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stephzoars

Member Since 29 Jun 2013
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Is It Just Me Or Is America Slacking On Skin Care Products?

01 November 2013 - 05:37 PM

Every great product I've been referred to has been something out of the country with no way to ship it here to consumers in the states. Why is that??

 

It seems like every over-the-counter face wash and moisturizers have big skin no-nos in them. Not cool America, not cool.

 

A great example would be French Dalibour Water (also found in Mexico). I've heard it is practically a miracle cure for a lot of skin problems. That and some sort of zinc ointment.

 

 

 

Does anyone know of a product like that here in the U.S. or somewhere that ships great stuff like that?


Anyone Taking A Multivitamin Or Vitamins That Seemed To Have Helped Acne?

25 August 2013 - 05:53 PM

I gave up on vitamins a while back, but I'm thinking that some of them (especially in different forms - like liquid) can actually be beneficial!

 

I'll sum up my regimen and diet real simply..

 

-I do not eat gluten (intolerant), dairy (testing it out), and have limited the amount of sugar I consume to fruits.

 

-I wash my face with a mild cleanser (Clean & Clear Sensitive Foaming Face Wash) and "treat" with pure witch hazel (which seems to be doing me no good but no harm) and moisturize with Cetaphil.

 

I am doing a Candida cleanse and afterwards I was thinking of adding a few vitamins into the mix after these next couple of weeks. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated!!

 

I'm thinking Vitamin D, Zinc (Gluconate), Women's Multivitamin, and maybe L-Lysine to prevent the few cold sores I get a year. Anyone know how much of what works best?? Thanks a lot.


Makeup.. :s

29 June 2013 - 09:28 PM

I seriously don't use any form of medication on my acne and it has progressively gotten better whenever I use Almay's Clear Complexion foundation (has some salicylic acid in it that normally breaks me out? O_O) along with my mild, soap-free cleanser and moisturizer from Free & Clear (for people with allergies - wonderful stuff).

 

I know you're really not supposed to use makeup until you know that it isn't the makeup that's breaking you out but why the hell not??

 

 

 

Does anyone know any other makeup brands that are non-comedogenic/non-acnegenic??

 


Allergies / Sensitive Skin And Choosing A Cleanser / Moisturizer..

29 June 2013 - 07:03 PM

People can indefinitely develop allergies, and perhaps one of the allergies you have unknowingly developed is to an ingredient in your face wash or lotion? It could even be one of those impossible-to-pinpoint ingredients. :\

 

That's what I ruled when using a cleanser and moisturizer set from my allergist. This stuff works WONDERS.. it's called "Free & Clear" and it's the mildest thing you could ever use.

 

So whether you're on the regimen or not, you should be using a mild cleanser with non-irritating ingredients, duh.

 

I bought both the cleanser and the moisturizer through Amazon, it's not CHEAP but it's definitely not expensive. It makes my face feel super clean. But the moisturizer is a liiiiittle heavy. You will definitely need to allow it some drying time. But lemme tell you as of recently I could not be happier with my skin (unless of course I never got acne to begin with).

 

It worked with both my body and facial acne. Just trying to help someone else out. And it's not like this could hurt your skin IN ANY WAY. Unlike the lemon juice facials, salicylic acid scrubs, tea tree oil spot treatments, and any of the other countless harsh products I've put on my face that claimed to be helpful or mild.