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Lily87

Member Since 03 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 13 2014 08:12 AM

#3362490 Cured! Vitamin D3, Calcium & Magnesium

Posted by Lily87 on 29 June 2013 - 01:40 AM

Hi,

I've suffered with acne for over ten years. Nothing has ever cleared it up for me- and I've tried everything except for accutane.

A couple of years ago, an endocrinologist suggested I go on vitamin d3 supplements for a deficiency. I was so deficient that I was prescribed 3 times the daily dose for 4 months and then twice the daily dose for the long term.

My skin miraculously cleared up for the first time ever, but as I have PCOS I put this down to a contraceptive pill finally working for me. When my vitamin d3 levels returned to normal I stopped the supplements altogether.

Within a year my acne started coming back with a vengeance and since it was after a miserable summer and horrible winter I guessed my vitamin d3 might be low again and started taking the supplements as before.

6 months later and I've stopped breaking out again. I just have the scars left to get rid of, but no active acne.

I have taken nothing else! Literally just vitamin d3! I introduced calcium & magnesium after reading that the three complement each other, but apart from that, it's just the vitamin d3 that I have to thank!

So, I'd urge you to try it, especially those who don't get much sun or have PCOS. These are common factors for a deficiency.

P.s- I have before and after photos- if anyone wants to see, message me. I can't work out how to post them from my iPhone!


#3345975 Foundation Or/and Powder?

Posted by Lily87 on 05 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

Hey Aanabill, sorry I didn't get your message sooner.

Don't freak out- you'll be fine to go ahead and use your concealer on its own. As long as the colour match still looks ok with your skin tone, don't be afraid to go ahead and apply the concealer to problem areas. Just make sure you really blend the edges of the concealer around your blemishes so that there is a seamless blend between your skin and concealer. A bit of translucent powder all over would help to keep the concealer in place for longer, but you don't have to use powder.

Hope that helps!

And I've just seen your other post where you mentioned using q-tips. You can do that but products tend to stick to the q-tip and don't transfer onto the skin so easily. Personally I prefer to rub some concealer on to the back of my hand then apply with my finger from there, using my hand like a pallet. Whoever said don't apply straight to the skin from the concealer stick was right- as this does allow bacteria to harbour.


#3343830 Acne Coverage Tutorial

Posted by Lily87 on 28 April 2013 - 03:24 AM

Wow that's really cool I wish  I could use that amount!
For the guys in here, I'm wearing foundation for a year now I think, what I do is I use a green primer(MUFE one) but before that I exfoliate and moisturize and then using a wet sponge you carefully apply it,since I've been doing this my friends asked  if I stoped wearing make up ,haha.
By the way Lily your eyes are just beautiful.


Thank you very much Andrew! Sounds like you have got a great routine sorted out- I always think green primers are a good way to go- especially for men. Cover up tips like yours are always really helpful as makeup for men is so much more difficult than it is for women!


#3333929 Acne Coverage Tutorial

Posted by Lily87 on 16 March 2013 - 04:27 PM

Hi all,

 

I just wrote a tutorial on my blog for covering acne- with pictures and a step by step guide. Feel free to check it out. I used to be a professional makeup artist and also have acne- its actually not too bad at the moment but has been severe in the past.

 

Whilst I'm having a flare up I thought it would be a good time to create a picture tutorial:

 

www.4loveofmakeup.wordpress.com

 

Here are some product recommendations- i swear by these!

 

  • Laura Mercier Secret Camoflage concealer
  • Lancome Teint Miracle foundation
  • Lancome loose translucent powder

:-)




#3323866 Vitamin D Has Cured Me Of Oily Skin And Acne

Posted by Lily87 on 02 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

I got tested a few years ago for vitamin d deficiency and sure enough i was severely low in it. I was put on three times the recommended daily dose for 3 months and within a few months my skin started clearing up. Stupidly, when it came to my acne, I didn't put two and two together and i stopped taking the supplements when my levels got re-tested and came out as normal. My skin stayed under control for about a year after but now it is flaring up again and starting to go completely downhill.

 

Since originally being prescribed it I have read a lot of information about vitamin D and now realise that it was probably one of the main reasons for my skin clearing up.....needless to say I am back on it, along with a change of diet....skin is already improving after just 4 weeks.

 

This might have been mentioned in other posts but it is recommended that you take cod liver oil supplements with the vitamin D supplements as it helps promote better absorption (my endocrinologist told me that when i was prescribed it).

 

I'll be posting more info about it on my blog:

 

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