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Member Since 15 Oct 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 06 2014 02:01 PM

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In Topic: Double Edged Razor Blade

01 September 2014 - 04:04 PM

I started using a DE razor, and I've noticed that while getting a closer shave, my face isn't breaking out nearly as bad.  I use a Merkur 34C handle with a Merkur blade, Proraso shave soap, and I do it after I've showered.  I wasn't sure how it was going to work out, but now that I'm getting the hang of not nicking myself, I'm liking it.  I use witch hazel as an after shave, and it's been great so far.  Takes a bit more work than the electric, but it's worth it.

In Topic: Vitamin D Has Cured Me Of Oily Skin And Acne

08 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

I wonder if low vitamin D or a lack of sunlight has been affecting me.  Been lousy weather the last few weeks, and didn't see much sun.  My skin hasn't been doing so well and had some big spots on my chin and forehead   Saturday and Sunday were sunny and much warmer, so I was out sanding my neighbor's deck for an hour each day so they could paint.  Now I notice my skin is looking much better.  Coincidence? 

In Topic: Too Much Caffeine?

01 April 2013 - 08:22 AM

I'm starting to think it may have been a significant contributor.  I replaced my morning coffee with decaf over the last week, and my skin was improving.  Friday I broke down and had a large coffee, regular kind.  Saturday I got a sore bump on my jaw and one on the back of my neck. 

In Topic: Early Detection And Ice Is The Key

11 October 2012 - 12:39 PM

I've noticed this too, recently.  I had a sore one starting on my chin that felt like it was down deep, and I found it at work, of all places.  I had one start like that that got all nasty, so I thought I would try icing it as soon as I discovered it.  I went and got a paper towel and ice from the ice machine, and after icing it off and on it was no longer painful and not visible.  It's been a couple of days, and it's gone now.