Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cystic Acne - my NEW treatment

Hey guys,

I have posted a video on instagram with my internal and external treatment for my cystic acne. Cystic acne is caused hormonal imbalances in your body and therefore trying external treatments only to maintain a hygienic skincare routine will not be enough. You need to get to the root of the problem and solve the hormonal imbalance. I have previously told you guys that I got prescribed the birth control pill by my dermatologist in order to balance these imbalances. I have been taking it for almost 2 years now and it works great! However, I started being concerned as I did not want to be dependent on the birth control pill all my life and it does come with its side affects such as the increased risk of forming blood clots in your veins. This is when I did my research and started looking for an alternative. I have stopped taking the birth control pill.

Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)

I recently found this amazing product and it works great for me! When I researched about it overall there is a great result for most people but it does not work for everyone. I did want to take the chance and hoped it would work for me. I have only taken it for a week but I can already see major improvements and it definitely works. My skin is starting to feel more even and the cystic acne spots on my skin are slowly drying out and reducing in size. I have oily skin due to hormonal reasons and EPO has made my skin less oily!!  It is also known to be used for other things such as pre-menstrual symptoms (PMS) and eczema. It apparently also helps people with asthma however there is not enough evidence to show a significant improvement. The omega-6 fatty acids that are present in the oil is what helps you to regulate your hormones. The birth control pill regulates your hormones as well so since the pill worked and the oil has the same effect, I am lucky enough to say this worked for me.

Since I suffer from asthma and eczema I don't see harm in taking it since there is a slight chance of it working for everything.

*if you have any heart related problems or take blood thinning medicine please consult your doctor before using this oil*
I take 2x in the morning and 2x in the evening after meals. My meals are balanced and I try cut out any junk so in a day I take 4000mg. I read that a higher doses is required to see any results for people with cystic acne.
I use the Evening Primrose Oil (1000mg). However, there is a 500mg capsule version available as well. If you prefer using a smaller dose you may want to get the 500mg instead.


It does come with side effects and it is up to you to decide if it is worth it. The first few days I noticed significant bloating and stomach cramps. I decided to fight my way through it just for my skin and it was not too bad, I was not in dying pain.
Others who have taken these capsules have noticed severe period stomach cramps and a heavier period. The pain is unbearably strong for some. I have not been on my period yet while taking the capsules however I do have severe pains as it is which haven't been present while I took the pill. If the pain returns I may not take the EPO during my period and continue after it is finished as this works for some people.

As I say with everything, this is not a magic and it will not work for everyone. It is definitely worth trying! It may take up to a month to see a result so hang on and don't give up. Either way this oil is very good for  your body and comes with no harm in taking it.

If you are trying the evening primrose oil please let me know how it works for you! Any questions please feel free to leave a comment below this post or email me at


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