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#3381965 Anyone Else Doing Low Candida Diet?

Posted by nikkimixam on 11 September 2013 - 01:44 PM

So, I started using grapeseed oil...napa valley naturals from whole foods.   Last. Night,  I put some on my chin and jawline only because that's where I broke out.   I'm still afraid to put it all over my face.   Anyone else use this?  I still use jojoba as well for the rest of my face. The brand for that is dessert essence. .. What does everyone else use?

#3380512 Anyone Taking A Multivitamin Or Vitamins That Seemed To Have Helped Acne?

Posted by nikkimixam on 04 September 2013 - 11:40 PM

WishClean - do you see an increase in breakouts/oiliness in your skin when you use multivitamins with those higher in those B vitamins?
I don't like most multivitamins for the same reason of tolerance and such. That one in particular is very pricy and contains Biotin (something I've been trying to avoid - just testing it out).
Jack - I'm sorry to hear that! Did you use too much of it? I know I have to slowly make my way up to the full dose of AHA. For me honey and / or green tea is really helpful in healing irritated skin. I try to maintain a good balance of natural and good-for-you chemicals. In the end AHA is the beeeeest for dark marks.
Nikki - Wonderful!! I don't know what it is about magnesium but I can tell that of all of my vitamins I purchased it is doing the most good. Even if my acne stays as is, I'll be happy with the high levels of energy and optimism I have at this very moment.

I think my acne may have a lot to do with my makeup. I don't know how to go to work without it, I work at a country club and they would probably drop their jaws in horror if I went bare-faced to work. I really need to find a perfect makeup (even if I end up having to make it myself!) and then I'll be set.
*** Right now I am on my second day of my Paula's Choice Clear (Regular Strength) Acne Two-Week Trial Kit ***
I must say I haven't seen any difference, but I don't expect to see much until the end of my bottles. I also bought a sample of her BHA 9 for my nose.
I have to say that for having salicylic acid (something that I thought once irritated the sh*t out of my skin) it hasn't irritated me at all. The BHA 9 also has oat kernel (I am gluten sensitive), but it hasn't caused me any issues either. I'm going to keep my blog updated. :)

Now that you mention it, I started limiting the amount of makeup I wear everyday and I think that is helping me as well! I wear probably a fourth of a dime size now.   I was wearing maybe a quarter size a month ago... Been using Revlon colorstay the past several months.   My skin hasn't been this great in forever.  Yeah,  my scars still show to an extent but so what!  I work at the estee lauder cosmetics counter and I don't care!  Haha. .I just kind of figured that since my body likes to detox through my face,  masking it with makeup would just make the zits worse and a lot bigger. After all, I never even had acne til I started wearing makeup!  Its just gotten worse and worse over the years since working at a cosmetics counter experimenting with everything.  You should try not wearing as much,  until you get down to none..see if it helps!  I cut down gradually and I'm noticing the improvements. But then again,  I also eat a lot less carbs than before and am doing a bunch of other things as well. Since I started almost everything at once,  I probably wouldn't be able to tell you what's working for me.   I'm very happy that my digestion has normalized though because I'm very sure that has a lot to do with everything!

#3380115 Anyone Taking A Multivitamin Or Vitamins That Seemed To Have Helped Acne?

Posted by nikkimixam on 03 September 2013 - 11:47 AM

I just started taking magnesium along with calcium. 400 mg of magnesium and 250 mg of calcium. I'm curious to see if what you are doing works!

So far so good!!! I don't know which of the vitamins are doing what they're doing but I'm glad I decided to take them. All I've heard is great things about magnesium. :) People rave about zinc as well.
In conjunction with the candida cleanse, manuka honey applied topically at night (and day - I'm wearing it under my makeup right now :P), and my gluten and dairy free diet, I can truthfully say I have never felt better.
And.. get this.. no active pimples! Oh I lied, there's one near my eyebrow haha. This is great timing seeing as it's my birthday today. ^_^
I'm not saying everyone should go the same route I did, or that it was easy. I had a lot of allergies, stomach problems, and stress in my life that needed to be taken care of before I reached this point.
How have you been feeling since taking the Magnesium, even if it hasn't been very long??

I was going to start taking magnesium too heard it can help balance your system..
Inositol powder, interesting. Not sure how good it is, but it sounds very good to me. need to read into it more though.
for example, you cant just start taking one thing and not knowing the other synergies, like, inositol depletes other vitamins and minerals so you would need to take those as well. same for NAC, you need to use it with vit C for better uptake, and also take magnesium. 

Oooooh I wasn't aware that inositol did that, thanks for the great tips! Do you think you would have to take a double dose of all the vitamins you take (or eat naturally) to make sure they're doing anything?

I'm loving the magnesium!  I have been sleeping much better.   My bowels have been normal ever since taking them.   I feel better in general!  How are things going for you?  How's your skin looking?

#3378941 Anyone Taking A Multivitamin Or Vitamins That Seemed To Have Helped Acne?

Posted by nikkimixam on 29 August 2013 - 10:01 PM

I just started taking magnesium along with calcium.  400 mg of magnesium and 250 mg of calcium.  I'm curious to see if what you are doing works!