Skin Concerns: Acne
With continued use of the Truth Treatment Systems™ Acne Health System, skin will appear calm and balanced with a reduction in blemishes and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Peppermint Salicylic Cleanser
2 ENERGIZE AHA
Energizing Mineral Exfoliator
Transdermal C Serum
Retinol Spot Treatment
Blemish Repair Complex
Step 1: Cleanse
Gently massage Peppermint Salicylic Cleanser into damp skin and rinse with tepid water. Use morning and night.
Step 2: Energize
Using a cotton round, gently and evenly apply AHA Energizing Mineral Exfoliator to face, neck and décolleté. Use 2 to 3 times per week, morning or night, after cleansing. Not recommended for use with Retinol Spot Treatment, or other Truth Treatment Systems™ Retinol formulas; alternate use accordingly.
Step 3: Nourish
Apply 2 drops of Transdermal C Serum to freshly cleansed skin, morning and evening. For optimal results, blend 2 drops with 2 or more spays of Biomimetic Mineral Mist in palm of hand and apply to freshly cleansed skin.
Step 4: Treat
Apply Retinol Spot Treatment to affected areas 1 to 2 times per week in the evening. May be used more often as a spot treatment as tolerated.
Step 5: Nutriate
Support skin with Blemish Repair Complex daily to address blemishes internally. Take 3 capsules per day. May take with meals or on an empty stomach.
Week to Week
Fulvic Minerals, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Bisabolol nourish, hydrate, and calm skin.
Salicylic Acid and Retinol work synergistically to normalize oil production, reduce existing blemishes, and prevent recurrence.
Truth Treatment Systems™ Acne Health System works to reduce bacterial and cellular buildup on the surface of the skin.
Notes from Ben on Acne
Supporting Lifestyle and Nutritional Protocol
As with all seemingly topical skin conditions, the root cause of acne starts inside the body. This troublesome and all too common pathology involves 3 major hormones: 1.) Cortisol – associated with stress, 2.) Insulin – linked to elevated blood sugar, and 3.) Testosterone – related to elevated blood sugar as well as puberty. The cardinal signs of this hormone-based acne include excess secretion of sticky skin oil (sebum) production and clogged pores that are the end result of excess keratin production. Eventually, colonization of skin follicles by bacteria can follow resulting in inflammation and the formation of the characteristic and dreaded acne pimples. Sometimes allergic reactions and intolerances to foods especially dairy, grains, eggs, beans (especially soy) and peanuts can cause rashy lesions independent of the clogged pores, oily skin, excessive keratin production and bacterial proliferation that are the hallmarks of ordinary hormone acne. Consider adding the following protocols to your daily routine:
1. Eliminate problem foods such as grains, flour, dairy, soy, peanuts, and other legumes.
2. Reduce sugar intake.
3. Use probiotics, multiple strains and so-called good bacteria from fermented vegetables.
4. Enjoy fresh vegetable juices (with the fiber). Select only veggies that do not create digestive distress.
5. Use digestive enzymes, pancreatin, bile salts and apple cider vinegar with all meals. Start meals off with “bitters” and bitter veggies like dandelion greens, radish, arugula and kale.
6. Use nutritional supplements featuring all 90 essential nutrients. Pay particular attention to:
• Vitamin D
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin B5 along with B-complex
7. Take advantage of the healing powers of sunshine! Don’t burn, but make sure you are exposing skin to the sun’s UVB rays regularly.