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#1 valentinafy

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 02:33 AM

Hello!

 

 

I get annoying chin pimples/acne right before ovulation then my chin clears out when I approach menstruation. Does anybody have any experience on DIM and did it work?

 

 

 



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:10 PM

Hello!

 

 

I get annoying chin pimples/acne right before ovulation then my chin clears out when I approach menstruation. Does anybody have any experience on DIM and did it work?

 

Hey,

 

I just started DIM and I have only been on it for two weeks so i can't really see if it is making much of a difference yet - from what I understand it is supposed to be good for people who are estrogren dominant as it metabolises bad estrogen and promotes good estrogen, helping to restore hormonal balance. You may have already researched this but www.thelovevitamin.com is a good website to visit as the blogger uses DIM and has written some very informative artivles on it. There are a lot of rave reviews out there on it so its always worth a shot!


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:18 PM

I just started taking Nature's way DIM .. so far so good we will see what happens. Hopefully it will prevent the annoying chin spots from coming up. I heard it takes a while to start seeing some change



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:01 AM

Read the other threads on DIM, they are very helpful. I am having good results with it, but it really varies from person to person depending on your hormones.

 

This article quotes an integrative doctor:

http://blog.healthyb...ne-balance-dim/

 

This is from Dr. Oz's website: http://blog.doctoroz...s-right-for-you


Edited by WishClean, 07 May 2014 - 12:07 AM.

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Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 12:27 AM

If I understood correctly, DIM is supposed to increase free testosterone and reduce estrogens. That wouldn't cause more acne?



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 03:15 AM

If I understood correctly, DIM is supposed to increase free testosterone and reduce estrogens. That wouldn't cause more acne?

 

it is supposed to reduce bad etrogens by helping metabolise them from our body and promote good estrogens. I think it does this through the liver which is why it is good to take a liver support when using it. in terms of testosterone, im not sure, i'm still researching that so my knowledge is a little shaky but i don't think it's free testosterone that is harmful - it's the production of the free testosterone into DHT and DHT causes acne. x



I just started taking Nature's way DIM .. so far so good we will see what happens. Hopefully it will prevent the annoying chin spots from coming up. I heard it takes a while to start seeing some change

 

keep us updated! yes that is what i heard, you read some reviews that say on two days i noticed a change or oh in 2 weeks i was clear but i'm dubious about those. i will have been on it a month tomorrow, starting to see a little improvement i think, i'm going to give it a good three months. then review. i think at first i went through a little purge stage which made me panic (although this could have been coincidence and my skin could have just been breaking out anyway) but this seems to have calmed down now and i started taking milk thistle to support the liver and that seems to have helped xx


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Vitamins/Supplements:  Vitex (agnus castus), A Herbal Mix made by a Naturopath, DIM Plus, Zinc, Vitamin A, Milk Thistle, Calcium, Matcha Green tea, Myo-Inositol powder, Omega 3 Fish Oil, Evening Primrose Oil.

 

Diet: Dairy free (mainly due to intolerance), low carb, low sugar, no processed foods

Lifestyle: I run every day. I gym three/four times a week.

 

In the past: Various Antibiotics, Birth Control Pills (Dianette, Yasmin, Cilest), Zineryt, Benzoyl Peroxide, Two courses of Roaccutane.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 02:10 PM

It's been almost 3 weeks now and so far so good the chin spots which happen mid cycle have really calmed down and the little that came up barely stayed for long and didn't show much not like before. The skin on my chin is looking better now.. I suggest that anyone who gets hormonal spots with their cycle to take DIM it helps a lot especially Nature's Way






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