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#3395444 I Had Flawless Skin 6 Months Ago, What Happened?

Posted by Lee1234 on 17 November 2013 - 11:13 PM

Are you sure it's not due to a change in water?. That water you're currently using may be harder, or less 'agreeable' with you skin, than the water your previously washed with.




#3393087 "women Cannot Outgrow Acne"

Posted by Lee1234 on 07 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

My mum outgrew acne at 20..




#3392886 Severe Acne Ruined My Life

Posted by Lee1234 on 06 November 2013 - 01:12 PM

I'm genuinely sorry you had your dreams crushed like that, especially with such a promising start. If you don't mind sharing, I would also like to hear the rest of your story.




#3381753 I Don't Know How To Fix My Hyperpigmentation, Please Help

Posted by Lee1234 on 10 September 2013 - 11:23 AM

That looks deep. PIH is more difficult to treat in darker folks because we're excluded from a fair few of the treatment options. I'd say your best bet would be to see a derm and ask about a laser treatment. From the look of it, it appears to be too deep to treat with topicals. Frustrating I know.




#3359496 Picking Of The Skin

Posted by Lee1234 on 19 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

I have been picking my skin/acne for about a year and a half. I have tried to stop and I can-as long as there is somebody watching me or supporting me, but when I am alone I cannot. Perhaps, if there is another one of you who is also trying to stop, but find it difficult we could be Anti-Picking Partners. We could email, text, and/or message each other frequently and work together to stop this and if we fail we can support one another and get back on track. So..anyone want to be my buddy? smile.png

 

Also, anyone who has had any experience with this common problem feel free to post your experiences. I am also open to any suggestions on how to prevent and stop picking. 

 

I used to pick (and I still do at times) but what did it for me was, attaching a rubber band to my wrist. Every time I felt the compulsion to pick, I'd snap the band and the pain, albeit minor, helped me to remember why the band was there in the 1st place. Now I don't really need a band.

 

There was a point where my acne was so bad that my face was covered in scabs. I skipped college that day, sat on the bathroom floor and picked and scratched them all until they bled. Only after I was done did I realize that I lost control and that's when I decided to take action. 

 

Apparently it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. Find a method and be consistent.




#3352181 Can Coffee Cause Hormonal Breakouts?

Posted by Lee1234 on 26 May 2013 - 05:05 PM

Caffeine is bad, yet green tea is loaded with it. What makes green tea different?, or is it just as bad?.




#3337746 Being A Virgin...

Posted by Lee1234 on 01 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

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From the reactions of the people on the bus, it seems as though it's just another day LMAO!.




#3336646 Why Do So Many People Use Sunscreen?.

Posted by Lee1234 on 27 March 2013 - 02:56 PM

Yeah, I know! Why is it that our skin looks sooo much better in the summer, when we're outside getting fresh air and light in the sunshine than in winter when we're cooped up and turn pale/pimply?

 

It can be harsh if you're at a high altitude like I am, but at the beach in Mexico or in the South...ah, it doesn't get better than that. I can't get enough sun! Until I get a sunburn. I guess you can limit the time spent in the sun or use natural sunscreen to avoid that. But I want to get all I can. biggrin.png

 

Lol we're in the age of the vampires. I'm glad you haven't turned the sun into your enemy. I couldn't imagine being on the beach, having to worry about sunscreen, scared to swim because I'd have to re-apply, constantly checking my watch for the next application. :s

 

 

 

Doesn't suncreen inhibit vitamin D?. Honest question. With the rise in sunscreen, also came a rise in cancer victims. It reminds me of milk. We were told how necessary it is for healthy bones and yet, America, the largest consumers of milk (That's pasteurized cow's milk) also have one of the highest rates of osteoporosis...something doesn't add up and I think these questions have to be asked.

 

Edit: Another question. Why is it that when one discovers a sunscreen using entirely natural ingredients, that's also very potent, the FDA refuses to acknowledge it and does everything in their power to prevent the product(s) hitting the shelves?, I don't understand.

Yes agree totally, I only wear it if I will be in the sun for many hours, or if I go to somewhere with very high UV such as the Caribbean. I totally believe sunshine is very beneficial to health, in fact sunscreens inhibit vitamin D absorption from the sun, one of the side effects of being low on this important vitamin is weak bones! Also going out in the sun seems to help my acne. When buying my sunscreens I always go for one with a low level of toxins, there's a website out there that gives you a toxicity rating of your cosmetic or beauty product on a scale of 1-10. I've heard the Banana Boat brand is one of the worst, and Hawaiian Tropic is one of the least toxic (which I buy). I am still looking into either making my own by mixing zinc oxide with body lotion, or buying one from a natural store, although like you said, natural sunscreen is hard to come by for the reason you stated.

 

Something I've often wondered too - have you noticed how in recent years, the sunscreen factor numbers are getting higher and higher? About 10 years ago we were told to use a factor 15 at the most, now they're telling us to wear factor 50 or factor 30 at the very least, and to wear it at all times, even in winter! It's madness. And people (sheeple) believe it.

 

Regarding milk, I avoid it wherever possible just in case those hormones are aggravating my acne, or otherwise upsetting my own hormone balance. I use coconut milk instead and it's delicious smile.png Apparently it has more calcium that 2% milk, also less calories too so it's obviously way better for you, and people shouldn't believe the myth that it's really fatty and calorific.

 

I hear you!. It's only recently, after some research, that I've come to realize just how essential vitamin D is for our bodies. I can't understand, intentionally avoiding it. I'm glad you're aware though, I hate it when I'm made to feel like a conspiracy theorist because I challenge what's accepted. You've got an upper hand at least, in that you're not caught up in a dangerous system, that could potentially cause you a lot of heart ache and even your life.

 

I have realized this. I've also realized that with the rise in spf, comes the rise in price. I once saw an spf, half the size of my hand, being sold for £25, I didn't understand it then either. It's these companies plant a seed that feeds on the fear of the public and then uses that fear to profit *shakes head*.

 

Coconut milk is great biggrin.png. I'd love to get my hands on some, but I have to wait till I go home (Carribean) to get it fresh.

 

>I personally don't buy the whole sunscreen thing either. When it first came out I didn't trust it...now that its been linked to certain forms of cancer I really don't trust it.

 

EDIT: But that reminds me of something! My derm gave me some "lotion samples" that were really SPF 30...Thinking it was just moisturizer, I used it. Realized after smearing it all over my face for a few days that it was actually sunscreen. I was kind of annoyed because I don't even want the stuff on my

skin.

 

I know what you mean man. I don't want that stuff anywhere near, or around my skin. The sun is the central point of all life on earth. It's what's allowed us to thrive on this planet, and now we're being told to reject it at ALL times? :/

Yeah it is so frustrating when most of the general public buy into something and cannot see that it's detrimental to health. Do people not question why the skin cancer rates have actually gone right up since we have been applying high SPF's religiously and avoiding going out in the sunshine with bare skin at all costs? I have this argument with my friends all the time, they think that I am a moron for tanning in this day and age 'when the dangers of the sun are well known' and when I have been on holiday with such people, I have put on low factor Hawaiian tropic oil, sometimes no oil at all and tanned to a deep mahogany colour; my friends would keep out of the sun as much as possible and plaster on thick white creams in high factors and stayed pasty all holiday, upon their return home they didn't even look as if they'd been to a hot climate. 

 

One thing I've realised over the years, and you can apply this to several situations in life, is that the truth is still the truth even if only one person believes it, and a lie is still a lie even if everyone believes it. I love that quote! smile.png

 

That sounds lovely, I just came back from the Caribbean but didn't manage to drink any coconut milk fresh from the coconut - I usually get the cartons of it from the shop!

 

 

Lol, I can understand how your friends feel though, it's that fear that gets to them. It's a "I'd rather be safe than sorry" mentality. It all reminds me of that experiment where they put a random guy in a white coat and told that man to instruct people to essentially, electrocute others to death. They did it, because of that white coat! and now they're doing the same thing.

 

Amen to that!, I've always been willing to stand on my own if necessary. It takes a strong and resilient character to oppose the majority, as you'll always face opposition *Bows in honour*.

 

Ah, there's no comparison to fresh coconut milk. It's like the difference between beef jerky and a sirloin steak :)




#3336634 Why Do So Many People Use Sunscreen?.

Posted by Lee1234 on 27 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

Doesn't suncreen inhibit vitamin D?. Honest question. With the rise in sunscreen, also came a rise in cancer victims. It reminds me of milk. We were told how necessary it is for healthy bones and yet, America, the largest consumers of milk (That's pasteurized cow's milk) also have one of the highest rates of osteoporosis...something doesn't add up and I think these questions have to be asked.

 

Edit: Another question. Why is it that when one discovers a sunscreen using entirely natural ingredients, that's also very potent, the FDA refuses to acknowledge it and does everything in their power to prevent the product(s) hitting the shelves?, I don't understand.

Yes agree totally, I only wear it if I will be in the sun for many hours, or if I go to somewhere with very high UV such as the Caribbean. I totally believe sunshine is very beneficial to health, in fact sunscreens inhibit vitamin D absorption from the sun, one of the side effects of being low on this important vitamin is weak bones! Also going out in the sun seems to help my acne. When buying my sunscreens I always go for one with a low level of toxins, there's a website out there that gives you a toxicity rating of your cosmetic or beauty product on a scale of 1-10. I've heard the Banana Boat brand is one of the worst, and Hawaiian Tropic is one of the least toxic (which I buy). I am still looking into either making my own by mixing zinc oxide with body lotion, or buying one from a natural store, although like you said, natural sunscreen is hard to come by for the reason you stated.

 

Something I've often wondered too - have you noticed how in recent years, the sunscreen factor numbers are getting higher and higher? About 10 years ago we were told to use a factor 15 at the most, now they're telling us to wear factor 50 or factor 30 at the very least, and to wear it at all times, even in winter! It's madness. And people (sheeple) believe it.

 

Regarding milk, I avoid it wherever possible just in case those hormones are aggravating my acne, or otherwise upsetting my own hormone balance. I use coconut milk instead and it's delicious smile.png Apparently it has more calcium that 2% milk, also less calories too so it's obviously way better for you, and people shouldn't believe the myth that it's really fatty and calorific.

 

I hear you!. It's only recently, after some research, that I've come to realize just how essential vitamin D is for our bodies. I can't understand, intentionally avoiding it. I'm glad you're aware though, I hate it when I'm made to feel like a conspiracy theorist because I challenge what's accepted. You've got an upper hand at least, in that you're not caught up in a dangerous system, that could potentially cause you a lot of heart ache and even your life.

 

I have realized this. I've also realized that with the rise in spf, comes the rise in price. I once saw an spf, half the size of my hand, being sold for £25, I didn't understand it then either. It's these companies plant a seed that feeds on the fear of the public and then uses that fear to profit *shakes head*.

 

Coconut milk is great biggrin.png. I'd love to get my hands on some, but I have to wait till I go home (Carribean) to get it fresh.

 

I personally don't buy the whole sunscreen thing either. When it first came out I didn't trust it...now that its been linked to certain forms of cancer I really don't trust it.

 

EDIT: But that reminds me of something! My derm gave me some "lotion samples" that were really SPF 30...Thinking it was just moisturizer, I used it. Realized after smearing it all over my face for a few days that it was actually sunscreen. I was kind of annoyed because I don't even want the stuff on my skin.

 

I know what you mean man. I don't want that stuff anywhere near, or around my skin. The sun is the central point of all life on earth. It's what's allowed us to thrive on this planet, and now we're being told to reject it at ALL times? :/




#3336624 Why Do So Many People Use Sunscreen?.

Posted by Lee1234 on 27 March 2013 - 12:50 PM

Doesn't suncreen inhibit vitamin D?. Honest question. With the rise in sunscreen, also came a rise in cancer victims. It reminds me of milk. We were told how necessary it is for healthy bones and yet, America, the largest consumers of milk (That's pasteurized cow's milk) also have one of the highest rates of osteoporosis...something doesn't add up and I think these questions have to be asked.

 

Edit: Another question. Why is it that when one discovers a sunscreen using entirely natural ingredients, that's also very potent, the FDA refuses to acknowledge it and does everything in their power to prevent the product(s) hitting the shelves?, I don't understand.




#3323767 Nicest Thing That Someone Has Said About Your Acne

Posted by Lee1234 on 02 February 2013 - 02:20 AM

Well just the other day a guy assumed I was 17 (-_-) and was gobsmacked when I told him I was turning 22 soon. I can only assume it was because of my teenage skin, sort of a unintentional backhanded comment if you will lol. I don't mind though, it's certainly better than hearing "What's those things on your face?", compliments of mother of course :$




#3322708 Repairing the long-term damage from Accutane

Posted by Lee1234 on 29 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

 The son of a tv presenter from my country recently commited suicide. Guess what? he was taking accutane.

I'm so pissed off guys! People respect so much doctors. They say the cure people. But, it seems as they make people more sick. Most of the drugs fix one thing and cause lots of other problems. This way, they sell more drugs right? Cool stuff!

Screw the doctors and the drugs man! I'm so sick of them.

If i'll put again drugs into my mouth then i must be out of my mind!

 

An advice for everybody:

 

If you have acne, try to accept it, and thank to God that acne is the only sickness you have! NEVER take Accutane, not even 1 pill!!!!

Damn it, never take Accutane, not even if you'll look like an acne freak, dont take it!!! This drug will distroy your life completely! Its not a joke. If i hear that someone is taking Accutane, i'll find him and kick his ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

You sir, are a wise man. I could never disrespect my body to that degree. Great, your acne is out of sight (for the time being for most it seems), but your internal functions are severely hindered, your hair falls out at their roots and your body ages rapidly. You're only given one life, why risk so much for so little?. I don't tell people how to live their lives, but I do state my opinion only because I care (Believe me when I say, I'd stay silent if I didn't) and if this post can prevent people from taking this not-so-silent killer, I'll be content. Accutane is a lifesaver....as a chemotherapy drug, but ask yourself "Does acne endanger my life?" I assure you that will be a resounding no. It's just not worth the potential life-long sacrifices.

 

People entrust accutane to give them their life back. A sad irony for many. I do hope that boy rests in peace, that's another person acne has claimed..




#3315687 What Else Can I Do For My Severe Hyperpigmentation? :( :( :( Please, I've...

Posted by Lee1234 on 04 January 2013 - 11:05 AM


TCA peel. Look at the reviews, the feedback and the photographic evidence from real people and then decide whether it's right for you. I doubt you'll be disappointed though Posted Image. Ps, I've had mine for 6 years and my TCA is in the post.

Lee please be careful with peels - it might be better to go to a professional to get this kind of treatment. If you are going to do it yourself make sure you test patch first.


Thank you for your concern (that's not sarcasm btw) :). It's only a 10% concentration which is practically harmless, unless I pour it in my eyes lol. I shall test the patch before use.


#3309504 Quit The Regimen...skin Still Discolored.

Posted by Lee1234 on 09 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

Wow, I have the exact same problem as you. I really do wish I knew what I was getting myself into before I used it. My face is tanned (in a weird blotchy way) but the skin around my eyes and my neck for that matter are an entirely different colour. It's coming up 5 years now and it never wet away. I'm going to go for a TCA peel sometime in the future, as my last hope.


#3304585 Thanksgiving

Posted by Lee1234 on 22 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

I'm not American, but I ate a turkey out of good will anyway. /Wouldcelebrateagain

Happy thanksgiving!