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#1 Natalie411

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:20 AM

Those who have acne under control might have some useful suggestions

 

Even with no acne, I have noticed that the texture of my skin is very rough, visible pores. Has anyone noticed benefits of something specific which makes facial skin smoother, nicer looking and pores small?

 

Something in the diet?

 

Oil cleansing or any masks? 

 

They only time I noticed an incredible improvement in my skin texture was when I had a short stint on Accutane. My skin became plump and glowing. I could go makeup free easily. I'm wondering if it's the vitamin A. But carrot juice for e.g. doesn't seem to have an effect of the same extent.

 

What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 


It's not that difficult. If I can do it, so can you.

 

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:35 AM

I would oil cleanse. Or just water, then moisturizer with safflower oil. Or make a concoction with aloe Vera, oil, and whatever else you want such as turmeric, niacinimide, etc

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[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

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.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

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#3 Natalie411

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:36 AM

thank you alternativista!


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:02 PM

Well if you have any skin-coloured bumps (whiteheads) i recommend using a BHA. Make sure it's atleast 1% but try to get 2% as this will work far better and also, the most important thing, make sure it's formulated at the right ph between 3-4. Any higher and the acid will not exfoliate the skin. Unfortunately it's very difficult to find products at the right ph formulation but Paula's choice have some good BHA products that are at the right ph. They're a bight pricey though. AHAs can do a good job too but if large pores are a problem, i recommend BHA



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:39 PM

Those who have acne under control might have some useful suggestions

 

Even with no acne, I have noticed that the texture of my skin is very rough, visible pores. Has anyone noticed benefits of something specific which makes facial skin smoother, nicer looking and pores small?

 

Something in the diet?

 

Oil cleansing or any masks? 

 

They only time I noticed an incredible improvement in my skin texture was when I had a short stint on Accutane. My skin became plump and glowing. I could go makeup free easily. I'm wondering if it's the vitamin A. But carrot juice for e.g. doesn't seem to have an effect of the same extent.

 

What do you think?

 

Is your skin rough as in bumpiness, dryness, or both?



#6 Natalie411

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 03:40 AM

@michelle  yes bumpiness, mostly from remaining white and black heads, visible pores. I have oily skin


It's not that difficult. If I can do it, so can you.

 

http://www.acne.org/...naging-my-acne/



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