Jump to content

Seeking2012

Member Since 01 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 25 2014 12:57 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: I'm Truly At Wits End. I Can't Live Life Anymore. Is This Hormonal? M...

18 December 2013 - 03:22 PM

I agree with the people that said to take probiotics. Definitely do that. What helped me the most, as someone who has proven insulin resistance, was going on a low-carb diet. That made me go from 1 new zit per day to less than 1 new zit per week. I know I have insulin resistance because I took a fasting insulin test and then did the HOMA calculations. Normal fasting insulin is less than 10; mine is over 12. And carbs / sugars make me crash.

 

I recommend that you go in for a full hormone panel. It should tell you a lot about what's going on. Also buy some quality probiotics.

 

can you please tell me where i need to go/who i need to go to to take this test?

 

and can you please tell me the exact name or type of probiotics you are taking

 

I went to Direct Labs to order my tests; they have good prices and it's between you and their company so no need to see any doctors. But you'll likely be paying cash. Best thing to do is save up money for multiple tests at once because if you just do 1 test at a time you won't be gleaning as much meaning from them as if you do multiple tests together. Like some tests are related to each other and you get more information if you do them both at once instead of months apart.

 

Also, if you email them for a combined discount they'll most likely give you one. I do that all the time. And there are also coupon codes on the internet for like 10% off for use with Direct Labs.

 

Regarding probiotics, I use Garden of Life Ultimate Care, it has 34 strains and 100 billion CFUs so it's pretty powerful. I don't know if it will help with your acne but it'll help repair the damage done to your gut flora by antibiotics. You'll probably notice easier digestion too.  I took it because I had a fungal infection on my arm and the antifungal creams weren't working but the probiotics cleared it right up.


In Topic: I'm Truly At Wits End. I Can't Live Life Anymore. Is This Hormonal? M...

15 December 2013 - 03:29 PM

I agree with the people that said to take probiotics. Definitely do that. What helped me the most, as someone who has proven insulin resistance, was going on a low-carb diet. That made me go from 1 new zit per day to less than 1 new zit per week. I know I have insulin resistance because I took a fasting insulin test and then did the HOMA calculations. Normal fasting insulin is less than 10; mine is over 12. And carbs / sugars make me crash.

 

I recommend that you go in for a full hormone panel. It should tell you a lot about what's going on. Also buy some quality probiotics.


In Topic: How Do Products Clog Pores?

15 July 2013 - 04:32 PM

This is something I've been asking too, and the answer is either not there or difficult / scientific to answer. There are lots of threads though that go into detail. Do some advanced searches for "comedogenic" or "non-comedogenic" ingredients list and such.


In Topic: Need Makeup Advice! New User

15 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

I stopped using my facial moisturizer and replaced it with organic jojoba oil. This doesn't make my face feel oily or weighed down at all; it feels light and my skin loves the stuff. Also it will last all day. Oh and it will last and last and last. A tiny amount goes a long way. You only need like a tiny drop and you can wipe it over your whole face.

 

Also I think if your face is getting oily very fast it's probably because you are keeping it too dry. I did this with my face for years until I came to this board and people told me differently. I didn't believe them but tried what they said anyway and omg it really worked. For years I would wash my face with soap and hot water 2-3 times a day and would not moisturize. This just made my skin very oily.

 

Now I use the oil cleansing method in the morning and will wash my face with mild soap in the shower at night. And then I moisturize the corners of my mouth and area around my nose after the shower.

 

Oh and I wear makeup after moisturizing too. Moisturizer doesn't get in the way of the makeup.


In Topic: What Helps Your Extremely Oily Skin? Sensible Answers Only.

25 May 2013 - 03:18 PM

Hello.

This thread is for people, like me, who have extremely oily skin. I mean extremely oily as in 15-30 minutes after you've washed your face, you can see the oil oozing out and you notice a visible shine.

I want to know what helps your skin. Post any solutions or treatments that you've tried and which have worked to effectively control and/or reduce your oily skin SIGNIFICANTLY.

 

In order of importance:

 

1. Changing my diet from high-carb (300+ grams carbohydrates daily) to under 100 grams carbs per day reduced my acne from 1-2 new zits per day down to 1-2 new zits per week.

 

2. Using a moisturizer every day after washing my face caused my face to produce less of its own oil.

 

3. Cleansing my face with a more mild cleanser stripped less of the oil off my face and therefore my face produced less of its own oil.

 

Hope that helps.