Common skin problems and products to help them – 2020 update by Sue Visser
Acne due to hormonal upsets (testosterone/oestrogen imbalance) as an adult
To balance the hormones, a Chasteberry tincture treats the cause. Follow up with the PCOS protocol to complete the process and cure menstrual disorders and mood swings that accompany the acne and in some cases, facial hair. Any of the skin products listed below can also be helpful. For washing use Body wash or Intimate cleansers that do not cause or aggravate acne.
Acne, obesity, menstrual difficulty . POS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) PMS (premenstrual stress) .For aggressive sexually overbearing behaviour in males. For females it boosts the libido and helps females to release more testosterone, required after the menopause.
Acne due to ingredients in the cosmetics you are using
Google for lists showing the comedogenic values of certain ingredients and check if any products you use contain ones that are higher than 2 out of 5. Worst offenders (4 -5) are: lanolin, cocoa butter, coconut butter, Isopropyl myristate and similar chemicals (isopropyl palmitate, isopropyl isothermal, putty stearate, isostearyl neopentonate, myristyl myristate, decyl oleate, octyl sterate, octyl palmitate and isocetyl stearate and PPG myristyl propionate) ,lauric acid, laureth 4, laureth 23 and oleth 3, ceteareth 20 and red pigments (blushers) based on coal tar extracts. An acceptable substitute for red color is carmine. Ingredients in Retin-A® Cream, Hytone®, Desquam X® and Xerac® are known to be comedogenic. Although jojoba oil has a low rating, it resembles the effect of testosterone on skin pores – similar to male acne during puberty.
The best acne medications utilize benzoyl peroxide in a pure water based gel lotion such as Vivant’s BP 5% for mild acne and 10% for more severe acne of the face, back and chest. Accutane – damages the body severely, jeopardizing your health FOR LIFE, and has a low success rate for curing acne compared to natural acne treatments. It boggles the mind that paid professional doctors prescribe this dangerous drug to their patients.
The best way to protect your skin from acne is by avoiding the offending cosmetics completely. As a rule, the simpler the cosmetic, the better it is for you. Organic or natural may still mean comedogenic.
Fever blisters – Herpes Simplex
Fever blisters around the mouth or genitals develop and reproduce in the absence of the amino acid Lysine. Topical application of a cream containing Lysine helps to inhibit the growth of the herpes virus. HERPEASE contains natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents from Tea tree oil, myrrh and copper extracts. Rooibos, aloe, urtica, calendula and rosemary help to soothe and disinfect the area. Essential fatty acids help encourage the growth of healthy new tissue. Fungal infections such as candida albicans may also respond well to this treatment.
INGREDIENTS:Aloe Ferox, rooibos, urtica, calendula, Tea tree oil, myrrh, rosemary, copper extracts, vegetable oils containing Omega 3 & Omega 6 in a cellulose gel base. Natural colour from herbs & copper.
DIRECTIONS: Apply every few hours to an infected area. If possible, apply prior to an attack, if you have a cold or before you are exposed to sun and wind, when you are most vulnerable. As soon as you feel a burning or tingling, apply HERPEASE frequently to the whole area around the mouth, lips or genitals that may become affected.
Eczema, ringworm, psoriasis, scar prevention, rough heels, fingernails and elbows, nappy rash
BEE BALM was initially developed to treat and cure Jim’s psoriasis and that was just the beginning! Using propolis, beeswax, honey and papaya enzymes, Sue formulated a magic potion that has successfully helped people clear up psoriasis, eczema, ringworm, discoid eczema, cracked and split heels, lips and fingertips and even fungal infections of the nailbed and persistent cases of athletes’ foot. She uses BEE BALM every night to keep finger cuticles at bay and has thrown away her cuticle remover. People even claim that it attacks crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes, so they use it as a night cream. Perhaps the lavender helps them to have a good night! BEE BALM can be used on all cuts and surgical wounds, to help prevent and diminish scar tissue. Propolis, Rooibos and Aloe Ferox help to disinfect and the beeswax forms a thick, airtight covering. The papaya enzymes help to remove excess dry skin and scar tissue.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Apply BEE BALM frequently to the affected areas, especially overnight and after a bath.
(NF 019) BEE BALM : 80ml plastic jar
Infected, weepy sores, cuts, bruising and injuries
Anti-microbial herbs: olive leaf, blackseed, rosemary, aloe ferox (100%), tea tree oli & black walnut to deal with most skin conditions: athlete’s foot, ringworm, scabies, acne, etc. For pain, stings and bruising: phytolacca, ledum, hypericum, comfrey & MSM (methylsulphonylmethane) For cuts, abrasions and lesions: calendula, lavender & eucalyptus. Contains no petrochemicals, only herbs, beeswax & plant oils. Use with Nature Fresh Deodorant Body Wash. Free from harmful chemicals. pH balanced for sensitive skin and intimate use. For cleansing and bathing products: only natural herbal tinctures and pure essential oils are used with: vegetable-based glycerine and a gentle coconut derived soap base (sodium laurel ethyl sulphate) that is pH balanced to pH3.5. This makes it non-caustic and suitable for intimate use, baby care and to control candida and odour forming bacteria. All liquid washes and vaginal cleansers have: NO PERFUME, NO COLOURANTS, NO TOXIC: PRESERVATIVES OR CHEMICALS.
Underarm rashes, skinfold irritations. (Deodorant and shaving sensitivity)
This new silky deo-buster cream contains colloidal silver, selenium and decolourised iodine to help protect ladies from breast cancer. They are combined with herbal extracts of calendula and witch hazel in a paraben-free base of vanishing cream. It is free of aluminium and is ideal for armpits, an area that is close to lymph glands and breast tissue. Iodine and selenium deficiencies affect breast diseases like cancer and fibrocystic disease. Rubbing this anti-chafing cream onto breasts helps to boost iodine reserves that are present in breast tissue. The same goes for the thyroid, making it a great throat cream as well! For tough sporty customers it is excellent for pongy pits, grotty groins (lycra cycle pants) stinky feet (gym shoes) and infected toe nails. It is free of nasty chemicals, perfumes and colouring. The formulation is slightly astringent and is not an antiperspirant. Sweat is not the problem. All you need is to control the bacteria that cause odour, rashes and microbial/fungal skin infections. The cream does not leave white marks on black clothing or yellow stains on white clothing! After using it daily for a while you need only apply it every second day as the odour busting effect increases with regular use.
Skin ulcers, odour problems, infected feet, skinfolds, sunburn, rahses, deodorant sensitivity
Aluminium-free Deo-buster Sport is a gentle skin friendly cream with nature-based antiseptics, odour absorbers, astringents and skin nutrients. It is suitable for underarm, feet and groin areas. It is also beneficial for chafing, rashes, sunburn, ulcerous lesions, bed sores and other personal issues people often have, but never talk about. Tests performed conclude that zinc ricinolate, the active ingredient works for over 24 hours – with or without a shower in between. Even the clothes you wear seem to be protected from the characteristic BO. Curious? The oil-based zinc ricinolate latches onto ammonia – the carrier of odours from perspiration, urine, faeces, etc. and traps it. This is why it is produced in a cream base and not a roll-on or spray format. It is not perfumed and is not an “odour – cover up”. Deo Buster also has an antibacterial action, provided by the zinc oxide and colloidal silver.
Very dry and sensitive skin – moisturiser with Hyaluronic acid Face Food
Plant based oils with herbs, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Skin nutrition with Hyaluronic acid for improved skin hydration to help restore lost collagen and maintain a youthful, firm skin tone. Herbal extracts and key nutrients help to fight wrinkles, age spots and inflammation. Vitamins, enzymes, minerals and other beauty aids are directly absorbed via the skin. They help to protect the skin from sun damage, inflammation and clogged pores. Lecithin combined with natural plant oils rich in vitamins and antioxidants help to soften, soothe and replenish elasticity and moisture for mature, dry, over stretched and weather-beaten skin. Herbal extracts from rooibos, liquorice, plantain and calendula are well-known for their antioxidants, enzymes and soothing properties. The addition of calcium stimulates the turnover of skin cells. To the degree the outer skin layer (keratin) lacks calcium it begins to age, dehydrate and becomes prone to thinning and stretching.
Problem skins, oily but dry skin, sunburn, shaving or nappy rahses, ingrown hairs
Aloe skin therapy gel A soothing and toning gel for very sensitive problem skins. Can be used as is for shaving; especially ingrown hairs and skin rashes (men and women) Handy for travel or beach: sunburn, itches and rashes and to protect skin before swimming. Good for nappy rash. Active ingredients include rooibos tea, aloe ferox gel and leaf extract, MSM (methylsulphonylmethane), bucchu, wild sage and pure camphor.
Internet quote: “Herbs don’t cure acne. But they do help, in the short-term. They act as internal boosters for the body and can produce some pretty fast and impressive acne clear-ups. But their effects are short-lived. I found olive leaf to be one of the best herbs for acne.”