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#21 GorgeouslyGothic

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:16 AM

In addition to fruits and vegetables, make sure you have healthy fats in your diet too. I went through a very dry phase and adding olive oil, natural peanut butter, almonds and avocados a few times a week made a big difference. Keep up your water-drinking, too. It's not an instant cure, but will help over time.

Got clear with Accutane; stayed clear with diet.


Pescetarian, wild seafood only. NO SOY EVER. No dairy. No eggs that aren't labeled as soy-free. TONS of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, legumes, raw nuts/seeds and whole grains. VERY limited junk food in VERY small portions. Be conscious of getting enough omega-3's.


I wash 2x daily with pure olive oil soap. I moisturize with a sparing amount of Cerave. I'm very particular when choosing makeup and I remove it with EVOO.


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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:43 AM

where do you get your calendula oil from? garden of wisdom? I checked out their web page and tried some stuff but didnt work

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:44 AM

where do you get your calendula oil from? garden of wisdom? I checked out their web page and tried some stuff but didnt work

I got my from here http://www.drugstore...80?catid=183238

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:41 PM

Rarejr,

check this out:

http://journal.sccon...0001-p00010.pdf


i bought me some capsules yesterday...and they weren't that expensive


i hope i'm helping you

take care
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:11 AM

I am 18 and a retinol anti wrinkle cream did wonders in terms of strengthening and keeping my face ultra hydrated. Many commented on how I do not look my age at all for I use anti wrinkle and anti aging products to prevent wrinkles in the future. I am not implying that everyone should do this because YMMV your mileage may vary.

If you want to keep your skin hydrated you should excercise every morning and moisturize twice a day after cleansing. I recommend Lacura night cream. It contains hyaluronic acid (water binding agent that instantly gives the skin a hydrated look), Vitamin B5 (boost hydration), Retinol vitam A (strengthens the barrier of the skin also anti aging) and CoQ10 enzymes that suppplies energy to the cells for function. It made my face supa smooth.

Recently ran out out it and breaking out non stop :(........ I breakout when I don't moisturize.....

Hope that helps!!!

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:35 PM

Rarejr,

check this out:

http://journal.sccon...0001-p00010.pdf


i bought me some capsules yesterday...and they weren't that expensive


i hope i'm helping you

take care

thanks cubed I hope taurine works.THis is the only things im doing taking 3g of omega fish oil,40g of floraglo lutein ,drinking 1 gallon of water,.The only thing that is touching my face is water,calendula oil,aloe vera, and Starting tomorrow I will use taurine.

Edited by rarejr, 01 July 2012 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:56 AM

I really think you should leave out the water on your face unless it is distilled water. There is no need for it if you have aloe vera gel/juice.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:26 PM

How do you apply the aloe vera gel/juice? The juice is very thin and is the gel from the plant that you use?

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:21 PM

How do you apply the aloe vera gel/juice? The juice is very thin and is the gel from the plant that you use?

Yes mys is 100& pure aloe vera and I use it for a face wash.I wet my face apply some aloe and rinse.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

yeah, i stress the use of 100% aloe vera gel/juice and nothing else because aloe vera gel/juice has the right PH for skin. and some of our water isn't good...has chlorine in it (drying) and i just don't trust it. unless it is distilled. that's cheap. 1 dollar at the store.

just put the stuff on your skin and gently wipe it off. nothing big. then put some more on there with your taurine powder (so the powder can melt onto your skin...it's hard for the taurine to melt on the skin though...but be gentle and patient.) and then pat some calendula oil on there.

that's what i'm doing.

i dont use lotions, i dont use anything else but these techniques. lotion makes the situation worse and doesn't help.

this is the only thing that's been working for me.

i also used niacinamide powder for some time, so that may help some of you.

but once again the stupid, stupid YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY. i hate that crap. I've been looking for a holy grail, that works completely and continues to work, but my hope is in taurine + calendula.

sorry to be repetitive but sometimes people miss things.

Edited by Cubed, 04 July 2012 - 02:43 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:38 PM

yes dont forgot to splash with cold water 1 to 2 times a day


bobbi is right that you can't do a whole lot to force the skin to retain moisture once it's damaged, red and dehydrated, but a "moisturizer" has emollients that help encourage water/moisture retention in the skin, and usually contain an array of natural anti-inflammatories, if you purchase a good moisturizer.

It's a difference in philosophies--to be dependent on skincare products or not. Think of your skincare regimen, instead, as something to enhance your skin's natural processes, hydration and so forth, instead of something that needs to externally regulated and requires a multi-step compensatory process.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:15 PM

taurine by itself seems to be working just fine...just so you guys know.

also internally take the taurine, like oral taurine...i read online it is helpful...with sugar intake...and sugar is not good for the skin...so taurine might help with our healing process


also take lutein, vitamin c, and fish oil....

much love...hope to see updates from you all...so we can help future people with their dehydrated skin problems
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:27 PM

some of you might also want to try panthenol
http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/21982351

give it at least 30 days, though

i will continue to search on pubmed for solutions

also, you guys might want to eat GLA rich foods...gamma linoleic acid? it helps reduce TEWL when taken orally but i dont know if i would trust supplements because i read online that evening primrose oils and such are usually expired by the time you buy them and don't help any

http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/21088453

evidence that flax seed helps improve skin hydration and decrease TEWL (transepidermal water loss)

http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/22123240

and GLA
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 10:39 PM

some of you might also want to try panthenol
http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/21982351

give it at least 30 days, though

i will continue to search on pubmed for solutions

also, you guys might want to eat GLA rich foods...gamma linoleic acid? it helps reduce TEWL when taken orally but i dont know if i would trust supplements because i read online that evening primrose oils and such are usually expired by the time you buy them and don't help any

http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/21088453

evidence that flax seed helps improve skin hydration and decrease TEWL (transepidermal water loss)

http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/22123240

and GLA

Very good info

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:26 AM

The cavemen regime is essential to the healing process. Wash your face with ONLY water and your fingertips. Move your fingertips in GENTLE circular motions after being in the shower for at least ten minutes.

By FAR the best moisturizer (that actually keeps your skin soft and supple) is 100% pure USP Glycerin. (Can be found cheaply at Wal Mart or any drugstore)

Place one DROP onto wet hands and gently massage it into your skin.

It will take about a year for your skin to normalize so be patient and most importantly be GENTLE with your face.

Good luck.


Yes, glycerin helps bring moisture into the cells. And it's often the difference between face moisturizers and the higher priced night and under eye creams in smaller containers from the same line. Look at the ingredients and you'll often see the same things, but glycerin higher up on the list.

I buy vegetable glycerine which is a little more expensive than what you get at walgreens. And I apply it under my eyes and around my mouth at night. It's a little sticky but I'm probably using too much.
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Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:49 AM

lets think about past history and why skin is drier today than it could have ever been before in the past. showers are a newer invention, chemicals and hot water without the skins natural water absorption process, like that of bathing and submerging in water (lake, ocean, river, etc) is not happening like it use to. sure dry skin could have been an issue in the past as well, however, the whole bathing technique is way different than it use to be. i advocate for bathing and submerging the body in water daily, this will allow your skin to naturally moisturize, why need all those chemicals to have good skin?

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:54 PM

anyone got any updates?

my experiment these days has been to use niacinamide again, but this time without the addition of any other oils.
i will just let my skin produce it's own oil.

i put the niacinamide on top. dissolve it on my skin with some distilled water and that's it.

i dont add any other moisturizer.

so far it's been going well...

because i read online in a forum that adding moisturizers or oils can make ur skin dependent on them and make ur skin less likely to create its own oils.

so i've been experimenting with that.

as far as taurine goes, i have been taking it internally. and i might add it to my skin again...it's just that it's hard to get it to dissolve on my skin...so im thinking of like putting one capsule in a tube of water...shaking it up..and see if that dissolves & then put it on my skin.

but yeah, i have yet to go back out and buy me some aloe vera gel again...so thats why i have been using distilled water....until i get aloe vera again

okay take care until next time folks! Posted Image


Studies have recently come out that show that moisturizers actually overwet the skin barrier, which allows more moisture to leave the skin...ultimately causing dryness, increased sensitivity, etc.

I have personally stopped using all moisturizers and facial oils so that my skin does not become dependent on them, and stop producing it's own moisture.

I would find an SPF product you can live with, and just stick to that. I am using ZO Skin Health Oclipse SPF 30. It is not cheap, but it goes on great, keeps your face from looking oily, and has not irritated my skin at all. If you send a PM to ZOskinhealth here on EDS, Donna will send you a free sample.

http://www.essential...-su-p_10228.htm


here is one thread that talks about it: focus on the poster BETHANY okay? read what she says

and another:
http://www.essential...d.php?tid=31227

Edited by Cubed, 06 August 2012 - 06:58 PM.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:59 AM

hey i just wanted to give an update about my skin. it's 98% better by just using niacinamide and distilled water as my moisturizer. nothing else. no sunscreens. no oils. nothing. just my skin's natural oils and an active (an active a skin care product that acts upon the skin, that causes some cellular changes).

i don't wash my face with soap or anything. i have just been using distilled water and niacinamide.

i really hope this helps you guys!

it's been a major, major, major improvement!

there are no need for moisturizers in my opinion...

i have only been using it for about 2 months? or a little less...so give it a try

and eat well! i haven't been eating well though :-/
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

i am here to give a few updates on what i have learned:

Niacinamide works best at a neutral PH (6 or 7) so use distilled water only

Niacianamide powder in the capsules DONT WORK as well as PURE NIACINAMIDE POWDER

see this thread: http://www.essential...d.php?p=6485719

i am telling you, niacinamide works, it really has been helping me.

no need for other moisturizers nor oils.

just niacinamide + distilled water. :)

the niacinamide powder has to be pure, so order some from garden of wisdom or purebulk.com or lotion crafter. garden of wisdom is the cheapest.

just give this regimen some time, trust your skin,

this probably works for other skin types as well, or for people who just want to maintain healthy skin.

SPREAD THE WORD, God bless
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

what about oils ? I have to wear makeup to face the world but I use grapeseed oil to get it off. Either way my skin is the coming close to being the worst its ever been, well my forehead anyway. so done with everything. honestly not much left I havent tried that isnt a chemical




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