Dehydrated Skin Problem

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Do you think its worth getting the emu oil to work with the niacin

Do you think its worth getting the emu oil to work with the niacin

you can try out the emu oil if it makes you feel comfortable or makes you look better for the time being...I think it would be worth it. however, I don't use it because I don't trust oils and lotions. the reason I chose emu oil is because this scientist recommended it and stated that it doesn't cause the rebound effect. whether that is true or not..i can't say. what I can say is true from my personal experience is that the mixture I use works in improving skin health. you can also eat kale...or take lutein supplements...and take vitamin d. a lot of us are vitamin d deficient. I take vitamin d to help with my back acne. so far it has been like 3 days and I haven't gotten one new pimple on my back. it's a miracle...but it's too early to say...but I do wholeheartedly believe in the importance of vitamin d (3000-5000 iu daily).

I don't mean to be harsh, I just beg you to be patient and trust that it's working! and don't go crazy...just be patient...come back in a few months time, enjoy your life....that's what I had to do...I had to trust that this would work and put it only daily...and go about my life or else I would have cracked up...gone mad...I know it's hard...but you can do it! especially with someone who has personal experience. believe me, I didn't have anyone to see me thru this...I had to believe my skin would improve by the grace of God...& looking thru forums...and skin experiment abstracts...and figured this out on my own... ;/

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Thanks cubed :) so do you do it only once a day? Could you please write exactly what you do and take each day please :)

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Thanks cubed smile.png so do you do it only once a day? Could you please write exactly what you do and take each day please smile.png

u guys are so cute on here...lol....

anyway, what i do...which is really simple...

i don't cleanse my face. all i do is apply my mixture once in the morning and once at night. i spray my face...and rub in with my fingers.

since i am not washing nor exfoliating, dead skin builds up, so when the dead skin builds up, i gently remove by rubbing gently or taking it off with my fingernails.

this may seem gross to a lot of people, but i have been way too paranoid to use soaps on my face or any kind of foaming agents.

the dead skin develops like...every week. sometimes every two weeks (if i tamper with my skin too much or if ur in the early stages of ur skin getting better)

now, sometimes, from time to time, for cleansing...i spray my face, massage, and gently wipe off the serum with a paper towel (for some reason i find them safer) and then spray my face again with the mixture, massage in...and let it dry..and go on with my day.

you can do that 3 times a week or once a day, all depends on what you feel comfortable with, and how clean you want to be.

you can also oil cleanse once a day with emu oil, but be gentle, don't use steam.

be careful because you do want to be as clean as possible, you don't want to get rashes of bacteria....so be as clean and neat as possible, but that shouldn't scare you....

it's kind of like the caveman method but you're not keeping the dead skin on for 2 months at a time, you remove it every week or two weeks, and you're using this serum once in the morning and once at night.

hope this is clear...

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The only thing is I feel really weird using emu oil because obviously it is from a dead bird :/

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The only thing is I feel really weird using emu oil because obviously it is from a dead bird :/

yeaah, it is weird...you don't have to use it...there's squalane oil you can use also....but make sure it is SQUALANE and not squalene...there's a difference.

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Will it work as well?

the scientist claims that it will...but i dont know for sure...

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For the OCM is it ok to use it with castor oil? I might have to try and forget about where emu oil comes from as there are many gd reviews on it :/

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For the OCM is it ok to use it with castor oil? I might have to try and forget about where emu oil comes from as there are many gd reviews on it :/

again, use only emu or squalane. i don't know anything about other oils.

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Hey guys, I registered to this forum because of this topic. What I want to tell you from my research is that dehydrated skin like this may not just be dehydrated skin but actually some sort of skin inflamation or dermatitis. Many type of dermatitis are not visible, you may not have any serious sign of red, flash and so on. they maybe contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis and so on. Therefore it's not suprising to see vitamin B3 works since it has anti inflamation properties. Skin pores appear not becasue skin gets older but cells and lipid structures change surrounding the pores plust inflamtion inside pores. Dehydrated skin flags problems with the consortium. The underlying reasons can be fungal, demodex or other factors which can cause damage on lipid and consume dead cells. All you guys need now is no longer skin care products but a good KOH check on the skin to find out what micro organisms causing the problems or find out what skin is actually allergic to. Imagine my grandmum has no visible pores at her 80s but only wrinkles, i dont see any sign of dehydration on her skin. My friend got 2nd degree burn 1.5 years ago and I still do not see he got heydrated skin or visible pores but only marks. So stop all the moisturziers or hash products now (which may feed the micro organisms or cause more allergy to skin). I found a very useful article on this forum " 30 years acne, demodex". Please read that. Roseacea Org has many useful information on dermatitis or other skin problems too.

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Vitamin D3 deficiency (the type of D you only get from sunlight) leads to dehydrated skin.

The long explanation of why:

Functionally speaking, vitamin D more closely resembles a hormone than a vitamin. Hormones are chemical messengers produced by certain glands and cells in your body that bind to specific receptors in order to produce a targeted biological response. The active form of vitamin D, calcitriol, is one of the most powerful hormones in the human body, endowed with the ability to activate over 2,000 genes (roughly 10% of the human genome). In order to become calcitriol, however, vitamin D must first undergo a complex series of biochemical reactions that begin in your epidermis, the outermost layer of your skin and the key to its youthful appearance.

Being fat-soluble, vitamin D as calcitriol easily crosses the phospholipid membranes of your cells and migrates to the nucleus. Here it binds with vitamin D receptors,6a special group of proteins that sense the presence of steroid hormones. This linking regulates the expression of genes that turn different cell functions on or off. Vitamin D receptors are directly involved in cell proliferation and differentiation, as well as optimal immune function. These issues are vitally important to your skin, which not only serves as your first line of defense against pathological invaders, but must also replace approximately 30-40,000 lost cells a minute.

This constant loss of cells on your skin’s surface must be offset naturally by an ongoing vitamin D- dependent renewal process that takes place in specialized cells called keratinocytes. Keratinocytes account for about 95% of all cells in your epidermis. They possess two properties which make them extremely valuable—the ability to actively divide, and the ability to differentiate. They are continuously providing new cells for replenishment of your skin’s surface.

Cell activity in this layer is responsible for the creation of an underlying structural framework for your skin to reinforce the delicate matrix of skin tissue. This helps your epidermis form a watertight barrier that locks in moisture and keeps your skin soft and supple.

This is where vitamin D comes in: rates of cell division and differentiation are triggered by growth factors and other molecules that are controlled by the presence of vitamin D. If adequate amounts of vitamin D are not available, your epidermal cells won’t differentiate optimally. As a result, the outer layer of your skin may become thinner and more fragile. It begins to sag from lack of adequate support. Dryness and wrinkles set in as moisture is gradually lost to the outside. This is one of the main reasons why vitamin D is absolutely essential to the maintenance of healthy-looking skin.

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Can we get vitamin d other than sunlight

There are different types of vitamin D. The type that I am talking about is D3. You can only get it from sunlight or D3 pills. I don't recommend D3 pills because they aren't absorbed well by most people and it's hard to regulate how much. If you go out in the sun for 30 minutes a day (no sunscreen), your body will automatically produce the amount of D3 it needs.

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Could I use the sunbed and if so how often

Sunbeds concentrate UV light in order to get you tan, that's not healthy...just go outside 30 minutes a day

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Going outside is the best option for vitamin D, and it boosts your mood. If you aren't getting outside for a little bit on most days, honestly, what is your quality of life overall?

Also, fish oil is literally the only thing on earth I can use topically to moisturize my skin. Everything else either breaks me out or is innefective. I use a high quality brand with lemon extract so my face doesn't smell like an Asian market.

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I really don't know if I can cure my dehydrated skin

you CAN...just keep using the mixture twice a day and do it for a while

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Going outside without SPF for 30 minutes, or even just 15, should be safe. You won't cause your skin any damage during this time. Scientists and doctors agree that a short period of time in the sun without sunscreen is actually good for your skin :]

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Pure skin dehydration can be easily fixed by moisturizers, but most of the cases skin looks dedydrated because it's inflammed, got to check out what you are allergic too, what is causing the inflamation, fungal or demodex or anything else. I had seboherric dermatitis before, skin was oily and dehydrated and lines, big pores, whiteheads, it's just very messy, i first though it's demodex but in fact fungal infection in pores with no visible sign of being infected by fungal (red spots). just go to the a dermatoloist who can do a KOH scrapping check for you. You will easily find that out.



if the dehydration is caused by vitamins difficiency, you should be able to see the dehydration happen to many parts of the skin. but if it only happens on face, you should expect there's certain infection or dermatitis going on.

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I've had no luck with much this past month. I've bit the bullet and decided to start treatment using Retin-A (Tretinoin). The treatment consits of using 0.05% cream every other day or and continuing for however long i require. The reason being is that tretinoin is known to stimulate collagen production nto the skin, helping me repair the damage i have attributd over the years of not using sunscreen and acne products together. i have accumilated damage to the dermis from benzoyl peroxide usage without sunscreen and too high percentage and using very strong drying products that have caused skin barrier damage. I know you mentioned it takes 3 months before results to show themselves for the niacinamide, but i'm going to do this anyway as i believe it can repair the skin over a long time. Retin-a initually thins the epidermis because it causes a peeling effect to the skin, makign the skin shed quicker and you look quite rough for few months. I've used it for a week and i've just got alot of peeling and thats about it. If youre skin is very sensitive, this will make you have major problems as this product is strong.

Anyway. Tretinoin has been shown to thicken the dermis and epidermis over time and that is what i am attemping to do!

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