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  1. Thanks for all the tips! I do wonder if you have an opinion on consuming/using highly comedogenic oils. Every time I eat coconut cream or coconut oil (yes, organic and in BPA-free containers) I get nasty, deep cystic pimples on my chin and eventually cheeks. Coconut oil is a highly comedogenic oil but it seems like many alternative health practitioners do not mention this effect even if they have dealt with acne problems.
    Thoughts? Maybe this is a compounded effect because of another dietary issue?

    • hello i rezzoug nadir from algeria city bejaia i ve a question wich concerned cocunut oil or cocunut creme of it,s has some effect for psoriasis sick is there any body to answer me .bye

  2. I think somewhere on this site a someone recommended using golden jojoba, tamanu, neem, tea tree, frankincense, lavender, lemongrass and rosewater on their face. I would like the recipe with the amounts used.

  3. Addressing a food intolerance has helped HUGELY with my acne. For me, it was dairy that was causing my face to be oily, red and inflamed, and acne-prone. Since I have quit dairy, the redness has disappeared and most all of the acne. My pores even appear smaller!

    I still get an occasional bump on my chin, though. Probably related to hormones. I look forward to putting some of your tips into practice. Thank you for this thorough article!

  4. Hi Lauren,
    I’m just a bit confused about the difference between your initial post in 2012 and the one above. Your original post didn’t include anything about the Enessa products. Does that mean that you no longer follow the 7 secrets of your prior post? Just wondering what you’d recommend most, thanks!!

    • Hi Maria! That 7 Secrets post discussed my love for Enessa’s Clove Acne Control. I’ve been using Enessa products for years, and that is the product I’ve been using for the longest time. I still follow the steps in that prior post, including the spot treatment mask, acupuncture, and dietary/lifestyle factors.

  5. Interesting inside out approach. Definitely trying the carrot idea. After making some changes in my life my skin went from acne-free dry skin to oily with a fair amount (for me) of acne!

  6. After I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I recieve four emails with the
    exact same comment. Is there a way you can remove me from that service?
    Appreciate it!

  7. Hmmm… you say an excess of estrogen causes acne, but I have read on many websites that it’s the production of DHT, which is an androgen that causes acne. Any thoughts on this?

  8. Hi Lauren!
    Though this is the first time I’ve commented on your site, I can’t begin to tell you how important your blog has been to my personal healing journey…I was diagnosed with celiac disease several years ago, did not enjoy full remission despite adopting a strict gluten free diet, and was “empowered” to try Autoimmune Paleo after stumbling across information on your site…with astoundingly awesome results. So, THANK YOU. Please don’t ever stop blogging.
    Today, though, I actually have a pretty trivial question: I’ve been a big fan of Enessa’s SPF 20 Anti-aging moisturizer, and I just discovered it seems to have been discontinued. Have you found any similar products that you like as much as Enessa’s SPF 20? I’m at a loss.

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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