Omg thanks for all the work you've put into this thread, DC-girl ) Highly appreciated!!! If you're ever in Tokyo ping me I'll treat you to a good dinner for all the info ;-))
1) You're not using any serums/creams with vit C? Only that A&D ointment and vit E? How are you stimulating collagen after you stamp?,
No, I am not using any other creams. There is no need to "stimulate collagen" with creams. That's what your body does when it's needed, if it's given enough calories and protein from the right sources. You can do massage though. That will bring blood flow to the area and you can also try to manually help break up scar tissue with rolling the skin together between your fingers.
2) when stamping/needling are you cleansing your face with anything to get rid of the blood?
Soap and water.
3) I'm guessing you did stamp your face pretty hard - did you go to work afterwards? how long does the redness/blood marks stay? I guess this has to depend on the intensity with which you do it?
The redness depend on how hard you go and how healthy you are. Sometimes days, sometimes many weeks.
4) You mentioned dr. Peat's diet - are you following it rigorously or are you just using it as guidelines? I'm kind of sceptical when it comes to dairy and excess sugar as I noticed it does break me out (and not only me) so I'm curious ) Also don't you have problems with excess weight loss? I'm currently trying out paleo and because I had to ditch all the grains I'm getting skinnier and skinnier ;-)
I'm following it pretty rigorously because I ruined my hormones by not eating any sugar for a year or so when I was on Paleo.
I used to think dairy and sugar broke me out too, but it was all the other things I was eating it that were the cause, not those.
I eat them both daily now.
And you won't get too skinny as long as you eat. You just have to eat enough of the right foods.
You're on the right track skipping grains though.
5) Have you tried any other cleansers (like a combo of raw cocnut oil+hone+tree oil+some probiotics) or are you sticking to pure honey and/or pure coconut oil? Do you use anything to moisturise your skin? Any masks? Basically are you using anything besides hone/oil?
6) have you tried any other procedures like lasers/radiofrequency needling (like infini by lutronic)?
5) Tee tree oil is too harsh and drying for me. I also believe it's estrogenic.
Honey is perfection. And it's also the best thing to use to heal your skin after peels and needling.
The sugar in it helps generate Co2, which speeds healing. Plus it cleans and softens your skin.
I don't use moisturizers, except sometimes a rosewater/glycerin spray.
Edited by DC-girl, 06 January 2015 - 03:54 PM.