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PrettyInside

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#3471819 Bacillus Coagulans For Fighting Acne?

Posted by PrettyInside on 16 February 2015 - 08:29 AM

The intent of this thread is to discuss Bacillus coagulans. If you guys wish to continue discussing other probiotic strains, please, start another thread about them. As it is, I'm concerned that others who could have something to say about BC may not do so, as this thread has gone so far off-topic. :(




#3469595 Anti-Aging Products That Don't Promote Acne?

Posted by PrettyInside on 27 January 2015 - 11:36 AM

I'm at that "magical" age at which I want to start using an anti-aging product. Problem is, every product I see either is labeled as a "cream," or the packaging makes no mention of it being non-acnegenic/hypoallergenic.

 

I've read positive reviews about the Olay Regenerist product line but don't know that it would work for someone who's skin develops cysts/nodules. If anyone's tried a specific product in this line, or any other anti-aging product that's worked well for you, please, share it. :)

 

My main concern for now is my under-eye and forehead areas; I'm not brave enough to slap an anti-aging product on the rest of my face just yet, when I don't know how it might affect my skin, much less how it might interact with my acne medications.

 

 

Thank you,

 

PI




#3467882 What Form(S) Of Dairy Can Your Body Tolerate?

Posted by PrettyInside on 13 January 2015 - 04:43 PM

And The growth hormones given to the animals are not the only hormones to be concerned about in dairy.  It both contains and stimulates growth hormones intended to make babies grow.  And those hormones have negative affects on bodies that are no longer growing. Including negatively affecting several factors involved in acne formation.

 

The fact that growth hormones and GMOs are allowed in our food, but banned in that of other countries, says a lot--and nothing good--about most politicians and corporations in the U.S.




#3444371 A "gentle" (Low-Dose) Probiotic To Try?

Posted by PrettyInside on 30 July 2014 - 10:22 AM

Have you tried Digestive Enzymes as an alternative?  

 

I currently take Enzymedica's Digest formula; I've not noticed a difference in terms of my constipation but figure it may help my body to assimilate nutrients a bit better.

 

I've not tried Digest + Probiotics; I don't think the CFU (400 million) is enough to do anything, especially if one's gut is overrun by bad bacteria. I suspect that that low of a CFU may be a case of Enzymedica getting something (from paying customers) for nothing. :(

 

So I suppose I'm looking for a product with a CFU in the lower billions. (Again, a product with 15 billion CFU--which has both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium--caused me both gut and skin issues, so maybe a lower CFU is better. Or maybe it was just the wrong probiotics cocktail for my particular issues.




#3422077 Feeling Really Bad And Ugly...

Posted by PrettyInside on 23 March 2014 - 07:39 AM

So who has questions?

 

Your skin looks great!

 

I think the one ongoing question everyone's been asking is, "How did you perform subcision on yourself?" If you should show us how you pulled (or pinched) around the area to be pricked with the needle, as well as how you angled the needle as it entered the skin. And I'm curious to know how deep you inserted the needle.

 

I think these three things might be explained with a few photos, if you're game. smile.png NOTE: You likely could demonstrate the needle angle without piercing your skin. And to demonstrate how deeply you inserted the needle, you could draw a line on it with a magic marker.

 

All the best,

 

PI




#3260956 Accutane And Petroleum Jelly

Posted by PrettyInside on 30 June 2012 - 09:19 AM

Don't use petroeum jelly.  Use packing tape Posted Image It helps me.Posted Image


Packing tape... What a clever method for removing skin flakes. :)

I want to recommend a moisturizer that you likely could use while on your Accutane regimen: DML (http://www.amazon.co...6/dp/B000052YN7). A derm. recommended it to me years ago, and I had good results from it. (I was not on Accutane.)

I would ask your derm. about it, but I don't see why DML wouldn't be a good option to try while on Accutane. People use it along with all other sorts of topical treatments.

Good luck!

P.I.


#3257812 Found A Great Manuka Honey Based Product That Seems To Be Working On Pimples...

Posted by PrettyInside on 21 June 2012 - 08:02 AM

I'm hung up on the idea of this product containing emulsifying wax. It may be that it isn't troublesome for acne-prone skin, but I'm leery of using any form of wax on my skin, lest it not be able to breathe due to it.

Can anyone add any info. about this ingredient?


Thank you,

P.I.