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#1 DylanC

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:20 PM

The regimen is turning all my acne into flat, red marks. I don't have any inflamed acne or not much but my whole forehead is covered in red post acne marks. They are really stubborn and don't seem to be fading.

 

What do I do?



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:10 PM

well that is an improvement from active acne but still makes me crazy, we just want it gone

 

the bad thing about BP is that it isn't the best for red marks, so incorporating an AHA into the mix would be good now- Dan has one on this site for sale and I like the Alpha Hydrox enhanced lotion...so work one into your routine daily

 

stay out of the sun and also make sure you use sunscreen if you are out there....and work a peel into your routine lactic acid or glycolic weekly or every other week...

 

but good for you on getting to this point-  the marks will fade, just takes time but you can speed it along



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:17 PM

Hi Dylan!

I don't know if you have heard of coconut oil. But it is extremely good for the skin. I use it as my daily night cream. Unrefined, organic coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral properties and oleic acid (good for the skin), vit E, K (helps erase scars, bruises, etc), and lauric acid to help fight infections. Just keep in mind that the skin is simply a reflection of what is going inside. Healthy skin depends on the health of your gut. Always avoid refined sugars, refined carbs, alcohol, sleep your 8 hours, drink lots of water, try to introduce fermented foods, which promote a healthy gut. Also, Cod liver oil, has lots of vit A, which are great for the skin and tons of vit D (to boost your immune system). Another vitamin I take to maintain healthy skin is Magnesium. (I usually take it before bed, because it relaxes your body and helps induce sleep.) You can find coconut oil at any store, Trader Joes, Sprouts, Whole foods, etc. It's better if you can get Unrefined Organic coconut oil, you just need a little bit, rub it between your hands and apply it on the skin. Your skin will absorb it through out the night. Hope this helps! :)



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:42 PM

well that is an improvement from active acne but still makes me crazy, we just want it gone

 

the bad thing about BP is that it isn't the best for red marks, so incorporating an AHA into the mix would be good now- Dan has one on this site for sale and I like the Alpha Hydrox enhanced lotion...so work one into your routine daily

 

stay out of the sun and also make sure you use sunscreen if you are out there....and work a peel into your routine lactic acid or glycolic weekly or every other week...

 

but good for you on getting to this point-  the marks will fade, just takes time but you can speed it along

I just got Dan's AHA in the mail and have started incorporating it into the regimen. I use it as a spot treatment on the red marks before I apply the BP. I'll also start mixing it with the moisturizer. What was your experience with it?

 

 

Hi Dylan!

I don't know if you have heard of coconut oil. But it is extremely good for the skin. I use it as my daily night cream. Unrefined, organic coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral properties and oleic acid (good for the skin), vit E, K (helps erase scars, bruises, etc), and lauric acid to help fight infections. Just keep in mind that the skin is simply a reflection of what is going inside. Healthy skin depends on the health of your gut. Always avoid refined sugars, refined carbs, alcohol, sleep your 8 hours, drink lots of water, try to introduce fermented foods, which promote a healthy gut. Also, Cod liver oil, has lots of vit A, which are great for the skin and tons of vit D (to boost your immune system). Another vitamin I take to maintain healthy skin is Magnesium. (I usually take it before bed, because it relaxes your body and helps induce sleep.) You can find coconut oil at any store, Trader Joes, Sprouts, Whole foods, etc. It's better if you can get Unrefined Organic coconut oil, you just need a little bit, rub it between your hands and apply it on the skin. Your skin will absorb it through out the night. Hope this helps! smile.png

I know you're right. I've heard time and time again that toxins in the body are most times released through the skin. Unfortunately I'm a college senior on a budget and can't afford to buy all my own, special acne free food. I have to get whats cheap or whatever my parents send me. I have been trying to eat healthier as of late. A lot of fruit and as many vegetables as I can. I drink tons of water and green tea (loaded with vitamin C). Any other advice for a college kid on a budget?



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:03 PM

well that is an improvement from active acne but still makes me crazy, we just want it gone

 

the bad thing about BP is that it isn't the best for red marks, so incorporating an AHA into the mix would be good now- Dan has one on this site for sale and I like the Alpha Hydrox enhanced lotion...so work one into your routine daily

 

stay out of the sun and also make sure you use sunscreen if you are out there....and work a peel into your routine lactic acid or glycolic weekly or every other week...

 

but good for you on getting to this point-  the marks will fade, just takes time but you can speed it along

I just got Dan's AHA in the mail and have started incorporating it into the regimen. I use it as a spot treatment on the red marks before I apply the BP. I'll also start mixing it with the moisturizer. What was your experience with it?

 

 

>Hi Dylan!

I don't know if you have heard of coconut oil. But it is extremely good for the skin. I use it as my daily night cream. Unrefined, organic coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral properties and oleic acid (good for the skin), vit E, K (helps erase scars, bruises, etc), and lauric acid to help fight infections. Just keep in mind that the skin is simply a reflection of what is going inside. Healthy skin depends on the health of your gut. Always avoid refined sugars, refined carbs, alcohol, sleep your 8 hours, drink lots of water, try to introduce fermented foods, which promote a healthy gut. Also, Cod liver oil, has lots of vit A, which are great for the skin and tons of vit D (to boost your immune system). Another vitamin I take to maintain healthy skin is Magnesium. (I usually take it before bed, because it relaxes your body and helps induce sleep.) You can find coconut oil at any store, Trader Joes, Sprouts, Whole foods, etc. It's better if you can get Unrefined Organic coconut oil, you just need a little bit, rub it between your hands and apply it on the skin. Your skin will absorb it through out the night. Hope this helps! smile.png

I know you're right. I've heard time and time again that toxins in the body are most times released through the skin. Unfortunately I'm a college senior on a budget and can't afford to buy all my own, special acne free food. I have to get whats cheap or whatever my parents send me. I have been trying to eat healthier as of late. A lot of fruit and as many vegetables as I can. I drink tons of water and green tea (loaded with vitamin C). Any other advice for a college kid on a budget?

 

Fruits and veggies are good! But you also have to keep in mind that fruits have lots of sugar and sugar creates bacteria in your gut and makes it unhealthy and feeds a bacteria called candida, which is related with tons of diseases and reactions in our bodies, including acne and other skin problems. So...watch out on the types of fruits you are eating. The ones that have less sugar are berries and green apples. Banana, mango, pineapple, kiwi, watermelon, etc have lots of sugar. Also, avoid sodas, gateroate, and artificial drinks. Good fats are essential for healthy skin, by fats I don't mean mcdonalds or pizza or any type of fast food. Believe it or not, saturated fats are the healthiest fats. (You can look it up or ask me if you are interested on knowing why). I really started seeing great changes with my skin once I stopped sugars.

 

Okay, I also went to college and I know what is to live on a budget. But I bet there are things on your grocery list that can be replaced for healthier options. I actually began to change my diet when I was a Junior in college. But you got to make an effort on wanting to make some changes in your nutrition.

 

Here a brief list:

1. Avoid sugars. No sodas. No white rice. No artificial fruit juices. No white bread, no pastries, no white, brown, purple, pink whatever color of sugar. Use honey instead, but also limit your consumption.

2. Fruits, don't eat too much. They still have sugar, yes...natural sugar, but your body doesn't know the difference. Eat berries instead, or green apples.

3. Always read labels. Look at the sugar content.  

4. Eat more healthy fats! Your skin needs them. Coconut oil is really not that expensive (maybe $6 the jar). It has so many benefits! It is essential to heal your gut. And don't worry it doesn't make you fat, the contrary it helps you lose fat and cut down cravings. Besides it has all the properties I mentioned on the previous post. Every morning I warm up a glass of water and dilute a tablespoon of coconut oil. Simply drink it as a tea or even with you green tea. It goes straight to your intestinal tract and helps to kill all the bad bacteria that's causing your skin to react. But you got to be constant. Plus, it also gives you energy. 

Other fats, are animal fats, chicken, beef, fish, eggs, cheese, butter (not margarine), lard (you can get them at any mexican store and it is super cheap., plus it makes food more delicious and no! it won't give you a heart attack). 

5. Eliminate vegetable oils (sunflower, canola, etc) They cause inflammation of the organs and skin is the largest organ. Plus they are completely toxic. THIS IS A MUST!! Instead cook with the fats mentioned above. 

6. Have you heard of Kombucha? I don't know where you are located, but you can find them everywhere. It is a fermented tea, full of probiotics (which promote a healthy gut). It helps with the skin and has tons of benefits. It tends to be a little expensive, maybe 3 bucks per bottle. This is why I make my own, it is super simple to make. (Let me know if you would like to know more). 

Okay! I don't want to overwhelm you with too much information. But from the list, the biggest changes you can make are: avoiding sugars (1) and introducing healthy fats (which are not expensive). Depending on where you live and your budget, maybe I can help you make a grocery list that is affordable and healthy. 

Feel free to ask me if you have any doubts! :)

 



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:55 PM

Hi Dylan!

I don't know if you have heard of coconut oil. But it is extremely good for the skin. I use it as my daily night cream. Unrefined, organic coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral properties and oleic acid (good for the skin), vit E, K (helps erase scars, bruises, etc), and lauric acid to help fight infections. Just keep in mind that the skin is simply a reflection of what is going inside. Healthy skin depends on the health of your gut. Always avoid refined sugars, refined carbs, alcohol, sleep your 8 hours, drink lots of water, try to introduce fermented foods, which promote a healthy gut. Also, Cod liver oil, has lots of vit A, which are great for the skin and tons of vit D (to boost your immune system). Another vitamin I take to maintain healthy skin is Magnesium. (I usually take it before bed, because it relaxes your body and helps induce sleep.) You can find coconut oil at any store, Trader Joes, Sprouts, Whole foods, etc. It's better if you can get Unrefined Organic coconut oil, you just need a little bit, rub it between your hands and apply it on the skin. Your skin will absorb it through out the night. Hope this helps! smile.png

 

With all due respect, I'm going to have to strongly disagree with using Coconut Oil... even the most pure, extra virgin, unrefined, organic, cold pressed.

It's got a level 4 out of 5 comedogenic rating and broke me out like crazy every time I've tried it with different skincare routines.

For some it works well, so by all means give it a go, but for others it's pizza face in a jar so if you start breaking out, it's the Coconut Oil.

I do love it for all of its other multipurpose uses, though.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:44 AM

on the AHA, my skin is really tough so I use it morning and night chest and back and at night on the face- all over.  It helps keep the pores clean...but in the beginning you should go slow as your skin may be more sensitive and you may need to build up a tolerance to it

 

as far as food goes, keep it simple, avoid processed foods and stick to meat and vegetables (is there a farmers market close by? much cheaper there)..if you can't avoid expensive meats that's fine, chicken breasts, ground turkey, pork tenderloin are good options...just try to ditch processed foods (no kraft mac n cheese!)  learn how to cook...and sugar in moderation



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:20 AM

Jojoba oil faded mine.  I think atleast it may have been time too.  Ive been on regimen for 9 mo. 



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:38 PM

i wouldnt experiment or do anything.. just use the regimen.. leave it how it is.. with time itll fade away



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:39 PM

Yeah apparently time is the cure all for pigmentation. It sucks though. Dealing with a pimple can be motivating because you see it start under the skin, get red, come to a head, then heal itself back to nothing. 

 

But with hyper pigmentation it just kinda stays there. No change. A very gradual process






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