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Posted 04 November 2008 - 10:11 AM

crud.
i think i know why i'm breaking out. it might have been from the pumpkin pie and double chocolate (gluten free) cake that i ate over 2-3 day span. binge eating can overload and cause acne. olus all the sugar in there!
also i wasn't on any vitamins for two weeks. i did notice my skin getting oilier because before i would rarely have to wash my face more than 2 times. i also put eggs back in my diet.. hm.

oh well. shouldn't freak out over it. i'll just start the vitamins again and sticking to the diet.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:41 PM

Hi smile.gif

If you ate pumpkin pie, the crust likely was made from wheat flour - - which is loaded with gluten. Also, if it was a store bought pie, then the filling could have had wheat starch as a filler...

Gluten is a sneaky bugger, its hidden in A LOT of foods that you wouldn't even imagine.

Go here for a complete list of all of the food additives that contain gluten and good luck with your label reading!

Ultraviolet

PS I've found that putting raw lemon juice on red marks is good for reducing persistent red marks. Just get a lemon, cut off a slice, squeeze some of the juice onto your fingers and apply.
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...horrid red spots? Fading sloooooowly :)

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:47 PM

QUOTE (ultraviolet29 @ Nov 4 2008, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi smile.gif

If you ate pumpkin pie, the crust likely was made from wheat flour - - which is loaded with gluten. Also, if it was a store bought pie, then the filling could have had wheat starch as a filler...

Gluten is a sneaky bugger, its hidden in A LOT of foods that you wouldn't even imagine.

Go here for a complete list of all of the food additives that contain gluten and good luck with your label reading!

Ultraviolet

PS I've found that putting raw lemon juice on red marks is good for reducing persistent red marks. Just get a lemon, cut off a slice, squeeze some of the juice onto your fingers and apply.

Thanks and good point. I didn't think about the pie crust because it was organic but didn't say gluten free.
I tried the lemon juice on my face but I'm too sensitive for it. I look and feel like a sore strawberry afterwards.


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Posted 08 November 2008 - 10:45 AM

i had to choose between two tortillas when i went grocery shopping. either a wheat and flour free tortillas i always get and don't really like since they crack or rip easily or an Ezekiel Sprouted Tortilla.

i guess i should have looked at ingredients..
"INGREDIENTS: Organic Sprouted Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Unhulled Sesame Seeds, Organic Sprouted Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Millet, Organic Sprouted Lentils, Organic Sprouted Spelt, Sea Salt."
obviously not gluten free.
but i read on a site that eating it in moderation should be fine especially if everything else i bought is completely gluten free but we'll see.

i put rice cheese [better than veggie shreds in flavor] and mushed pinto beans and it tastes great.

i remember seeing my oldest sister have a Queen Helene Masque Mint Julep in her bathroom and then read amazing reviews online so i bought it. it was only 3 dollars. i don't normally like store bought masks because it has too many ingredients but this contains:
"Distilled Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Sulfur, Chromium Oxide Greens, Fragrance, Methylparaben"
the paraben isn't good to see but oh well.
i was a little weary because i thought i was allergic to sulfur but i guess not.

those two horrible cystic pimples i got on my cheek went right down when i did a spot treatment over night.
i'm so glad it didn't turn into the size of a fricken dime like it would in the past.
ha, http://www.acne.org/...1_8158_4988.jpg
way back in may, wow.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 10:30 PM

the mask is working wonders! i want to believe that it is helping with the red marks but i doubt it since it's just sulfur and zinc. finally a mask i can count on with my sensitive skin which is weird because i always read how it can be too severe for most people.



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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:56 PM

I made some comparison images and updated the first post:
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face
I find it funny that I've gotten clear WITHOUT the help of a dermatologist. I have hated going to them because one of them had the nerve to insult me and judge me for taking birth control! He had the audacity to say that birth control didn't work. Yet suggested accutane. The funniest thing was that on his wall it was an oath to not prescribe harmful medication! The guy was a religious nutjob so I wasn't surprised. I haven't been to a dermatologist since 2007 which was why in those photos my face was burned and inflamed.
I always felt so helpless and useless going to different dermatologists because they would be like a broken record player. "Here is differin gel. Here's Retin-a. Here's Benzoyl Peroxide washes. (that all will burn your skin). They couldn't tell me anything different!
What I hated the most was that it wasn't covered by my insurance and would have to PAY $80 IN Co-Pay to hear the same crap all over again.
The last dermatologist I went to was a nice African-American woman and I said, "This is hopeless." She said, "Don't worry, there's hope."
If I only knew "Yeah, and I'm going to do it WITHOUT YOUR HELP!" smile.gif

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 01:40 PM

http://i34.tinypic.com/2yn2xd1.jpg here is a picture of these odd hard lumps under my skin. thankfully it is only by my jawline. it's better than having inflamed cystic ones though.
i've had these for months. they are unable to be popped since i believe it's a blackhead under there.
they don't hurt but it isn't a good feeling knowing there are growths under my skin!

this isn't really related to diet or holistic but lately i have been getting bad panic attacks. i had them through high school for social anxiety but because i'm done with high school i wasn't put in that situation and haven't had panic attacks in a long time.
however this week i have been living in hell. these panic attacks last all day and it's just an overall bad and leery feeling like something horrible is going to happen.
stress = breakouts so that doesn't help!

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 10:18 AM

yesterday i noticed these tiny pimples, (like the size of a pin) by my upper lip and also scattered like on my cheek and t-zone. it's oddly the same placement as where i put my primer for my makeup. however, i've been using it for months and it hasn't happened till now.
i think it's from rubbing off oil from my nose and stuff like that. thankfully, one night of BP on the spots and they are gone.
ew, my nose is gross. it can get so much oil formed through the pores that when it wipe it off it feels like i took a wet cloth to it!

oh! i actually reread a book i bought about acne and women. it suggest seban facial pads to soak up oil. i'm a little hesitant because they say it's the same stuff they use for oil spills in the ocean and then you put it on your delicate skin? ouch.
but i sent in for a free sample. hopefully it comes. 60 pads are only $15 so that's nice. if i can stop oil for even an hour i'd be happy.

i am going to start using the retin-a for my nose again and those hard lumps. maybe it'll help.


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Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:22 AM

hello acnejean!

i have been reading all about your struggles and efforts to clear up, actually i have spent all my hours i have had off from work reading this site lol...

i am 19 been trying to clear up since i was 13, same old story tried everything lol. i work in the oil field... which i thought has made my skin about 10x worse then it was just months ago. at first i thought it was just being around the oil and gas industry, but then reading about the effect diet can have on acne and looking back... yeah there might be a connection lol. As i look back at what i have been eating while working its hard not to say "theres your problem" because my diet consisted of chef boyarde or how ever you spell it lol, as well as wafer sticks, cheese sticks, all that easy to cook food that can be done quick in the microwave, and to top it off i constantly drank energy drinks to keep me going since i was working 13+ hours a day for about 20 days straight living out of a hotel ( now you can see why easy to cook food is the major source of diet lol) .. and yeah wow i can see why my skin is where it is now.

so with all the input and time you have put into this topic, and the topic ndromeo wrote i am trying all the holistic stuff...

right now i am only on day 5 of his regime of supplements and vitamins, and have taken a lot of your advice as to what to eat. i have to say i feel much much better, and my skin is much softer and less red. no more nodules or big deep zits have came up which hasn't happened forever, usually i get a new one every 2nd day or so. the only thing left is previous pimples which seem to be healing and i keep getting these small white heads around my chin area there not big or anything but i haven't really seen these alot before anywhere other then around my nose.

anyways i think i will start my own topic/blog type thing on here so i dont rant on disrupting yours, but i will keep you and everyone else informed on how my progress is...

i wash my face with just a gentle cleanser from Neutrogena from there "acne stress control" line of products lol. i like it, smells good and it makes my skin feel much better. just never seen real results from it ( again something to take note that just washing your face and having good hygiene is not the answer to clear skin ). but i use that, i steam my face now started that 2 days ago. and for a toner i just use the arbonne toner they have for now. and might try the ACV toner. with that i just follow that regime of supplements and vitamins ndromeo suggested and hopefully i will see the light at the end of the tunnel. then MAYBE be finally finished with being in the tunnel at all lol..

anyways i would just like to say good luck to you and stay strong! we are totally going to get clear eventually! just have to stick with it and keep trying!

happy trails surprised.gif lol,
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:58 AM

QUOTE (q-rock23 @ Nov 19 2008, 01:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hello acnejean!

i have been reading all about your struggles and efforts to clear up, actually i have spent all my hours i have had off from work reading this site lol...

i am 19 been trying to clear up since i was 13, same old story tried everything lol. i work in the oil field... which i thought has made my skin about 10x worse then it was just months ago. at first i thought it was just being around the oil and gas industry, but then reading about the effect diet can have on acne and looking back... yeah there might be a connection lol. As i look back at what i have been eating while working its hard not to say "theres your problem" because my diet consisted of chef boyarde or how ever you spell it lol, as well as wafer sticks, cheese sticks, all that easy to cook food that can be done quick in the microwave, and to top it off i constantly drank energy drinks to keep me going since i was working 13+ hours a day for about 20 days straight living out of a hotel ( now you can see why easy to cook food is the major source of diet lol) .. and yeah wow i can see why my skin is where it is now.

so with all the input and time you have put into this topic, and the topic ndromeo wrote i am trying all the holistic stuff...

right now i am only on day 5 of his regime of supplements and vitamins, and have taken a lot of your advice as to what to eat. i have to say i feel much much better, and my skin is much softer and less red. no more nodules or big deep zits have came up which hasn't happened forever, usually i get a new one every 2nd day or so. the only thing left is previous pimples which seem to be healing and i keep getting these small white heads around my chin area there not big or anything but i haven't really seen these alot before anywhere other then around my nose.

anyways i think i will start my own topic/blog type thing on here so i dont rant on disrupting yours, but i will keep you and everyone else informed on how my progress is...

i wash my face with just a gentle cleanser from Neutrogena from there "acne stress control" line of products lol. i like it, smells good and it makes my skin feel much better. just never seen real results from it ( again something to take note that just washing your face and having good hygiene is not the answer to clear skin ). but i use that, i steam my face now started that 2 days ago. and for a toner i just use the arbonne toner they have for now. and might try the ACV toner. with that i just follow that regime of supplements and vitamins ndromeo suggested and hopefully i will see the light at the end of the tunnel. then MAYBE be finally finished with being in the tunnel at all lol..

anyways i would just like to say good luck to you and stay strong! we are totally going to get clear eventually! just have to stick with it and keep trying!

happy trails surprised.gif lol,
Quinton

that's great to hear. if you want help with recipes and tips of food i highly recommend dr. perricone's acne prescription book. that's where i got 95% of what i know and the rest from holistic books from the library.
please do start a topic blog! i would be interested. you know, brands like neutragena using names like "stress control" is nothing but a gimmick because if you look at the main ingredients it is probably salicylic acid and you can find it in ever brand and probably for cheaper.
i personally can't use s.a since it burns me.

i am thinking about starting to use Medimix 18 Herbs Ayurvedic soap (google it). You should try it too instead of neutragena. It can be bought online

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:28 AM

yeah i will have to totally look up that recipe book... for now i am mostly just watching what i eat, absolutely no more energy drinks, and pepsi for sure has helped immensely, but overall just eating healthy in general has made me feel so much better if anything, if it truly hasnt done anything for my skin, which i am most positive it has, it at least has made me feel better..

and yeah i will totally start my own topic blog probably tomorrow which is my one week mark on the regime. so thats where i will go into detail about everything i have ate, drank, used ect. blah blah lol.

and yeah i know that name "stress free" is hilarious thats why i had to write it. i can use S.A, so i dont mind it, i just like the way it mostly smells and makes my skin feel even though i know it really doesnt do any thing, but it at least clears access oil and dirt.

but again if i have time i will start that topic tomorrow and go into detail on how i have been cleansing my face morning and night.

talk to you later,
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 12:12 PM

argh, a post i made didn't go through.
i bought:
burt bee's radiance serum with royal jelly
Medimix 18 herb ayuredic soap
Margo Neem soap

i don't think i'll be buying the likas papaya again. i'm not even sure it has faded the red marks [i'll be my worst critic though] and it is too drying.
i might walgreen's merlot grapeseed lotion once i run out of alba green tea aloe lotion. i don't like it either. i can never find a lotion that works well and isn't greasy. hopefully the serum can help.

i bought all of it on ebay for a bargain.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:46 AM

i got my Medimix 18 herb ayuredic soap in the mail yesterday. oh my gosh, it smells so bad to me. it smells like a numbing cream or preparation h. it lathered great and didn't hurt my skin or even dry it out like the papaya soap would.

i am still waiting for the neem soap.
yesterday i also got my seban free samples. i tried it once on my nose and forehead. the chemicals in it of course scare me but i didn't see an oil slick an hour later.
when i get out of the shower my nose glitters 5 minutes after which is really gross. i can't say if i am going to buy the full package right now but i probably will.

i photocopied the important pages in the perricone clear prescription book. i am too cheap to pay 25 bucks for a book tongue.gif.

here's the list of food he suggests in the book. i am mostly taking direction from a gluten free diet which means i do eat rice bases products like rice chex cereal, rice pasta and rice in my wheat/flour free tortillas that i love.
this list scares me, jeez. the things on the safe list are little snack foods to me. i'm not going to have salmon for dinner every night like i have months ago. that got old FAST. i mean, i like salmon but after awhile the smell and feeling of fish in my mouth made me sick.

i'll have to look into an inflammatory diet book which i know i saw before. the recipes in the perricone book are too "fancy" for me. i have a simple pallet. i don't need spices and herbs to be honest lol. i eat my salmon plain and my vegetables plain.

SAFE FOOD:
ALMONDS
APPLES
ARTICHOKES
BEANS
BEAN SPROUTS
BERRIES
BRAZIL NUTS
BROCCOLI
BRUSSEL SPROUTS
CABBAGE
CANTALOUPE
CAULIFLOWER
CELERY
CHERRIES
CHICKPEAS
FLAXSEED
HAZELNUTS
HONEYDEW MELON
KALE
KIDNEY BEANS
LENTILS
MACADAMIA NUTS
MUSHROOMS
OLIVE OIL
OLIVES
PEARS
PECANS
PINTO BEANS
POMEGRANATE
PUMPKIN SEEDS
RED BELL PEPPERS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
SALMON
SNOW PEAS
SOY
SPINACH
SUNFLOWER SEEDS
TOFU
TOMATOES
TURKEY
TURNIPS
YOGURT

(UNSAFE) INFLAMMATION FOOD
BAGELS
BANANAS
BREAD
CAKE
CANDY
CEREAL
COOKIES
CORN
CORNBREAD
CORNSTARCH
CORN SYRUP
CRACKERS
CREAM CHEESE
DRIED FRUITS
FLOUR
FAST FOOD
FRUIT JUICES
HARD CHEESES (EXCEPT ROMANO & PARMESAN)
HOT DOGS
HONEY
ICE CREAM
FROZEN YOGURT
SHERBET
JELLY
MANGO
MARGARINE
MOLASSES
MUFFINS
NOODLES
PANCAKES
PAPAYA
PASTA
PEAS
PIE
PITA BREAD
PIZZA
POPCORN
POTATOES
PUDDING
RELISH
RICE
SNACK FOODS
SUGAR
TACOS TORTILLAS
WAFFLES
CORN, SAFFLOWER,PEANUT, SOYBEAN OIL

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 04:27 PM

i got my neem soap in the mail today. it doesn't as bad as the other soap.
still waiting on the burt bee's serum.

i think neem soap will help more with my skin since it is an anti-bacterial but we'll see.
today i ordered Glycolic 30% acid for $10 on ebay. i have researched it for awhile. it's funny reading the reviews because they make is so nonchalant even though you're putting ACID on your face! hopefully i am able to get my skin at the right ph before hand

thank you britney spears!
see, even miss britney spears gets acne.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE (acnejean @ Nov 24 2008, 05:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i got my neem soap in the mail today. it doesn't as bad as the other soap.
still waiting on the burt bee's serum.

i think neem soap will help more with my skin since it is an anti-bacterial but we'll see.
today i ordered Glycolic 30% acid for $10 on ebay. i have researched it for awhile. it's funny reading the reviews because they make is so nonchalant even though you're putting ACID on your face! hopefully i am able to get my skin at the right ph before hand

thank you britney spears!
see, even miss britney spears gets acne.


I appreciate that Britney Spears pic... in fact, I think there's a thread on these boards with celebrity acne pictures...

I know that I shouldn't be comforted by someone else's battle with acne because I personally know how awful it can be... but I am comforted! I mean, I KNOW that they're air-brushed like crazy in magazines, and I KNOW they have 'teams' to put them together... but its just nice to see evidence that they have regular people problems too - ya know?

Anyway, thanks for that pic! I'm not feeling as leper-ish about my horrid red spots as I was smile.gif

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Gluten intolerant since June 2008
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- Moisturize like its going out of style!

as of Nov 24/08: 100% acne free.
...horrid red spots? Fading sloooooowly :)

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 07:34 AM

QUOTE (ultraviolet29 @ Nov 24 2008, 09:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (acnejean @ Nov 24 2008, 05:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i got my neem soap in the mail today. it doesn't as bad as the other soap.
still waiting on the burt bee's serum.

i think neem soap will help more with my skin since it is an anti-bacterial but we'll see.
today i ordered Glycolic 30% acid for $10 on ebay. i have researched it for awhile. it's funny reading the reviews because they make is so nonchalant even though you're putting ACID on your face! hopefully i am able to get my skin at the right ph before hand

thank you britney spears!
see, even miss britney spears gets acne.


I appreciate that Britney Spears pic... in fact, I think there's a thread on these boards with celebrity acne pictures...

I know that I shouldn't be comforted by someone else's battle with acne because I personally know how awful it can be... but I am comforted! I mean, I KNOW that they're air-brushed like crazy in magazines, and I KNOW they have 'teams' to put them together... but its just nice to see evidence that they have regular people problems too - ya know?

Anyway, thanks for that pic! I'm not feeling as leper-ish about my horrid red spots as I was smile.gif

Ultraviolet

ha, true. i don't feel that sorry for them though. like you said, it's comforting to know that they are normal people too and live their life even if they have a face full of acne! plus i'm sure they'll shoot their face up with cortisone or a $10000 cleansing mask.
aka: this
i saw a girl on the news on a piece about saving money on a budget by working out at home and she had horrible acne. now i felt bad for her. i was shocked they let someone with acne on their show because i never see it. i don't see acne in the stores i'm in either as much. it's weird. glad to know she had the courage to could go on national television.

britney spears is like the epitome of what stress and a bad diet can do to your skin.
amy winehouse is also a gem tongue.gif
but uh.. her face is from drugs and putting a cig out on her cheek

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:25 PM

[/quote]
ha, true. i don't feel that sorry for them though. like you said, it's comforting to know that they are normal people too and live their life even if they have a face full of acne! plus i'm sure they'll shoot their face up with cortisone or a $10000 cleansing mask.
aka: this
i saw a girl on the news on a piece about saving money on a budget by working out at home and she had horrible acne. now i felt bad for her. i was shocked they let someone with acne on their show because i never see it. i don't see acne in the stores i'm in either as much. it's weird. glad to know she had the courage to could go on national television.

britney spears is like the epitome of what stress and a bad diet can do to your skin.
amy winehouse is also a gem tongue.gif
but uh.. her face is from drugs and putting a cig out on her cheek
[/quote]


That Amy Winehouse picture is scary- I have to admit I do feel a bit badly for her and Ms Spears ... I think all of their very public craziness was a cry for help, and the media just stood to the side profiting from their hysterics...

I think when you have acne, it seems like everyone has better skin than you! I work with teenagers and I SWEAR they all have perfect skin!!
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Gluten intolerant since June 2008
- Wash face twice daily with water
- Moisturize like its going out of style!

as of Nov 24/08: 100% acne free.
...horrid red spots? Fading sloooooowly :)

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE (ultraviolet29 @ Nov 25 2008, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That Amy Winehouse picture is scary- I have to admit I do feel a bit badly for her and Ms Spears ... I think all of their very public craziness was a cry for help, and the media just stood to the side profiting from their hysterics...

I think when you have acne, it seems like everyone has better skin than you! I work with teenagers and I SWEAR they all have perfect skin!!

yeah, amy winehouse is in a completely different group because i don't think it was actual acne but her skin being eaten away from an infection by the drugs she was taking.
i agree, during the two months my skin was clear (sept -oct) i still felt the same way as if i had a face full of acne because of the red marks. there's no winning!

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:43 AM

anyways, thanksgiving has been a tough time for me. especially in 2007 when i didn't see anyone that day because my skin was so bad. i was probably eating bad back then too.

it angers me that i'm still breaking out a year later. i can't imagine how i still have skin on my face since i've been breaking out basically for 7 years.

there are some positives though. there is no inflammation, redness or irritation on my face. it's perfectly pale in color but there isinflammation since i have two painful pimples on the left side of chin/mouth. coincidentally it's the same location i have been putting my retin-a cream eusa_wall.gif
i've been using it to try and maybe lighten that area since that is the worst of the pigmentation. oh well.

i have been thinking about getting the zeno. the acne light doesn't really zap a zit away. i don't even know if it's the reason i can be clear since i feel nothing. i think the zeno would be better for me because i can spot a pimple before it gets a red bump. it's like a weird yellow tinge of color if i move my face or stick my tongue in my cheek under the skin, if that makes sense. and it always seems to get a pimple a couple days later.
it might not be good for me because of the high temperatures and reviews of it burning their skin which i have sensitive skin to begin with.

on these two (or three i can't tell yet) pimples i have been icing, using the acne light and putting honey over them. not sure if it is going down.

i haven't been using lotion. i have kiss my face peaches and cream hydroxy 8% lotion and alba aloe and green tea lotion. i don't like the k.m.f lotion because it doesn't really moisturize and it seems to dry it out. the alba lotion doesn't do a good enough job either and it can sting even if i don't exfoliate.

i'm putting hope into the burt bee's serum coming. i want to try jojoba oil as a moisturizer too but can't buy anything till next week, ugh.


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Posted 27 November 2008 - 10:06 PM

i am so pleased with my skin right now. well, i do have 3 (now 4) pimples by the side of my chin but they look like they'll go down in a couple days. i think it was definitely from stress. they aren't badly inflamed and are separate from each other and not one giant red infected mess.
neem soap is doing great. i remember how other facial soaps especially BP would make my skin completely dry and irritated. i remember having chemical burns from that! ugh.

once i get seban pads, i think the little pimples i get by my nose/lips will go away because i realized that's where i secrete the most oil.

after seeing how much redness is actually gone from my face i might hold off on the glycolic peel because that scares me and i don't trust myself with an acid. i also don't want to spend $100 for someone else to do it for me though.

idk. once i find the right shade of makeup i think i will think less about my red marks.




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