- Oct 31, 2011
- by John Marino
The was a recent testimonial sent to in response to reading our first blog on Magnesium Oil for Acne:
I waited a week to write this testimonial, because I kept thinking it must be a fluke. I came across your products many months ago, but am pretty healthy, and never felt I had a "need" to try them until recently. I am 37 years old, and have suffered from deep cystic acne for twenty years. As a teenager I was put on Accutane to control it, which worked for several years. Later, in college, I went on birth control pills, which controled my hormones, thereby keeping my skin clear.
(I have learned through research that acne is caused by a specific interaction between bacteria and hormones. If you can control one or the other, or if your body naturally regulates one or the other, you won't have acne. But, if neither are controlled sufficiently, it will lead to acne, no matter your age. This is the reason that people usually develop it as teenagers - because hormones kick in to the equation where bacteria already exist).
Several years ago I went off of birth control pills simply because I felt it would be healthier. Unfortunately, the acne came right back. Over the years I have tried everything from Proactive to Tea Tree Oil (ouch!), with varying degrees of success, but nothing that was permanent or really easy to keep up with.
So, when I read your blog recently about how Magnesium Oil can treat acne, I thought I'd give it a try. I was coming into one of those twice-monthly flareups, and in addition to other smaller blemishes, I had two painful cysts forming. So I figured what the heck, I had nothing to lose, and tried the Magnesmoothe Cream. I applied it to my face at night, let it soak in for a few minutes, and wiped off the excess with a towel, and went to bed.
The next morning I was absolutely shocked. One of the deep forming cysts had completely disappeared, and the other one was more that 50% gone. I excitedly applied it again that morning, followed the same soak in, then wipe off routine, and went about my business for the day. As the day progressed I could see my blemishes smoothing. And, in addition, my skin wasn't oily like it usually was. It had a nice, soft, matte appearance all day. I was excited, but still thought it might be a fluke.
I am happy to report that now, more than a week later, I am in the middle of the week when normally my skin would be at it's absolute worst, and it is completely and utterly blemish-free, smooth and soft. My husband laughs at me because I wake up every morning with some variation of "Look at my skin!," "Can you believe how clear my skin is?" He has started using it too.
And, as a side note, as I mentioned above, hormones and flareups normally occur twice a month, the second time being accompanied by PMS symptoms. I have never had terrible symptoms like other women, but I always, without fail, feel depressed and have some mild pain for about 3 days prior. I usually ignore it because I know what it's related to and I know it will go away. But this time, I had NONE of that. In fact, I've been quite happy and relaxed, with no pain. I assume it is also related to the magnesium oil being absorbed through my skin, as I understand this to be one of the remedies for PMS.
I encourage all women to try this. It's wonderful, and it has literally changed my life.