Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:05 AM
So, I stopped almost all dairy, and slowly stopped getting cysts. I stopped picking....mostly, it's been VERY difficult to do. Saw almost an immediate improvement. (Tried lots of other things that didn't work, made spots worse). This summer, a sales woman at Ulta actually said "ohh that cream is for acne, and you don't have acne." That was one of the best moments of my life. I was spending lots of time in the sun with my girls, and my face was looking great. I started getting "cycle" breakouts in October once I had my first post-partum period. I blamed the sudden sebaceous plugs all over my cheeks and neck on this hormonal change. Stopped using jojoba oil there, and only on my forehead and nose (which looks great today...the Nordic naturals DHA I've added has helped too..love it). And started using ACV to get rid of the plugs. But I kept getting more on my neck..the ones on my cheeks are flattening out.. Went for a physical and found my vitamin D serum level was 18 (should be closer to 50-100). Started supplementing with MegaFood D3 (brands matter.... This is d that is derived from lanolin fermented in nutritional yeast so the body recognizes it as food... I'd never take anything but WHOLE FOOD SUPPLEMENTS....different from "vitamins").
So.... When I take my DHA, don't touch my face, take my vitamin D3, and avoid dairy, I get no new acne...... But I now have bright red marks allll over my cheeks and neck... Hundreds I'm using lemon juice, and an oatmeal/honey/yogurt mask, but it's very slow....... Any natural tricks to get this going? Thanks for reading this...
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:37 AM
I have alot of new red marks after a recent breakout and they seem to be fading quicker than I thought they would... I don't know if it's just time or if the products I've been using are helping. Before the retin-a I tried glycolic acid lotion and peels which may have helped too. Glycolic acid is from fruits so I don't know if that counts as natural! I think it's either/or with retin-a and glycolic and I preferred the retin-a because it prevents acne and promotes collagen as well as exfoliating to help with red marks which is all the glycolic is supposed to do I think... Hope that helps
Post (Ro)accutane Regimen:
Cleanse: Olay Essentials Refreshing Face Wash
Exfoliate: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Treat red marks: Superfacialist Vitamin C Glow Boost Serum
Moisturise: Simple Kind to Skin Protecting Moisture Cream SPF 30
Lips: Nivea Lip Care Sun Protect SPF 30
Makeup base: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer, Yves Saint Laurent Teint Touche Eclat - BR10, Clinique Blended Face Powder - Invisible
Cleanse: Olay Essentials Refreshing Face Wash, Original Source Mint and Tea Tree Shower Gel
Exfoliate: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant
Treat red marks: Differin (0.1% Adapalene)
Moisturise: Simple Kind to Skin Replenising Rich Moisturiser
Lips: Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm
100% acne free and stubborn red marks disappearing!
Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:06 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:22 PM
I've tried it and it worked but sadly I got lazy
Im trying it again now and its working
Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:20 AM
let me know how it goes!!
Awesome! We always have bananas here. I'll try it!
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