Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:07 PM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 06:54 AM
Wondering if you guys are also drinking water when you're not drinking the tea?
Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:52 PM
Since it doesn't have caffeine and is said to aid with sleep, I have to say I slept pretty well and deep last night... don't know if that's a placebo effect or the tea doing its thing.
It's now close to noon and I'm on my third cup (from the same 2 tea bags) and I'm feeling a bit tired. Could it be the tea? I woke up feeling refreshed and now I'm quite sluggish. All I've had is some toast and the tea.
It's only my second day on the tea - pure organic rooibos tea btw, not the Get Gorgeous ones that everyone was talking about (can't get that in my country) - still too early to tell if it's doing anything. A little worried about drinking it all day at work if it's making me "too" relaxed now
Is anyone still drinking the tea? Would love to know how it's been for you! Do share your stories!
Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:28 AM
I have Get Goregous, but as it's 10 bucks for 36 tea bags... It's pricey. Anyone try the Starbucks brand?
Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:13 AM
I alternate and drink Get Gorgeous in the morning (2 cups / 1 bag) then Get Clean in the afternoon. I started Monday and so far I haven't seen any new breakouts, very minimal if I do and then they disappear after a few hours, my cysts have been steadily shrinking. Not completely clearing because they were pretty severe when they first started but they're calming down a lot.
For those of you who live by a GNC - the tea is usually always on clearance. I snagged both of my cans for $6.38 each.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:09 PM
Possibly, I found I also felt more tired in the middle of the day when drinking rooibos. Now, I only drink it at night closer to my bedtime.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:36 PM
Posted 14 August 2010 - 09:24 PM
I do really like the taste though, it has such a low tannin level that its very hard to "over" brew it... something that happens regularly when making green tea. Also, if you're worried about fluoride in green tea, its not really an issue with rooibos.
-Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, or Dan's Cleanser
-Paula's Choice 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid Liquid
-CeraVe Moisturizer + Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion (zinc oxide and titanium oxide only)
[Night (before bed):
-Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, or Dan's Cleanser
Homemade Niacinamide Toner
Homemade TTO Spot Treatment (Aloe Vera Gel and 20% Tea Tree Oil)
Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:19 AM
Plus it is really healthy for you,it's like the only thing that beats water.health wise.
This stuff makes you healthier then ever,makes you lose weight..(anti oxidants) which is why green tea is so useful for weight loss.and this stuff has about 10x as much of it.
Don't expect to see this being on tv,everything usefull is secret.(roobious tea,hemp oil,natural cures)
well if you don't drink it,start!! this stuff is sooo good for you,if you have a big day coming up or a date.go buy some indica weed.smoke a good bowl right before bed.You will sleep so well and the deep sleep you get from this is also really good for you.And literally every pimple is gone the next day.but then they come back lol
Posted 05 September 2010 - 02:48 PM
Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:08 PM
I am trying the "get Gorgeous" tea and I've started breaking out more. I'm not sure if it's pulling out the toxins, but when your skin is bad it realy stinks when it gets worse. It's so hard to keep going when I feel like I look worse, but I'm going to try. I'd love to know if someone had similar results, but then their skin got better.
Posted 12 September 2010 - 06:56 PM
This is my first post on acne.org...excited to find this forum and be here.
I bought the Bigelow's Rooibos tea, with pear. It's $4 for 20 teabags and you can get in in most produce stores in Chicago. 2 days of drinking 2-3 cups and acne seems less aggravated.
Quick question: are people trying this WHILE on dan's regimen? I am going to start the regimen in a couple of days and was wondering if that's okay. Perhaps I will not get the initial crazy break out this way?
here's to hoping for the best!
Posted 17 September 2010 - 12:26 AM
Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:01 PM
Posted 05 May 2011 - 05:55 PM
That tea is way too expensive. Any quality Rooibos tea can help. I order mine online from Amazon,just type Organic Rooibos tea in the search box.
Also, I don't drink 4 cups lately. I just drink 1 cup brewed with 4 tablespoons..(mine is loose)
Posted 27 September 2011 - 07:25 PM
Anyway I just wanted to send out a warning to people about the get gorgeous in case they get similar results. I'm just surprised Republic of tea would put such a controversial, 50/50 ingredient in their get gorgeous (it's a bummer b/c the other ingredients are great, like red clover and burdock)...it turns out it's more of a "get ugly" for me... though I'm sure it helps many people so it may be worth a try. Just be sure to try it when you don't have any major events coming up
Anyway I've gone back to numi and am trying their green rooibos now (apparently has more antioxidants than red b/c it hasn't been fermented). Numi is expensive though so eventually I want to switch to loose leaves bought in bulk. My skin looks awful right now and hopefully will recover soon enough from the "get ugly". I really love rooibos tea for so many reasons, so I'm going to stick with it and hopefully get back on track to clearer skin. Regarding people saying that it causes fatigue - I too have noticed that I sometimes feel lethargic after drinking it...it's supposed to calm nerves so that may be why. I happen to have lots of constant anxiety and muscle tension just b/c unfortunately that's the way I've always been, so I love the fact that rooibos has a calming effect and I figure it can only help the acne given the stress-acne connection. Perhaps b/c I'm already so tense, the rooibos simply brings me back to a normal state, so it doesn't bother me. But I guess for people who aren't tense, it'll just cause fatigue. I'd suggest drinking less during the day and more at night.
Hope to hear other people's updates too!
Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:52 AM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:14 PM
edit: from my experience, JUST drinking tea is not going to help anybody. It's a step forward in the right direction, but the source of most cystic acne is some sort of imbalance in the body. Drinking tea in combination with a cleanse or balancing the liver/blood/hormones may help. But I've been drinking a sh*tload of tea for the past like 5 years and I still get cystic acne.
Edited by artisdead, 19 January 2012 - 02:17 PM.