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Lily87

Member Since 03 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Nov 07 2013 02:50 PM

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Cured! Vitamin D3, Calcium & Magnesium

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!

Facial Oil For Scars/ Skin Reconditioning

21 May 2013 - 09:06 AM

Re-posted/ moved to product recommendations

Smoothing Pores- Garnier Perfect Blur (For Guys Too)

08 May 2013 - 02:55 PM

As a makeup junkie, I recently bought Garnier Perfect Blur, which is a new "perfecting primer" recently launched, following the success of Nanoblur.

I find it leaves a really smooth texture on top of the skin and I think it would probably be quite good for those who have large pores or ice pick scars. It can be worn under or over foundation, or even alone. It's silicone based (as far as I'm aware) and just leaves a really soft/ smooth finish. Obviously this wouldn't conceal large blemishes/ cystic acne etc but for pores I definitely think it could be a help. Especially for men, as it's colourless so pretty undetectable on the skin.

Someone on here once mentioned that if I recommend a product it could be because I have some sort of 'link' with the manufacturer- so I'd just like to confirm that I certainly don't and that this is just an opinion based on a product I've tried myself, and bought myself!

Serum Which Prevents And Fades Scarring.....

04 April 2013 - 01:26 AM

I've just written a post on my blog, with pictures, about what cleared up my acne (vitamin d) and the fact that I had NO scarring despite having quite severe acne at times.

I seriously think it has something to do with this product: Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair.

It is not cheap but if you research it online you will see it gets consistently amazing reviews and I honestly believe it prevented me from getting any permanent acne scarring or pigmentation.

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Pcos, Vitamin D3 And Acne- Nearly Spot Free!

01 April 2013 - 02:56 AM

Hi,

A quick post to say that women who have PCOS very often have vitamin d deficiency too.

This was the case with me. A couple of years ago I was extremely deficient. My specialist put me on 3x the recommended daily dose of vit D for 3 months and my acne cleared up in a couple of months (for the first time in about 8 years!!). After 3 months I stopped taking any vitamin D at all- I thought my cure was down to the contraceptive pill Dianette.

Over a year ago I came off the pill and about a yea later my acne reappeared. I blamed this on coming off the pill, despite the fact I had managed to go a year acne free since coming off it.

I immediately started researching holistic treatment of PCOS and put myself on a low sugar, low GI diet. This helped my hormones but didn't really stop the breakouts.

So, eventually I put two and two together and decided to assume I might be vitamin d deficient again. Getting a blood test at my doctors is like trying to get blood out of a stone so I didn't bother, and just started taking double the recommended daily dose- 2,000 iu

I plan to take this dose for three months altogether and then reduce to the RDA of 1,000 iu.

I'm about two months in on my 2,000 iu dosage and my skin has finally stopped breaking out!

Just left with lots of red scars now but they will disappear- I hope!

And, if you don't have PCOS, as previous posts have shown, it's very likely that Vitamin D3 will still help you to cure your acne.

I desperately wish I'd tried this sooner and really encourage you to start taking supplements.

However, I'd say best to get checked out by your doctor first if you intend on taking above the recommended allowance.