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#1 psalmv111


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

Hey everyone, I've been lurking around here for a couple of years now. Today I am forcing myself to work up some nerve and ask for a little help. I'm 22 years old and have battled acne all of my life. When I was in high-school it was quite bad. However, about two years ago I started having less acne issues and more other issues with my face. My face is quite oily and it is also very itchy most of the time. When I wash my face it feels too dry and when I moisturize it feels too oily, if that makes sense. I occasionally still get bad breakouts. I have lots of blackhead issues, tiny bumps all over, redmarks, and almost a roughness to my skin - hopefully you can get what I mean by looking at the pics. I know my skin is not terrible but it's bad enough to make me feel really embarrassed. I guess I feel like I suffered as a teen with severe acne and now as an adult I would like to clear the aftermath up. I've tried a million washes, lotions, etc. If anyone had any advice, or can tell me anything about my skin, I am all ears. And truly appreciate your time. (Also the white patch is an indentation scar from a bump and I know it's not going anywhere unfortunately).






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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

Two or three years ago i decided to boycott the acne section of stores entirely.  No chemical laden wash, toner, moisturizer is going to help you.  All you need for your skin can be found in nature.  You can be attacking internally and externally for the best effect.  


Internally, there are loads of things to start eliminating.  Things like refined sugar, processed/pre-packaged foods, non-organic foods, crappy vegetable oils (corn oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, cheap olive oils)  Grape seed, sesame seed, apricot kernel, and a whole host of other oils are much better for consuming.  You can try going gluten free for a month or longer and see if that helps.  You can also see if going dairy free helps.  If you continue to consume dairy, you should only purchase organic dairy that does not have added I-GF1 or rGBH.  


Also it's great to incorporate lots of raw fruits and vegetables into your diet.  And healthy omega 3 fatty acids, but not from fish oil.  Unless you're using a cod liver oil that is refrigerated at a whole foods type store, it's likely going to be rancid.  And fish oil comes from the skin of the fish, whereas cod liver comes from the liver.  So there's a large difference.  Walnuts are a great source of omega 3's, as well as Chia seeds, Hemp seeds, and Kiwi Seeds. These seeds are best consumed sprouted/fermented, but sprouted is the next best option.  Navitas sells a wide variety of these seeds


Topically, if you think you need a wash, you can make it right from home.  An easy recipe uses yogurt, oats, organic sugar, and a small amount of grape seed oil/sesame oil/apricot kernel oil, etc.   After this, you can tone using a homemade toner.  There is a lot of freedom when it comes to these homemade toners, but i can link you to a couple that i make.  If you wean off of harsh chemicals, i believe that once your face adjusts, you won't need a moisturizer.  If you do, you could try aloe vera straight from the leaf.  You can buy aloe leaves at whole foods market.  You can even mix a little aloe into a homemade toner if you'd like.  


Anyway, going all natural is what saved my skin.  And i don't advocate anyone use harsh topicals, ever.  Not after seeing what they do to people's skin. Including myself.  





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                                                                             *Refined sugars
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                                                      My philosophy: Less externally, more internally

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:47 PM

Your skin looks eerily a LOT like my skin. I think your skin may look a bit better than mine, but we have all the same things going on. I went to many dermatologists and was told I had rosacea, but it just wasn't right. Finally a derm told me I have KPRF which I started believing from pictures I saw online of keratosis pilaris rubra faceii. I have been battling my skin looking like this for 2 yrs. I had normal skin up until 2 years ago when my skin texture and everything started changing. I have pink areas that are very embarassing so I have to wear make-up but makeup only accentuates the tiny bumps all over.


Do you feel like your face looks like it has shallow indentations in certain spots? Aside from the one on your cheek. Also, do you have blackheads and enlarged pores on your cheeks and forehead? Does it look like you have these lines on your skin because it is so unhealthy and also as if some pores have collapses and formed lines? Do you have any permanent pink skin areas that are always pink in the exact same shape on your face?


Before diagnosis of KPRF, I forced a dermatologist to do a skin scraping of my skin and look under a microscope. He found demodex mites. I will post more tomorrow. I have no time. But look into demodex mites.

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