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In Topic: Help With Dim

Today, 03:00 PM


I am not an expert but if you live in Canada I would highly recommend that you look at Estrosmart or Estrosmart plus by Lorna Vanderhaege.  They both contain DIM and are recommended for hormonal acne (the Estrosmart plus contains vitex). Neither product contains gluten or soy.  She has a website called Health and Immunity and she has written several books on women's health issues specifically hormones.  My daughter took the Estrosmart plus after coming off birth control and luckily has had no issue with her skin or her period resuming. 

Might be worth investigating.  You can buy them at any health food store or online.

Good luck.

In Topic: Need Help With A Moisturizer Problem

16 October 2014 - 11:47 AM

I second the idea of using grapeseed oil as it is the only thing that worked for my daughter and didn't make her break out.  You can get it from any health food store (not the cooking kind) and you just need to gently massage it into your face until it is absorbed.

Good luck!

In Topic: Need Recommendation For Otc Tretinoin Topical. Details Inside...

10 October 2014 - 02:01 PM

You can use bp and tretinoin together in your skin care routine but NOT at the same time. For example use the bp in the morning after you clean your face and apply the tretinoin at night after you clean your face before you go to bed.  You need at least 10 hrs between applications or the bp cancels out the effectiveness of the retinoid. ie. do not apply one on top of the other!

My daughter has been doing this for approx. 6 months and has gotten great results. The retinoid has really faded her scars.

Good luck!

In Topic: Do You Think All Acne And Health In General Can Be Made Better?

09 October 2014 - 03:21 PM

Sorry to hear of your struggles.

I would say 'stay positive' but I realize that is easier said than done.

If you can stand looking at more supplements I would suggest that you check out a line of products by Lorna Vanderhaeghe (specifically Glucosmart and/or Sleepsmart). Not sure where you live but Lorna is based in Canada and has a wealth of information (and several books - some free online) for all women on numerous issues.  My daughter and I have used several of her supplements with great results.  Of course everyone is different and I am in no way saying that they are for you - but you may be interested in taking a look at her website.

Good luck to you!

In Topic: Salicylic Acid + Benzoyl Peroxide

09 October 2014 - 11:24 AM

DebraYR - if you look at Paula Begouin's site www.beautypedia.com she talks about how some products have to be a certain PH level to be effective and how SA and BP can work together because they do different things.

Of course things work differently for everyone as we know!