Caused by Streptococcus bacteria
Occurs when hormones are out of balance or are raging which depresses the immune system
Streptococcus bacteria breeds at these high hormonal times as it feeds off the hormones.
Acne is at its worst during: Puberty, Pregnancy and Menopause.
A person may also have Epstein-barr virus which causes mononucleosis and which we are prone to when our immune systems are depressed at these hormonally high times in our lives.
Best supplements: Zinc Goldenseal Thyme tea Lemon balm tea Sovereign silver Vit C (Ester-C) 1000 mg 3-6x/day
Best foods: Wild blueberries, lettuce, avocado.
Avoid: grains, dairy, eggs, canola oil (mayonnaise) and soy.
Diet: cut down on meat and fat, deep fried and processed foods and sugar, ice cream, etc. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Facial Hygiene: After cleansing the affected areas with a non-perfumed natural cleanser, wipe the face with Witch hazel on a cotton swab morning and before bed to remove oil on the skin.
Lavender essential oil can be applied directly to the skin to kill Streptococcus bacteria.