The first thing to consider is drinking and topically applying structured water. It should make anything else you do more effective and may turn out to be the only thing you need.
Then consider this:
There is a connection between acne, the brain, and the condition of the gut. According to research by dermatologists John Stokes and Donald Pillsbury,
Experimental studies show that psychological stress stagnates normal small intestinal transit time, encourages overgrowth of bacteria, and compromises the intestinal barrier. SIBO [small intestinal bacterial over growth] is strongly associated with depression and anxiety, while eradication of SIBO improves emotional symptoms….
A recent report indicates that SIBO is 10 times more prevalent in those with acne rosacea vs. healthy controls. Correction of SIBO leads to marked clinical improvement in patients with rosacea.
So eat live fermented foods, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, live fermented pickles (such as Bubba’s Pickles), and fermented fish products and/or fermented cod liver oil. Besides that, there are two technologies that should help with acne and with gut flora: infrared light, and negative ion flood. The first is of two types: near, and far infrared. Near infrared is a simple heat lamp, which does not penetrate the tissues deeply but massages and heats the cells of the skin and below the skin, producing a stimulating and healing effect. I have used it successfully for tooth and ear pain, for example. The second is far infrared, which produces a deep penetrating heat. This massages and heats the cells of your body generally, including the internal organs. The idea of using these tools for acnes utilizes the connection between bacteria in the gut and body heat. Body heat is needed to activate enzymes, and to suppress undesirable bacteria. The second, negative ions, are noted to help with relaxation, anxiety, and depression.
For heat you could sleep with a hot water bottle, maybe. I would not recommend electric blankets or heating pads due to their undesirable EMF effect. For ions there are numerous air purifiers that charge the air with ions that you then breathe, and there are alkalizing (providing/producing negative ions) foods and supplements. And a device called the bio-mat provides the deepest penetrating heat available while also flooding the body with negative ions.
David has developed acne, as of Christmas, 2008, at the age of 18. Starting in January of 2009, we tried … Click Here! but it pretty much failed. He tried sleeping on a biomat, which definitely improved his sleep and overall health, but not the acne. As of the summer of 2012 has the acne somewhat under control but it is still present.
David has from a child had chronic low blood sugar and accompanying depression. He finally went on a ketogenic diet (all calories are from fats and oils and none from carbohydrates), and from about 2013 – 2016 this wonderfully smoothed out his blood sugar issues and mostly controlled his acne. It is a difficult diet to stay on, and he “cheated” a little fairly regularly.
However, in late 2017 this led to two gallbladder attacks. Here is the deal. The liver produces bile fluid, which fill the gallbladder. The gallbladder saves it up and meters it into the small intestine as needed to support guess what? Oil and fat metabolism! So David’s liver had to constantly produce lots of bile for his ketogenic diet, and this is a hidden danger in that diet. Also as an added impact, he consumed lots of olive oil, which is said to be particularly hard on the liver and gallbaldder. If you want to go keto, do not use olive oil!
When the liver runs out of a core ingredient (here), it will make bile out of sugar. This bile is thick like molasses and therefore hard for the gallbladder to excrete. It is possible for the gallbladder to get squeezed so hard attempting to excrete this, or maybe for it to back up in the gallbladder, that extreme pain similar to a gallstone results. As for gallstones, many people have them, but gallstone pain is really from a stone plugging the duct through which bile is discharged from the gallbladder to the small intestine. The gallbladder gets overfull and it hurts like hell!
So no more ketogenic diet for David.
More to come…