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dancedd

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Diet + The Regimen

29 October 2013 - 08:30 PM

Hey,

 

I posted this under the regimen section but I am not getting any feedback there. LOL

So I will post this here....

 

I was wondering if anyone here had some success combing the two?

I been mostly concentrating on the diet aspect in the last 7 or so years but I noticed that I always had to use benzoyl peroxide wash (10%) regardless of the composition of my diet. Out of all the products the benzoyl product somewhat controlled my acne better compared to other products.

 

I eat a Paleo style diet for almost 2 years but unfortunately after almost 20 years of having acne I am still breaking out. I am now 32 years old and realize I will always have acne and will never outgrow it. I don't really know what else to do at this point. I have used Accutane 13 years ago and obviously it didn't work. And I am still suffering some of the side effects from it.

 

I am wondering if adding the treatment gel (2.5%) like described in the regimen will make any difference? I am assuming it won't hurt me since my skin is already used to benzoyl peroxide. Does putting the gel help control the oil too? I tend to get very oily by mid-day and evening..

 

Any feedback would be appreciated smile.png

 

FYI my current topical regimen is: Clean and clear cleanser (10% benzoyl peroxide), clean and clear moisturizer (0.5% salicylic acid) (or Complex 15 moisturizer) and clean and clear spot treatment (10% benzoyl peroxide).

 

 

~dd


The Regimen + Diet

27 October 2013 - 04:08 PM

Hey everyone,

 

I was wondering if anyone here had some success combing the two?

I been mostly concentrating on the diet aspect in the last 7 or so years but I noticed that I always had to use benzoyl peroxide wash (10%) regardless of the composition of my diet. Out of all the products benzoyl product somewhat controlled my acne better compared to other products.

 

I eat a Paleo style diet for almost 2 years but unfortunately after almost 20 years I am still breaking out. I am now 32 years old and realize I will always have acne and will never outgrow it. I don't really know what else to do at this point. I have used Accutane 13 years ago and obviously it didn't work. And I am still suffering some of the side effects from it.

 

I am wondering if adding the treatment gel (2.5%) like described in the regimen will make any difference? I am assuming it won't hurt me since my skin is already used to benzoyl peroxide. Does putting the gel help control the oil too? I tend to get very oily by mid-day and evening..

 

Any feedback would be appreciated smile.png

 

FYI my current topical regimen is: Clean and clear cleanser (10% benzoyl peroxide), clean and clear moisturizer (0.5% salicylic acid) and clean and clear spot treatment (10% benzoyl peroxide).

 

 

~dd


Oil Pulling Method Gone Wrong!

19 October 2013 - 02:22 PM

Hey,

 

I haven't posted on here in years. Not because I was cured but just stoped.

 

Anyways, I been following a similar diet to the Paleo template the last 1.5 years. I was still getting mild to moderate acne here and there and had oily skin. But compared to before, it was better. Not 100% clear like most people experience unfortunately. I couldn't stop my clean and clear benzoyl peroxide face wash despite my diet. I also take fermented cod liver oil, probiotics, digestive enzymes, saurkraut and vitamin d.

 

Well about 2 weeks ago I wanted to try out the oil cleansing method that I been hearing alot of people having great success online for years. I wanted to try natural topical methods to help control my oil production. Well it went horribly wrong for me! Suddenly after a week I have gotten painful chin, upper lip, nose and eyebrow cystic acne and zits! Obviously after a week I had to stop it and went back to my benzoyl peroxide face wash. Its been a week now since I stoped the oil cleansing method but I am still breaking out like crazy!  Obviously I realize I shouldn't of jumped with with both feet and switching over night. But while doing the oild cleansing method, I noticed my skin never gotten dry. Even when I used just castor oil and nothing else. And that supposedly is very drying for most people. Not for me! lol

 

Btw this is not teenage acne. I obviously will never outgrow this since I am 32 years old now.

 

 

~d

 

 


Healthy Supplements?

02 May 2012 - 04:09 PM

Hey,

I was wondering if you guys knew of companies that provided yeast, corn, egg, dairy, nut, soy and gluten free supplements?

I been on a strict Paleo (no cheating at all, excluding night shade family, little non-citrus fruit) diet for almost 4 months but still not clear and new breakouts coming. So I am starting to think its the few supplements I am taking- multivitamin, probiotic, magnesium, vitamin d, saw palmetto extrat, that are breaking me out.

I just noticed there is brewer's yeast under other ingredients in my vitamin code multi vitamin. I am starting to think to maybe take out the multivitamin all together. I think it might be a waste of money. I eat pretty healthy. Also, I heard most of vitamin c is derived from corn. And didn't see anywhere on this multivitamin saying it is corn free.

I am wondering if the Now Foods brand is good?