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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:36 PM

I have been using the phyto gel for 6 months now...

The results? Nothing. It hasn't changed my acne scars nor redness in my skin. It didn't break me out at least.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:41 PM

Used Bioderma Crealine H2o cleanser on my face to take makeup off. It took it ALL off. It was weird at how easy it was. It isn't that drying either. I was using the DHC cleansing oil and that can be drying. Hope it doesn't break me out.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:01 AM

Bioderma makeup remover is perfection! The only draw back is the price, ugh. It is magical for taking off makeup and never breaks me out.

I was looking at old photos from like 2009 and it made me sad. I had some pinkness on my face, but it wasn't as reactive as it is now. I ruined my skin by those harsh chemical peels. I truly regret it. I don't know how to redo the damage I did in 2010. On the bright side, I am no longer getting active acne. I do however deal with clogged pores on my legs and thanks to the Salux wash cloth, they are under control. You can buy it for cheap on Amazon and it is worth it. I would never use it to exfoliate my face though.

Yeah.. right now, my main gripe is the redness and rosacea in my skin. Nothing helps.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:51 PM

I ordered grape seed extract. I really don't expect it to do much, but it shouldn't hurt... It is 100 mg caps.
I have Garden of Life Super Seed Beyond Fiber coming in the mail.
"Includes ingredients specifically chosen for their ability to support normal gut flora balance, regular bowel function, and overall health"

Can't say if it will help my skin directly, but if I'm putting good things in my body, it should benefit something.

Perfect Fiber Blend: Flax Seed Meal (Organic), Whole Chia Seed. Poten-Zyme Whole Food Fiber Blend: Organic Amaranth Sprout, Organic Quinoa Sprout, Millet Sprout, Buckwheat Sprout, Garbanzo Bean Sprout, Kidney Bean Sprout, Lentil Sprout, Adzuki Sprout, Flax Sprout, Sunflower Sprout, Pumpkin Sprout, Chia Sprout, Sesame Sprout. Proprietary Probiotic Blend: Lactobacillus Plant arum, Bifidobacterium Lactis, Bifidobacterium Bifidum, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium Brave, Lactobacillus Casey, Lactobacillus Salivations, Lactobacillus Acidophilus. Other Ingredients: Probiotic Cultures.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:29 PM

I did an egg mask + honey. I did it a couple times in the past. I swore the next day my acne scars looked better, but you never know for sure.

After I washed it off, I applied avocado oil. Supposedly, it is good for your skin because it plumps it up and builds collagen. I used to dabble in oils in the past, but stopped because it's really hard to make them work. I made the silly mistake of wearing it under my makeup. Pretty gross thinking about it now. The thing I like about oils is that you don't feel the tightness or dryness you get from moisturizers. Well, that's what I experience from moisturizers, anyways.

Hopefully the avocado oil doesn't make my skin freak out sad.gif.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:36 PM

I really like your log. amused.gif

I finally caught up to the end, and I'm glad you're still updating it!

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE (Acha @ Sep 1 2011, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like your log. amused.gif

I finally caught up to the end, and I'm glad you're still updating it!


Thanks. I updated my photo gallery. I don't know if you saw.
I am too scared to look back at my past entries haha.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:17 PM

QUOTE (acnejean @ Aug 26 2011, 11:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bioderma makeup remover is perfection! The only draw back is the price, ugh. It is magical for taking off makeup and never breaks me out.


I read your post about the Bioderma and decided to buy it myself. It really is amazing with taking off makeup! And I can agree with you that chemical peels are very damaging in the long run. My pores and skin structure are never the same.

Thanks for continually updating this blog. I have this strange feeling we are nearly identical, and have the same triggers for acne. I don't know if I can be as disciplined as you tho, lol. What do you eat? I'm finding it hard to be creative and find enough time to cook with a vegan diet.

You have beautiful skin btw! It's my goal lol.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:20 PM

QUOTE (y3rfd0g @ Sep 3 2011, 01:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (acnejean @ Aug 26 2011, 11:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bioderma makeup remover is perfection! The only draw back is the price, ugh. It is magical for taking off makeup and never breaks me out.


I read your post about the Bioderma and decided to buy it myself. It really is amazing with taking off makeup! And I can agree with you that chemical peels are very damaging in the long run. My pores and skin structure are never the same.

Thanks for continually updating this blog. I have this strange feeling we are nearly identical, and have the same triggers for acne. I don't know if I can be as disciplined as you tho, lol. What do you eat? I'm finding it hard to be creative and find enough time to cook with a vegan diet.

You have beautiful skin btw! It's my goal lol.


Glad it worked out well for you.
My inbox gets flooded with that question and I never answer it because everyone is different. I list what I avoid on my main entry, so that should shape something. My diet isn't the best when it comes to selection, but it works for me. I am okay eating the same thing every day or so. If I were to give a main point of my diet, it would be brown rice. Everything can be made into brown rice. (bread, pasta, crackers..etc and it won't make your blood sugar rise as greatly as white flour products would.)

Edited by acnejean, 03 September 2011 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:24 PM

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Glad it worked out well for you.
My inbox gets flooded with that question and I never answer it because everyone is different. I list what I avoid on my main entry, so that should shape something. My diet isn't the best when it comes to selection, but it works for me. I am okay eating the same thing every day or so. If I were to give a main point of my diet, it would be brown rice. Everything can be made into brown rice. (bread, pasta, crackers..etc and it won't make your blood sugar rise as greatly as white flour products would.)
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Ya I bet you get asked that a lot, and yes everyone is different. I really want to get the skin scratch allergy test, but I think it is about 800 bucks whistling.gif( Thank you for answering! that helps a lot.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE (y3rfd0g @ Sep 5 2011, 03:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ya I bet you get asked that a lot, and yes everyone is different. I really want to get the skin scratch allergy test, but I think it is about 800 bucks whistling.gif( Thank you for answering! that helps a lot.


Are you serious??! Mine was free by my insurance and I have poor people insurance lol. Are you sure that's really the cost if you have insurance or are you just looking up online for tests?

I picked up some health food books from Amazon yesterday.
"The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet" and "The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health". I doubt I'll do the Paleo diet, always been interested in the pH diet. I do think the acid/alkaline for food rings true especially if you want to get healthy.



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Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:30 PM


QUOTE (y3rfd0g @ Sep 5 2011, 03:24 PM)
Ya I bet you get asked that a lot, and yes everyone is different. I really want to get the skin scratch allergy test, but I think it is about 800 bucks Posted Image( Thank you for answering! that helps a lot.


Are you serious??! Mine was free by my insurance and I have poor people insurance lol. Are you sure that's really the cost if you have insurance or are you just looking up online for tests?

I picked up some health food books from Amazon yesterday.
"The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet" and "The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health". I doubt I'll do the Paleo diet, always been interested in the pH diet. I do think the acid/alkaline for food rings true especially if you want to get healthy.


Well, I've only looked online at what the allergy skin test would cost. From the clinics that I've looked at, it says that I need an ok from my doctor in order for them to do it. I'm seeing my derm next week and maybe I can ask him about how that might work.

That would be interesting to read those books. I've thought about doing the paleo diet, but I don't think it will work for me.

Oh I have a question about neem oil, cause I remember reading that you use it. How do you apply it? directly to pimple/skin? do you spot treat or have you ever used it all over? It smells awful lol

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:36 PM

Odd. I am breaking out around my mouth. Doubt it is my toothpaste because I am on my last drop of this giant tube! Maybe my hormones or even my chapstick.. ugh.

I had a GI doctor stick a camera into my stomach. I have 2 small ulcers. It could be connected to the antibiotics. It was thought that I had gastritis, but then the camera showed much more. The draw backs of antibiotics..



QUOTE (y3rfd0g @ Sep 5 2011, 03:24 PM)
Ya I bet you get asked that a lot, and yes everyone is different. I really want to get the skin scratch allergy test, but I think it is about 800 bucks Posted Image( Thank you for answering! that helps a lot.


Are you serious??! Mine was free by my insurance and I have poor people insurance lol. Are you sure that's really the cost if you have insurance or are you just looking up online for tests?

I picked up some health food books from Amazon yesterday.
"The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet" and "The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health". I doubt I'll do the Paleo diet, always been interested in the pH diet. I do think the acid/alkaline for food rings true especially if you want to get healthy.


Well, I've only looked online at what the allergy skin test would cost. From the clinics that I've looked at, it says that I need an ok from my doctor in order for them to do it. I'm seeing my derm next week and maybe I can ask him about how that might work.

That would be interesting to read those books. I've thought about doing the paleo diet, but I don't think it will work for me.

Oh I have a question about neem oil, cause I remember reading that you use it. How do you apply it? directly to pimple/skin? do you spot treat or have you ever used it all over? It smells awful lol


Only on cystic pimples. It sucks the inflammation out FAST. I tried it as a moisturizer, but it broke me out in little pimples.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 09:20 PM

I'm sorry to hear that you're having stomach problems :( Thank you for getting back to me! ya, I only used it on a rather large zit, and it really did help with inflammation...but man it really stinks lol and hard to get out of clothes/towels.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 01:02 PM

Towels and clothes? I never got it on them since I use such a tiny amount. For my skin, I live off of q-tips and cotton face pads. You don't have to worry about bacteria from towels or anything.

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I doubt this will do much for my skin, but I started taking Whole Food's 365 multi-vitamin. It has biotin, so I wonder if it will break me out. Ahh. Not a lot in it though.

I also have Murad's Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture coming in the mail. Been using samples of it slowly on my skin to see if it breaks me out. Doesn't seem to. I currently use Neutrogena's moisturizer for under makeup, but need something heavier for nighttime.

The only recent break outs I had were from my pms.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:49 PM

Murad's Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisturizer isn't breaking me out. It is a good moisturizer in terms of moisture content, but it is packed with oils (oily finish), so not good for under makeup.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:58 AM

Nevermind. It is breaking me out. Shame because it moisturizer great. Sad.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:26 PM

I am so excited to try these new things.
-raw cacao
-coconut oil
-spirula
-organic raw honey

I read that coconut oil will help acne prone skin because it can kill mites that are under your skin. Idk if I believe it but the countless reviews don't lie.

Raw cacao is sketchy because some say it's poison but then I thought, "Well, when onions are cut they expel sulfur which make us cry. Shouldn't onions be considered poison then since raw cacao has a bitter shell?" Don't think so.

I have eaten "raw" honey but it was always by Full Circle Organics which is only considered organic by some place in Vermont! This is much better:
http://www.vitacost....ganic-Raw-Honey
You can dilute it in water and drink it an hour before you eat and it's supposed to be great for your complexion. You can also apply it on your skin.
I never got the "amazing" results when using honey on my face. Maybe once I get raw honey I will.

Spirulina is known as a whole food and has a crazy amount of nutrients.
http://en.wikipedia....tary_supplement)


Spirulina is amazing and has actually been reported by the Telegraph and Guardian newspapers in UK that it helps against acne. I found a useful website about spirulina at: http://www.spiralyne...-spirulina.html if anyone needs more information.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:55 AM

Updated my photo gallery. When I take naps, my skin looks so red when I wake up, but when I sleep overnight, it looks great. Weird.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:32 AM

I saw you think the Mino caused your ulcers, but you may want to look at the spiro, because I and others got ulcers from it. We weren't on antibiotics during the time either. I have to take medicine for my ulcer as long as I'm on it. It's also listed as a side effect of spiro. Just wanted to let you know that.

I also wonder if you have PCOS, since your diet (low carb etc.) and meds (BCP/Spiro) are all recommended for PCOS sufferers. I guess it doesn't really matter since you're basically doing everything they recommend for PCOS anyway and you're skin looks great.

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