Posted 15 November 2004 - 07:36 PM
I stated this regimen along with B-5 ( Pantothenic Acid ) (10grams day) supplements 4days ago. I can say that this indeed has already begun to change my skin dramatically.
In the mornings I wash my face with Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser , then do the Baking Soda and ACV, then apply some Aloe Vera 100% gel after my face drys. My face feels wonderful all day. At night I wash with Aveeno again then lightly pat it dry but not to dry it out all the way then apply the Egg white mask and let it sit for 10min and then jump in the shower and wash it off with cold water for 20-30 sec. The mask is unbelievable it has seriously already begun to make my pores so small natural and tight its AWESOME. The reason I wash with cold water is because warm water opens your pores up to my understanding and the mask tightens your pores and washing it with cold water will keep them nice and tight . And later before I go to bed I apply Tazorac the topical gel 1% which I been on for a while and have noticed very good results but still have some white heads here and there and like a blemish or two once a month and it still hasn't been able to get rid of everything.
I think another attribute to which has also caused and will certainly help in my success to being acne-free is the B-5 supplements I have been taking which I would recommend try it out if you haven't already I have read that many have seen success with just take B-5 and its been more successful to ppl than Accutane, but you can search the web to find out a ton of info on it. But I am certain that my the few red marks I have will be gone very soon and god willing my acne will be too with this continued regimen.
Wish you all the best of luck
Posted 15 November 2004 - 09:47 PM
Do you think it matters if you use fresh lemons or the juice in the bottle form? I have the bottle, and it says it is 100% real lemon juice from concentrate. Also, what do you think of using the "Egg Beaters" form of egg whites that is sold in the carton, instead of real eggs? I'm sure 100% natural form is the best, but am curious if you or anyone thinks it matters a great deal. Is anyone using these as a substitute? Just curious....as I have these two things in my fridge already and want to try this soon! Thanks
Posted 16 November 2004 - 09:28 AM
hummelectrichumm..this is no miracle cure. in fact, there is no miracle cure. for any regimen to work, u need to do it religiously for atleast 2 weeks. and the most important thing of all is 'patience'. None of us have it. thats why our acne became worse than it ever was in the first place!
usershift, im so happy for you!! keep up the good work.
sasha, if u need ur skin to look FRESH again....think FRESH!! FRESH!! FRESH!!!
Posted 16 November 2004 - 09:51 AM
Posted 16 November 2004 - 09:55 AM
its been 10 days since i started this regimen.
its just AMAZING how my red marks have faded! Actually, i cdnt cover-up my marks with make-up before. i always looked like ive put on a truck-load of foundation and it was obvious that i was trying to cover up my crappy skin. Now, my confidence just soars with make-up! I have not reached a point where i can go out without make-up...but i will get there...I SURE WILL! Im so so confident abt this regimen.
yesterday, I was trying on a shirt at TJ-max's. u know how they have these HUGE mirrors in the fitting room..and u know how spotless they are...so every mark, every scar on ur face just stares at u...to the point that u end up scrutinizing ur face instead of trying to see if the dress fits u! i hated fitting rooms. coz what comes out of there wd always be a more depressed and miserable me..
But yesterday in the fitting room...
i was staring at my face...yes, u cd see that im suffering from post acne scars..yes, u cd still make out red marks under make-up.., but, its nothing like it was before...my skin looked so even, my marks looked atleast a 20% lighter...and that glow...my God..the pre-acne glow which i thought i will never ever see again...
my skin has a long way to go, but i sure am getting there...and FAST!
Take care all of u!
Posted 16 November 2004 - 10:00 AM
hey agent, thanks for the tip...yes, u can use baking soda along with any cleanser u like.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 10:50 AM
Thanks for sharing this method with us.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:51 AM
All I have to say is "Thank you, Thank you, Thank you".
This regimen is amazing. My skin has not glowed like this in a long time. I changed my whole regimen including my cleanser so I think the combo that I am using is really working well for my skin.
Morning: Tea Tree Cleanser from Dessert Essence
DDF Matte - Finish Sunscreen SPF 30
Evening: Tea Tree Cleanser from Dessert Essence
Baking soda mixed with water
Organic apple cider vinegar w/water (wiped on with cotton ball and left on all night)
On occassion, I will use the Pure Deming Intense gel. I love this stuff too.
My face is clearing up really nice with the Tea Tree cleanser. I stopped using BP and differin/Retin A. I kept my regimen simple and it is just doing amazing things for my skin. I could not be more happy. Also, keep in mind that I have been drinking a lot of water and taking various vitamins.
I started exercising yesterday.
Also, I swtiched my shampoo/conditioner. I use Trader Joes Soy Milk shampoo and conditioner. My hair looks soooo good (shiny and healthy). I am wearing it down (it is naturally straight) with no hairspray, gel, or other hair products. I love it. I know that it is not related to skin, but I wanted to let you know.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 08:50 PM
Here's a couple of my own - is this regimen only for ppl who arent on any medication, or can roaccutane users follow it as well? Also, can you use the regimen on other areas of the body, eg. back/chest/arms?
Posted 16 November 2004 - 08:53 PM
Posted 16 November 2004 - 10:29 PM
Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:23 PM
I just don't want to break open an egg everyday, seems a little wasteful.
Posted 17 November 2004 - 08:53 AM
u r so welcome. u cant imagine how happy i am when the others who have tried this responded back twice as excited . Im thrilled!!
wantperfectskin...u r on ur way! keep up the good work, buddy! Have u tried the mask?
mx6_grl...thanks a lot for the nice words! it feels good to make ppl happy!!
u can use this regimen for any part of ur body. in fact, baking soda when added to ur bath water is a good skin polisher. (dont use it when ur skin is cracked or blistered though)..it will clean the pores deep and keep acne away. Did u also know that Acv when added to bath water makes skin and hair both silky? i tried this yesterday..i added a 1/4 cup of acv to 2 cups of water and used it as a last rinse for my hair after shampoo and conditioner....good lord...today morning..i cdnt recognize my hair..it was so soft my fingers just glided thru it !!
i really dont know if roaccutane users can do this. It maybe safe..but only ur dermatologist can tell u that. any topicals other than prescribed might make their skin drier coz of the effects of accutane. but since these r natural ingredients, there shdnt be a problem. but PLEASE, check with ur doctor first.
fantasyclover, acv is a natural bleach. it bleaches ur facial hair first...so u may feel ur skin tone has become lighter. eventually,it evens out ur skin tone and fades ur spot to the colour of the surrounding skin.
hey loner, whats 'shet meng'?? just curious !! glad this is working for u.
matt35mm..u r SO RIGHT abt the wastage of food. i hate to waste food too. what i do is, when i make eggs in the morning, i keep aside one tablespoon of egg-white (thats all u need) and store it in the fridge to use it in the evening. the days when i dont make eggs, i break open one egg and store the egg-white in the fridge. u need only one tablespoon and it will stay in the fridge for a couple of days use. u can always use the rest when u r cooking and use a fresh one the next day.
The mask totally changed the texture of my skin. it rejuvenates, tightens pores and makes ur skin look fresh! of course, u can go without the mask too..why dont u experiment? if ur marks r fading without the mask, then u wont need it!
Posted 17 November 2004 - 09:09 AM
No I have not tried the mask yet. I can't wait to try it because it sounds promising.
Posted 17 November 2004 - 11:17 AM
Posted 17 November 2004 - 11:44 AM
And you mentioned about using acv on your hair too.. I had the same idea but then I was afraid my hair would smell like vinegar What do you think??
Posted 17 November 2004 - 12:49 PM
2. Secondly, if I decided to use baking soda as an exfoliant with my soap, when should the ACV afterwards be applied? Straight after the shower, or can I wait 15 minutes after my shower to give my face a chance to calm down and so I don't irritate it?
3. How is egg mask best applied?
Posted 17 November 2004 - 03:21 PM
Posted 18 November 2004 - 08:51 AM
Abt vinegar smell ..hehe..it goes off in abt 20 mins both on ur face and hair...and if u blow dry ur hair..it goes off as soon as ur hair is dry!
1) if u try the mask, then u will know!
2) acv works best when applied immediately after ur face is super-clean. so the answer to ur question is..'no, u neednt wait'.
3) whip 1 tbsp egg-white till frothy, add 1 small squeeze of lemon. mix with fingers. smoothen on face with fingertips. wait till dry. wash.
pink_sparkle...me glad u glad!!! keep up the good work!!
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