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In Topic: I'm Lost- Recently Told I Have Rosacea But Something Isn't Sitting Ri...

15 October 2013 - 07:34 PM

Wishclean- Would any of the Brita or Pur ones work for a bathroom faucet? Those are the only ones I can find. 


Clear my Skin- They did actually! Saw palmetto, stinging nettle, black cohosh. I eventually swapped fenugreek for the black cohosh. It wasn't a drastic change by any means, but when you have an oil slick for a face, even a little change is welcomed.I saw none of the negative side effects I read about regarding birth control. 


I've read that taking just 3 of them is suitable so I didn't do any more than that. Just in case you need to know the brands I was using were Nature's Bounty for the Saw palmetto and Soloray for the other ones. (Can be found at the Vitamin Shoppe, Amazon, Fruitful Yield..)


One tip on the fenugreek- Do not take this if you're trying to lose any weight. I didn't know before I started taking it that it was used back in the day to "plump" women up before they got married. My boobs got bigger, (which will happen on these herbs) but so did the rest of me. Though this is a bonus for me personally because I'm extremely underweight. It makes me crave a lot of carbs. :)


In the end, the biggest reduction I saw in oil was to stop using a ton of products. Just facewash and acne med. Now that fall and winter are coming, I've started using a little rose hip seed oil on the parts that tend to flake. I miss my toner and the clay mask but I honestly just don't need them anymore. But give the supplements a shot, start out small and check for any allergies and see how it goes!

In Topic: I'm Lost- Recently Told I Have Rosacea But Something Isn't Sitting Ri...

08 October 2013 - 05:27 PM

You're right. So glad you suggested a filter for the shower. What a difference. I'll have to pick up another air purifier. I have cats so I have one already, but another one would definitely be worth it. Thank you!

In Topic: I'm Lost- Recently Told I Have Rosacea But Something Isn't Sitting Ri...

06 October 2013 - 08:51 PM

So, i finally tested my water. Hardness and akalinity are at the max amount. The ph is 8.5. Which explains a lot. I need to find the test kit for mold though because it's growing on the wall underneath my bathroom sink and also, I had the unfortunate pleasure of finding mold in the little tray I keep my toothbrush in. Disgusting. Now that I've bleached the shit out of my bathroom, I'm hoping that will be a little more under control. 

Wanted to find out if highly alkaline water can damage pipes so after research and talking to my Dad (who is a general contractor and a home inspector-yay!!) I found that it can indeed damage the pipes and reduce efficiency overall. It also causes scaling on fixtures. 


I bought a filter for the shower and I could tell a difference immediately. It felt softer on my face. I've already tried to move out of this place once and they wanted my security deposit plus two months notice and two months rent at the end of the notice. Ridiculous. But now, I'm thinking of just making a threat to go to the EPA (luckily, I used to work with someone from there) with what I've found. OR, they can just keep my security deposit and let me out of the lease. It's extreme, but battling these skin problems is making me crazy. I know what I've found isn't deadly or anything, but regardless, the owners are not going to want the EPA anywhere near that place. 


Thanks again Tom Busby and Wishclean for all your help!

In Topic: Calling All Knowledgable Health Junkies!

05 September 2013 - 04:15 PM

I was just going to suggest the same thing. Earth balance natural buttery spread is very good. I'm a farm girl and I eat butter in ridiculous amounts (not intolerant of it and I'm underweight) but when I attempted to go vegan a few years ago, someone suggested this. Very good. 

In Topic: Summary Of The Solutions Proven To Work For Oily Skin

04 September 2013 - 09:25 PM

Saw palmetto-Took a while, but it helped. I also added fenugreek and stinging nettle. Not a huge difference. Girls-my northern ladyparts got bigger so that was nice. Not by much, just fuller. No complaints about that side effect. :)


Peppermint tea- I don't know if it was drinking a ton of this or cutting out pop, but it helped. I'm back to drinking pop, but only one every other day. I just couldn't hold out any longer. I like bubbles with my dinner. But I'm glad I went a couple months pop free. 


Lemon oil- worked like magic for me because it dried my skin out but not in a terrible way. But turns out I'm allergic to several plant and fruit based products. I can eat it, I just can't put it on my face. 


The most recent thing I did was simplify what I do to my face. I forced myself to eliminate all unnecessary steps. It was extremely hard but I'm past the adjustment phase. I just asked myself what was imperative to do and i came to the conclusion that I need to 1) clean it and 2) medicate it. No more toners, or masks, or moisturizers. And now I no longer blot. I'm still oily by the end of the day, but it's not nearly as bad as it was. Since I know oily skin comes from within, I believe the reason why this is working for me is because I'm not scraping off every last skin cell anymore. So my face "appears" less oily. I'll still work on finding the internal fix, but for now, I consider this a victory.