Tracy. Tracy. Tracy. I sound five years old but I don’t even care. You were totally right about the caveman regimen. THIS IS WORKING FOR ME! The purging breakout passed, and even though I’ve ended up rinsing once a week with distilled water only (didn’t want to walk at graduation with visible dead skin on my face), my skin looks WONDERFUL and my oiliness is totally resolved. My complexion is absolutely glowing. The breakouts have become super tiny and infrequent, and it really does seem like they’ll be all gone soon (I’m just starting week four).
This, in combination with finding a naturopath and healing my gut (also per your advice), is finally freeing me from this eleven-year acne curse. I am so happy to look normal – in face, I have better skin than many people I know (haven’t been able to say that since the year I tried Accutane). So, if you’d like, put me down as a success story – I am FREE, and I can’t thank you enough. I have referred lots of people to your site and you have my utmost gratitude. Lots of love!
I stumbled across this site two months back when desperate for something to help my breakouts…I started Estroblock, Vitex and Milk Thistle and have to report that has worked WONDERS! I was almost at whits end, I’m 36 with 3 kids so it felt crazy to be breaking out like a teenager all the time. Thank you so much for your research and for sharing with everyone, I’ve passed this onto others with the problem and plan to share it with any of my 3 girls should the time come that they have the same problems.
Hey Tracy! What’s up sister?! I just want to say God bless you for sharing all of this information to us acne sufferers! I have read,”Roadmap to Clear Skin” and honestly, it really really truly help me with my skin. And wow, after one week, literally, over 90% of my acne is going away and staying away! And this was like a month ago! Anyway, I tried the jump rope and it was craaazzy fun! I know it might sound funny but I honestly was having fun. Especially when you do it with someone. Well Tracy, thank you again for helping me and thousands of other acne sufferers. You have my prayers. Have a faaaanntastic day!
Hey there Tracy!
I’m sure you get this alot but I want to tell you thank you for your acne clearing tips. I came across your blog searching for a more natural way to cleanse my face (the chemical washes and creams were making it worse!). I want to tell you proudly that my face has NEVER looked so clear and I don’t hate looking in the mirror anymore. You have my sincerest appreciation!
I just wanted to let you know that your diet plan cleared my acne and kick-started my life. After i gained my confidence it really motivated me to venture out into success. You changed my life.
- David K.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for changing my life. I decided to stop using BP and all my creams that I had been using for the past 15 years (cetaphil, Spector gel, salicilic acid, nutragena). I had such an emotional attachment to these evil products that burned my epidermis and stained my pillow cases. My bf couldn’t kiss my face because of all the chemicals I had been using. I was very sad and my acne was persistent and outright painful.
I don’t do the caveman regimen the way you do it; I wash with water, but that’s it. This was a HUGE development for me. Astronomical. To wake up, wash lightly with water and then do nothing. I haven’t done that since I was 9. My skin is finally clear and bright and healed. I can never repay you for giving me my life back but I can at least write this note for you. I am free.
I wanted to thank you for putting together such a clear way to clear skin. I am an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner who specializes in the treatment of dermatological conditions. I have already recommended your e-book to a couple of my clients and I will be to more. I often hear from patients that they need know what to eat and what not to eat and to have it accessible and in a clear format. Thanks again.
Joseph Tonzola L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
I stumbled upon your blog while trying to find a solution to my sudden, horrible acne. I had always suffered from mild acne, but I hit 20 and my face decided to turn into a raging, angry land of zits. I had slathered chemicals, harsher chemicals, and the most powerful chemicals I could find on my face, only to wake up to red, tight, inflamed skin and a new pimple. Then I saw your blog, and I tried honey instead of salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, and my face wasn’t less pimply, but it was no longer tight and red all over. I started to try many of your suggestions and, although it didn’t always help, it felt like progress. Then one day, in a post or comment, you mentioned EstroBlock, and I purchased some, and, almost like magic, my face started to clear up! Many random happy dances ensued when I saw my face in any reflective surface.
I started to look into hormonal imbalances and what there was to treat it. I’ve learned that my body doesn’t produce enough progesterone and that oral hormones are NOT the answer for me (bad, bad side-effects). I went to doctors and they actually wanted to Remove my Uterus and give me synthetic hormones!!! I remembered all those chemicals they gave me for my face and how well that worked out!!! I decided to not remove an internal organ and to try natural remedies. Now I take DIM (same thing that is in EstroBlock) and Red Raspberry supplements and avoid and food that could whack out my endocrine system. Almost ten months later, I have fabulous skin (with the occasional breakout), my body is soooo much healthier, and my body will finally be able to carry a baby.
I know this is a very rambling email, and probably waaaaay too much information but I really wanted you to be able to see how much your blog has helped me. You opened my eyes to options, that I know my body better than a doctor who has only known me five minutes. You don’t know me, but you’ve changed my life. I don’t think you could ever know how grateful I am.
It’s been about 2 months now of the oil cleansing method, honey, eating healthier (and more), fish oil, drinking lots of water and getting more exercise, and I haven’t had a bad breakout at all apart from the initial detox breakout – I only have acne marks and a few whiteheads to worry about now. Not only is my skin better now that it’s free of shitty chemicals, but I’ve become more patient and happy, too. Probably partly because I’ve taken up meditation, but also because waking up in the morning without having to even touch your face is really refreshing.
Hey Tracy! First off, I really would like to say that ever since I began watching your videos, my acne began clearing at once as I began eliminating all the bad foods from my diet. In fact, I found that by the 11th day, my skin had cleared a lot! Thank you so much.
I want to thank you soo much! i read all of the book about Acne Secrets. I have followed everything and ate healthy all week, you know besides a couple things. I have cut back on sugar and have no drank 1 soda all week. I have drank green tea and water.
I have been doing the caveman regimen and my face is less red and my scabs that were there have fallen off nicely. I had one yellow pimple that was ready to erupt and i use a q-tip and got it out and dabbed braggs on it. I have not pick or popped anything else all week. My face is less red and looks amazing so far it is a little oily,but it is slowly going away. Thank you so much for your help! your great!!!!
Thanks for the info! You have helped change my life and view on acne.. It has been such a tormentor to me for a while now! Im currently on my 6th day of the caveman method and enjoying the results!! I think i will start the candida cleanse with you in June..
Thank you for all you do, please keep up the good work!
Thank you Tracy for the advice!
I’d just like to say that when I read your post about moving to Australia I genuinely cried (in a good way). I could see how much you want to keep the blog open for us readers and I was just overwhelmed by how much care and love you give us.
That’s something that no doctor, dermatologist or acne forum can give!
I just wanted to personally thank you for all that you do. I have always tried to live as holistically and naturally as possible but I was having such a hard time with my acne that I became desperate and on the verge of trying Accutane. I have literally tried everything you can think of to treat my acne with no avail.
I was doing research on the side affects of Accutane and literally had the phone in my hand about to dial my dermatologist when your website popped up. Thank god it did. I know the Universe sent me to you. I decided to try your route of natural healing before I turned to Accutane. Why not? I had tried everything else anyway. I do my best to eat healthy on a daily basis anyway so your methods really made sense to me.
I have only followed your plan for about a week now and my skin is already on the road to recovery. I am truly amazed and grateful. Because of you, I have learned to love myself again and I know I will be free from acne in no time at all.
The Love Vitamin has been instrumental in my journey to healing my acne and becoming serious about finding better natural options for my skin and body. I’m so grateful for websites like this that share valuable information and made me appreciate having the problem in the first place because it’s led me to better health and love for myself.
Hi tracy just wanted to say that your blog just change my life finely after ten years of struggle i got rid of my acne and i tried everything! So thanx a lot
- Tara C.
I am a 56 year old woman living in Minnesota who has struggled with mild acne and face picking for decades. I think the acne would go away if I could just stop touching and picking at my skin.
I just recently realized after finding others with similar problems on the internet that I am not alone. Your videos, articles and blog posts have really inspired me to stop. The mirror thing especially – I have a 10x mirror that I sit by for hours sometimes going over every inch of my face looking for clogged pores or small imperfections to literally dig at. I am going to throw that mirror in the trash along with the medical forceps I use to pick at the smallest spots.
You have a great way of communicating important information without sounding too clinical, condescending or judgemental in any way.
Thank you, thank you,
I bought some jojoba oil last week as per your suggestion and have’nt had anything but good results, my skin is alot softer and smoother since I began using it and I’ve started using it all over! Thanx for the info.
hi tracy! i began reading your blog last year and many of your tips helped me get clear (and stay clear). thanks so much for sharing your story!
I wanted to thank you,because you REALLY helped me out! my skin is really clearing out and it’s all thanks to you!
lots of love xx !
I love your blog, thank you so much for addressing the emotional aspects of acne as well! I’m finally working through the reasons behind my bouts of orthorexia and my skin picking problem. Thanks for the link to “Skin Deep” also. I share your love of manuka honey! I’ve actually been trying to ignore my skin, eating balanced but not crazily restricted meals (I love me some chocolate…), and using honey masks, and I have no active acne right now. Anyways, just wanted to write a little note saying that I appreciate your videos and posts, you are lovely and so is your skin, and have a great time livin’ it up every day!!!
Hey Tracy. Just a quick message to truely thank you for putting all of this vital information in one easy to access place. I will share you with everyone I know. Ive had bad cystic acne for years and i feel like now I have some real tools to deal with it.
Hi, thanks Tracey O Love Vitamin Person!
Came across your website through researching something entirely different (whether or not to soak oats before eating them) and ended up at your site somehow and even though I fortunately have never had acne, loved your manner and your videos and will get my 12 year old son to try your manuka honey face wash as he is just starting to breakout in spots – and I don’t want him to use anything with chemicals. Sounds good! And just loved your vibe, your brave, free spirited, generous heart. Go, Tracey! Blessings on you!
Also, my husband and I thought you were absolutely gorgeous, inside and out – you made us feel warm and happy inside, with your openness and your real beauty and lightness of touch. Be well! Keep doing your thang!
Hi Tracy! Im reading your blog and Im really enjoying! I have to say I love your videos and your blog and all the information that you made available for everyone! Im organizing myself and these past five days that I’ve changed my diet and start taking vitamins and oils I have to say that my skin has gotten better, become more natural, and not so dirty!
Now Im going to get one of your recipes, and I’m going to cook my lunch! \o/
thank u for everything~!
What you’re doing for me and other people is amazing. I’m finally getting my acne under control using your advice and other research I’ve done using acne.org. Thank you so much for being inspired to share with me and everyone your journey.
Tracy, I wanted to tell you how much I’ve improved my life and my skin since I discovered your blog back in the fall. It opened me up to a whole better world and lead me to enrolling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I am now getting certified to be a holistic health coach!
I just wanted to write and say thank you and tell you how much your blog has helped me.
I break out in mild acne from time to time, mostly on my chin due to stress or hormones. When this happens, it seems like the worst thing in the world. I lock myself away and refuse to see anyone because I’m embarrassed. Instead, I sit at home and inevitably pick at my acne. The more I pick, the more anxious and stressed I become, and then that of course leads to more picking. By the end of the day I’ve usually irritated my skin far beyond how bad it was when it started and I feel awful about myself. It’s kind of unbelievable the panic and anxiety than can come from getting pimples, but it’s real and it happens.
Your blog has inspired me to try to improve my skin holistically. To start by stressing less and taking better care of my body and mind. I already feel much more calm about it after reading through your e-book than when last night I was up at 3 a.m. looking at my skin in the mirror and wanting to cry. I hope I see improvements in my skin and my overall happiness.
Thank you for taking the time to put your story online and to continue to update. It makes me feel like I’m not all alone in this!
Hey there Tracy! It is me again the sexy beast lol. Anyways, I know your busy out there living your life so I will keep this brief and to the point. Haha
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing all of this!! What I mean is by putting all this time and effort into this website with the intention to help great people. I have started to incorporate a new tip into my lifestyle every day with the help of your website. My thirst for the truth is what keeps me going every day. I have seen dramatic results in just a weeks time! I will not stop there haha. Consistency is key with everything in life and that is what I’m focusing on right now. I went to whole foods for the first time last week, and I have to say I was overwhelmed by everything around me! Everything was real!! From the food, people, and even the interior of the building. Anyways, sorry for the long message I just had to get this off my chest! HAHAHA
Have fun out there, mix it up, and keep doing what your doing because it is obviously working.
My diet hasn’t been very healthy lately (since school started in August), relative to what I had been eating, but my skin has still held out, being SO MUCH clearer than it has in years, thanks to dramatic changes, caveman regimen, and gut healing tips I learned HERE (thank you SO MUCH!) I still get breakouts, usually directly related to a late night with <7 hrs sleep and consumption of caffeinated things and sugar, oh and the stress of cramming… but even those have been so rare lately. Life has been good.
Hey! I hope you are doing well. So I eat green smoothies every day, I have started taking probiotics and eating coconut kefir. I wash my face with honey and use aloe and joajoba oil. My skin is clearing up annnnnnd I’m loosing weight! Thank you so much for all the good advise. I need to work more on meditating thats my goal for the summer that and exercise but I just bought a bike and am hoping to get a job picking produce so that shouldn’t be a problem.
I’d like to thank you for sharing such VALUABLE, honest, sincere, good hearted information with a lot of people suffering out there with poor health. When it comes to skin issues, I have had a horrible skin breakout this past year due to POOR health. I’ve gotten back to my old lifestyle which I followed during my modelling days, and voila, in 2 months they are gone. When it comes to skincare, I honestly have to say the idea of using honey to cleanse skin CAME FROM YOU! And I am sooo grateful to you for that, it was like the final touches for lifelong healthy skin.
Take care of yourself and God Bless you for helping others in their struggles.
Hey tracy, I am just dropping by here to say thank you so much. You helped me alot – your articles, your vlogs. Such an inspiration. I suffered from acne about 2 years and i’ve been taking your suggestions as my guide line. I see amazing improvements in my skin and i want to thank you for that.
You are so amazingly awesome. I loved talking with you today! You have such lovely energy and spirit. I took my dogs on a walk today after we talked on this nice trail and just felt so much better about life. I feel like I finally have a vision of what balance means to me and have an idea about how to achieve it calmly and happily.
You are so beautiful, funny, and grounded. Keep doing what you do! I am sure you don’t need to hear it from me b/c I know you have literally thousands of adoring fans that you have helped in so many ways! What a fulfilling job you have found at such a young age. You should be so proud of yourself! I can only hope I will feel as satisfied teaching people about dead Italian authors! haha
So my acne FINALLY completely cleared up after getting advice from your blog. Thank you for the emails and long distance support to everyone. I appreciate your compassion for the ones suffering. Now i can spread the good news too My regimen consists of beta-carotene, vitamin D,C, vitamin B-complex, and fish oil pills. I only wash my face twice a day and maybe do a mask once a week. I started about 1.5 months ago and I have full recovery results now. I have not had the painful, itchy, red pimples everyday, and now I am happy when I look in the mirror without makeup. It truly is a blessing to have this cured. Thank you again. Stay ecouraged.
I’m on day two of your Candida Cleanse from your ebook and I’m blown away! I’ve seen amazing results after only a little bit of time and I’m so grateful for you and your site. Many thanks for everything. You have put the right path in front of me and now that’s where I’m heading. Peace love happiness.
I’ve never got the chance to formally thank you for giving us the opportunity to follow the 7 day cleanse and sharing with us what worked for you. After 2 rounds of accutane and giving up the 3rd because I was developing liver problems all I had left was topicals, BP and Retin-a which never did anything significant to solve the problem, as mentioned before I read about the apple cleanse, gave it a try and my skin improved a lot, the 7 day candida cleanse was the next natural path.
After almost 15 years battling with acne I’m amazed to say that I’m finally clear! Now following the paleo diet with a cheat day here and there.
I just wanted to say thank you, and keep up the great work!
I had it set in my mind that I would find some ” miracle blend ” that would make my acne disappear, it was only when I came across your website, that my life changed forever. When first reading a particular article,” the caveman regimen ” I pretty much thought you were a complete nutcase! Not washing your skin? but all the dead skin cells and the oil! im gonna break out!
I finally sat down and stared at my little sister, looking at her glowing complexion I realized that the secret to clear skin, is simply, ” nothing “. I stopped picking and popping, stopped all product and let my skin do its work, day by day my skin dissolved my acne one by one! Along with alot of water, a vegan diet rich in veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans and legumes, herbal detoxes and a positive attitude, I conquered acne. Thank you Tracy
- Tony P.
Well I just want to say thank you for the great articles about this topic, its refreshing to have holistic information and doing it without expensive drugs by BigPharma which usually cause more harm than good. I have been clearing my system from all the junk gathered in it for two years, its a slow process but slow is better in the long shot than shortcuts. Well Im in no hurry, I have all the time in the world . As a result my skin has cleared tremendously. Keep up the good work!
I’m writing you a plug here Love Vitamin. I was having a sudden middle age outbreak a couple of months ago, which was very unnerving (your comment about feeling like your heart was run over by bulldozer really hit home) and got me searching the internet for answers.
I found your site and read about the manuka honey and jojoba oil treatment. I was so afraid to try this, so afraid. I could not fathom not washing my face without soap and, on top of that, putting oil of all things on my face. Something made me try it though, as I’ve always had faith in natural remedies and have had raw honey around for years (never spent *that* much on honey, though, before the manuka!).
Anyway, two month of this treatment later my skin looks and feels phenomenal! I want to proselytize everyone I meet about it. THANKS!!!
- Michael K.
Hi, I just want to Thank You for being out there and doing what you do!
You are a smart, talented, beautiful, and well spoken person! Please keep contributing your insights, they are valuable and much appreciated.
Just a note to say that you are the best. The best! I love reading your blog. I wrote to you maybe a year+ ago, and just wanted to take a quick moment to tell you that I am still reading, my skin and nutrition and sanity has never been better, and I really appreciate you! I have learned SO much from you and will continue to do so. Also, you have the best attitude and disposition and it shows in your writing. Keep up the great work, you are doing an awesome job, Tracy!
Tracy, I’m loving this blog. All the holistic approach makes sense. I started having issues with acne after my son was born and I think school stress, new mamma stress, less excercise, not the greAtest eating habits, along with over washing and products and picking have resulted in pretty bad acne. My skin has never been great, but still… Not this bad. I’ve made changes in my diet, started working out again(lots of yoga!) and just jumped into the caveman routine… And I think it’s making a world of difference already, so thank you!!!
Thank you for being an inspiration for us all and you help in spreading knowledge about natural ways of healing acne.
You helped me to a great deal. After reading this post I ordered DIM, vitex and burdock root supplements, and IT TOOK A WEEK to get me almost clear! I feel like it’s a miracle and am so greatful!!! I’m not completely clear yet, because I’ve bee eating wrong a lot lately, but my skin is about 80 % better and smoother and heals faster. I’m pretty sure I will get completely clear with these supplements if I live and eat a bit healthier and this has lifetd my spirits so much! It’s been amazing to be able to eat even a bit dairy which has always made me break out a lot, not having to worry that much about food anymore.
I’m 30 now and have tried pretty much everything to cure my acne, which i got when I was 11. Several times of anitbiotics, isotretinoin, birth control pills, spironolactone, chiro-inositol, NAG, low carb dairy & gluten free diet, more and more supplements… I had already almost given up on getting clear.
All I can say is that you kind of saved me! Thank you so much & keep up the good work!
This is my first reply ever on your blog. I can count with my fingers the number of times I’ve actually left comments on other sites, but this time I cant navigate away. I read “Roadmap to Clear Skin” and also recently bought the Ultimate secrets book. My acne has improved tons especially after using manuka honey, drinking green smothies, and eating Green Pasture’s Cod liver oil/butter.
I have much respect for what you are doing here. Its not just about acne. You are teaching people, at least me, how to live a more joyful and balanced life. THANK YOU! Even if you don’t read this, I’m thankful that there are people out there generous enough to share experiences and spread the love…
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