How to deal with acne / How to cure acne

How to deal with acne

Since I myself have suffered from acne, and since I know from experience how much of a negative effect this can have on your emotional well-being, I decided to share my experience with the hope that it might benefit others.

I first want to mention that it’s totally possible to not let acne & acne scars affect your emotional well-being in a negative way. However, this does require practice, wisdom and a positive self-image.

You should never, ever identify with your body, let alone your acne. You are not your body. True beauty comes from within. Never forget that.

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When you choose to shine your light, when you smile, when you radiate love & happiness.. That’s true beauty.

I can also assure you that only shallow people will pick on you for having acne / acne scars or reject you because you have acne. And really, these are not the kind of people that you need to have in your life anyway. So, see your acne/scars as a filter that scares off the really bad ones.

I remember when I was in high school, there was a student who had really severe acne. His entire face (and probably body) was covered with severe cystic acne, but you know what? He actually got into a romantic relationship with a really beautiful looking girl. In fact, I, at the time, thought she was the most beautiful girl of the school.

Funny enough, soon after he got into a relationship with her, most of his acne disappeared (I think she may have helped him with that, since she was really beautiful looking, she might have been an expert on how to get beautiful/clear skin).

Anyways, my point is… Acne doesn’t have to prevent you from getting the girl or guy of your dreams, only if you let it affect your self-esteem, confidence and emotional well-being too much and that is entirely your responsibility.

Some people do allow acne to affect their emotional well-being (too much) and this can make them feel depressed, sad and embarrassed.

I wanna share with you a reply that I found on a forum. The person who started the forum topic was very embarrassed because she had acne and I thought this reply was really good.  I actually also shared this reply in one of my recent videos, but I wanna share it here as well since it is relevant to the subject of this blog post.

Here is the reply (I forgot who wrote it, but credit goes to whoever wrote this):
Hello fellow embarrassed girl,

I just wanted to let you know that you have been lied to your whole life. Yes, lied to; popular media, health and beauty ad’s, people’s expectation’s, society, etc. Beauty isn’t something that can be put on and taken off or diminished with physical flaws, and anyone who tells you differently, including your friends and family, are shallow, misguided people. If acne affects the way they love you, they’re not worth a thought.

Some of the most beautiful people I’ve ever known have faces like rock slides. They’re not considered physically appealing in any sense, but their beautiful spirit and soft heart for people make them worth noting. If I could, I’d surround myself all day long with people like this. Not a bunch of idolized actors and actresses with “perfect” looking skin, constantly under public scrutiny.

You have an opportunity to transform into something really, truly beautiful and it’s literally staring you in the face. You can either choose to be humbled by your experience with acne and learn how to love and function without your good looks…or you can fight the change to become merely acceptable in the shallow eyes of those around you. It’s a surrendering, really. I’m not saying it’ll be easy, but nothing worth having ever is. Hang in there luv.

Everything is in our life for a reason, to teach us something, to help us grow. Acne too, is a teacher, and you need to find a way to deal with it and not let it affect you so much. This is totally possible, I know this, because I myself have learned how to not let it affect me in a negative way anymore. I feel no more shame. In fact, I adore my body.

Tell yourself you’re beautiful every day until you believe it. You need no validation from anybody.

How to cure acne

I can’t promise that what I share here will also help you get rid of your acne and skin problems. It’s simply what worked for me and perhaps for many other people as well.

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African Black Bar Soap


Information: African traditional black soap is one of the most beneficial yet unheard of soaps you will ever find. Made from dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and kernel oil for an all-natural cleansing process.

This soap works pretty damn well for me. It leaves my skin feeling very smooth & clean after I used it. If I do have any whiteheads then they are removed immediately after cleaning my skin with African Black Bar Soap. It simply forces the pus to come out the pimple (that’s my experience anyway).

Note: worked well in beginning, cleared me up, but eventually broke me out because my skin became too dry. 

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Spirulina


Information: Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage. It contains nutrients, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid).

When I take Spirulina I feel that it has a very positive effect on my skin. It has a cleansing  effect on my body (detox). Most of my pimples vanish within 4 days after taking Spirulina. Unfortunately, the detox effects become a bit too much for me after a week (I basically feel very tired and dizzy) and I also think that it stops working wonders for my skin after about 6 days. That’s why I usually only take it for about a week. When I have a breakout and I want to get rid of my acne as quickly as possible then I always use spirulina.

Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, is one of 8 B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which the body uses to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B complex vitamins, also help the body use fats and protein. B complex vitamins are needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the nervous system function properly.

NOTE: worked well for a while, but stopped working for me.

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Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, is one of 8 B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which the body uses to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B complex vitamins, also help the body use fats and protein. B complex vitamins are needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the nervous system function properly.

I usually take about 3 – 5 grams of Vitamine B5 per day if I wish to clear up my acne. It basically dries out your pimples from the inside out. I usually notice results within a week. It might take a couple of months before you can expect all your acne to be gone. Vitamine B5 works really well for me. It’s kinda like roaccutane but without all the nasty side effects. 

Note: Works very well for me, but does not remove all acne. I also have to keep taking it. If I stop taking it then acne will return. 

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Lavender essential oil

Miracle product for me. I actually used to take hot baths to which I always added about 7 drops of Lavender essential oil, worked quite well, but I became tired of having to take a bath every day.

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Now, I mix 2 drops of Lavender essential oil with a tiny glass that is filled with Bio-oil (half full glass, Bio-oil works great against scars).

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I put this oil all over my body and usually the next day most blemishes will significantly have decreased in size and become way less inflamed. Usually helps you get rid of most acne in a matter of days and in a few months time it can also significantly decrease acne scars (that’s my experience anyway, I don’t know if it will work this well for you, try).

As long as I use Vitamine B5 and Lavender oil, keep/maintain a tanned skin (great way to camouflage scars), I am very satisfied with the way my skin looks. All that matters, is that you are satisfied with your skin. You should not concern yourself with what other people may think of your skin. All that matters is that you feel good about your body and yourself. As long as you have a positive self-image, as long as you feel good about who you are as a person and if you learned to accept/love your body as it is now, then when somebody does make a nasty remark about your skin or looks at your skin in a funny/disturbing way, it won’t affect you :). I wish to add that I have met plenty of girls/women with severe acne in my life. Some of these girls were very kind & respectful towards me. I couldn’t help but find these girls (the ones that were very kind & warm towards me) attractive, their acne/scars did not bother me at all.

In fact, the only time I find a woman to be very unattractive is when she is being mean and disrespectful for no reason, when she treats me as if I am worthless (spoiled brats do this). A woman can have very good looks, but if she’s ugly inside (sorta speak) then I am absolutely not attracted to this particular person.

I hope you get from this blog post that acne does not have to be something that destroys your (social) life. I know it’s not easy, it never is, but you can learn to be/rise above it and you can heal your body with the right medicines.

It’s a journey. Good luck :).