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real maverick added a topic in Announcements and feedbackNew Responsive DesignThe Acne.org forum has historically used a special theme for mobile phones but this was never an ideal solution. First and foremost it didn't work at all with tablets, making the tablet experience sub-par. Sometimes the mobile theme wouldn't trigger or users wouldn't wrongly be served the mobile skin on a desktop browser. There were also many missing features in the mobile skin.
We've been working on a solution in the form of a responsive design. This means the forum will now respond to your devices and it's size. If you make your browser window smaller, the size of the forum will respond in real-time and when you visit on your mobile phone, you'll be served the exact same website, with all of the features but in a format that works perfectly on your phone.
Your feedback will help us ensure you get the best possible experience regardless of what device you're using.
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real maverick added a topic in Announcements and feedbackNew FeaturesToday we released a number of noteworthy new features.
1. Edit your own reviews
New and existing reviews you make in the product reviews section can now be edited.
To edit a review you've made you can click the red edit button next to your review, alternatively click the "write review" button on the product page and you'll receive a prompt that you've already written a review.
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Click "Go to your review" and you'll see a red edit button.
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Clicking edit will allow you to edit your review in realtime, where you can change everything from the rating to the review itself.
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2. Other noteworthy review section enhancements
You'll also notice there are several new tabs which you can see on the Olay Complete product page. The ingredients tab shows you a list of ingredients and a really useful feature is that it highlights comedogenic ingredients in red.
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The "where to buy" tab will show you reputable places to buy the products from. These are direct links to the products and not affiliate links, acne.org is not compensated in any way for clicks to these links.
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The "Report" tab allows you to report any issues you find with the product listing i.e. the product is now discontinued.
You'll also notice the new "+ favorite" button which allows you to keep track of all your favorite products. This list is also visible to your friends and other members via your profile.
This is brand new and you may have already noticed it. At the moment there are 2 areas of the website you can earn achievements, the forum and product reviews section. The main idea of the achievements is it's just a fun way to recognise your contributions at acne.org but also a way for other members to how much you contribute.
Achievements are visible in both the forum and your profile, via the achievements tab.
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On the achievements tab, the levels marked in green are levels you've already achieved and those in grey are levels you've not yet achieved. Each level has a corresponding badge, for example for 1 product review you receive a badge "Junior Reviewer". At present the badges are visible in both the forum and profiles, however, the reviews section will also soon reflect your current level i.e "Bronze Reviewer".
There will be new achievements introduced periodically, please feel free to share any ideas of future achievements you'd like to see. i.e. Achievements for number of likes to your reviews or the number of photos you've shared in the gallery etc.
Please let us know if you find any issues or have feedback/questions on any of the new features.
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real maverick added a topic in Diet & holistic healthIntermittent Fasting For Clear SkinI'm 33 now and after a bout of Accutane, my skin is generally clear. I use intermittent fasting for weight loss and on the occasions I've done it, my skin is flawless. I've read on several studies and experiences that people have experienced clearer skin while fasting.
I am the worlds worst when it comes to diets, I give up easily, especially fasting. I believe I lasted 4 hours when I tried the apple detox many years ago. So I wanted to share my own experience with IF. I believe almost anybody could do this.
What is intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting (IF) is a pattern of eating that alternates between periods of fasting (usually meaning consumption of water and sometimes low-calorie drinks such as black coffee) and non-fasting (eating regular food). -Wikipedia
Studies have shown that after 6 hours of fasting, the body enters a cleansing stage, where the cells recycle and repair. It's also been shown to have amazing anti-inflammatory effects on the body. But the exact science between acne and IF I do not know.
What's the best way to perform IF (in my experience and humble opinion)
An 8 hour eating window with a 16 hour fast (which seems a lot but it's not). 8 hours are spent asleep, 4 hours after you wake up and 4 hours before you sleep. Skip breakfast. It's not the most important meal of the day, contrary to what breakfast cereal manufacturers would have you believe. If I have breakfast, I'll be hungry again a few hours later, if I skip it, I can easily hold out until 2pm. Start eating at 2pm and stop at 10pm. This suits me because I am usually more hungry in the evening. But others maybe better suited to starting to eat at noon. Eat at regular intervals. IMO this makes it easier, your body quickly falls in to the routine. I have 400 calories at 2pm, 400 at 6pm and 400 calories at 10pm. If you don't want to lose weight, ramp up the calories to 600-800 per meal. Eat lower carb than you usually would (not zero carb). This really helps keep your blood sugar levels more stable and prevents cravings. Personally, I don't choose super healthy foods but if you enjoy them, it wouldn't hurt. For those of you who don't enjoy only eating fruits and vegetables (like me), then just eat your usual foods, I don't believe it will effect your results. But be mindful of calorie consumption.
It's worth noting that many people believe it's not important to count calories during IF, but I personally wouldn't recommend eating anymore than 2,000 calories per day when trying this.
So if any of you are looking for a natural approach to clear skin and not currently following a routine, it maybe worth giving this a go.
Any of you already tried this? How long for? What were your results?
Lean gains one of the original IF dudes! Dr Jones.tv talks about the anti-inflammatory effects of IF, as well as the cellular repair. Wikipedia on IF
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