely different approach to fighting acne!! - worked for me!!

Hey, "Pymp"
That sounds interesting and not surprising as I found salt water to finally heal up my bellybutton piercing. Sometimes the most simple and natural are the real "wonderdrugs!" One question: Do you use the sea salt water in place of regular water but cleanse as usual with cleanser of your choice, or is the sea salt water used alone to wash face? Once that is clarified, I'd like t try it. Thanks!

DD

 
Old 05-19-2006, 05:29 PM   #7
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Re: Completely different approach to fighting acne!! - worked for me!!

That sounds great!!

I've been steaming my face with Water and Sea salt every other day and my face feels smoother and my acne is being reduced. I use about 3 spoonfuls of sea salt and put it in a bowl, wait for water to bowl and pour it in bowl with the salt and start mixing the bowl until the salt dissolves. I then wait about 2-3 mins and grab a towel and the steam hits my face. I'm under it for about 20 mins. After I just splash my face with very cold water and apply the Clay masks as metioned.

Also I just started to do Sea Salt Baths which is once every week. I fill the bathtub full and while the water is running I pour about 4 cups of Sea Salt in the running water. Preferabbly HOT-Warm as hot as i can take it. I stay in the back for about 20-30 mins. Amazingly this process has healed most of the scars and scraps on my skin and I have a little bit of bacne and those are starting to clear a bit. WARNING though it might sting a bit when you first enter the bath and you may feel drowsy and might drown during the process so if doing this make sure you either put on the air fan or open your door slighly so some air can come in. Also use either SEA SALT COURSE or Dead Sea Salts (Heard this salt works extremely well but it's the $$$ that bugs me not to buy it)

 
Old 06-20-2006, 11:38 AM   #8
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Re: Completely different approach to fighting acne!! - worked for me!!

where do you get sea salt at??

 
Old 06-20-2006, 01:07 PM   #9
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Re: Completely different approach to fighting acne!! - worked for me!!

I would like to know where to buy sea salt as well. Does Wal-Mart carry it?

 
Old 06-22-2006, 01:56 PM   #10
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Re: Completely different approach to fighting acne!! - worked for me!!

Quote:
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I would like to know where to buy sea salt as well. Does Wal-Mart carry it?

Yes, they do. It's right by the regular salt.

 
Old 07-25-2006, 11:32 AM   #11
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Re: Completely different approach to fighting acne!! - worked for me!!

could you use non-iodized table salt instead of sea salt?

 
Old 07-26-2006, 08:47 AM   #12
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Well i've been reading on sea salt, and there are many, many different kinds. It comes from the ocean (obviously) but the minerals it contains depend on exactly which ocean and where in that ocean it came from. Some sea salts contain natural iodide. Yesterday when I tried the steaming method, it aggravated my skin, and the sea salt I used didn't specify what minerals it had. So I would be careful next time.

 
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