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#21 duluxdog

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE(jsbee2 @ Nov 12 2004, 11:01 AM)
Morning 1

Baking powder (not soda) scrub



Wait a minute. Is it baking POWDER or baking SODA? Is there a difference?

And what ratios should be used in the ACV+water mix and the Baking (Powder/Soda)+Water mix?

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 02:41 PM

Im so thrilled those who have tried my regimen are beginning to see positive results! eusa_clap.gif ok, lets clear some of ur doubts.

- my regimen is strictly based on the fact that a little goes a long way when it comes to skin. the more u worry abt it and smear it with all the products u set ur eyes upon at stores, the worse it becomes. Why do u think any spot on our body clears faster than the ones on our face? because we tend to leave it alone! thats the key to beautiful skin. clean it, pamper it, protect it...then give the poor thing some space and leave it alone!

Dave,
u can mix baking soda with the cleanser or u can use it after cleansing. it doesnt matter. it does the same job! the reason i suggested mixing it is coz guys tend to be less patient than girls, lol!! biggrin.gif ..also, u guys have one more thing to do, shave! so, it was just a tip to save u time. Whichever u prefer shd be fine! yes, the mask is important for tightening ur pores. u will be astonished at the results. it completely changed the look of my skin and gave it a brilliant glow! try it! and then tell me if that special someone asks u how u manage to look fresh all day...

fantasyclover,
if u make a paste of baking soda and water and feel it between ur fingers, u will notice that it has a very very fine granular texture. thats how it acts like an exfoliant. this will not irritate ur skin like the other scrubs. baking soda is a beauty treatment used for centuries. If u feel a spot coming, just apply warm water compresses on the spot for 10 mins. then put some baking soda paste on it. if u do this a few times, the pimple will draw to a head. u can then stretch the skin carefully( no squeezing!) to yield the pus and apply neosporin. ur pimple will heal without a scar, I promise!

vinegar will lighten ur red marks since it is a natural anti-oxidant.

dont know if there is any alternative to the egg-white/lemon mask. but of course, there r other masks that u can try. u have to find out what works for ur skin. i wish i cd be more specific..but i certainly dont want to give u any wrong advice.

seether,
take 1 tablespoon of egg-white, whip it up lightly with a fork till its frothy and add a small squeeze of lemon..mix it with ur fingers and apply. no need for blender, lol lol.gif . im sure none of us will have the time for that!

ATTENTION JSBEE AND ALL THE OTHERS WHO HAVE THIS DOUBT!! THIS IS IMPORTANT!!
Baking powder is not meant to be used on skin. Bicarbonate of soda, i.e, baking SODA is what u shd be using. jsbee, pls be careful and dont play with ur skin eusa_naughty.gif . glad u liked the mask!

duluxdog,
baking soda shd be washed off immediately after using it for exfoliation. Its good to spot treat but never use it as a mask. u will be doing more harm than good. like i said, a little goes a long way!

usershift,
cleanser can be any soap for sensitive skin. i wouldnt recommend any anti-acnel cleanser for this regimen, coz our goal is to clean the skin thoroughly before using an anti-acne product. this will increase the effectiveness of the anti-acne product. also, when u use more than ONE acne medication at a time, ur skin will dehydrate.

My regimen- morning

- clean with Dove soap hypoallergenic fragnance-free for sensitive skin. wash.
- massage gently with a paste of BAKING SODA( please, not baking powder!) and water. wash immediately. pat dry.
- mix apple cider vinegar with water in a ratio which ur skin can tolerate. for this, ur skin is the best judge. a little redness in the beginning is normal and will go away. but if u feel its really irritating ur skin, stop using it promptly, wait for 2 days, then try again with a very very weak solution. u can increase the concentration once ur skin is used to it. wait for 10 mins..i iron my clothes or prepare tea at this time. Wash it off.
- apply Proactiv BP repairing lotion. massage it in. (u can use any acne cream which works for u, but be moderate with the quantity. really, once ur skin is crystal clean, u dont need too much of it...any acne cream used in huge quantities damage ur skin...no matter how much u moisturise. i use the amt Dan suggests for beginners. heres the link..u can use the amt shown in the first picture.

http://www.acne.org/finger.html

- Cetaphil moisturiser with SPF 15. thats enough for the cold climate. I will switch to SPF 30 when it gets warmer again.
- light make-up.

evening

-cleanse with Dove
-apply egg-white mask. wash off after it dries
-apply Pro-activ BP
- off to bed...thrilled that this is working already, confident that this WILL continue working, hopeful that i will be free of all red marks in a few months from now.

i got pms from some members saying that they r getting results already. Thanks all of you for trying this out. im sure u wont regret it! Take care!!

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 03:50 PM

Can you list the product brands you are using for this regimen.

thanx

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 04:10 PM

QUOTE(delna @ Nov 10 2004, 04:15 PM)
my aesthetician is just AWESOME!!! I had gone in for my second Silk Peel and we were talking abt various skin care mistakes for acne-prone skin... she told me that all u need for those red marks to go away is follow these simple rules.

1) cleanse with a mild cleanser for sensitive skin.

she says the concept of oily skin and using oily skin products for acne is wrong! oily skin products are best tolerated by ppl who have oily skin but free from breakouts. anyone who is doing ANY treatment for acne will have sensitive skin. so hypoallergenic and sensitive skin products are the best bet for them! this is because oily skin strips of all the oils on skin..so the skin counter-reacts by producing more oil and hence more acne. those with breakout free oily skin...mm...the lucky few..r the only ones to tolerate this..P.Acne bacterium..why do u hate some ppl and leave the others alone??? WHY??? eusa_boohoo.gif

2) avoid all scrubs..no matter how mild they claim to be. but how do we exfoliate, do u ask??? oh thats easy...and DIRT CHEAP too!!! 2 WORDS- BAKING SODA!

she says that she has not come across any acne-prone patients who has benefitted from scrubs. it may work for a while in some...lead to initial happiness..yeah, and then lead to final gloom when breakouts appear from everywhere...even the areas where it was break-out free in the beginning! SO NO SCRUBS PPL eusa_naughty.gif .use baking soda instead... just make a paste out of baking soda and water...and massage very gently. wash immediately. u have to do this after cleansing. u may be able to extract some ripe or loose blackheads afterward. hey and never try to squeeze a blackhead if its not ready to come out...u will regret it!

3) now that baking soda is basic in nature..something acidic is needed to balance the ph. ANSWER? APPLE CIDER VINEGAR!

use a 1:8 (vinegar:water) solution first and then gradually increase to 1:1 ..never apply it neat. BALANCED pH = BEAUTIFUL SKIN! wash off after 10 mins. dont leave it on. 

4) apply ur acne cream..i use the Proactiv BP lotion. i use the amt Dan suggests for beginners...

4) Moisturise with SPF containing moisturiser. I use Cetaphil and it does not break me out.

5) And for those who apply make-up, use non-acnegenic products containing titanium  dioxide or zinc oxide. they r good for the skin too!

6) In the evening, cleanse ur face..( use baking soda only once a day..morning or evening as ur preference) ..apply a mild mask everyday if possible...my aesthetician's favourite mask is (btw..she has absolutely gorgeous baby-smooth skin and she told me that she had acne in her teens! hard to believe..!)

1 tablespoon of egg-white whipped up + a squeeze of lemon (dont put too much). smooth it over ur face..avoid eye area... wash off in 10 minutes....and look at a NEW REJUVENATED YOU!! eusa_dance.gif

i tried this mask every day for 5 days....its AMAZING...my skin looks so refreshed! And bonus point is that done everyday...this will make the red-spots VANISH!!!

I am not kidding...there is a HUGE difference in my red-spots after just 5 days of this routine. I am going to stick to this routine. U guys ABSOLUTELY MUST TRY THIS.....

i will be glad to answer any questions regarding this....

TAKE CARE ALL OF YOU!!

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i'm going to try this

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 04:52 PM

Sasha

To save my self a lot of re-typing, check out my thread in the Personal Regimen Log section of this website, called Dave's B5 Treatment (or something like that). I have been document my B5 progress daily.

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 05:06 PM

oh my f*ckin lord i LOOOOOOOOVE baking powder, my skin is like soooooooooo soft right now and my pores got smaller too! And i could feel the fine grains from the baking powder. But it kinda stung my cheeks a bit when i first put it on, but then i couldnt feel a thing!

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:32 PM

QUOTE(FantasyCLover @ Nov 12 2004, 04:06 PM)
But it kinda stung my cheeks a bit when i first put it on,

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that's because you aren't using the right chemical on your face. It should be baking soda. Not powder.

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 07:43 PM

Yeah, ok, thanks for clearing that up for me.

about the vinnegar, it kind of reddens my marks when i first put it on, is this natural?

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 08:41 PM

Hi

Can I do it when having still spots, or should I wait till it are all red marks?
Can I use white wine vinegar? i don't have anything else.
What's the difference between using baking soda or baking powder?


greets

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 11:00 PM

Delna, what is the condition of your skin(redness, pimples, white heads, blackheads etc.)? and what is your age range?

thanks, and how do u apply the ACV? do u juss put it on ur finger/hand and juss rub it on ur face? or do u guys use a qtip or cotton ball?



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Posted 13 November 2004 - 12:45 AM

i'm going to try this because i did the acv and it really faded my red marks away,,but it dried my skin so no i do it 3 times week,,i might stop in a month when i expect all the red marks to be gone,,the new problem now is new pmples forming,,i have really small pores and dry skinso i'm going to try this baking soda thing for sure! delga ur' great!

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Posted 13 November 2004 - 02:52 AM

Hi Delna,

First, thank you for sharing your wonderful regimen with us. eusa_clap.gif

I have a few questions for you:

1) You said you are using the Dove for sensitive skin soap bar. Is it a facial soap only or a body soap too? I heard they have the 2 versions (face and body) but they are practically the same.

2) You said no scrubs at all. Are you talking about cleansing scrubs only or about skin refinishers too (that you put as a serum before your moisturizer)? For example: Are products such as Idealist by Estee Lauder and Milk Plus Smoothing skin refinisher by Almay out of the question?

3) What kind of make-up do you use (foundation, concealer and powder)? What's the name of the company? What level of coverage does it provide?

Thanks in advance biggrin.gif



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Posted 13 November 2004 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE(walla @ Nov 12 2004, 06:41 PM)
Hi

Can I do it when having still spots, or should I wait till it are all red marks?
Can I use white wine vinegar? i don't have anything else.
What's the difference between using baking soda or baking powder?
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I have spots, I use it, just make sure to spot treat after everything is done. The ACV may even help with spots.

Good luck.

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Delna, what is the condition of your skin(redness, pimples, white heads, blackheads etc.)? and what is your age range?

thanks, and how do u apply the ACV? do u juss put it on ur finger/hand and juss rub it on ur face? or do u guys use a qtip or cotton ball?

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I use a cotton ball, and apply pretty heavy to my face, it dries within a minute though. Leave it on for 10 and then splash it off.


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Posted 14 November 2004 - 05:00 AM

This regime sounds amazing! I can't wait to try it out. However, I have some queries. Does this regime only apply for those who has had breakouts and are only troubling over red marks left from breakouts now? Or can I use it even during a breakout? I'm kind of in doubt cuz it sounds like I can only use it when they're no fresh zits on my face.

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 07:18 AM

hi, about the vinegar, do i HAVE to wash it off after 10 mins? i applied it with a cotton ball to affected areas and it didn't sting or make my skin dry (i didn't dilute it either even though it was already diluted)

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 10:59 AM

sometimes it doesn't sting,,remember to moisturize,, what i used to do is leave it on all night but it dried my face too much,,i now put it on 2 or 3 hrs before taking a shower at night

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 04:10 AM

i just bought ACV, baking soda, 2 lemons, and a dozen eggs

my acne is getting better (from accutane), hopefully this'll help w/ the red marks
day one
i started off at a low dose of ACV.
the egg smells funny, and it's making me hungry
BTW: the egg mask makes ur face skin feel hella sticky.. it's cool!


hopefully my skin will look better in 6 days.. coz i'm going japan baby woo!


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Posted 15 November 2004 - 08:47 AM

hi all, thanks for trying out this regimen...hopefully, this will be the last one u try!

Usershift, baking soda and acv can be any brand ..it doesnt matter. i use 'Great Value', not coz of the value, lol lol.gif ...but becoz theirs come in small size packs which is cool as u dont need to use much of both.

tiffany, fatedcircle...GOOD LUCK!

Fantasyclover...pls use Baking SODA n not baking powder. it may be safe but i wdnt take the risk. yes, u shd wash vinegar off in 10 mins and remember to moisturise. even if it doesnt sting, u shdnt apply it neat. use a 1:1 ratio.

jsbee, if ur redness disappears in a few hrs after acv, u shd be fine...if it doesnt and if ur skin feels sensitive, then its a sign that u r not diluting it enuf. u can always increase the concentration gradually as ur skin gets used to it. some skin types can take it neat..but no, shdnt do it. it will just make ur skin ph more acidic. 1:1 (acv:H2O) is the max u shd go.

Enox, im 27. i have a lot of red marks..and shallow box scars. used to have both blackheads and whiteheads till i started using baking soda as an exfoliator. this wonderful thing has cleared up all my pores! I use a cotton ball to smoothen acv on my face...just as u wd use a toner. i just apply it till all my face is wet with acv. dont rub it in... it'll irritate ur skin.just leave it on for 10 mins and wash.

Montana, ur dry skin is probably becoz ur skin ph is not balanced. when u use baking soda, ur skin becomes alkaline...and when u follow with acv, which is acidic, ur ph becomes neutral. so dryness, bye-bye..and pores are squeaky clean..so pimples bye-bye..!!

libra, i use the facial bar. look for fragnance free, hypo-allergenic. but u can use it for ur body too. they have body wash too, but body wash shd not be used on the face.
i meant grainy cleansing scrubs like St.ives and Proactiv's renewing cleanser. They irritate the skin. i really dont know abt the products u mentioned. but if they r helping u, no need to discontinue. just limit ur anti-acne product to one..and do the cleansing routine religiously.
I am a wash and go kind of girl..i really dont have the patience to sit and apply make-up. So i use Prescriptives match-stick foundation. It gives me such a good coverage that i dont need anything else other than some pressed powder to set it! And when i started this regime, i found that make-up doesnt flake anymore and my skin has a glow which no make-up can provide!

walla and red4passion, when u have spots, it means ur pores r not clean. so this is the best time to start ur pore-cleansing regimen. u shd be extra gentle with ur skin when u have pimples. cleanse with cleanser and baking soda(be extra gentle and wash off immediately)..apply a very very weak acv..1:8(acv:water)..wash in 10 mins. apply ur acne cream and moisturiser with SPF. Pls dont use make-up when u have active acne. if u want coverage. u can use a tinted moisturiser with SPF instead of ur regular moisturiser. U shd use Apple Cider Vinegar for my regimen. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate and baking powder is a mixture of cornstarch, sodium aluminium sulphate and baking soda.u shd use Baking Soda. For ur pimples, put a warm wash cloth on it for 10 mins ?(repeatedly dipping the cloth in hot water when it gets cold)...make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it only on the pimples. wait till it dries. wash. do this a few times a day until u see the yellow stuff ready to come out. again put warm wash cloth on it for sometime till skin softens, very very gently stretch the skin and the yellow stuff will come out. Pls DONT SQUEEZE if it doesnt come out. It just means that its not ready. continue the baking soda application and when u do manage to take it out, wipe with tissue and apply neosporin on the spots alone. apply neosporin twice a day till ur skin forms a scab and once a day when scab forms. let it fall of on its own. if u follow this to the point, u will not scar.

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 06:17 PM

delna what do you think of doing your regimen in the evening,,i mean the BS+ACV+acne cream and moisturizer?? i want to do that and just use a cleanser in the morning...what do u think?

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 06:25 PM

Montana-

That's what I am doing. I am a guy, and I shave at night (every other day). So I cleanse, shave, baking soda, vinegar, moisturize at night. In the morning, I cleanse in shower, then do the mask, then wash off, moisutirze and go. It will work whether you do it in the am or pm.




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