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crystalized

Member Since 23 May 2011
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#3392304 How I Got Rid Of My Acne Scars

Posted by crystalized on 03 November 2013 - 04:52 PM

Hey, thanks for posting this. I've read a lot of your posts over the past couple of years; it's encouraging to see another 'veteran' (as you put it!) getting the results they desired and deserved. Sadly I still have a long way to go in my journey but I dream of being able to post a thread like this in the future.

 

My question is -- how many needling/rolling/dermapen sessions would you say you've had in total?




#3339541 Self Tanning To Help Hide Scars On Roaccutane

Posted by crystalized on 09 April 2013 - 01:56 AM

In principle it's not a bad idea, but you need to be careful not to use a product that will break you out. Whatever you decide to put on your face, you need to ensure all of the ingredients are non-comedogenic: a list of the comedogenic ingredients you need to avoid is available on this website here. It can be quite difficult to manually work through the ingredients list of products to see whether something is safe to use. Often products will note on their label when they are non-comedogenic, so look out for that.

 

Personally, I use a non-comedogenic tinted SPF sunscreen called Elta MD Physical. As well as providing a nice tone to my skin, it has the added benefits of being a good SPF and has never broken me out. There is one review of this product on this site here. In short, it doubles up as both a fake tan and SPF protection.




#3338778 Man in the Mirror: Pre and Post Subcision Photos

Posted by crystalized on 05 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

I'm an advocate of that book too, Matt. Amazingly informative and easy to understand from my layman perspective.

Some quick wins people can make in their diets is encorporating tea and smoothies. My tea cupboard now consists of Rooibos, Green, Fennel, Nettle, Ginger and a couple of other antioxidant rich teas. I tend to have 2-3 cups per day, rotating through them in turn (variety is the spice of life, right?).

As for smoothies, I picked up a $100 blender and each morning make a pint-sized smoothie. In one pint you can fit (for example) three carrots, handful of blueberries, handful of kale (bizarrely kale is flavourless when blended), one banana, 2-3 florets of broccoli and half a pint of milk (or water). Amazing in terms of time/effort versus reward. Plus, they taste awesome.