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Hokay So..

I have just received my shipment of dudu osun black soap and grisi sulfur soap. I don't know which one I should use more often or at what time of day. If anyone is actually reading this does black soap in the AM sound good, followed by the sulfur soap at night? I also got a giant container of Permethrin to get rid of mites just in case it was/is them. Don't know exaaactly what to do with it as it is just this liquid ----->http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00061MSS0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 And apparently it can be used on only pups, what about my 3 little kitty muffins? I don't want them to suffocate, get sick, or anything like that. What do I do? My dad suggested renting a steam cleaner vac and using it on the carpets. I don't know how this stuff is harmful, can I just not apply it on them because they're doops and will lick it when cleaning themselves?

clambak3

clambak3

10/03/2012

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09/28/2013

 

Never In My Acne Career

Have I had this bad of skin. It's scaring me. I feel like my face is trying to warn me of something really big and bad happening in my body. I have had swollen lymph nodes since January.. yeah. I went to my regular physician twice about 3 months apart from eachother and she gave me a Z Pack. Stupid intelligent doctors not using their full potential. I'm going to call my allergist and set up a food allergy test, get referred to an endocrinologist and check out all that fun stuff and I still have no idea what to do about my severely sore throat due to esophagus inflammation..... I am a wreck. So I need to straighten all of this stuff out before my skin can become anywhere near how clear I want it to be. I am still very much itchy and am pretty sure that it is some sort of mite on my skin. Scabies, chiggers, demodex mites, whatever you want to call them I have become their best friend. I got rid of it almost completely until my boyfriend developed them from me and infected me again. WOOHOO.

clambak3

clambak3

10/01/2012

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10/03/2012

 

Alright, Enough Is Enough Damn It.

I am getting super itchy and trying to find the trigger of it all. I have a dermatologist appointment again tomorrow afternoon and I'm going to ask him to do a skin test to see if I have Scabies / Demodex Mites, Allergic contact eczema, or Dermatitis herpetiformis. Either way my life sucks loI I just ate some gluten and just also got a wave of itchy feelings so I'm thinking the latter is probably what I have. I'm really hoping I don't have some sort of invisible parasites all over my body. It just give me the WILLIES. I'm just hoping I can figure it out and relieve this itching. Living without gluten again and forever afterwards is gonna stink. :C

clambak3

clambak3

09/23/2012

 

So-So.

I left my makeup on last night by complete accident and when I woke up from my 14 hour slumber (I know, holy crap what person needs to sleep that long??) my skin looked better than the night previous. Weeeeird. But I'm not eating gluten again because maybe these hives are stemming from some sort of food allergy. I really have had it up to here with all the different methods I've tried to get rid of this thing so for now I'm taking more Epsom salt baths and giving up gluten. I am just super frustrated but trying to hang in there at this point. Drinking mad amounts of water and wondering what kind of vitamins I should be taking. Right now I take zinc, d3, fish oil, biotin, and fiber supplements along with my Xyzal (levocetirizin) for my hives. Any recommendations / tweaks you think I should give to my daily regimen?

clambak3

clambak3

09/06/2012

 

>:)

Not exactly sure what that face means but BWAHHHHHHH I love my skin right now. I do a honey mask for about an hour or two every other night and my skin looks instantly beautiful. Way less marks and new acne forming as a result. I also look like I'm glowing. And no I am not pregnant. As a matter of fact, I have my period. So I figured my skin would look hideous. Glad I thought wrong. My 21st was the best day of my life to date. Exceeeept I sort of did a faceplant on my livingroom floor. My nose hurts like a mother. But other than that I was super happy and the Cubs won which is all I wanted. Stephanie

clambak3

clambak3

09/03/2012

 

Of Course I Would Burn My Hand At Work..

Like I'm not stressed out enough! It's my 21st tomorrow and this rash is taking it's sweet time healing. And of course I had to burn my right hand. Arrrrgh. All I have is this stupid triple antibiotic ointment and ice to apply to it. Pfft. Gah it stings so badddd! And my skin is meh lately. Feels like a lot more of the non-inflamed acne bumps all over my face. Thinking it's something in my diet. I've been consuming a lot more sugar than usual lately. Gotta eat healthier. :\ Stephanie

clambak3

clambak3

08/30/2012

 

So Happy ^_^

I soaked in an Epsom salt bath last night and this once horrible rash is finally calming down. The calamine lotion actually did make it worse and made my skin feel dry and tight. Suffocating my skin and letting the rash breed out of control. So now I just apply 100% aloe after soaking in the bath at night (after completely air drying off). I'm going to do this until it is finally gone and I can get my drank on Friday! W00t w00t! Also, my facial skin is sooo dry. I've never had that feeling before as my skin has always been disgustingly oily. It's probably my makeup and this new primer I use.. Neutrogena Shine Control Primer with a rice protein complex to absorb oils. It feels gritty and weird but it really does control the oil but I'm wondering just how much because even not wearing it today I feel super oil-free. Hopefully my skin won't freak out and create more sebum. I'm just hoping for the best and staying super strict on washing my face at night. I stopped using Apple Cider Vinegar on my face and it feels a little weird. I just didn't want to aggravate my skin and I think it may be better that I stopped. If my skin gets worse then I'll begin it again once the rash is completely gone. I'm actually not seeing my boyfriend for a couple of days to see if it's something of his that's causing this insane rash. I'm just super hopeful and grateful that my skin looks much, much clearer and I hope everyone else is having a wonderful skin day. Stephanie

clambak3

clambak3

08/25/2012

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08/28/2012

 

Trying To Look At The Bright Side Of Things

But somewhat failing. I am still super itchy in a handful of places all over my body. My butt has a patch, my inner thigh has a patch, my tummy, my back, and my foot a little bit. WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO? D: It's seriously been a week and a half, maybe two. It's not very noticeable, if at all. But it is so freaking itchy I tell ya what! Tonight I'm going to go buy some calamine lotion because the hydro-cortisone and the A&D ointment have done nothing so far. My nose is also super stuffy and the medicine that works for my allergies is also completely out of my price range. I hate being broke. However my skin hasn't looked this good in quite some time. I really only have one thing to thank for that. Florafiber. My mom sells Herbalife and man this stuff ROCKS. I have always had stomach problems and I truly believe that's why I've had such bad acne. They both started when I was about 11. Thought it was my menstrual cycle but now I'm really starting to think it had all to do with my gastrointestinal issues. I also started using L'Oreal's Youth Code Correcting Serum for dark spot treatment and after using it a couple days along with a honey mask my marks do appear much smaller and less noticeable. I also purchased Olay's Thermal Mini Peel to use before the honey mask and it felt really nice. I hear some people use it every day but I bought it to use before using a mask a couple times a week. I think I should be able to have almost clear skin by my birthday in 8 days. So freaking excited. Stephanie

clambak3

clambak3

08/23/2012

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08/25/2012

 

Rollercoaster

That's what I feel like I'm on right now. I feel awesome today! Itchy, but awesome. My tummy has a lot less bumps and the cream soothes my skin fairly well. I felt really bad saying no to sleeping over at my boy's house last night but I really needed the sleep and face wash. My skin already feels cleaner and clearer. I'm going to do another Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask tonight. I've also read wonderful reviews for Olay Regenerist's Thermal Mini Peel and I'm gonna snatch a bottle at Walmart tonight. I'm really thinking that will help. Gonna do a little mini facial tonight at my house. I really want my skin to be clear come the 31st for my birthday and Cubs game. I also want to note that since last night I started using Florafiber from Herbalife two to three times a day and have been trying to drink plenty of water. I also add 3 capfuls of this aloe juice with mango from Herbalife to a bottle of water in the morning and at night. Maybe that's what I can attribute to the fading of my acne. Who knows, all I know is things are looking up. Stephanie

clambak3

clambak3

08/19/2012

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08/23/2012

 

>_<

I almost cried last night. That's how absolutely uncomfortable I was with the itchiness of these stupid bumps all over my body. I was almost convinced I had chicken pox or worse, leprosy. I also had to explain to my boyfriend just how badly it affected my skin when I don't remove my makeup at night when I see him. And worse, that I didn't feel comfortable and couldn't look him in the eyes if I did take it off. I'm hoping that my switching body washes, damn Aveeno, will help me. I just got this Softsoap Heavenly Vanilla body wash that I've used in years prior (that smells exactly as it sounds.. heavenly). And I apply aloe all over after showering. It's only been a day and I have seen no change in bumps or itchiness but I'm hoping I will soon. I haven't been overly stressed lately but it's hard to maintain my cool when I'm itchy and pimply in all the worst areas. :\ Gotta keep calm and carry on. Easier said than done. Heh. Just how do I say no to sleeping over at my boyfriend's house? I don't even have a car so it's not even easy to leave. Who knew skin could be such a damper on your social and love life. Stephanie

clambak3

clambak3

08/19/2012

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08/19/2012

 

My Skin Looks Horrid. Absolutely Horrid.

After TWO FREAKING DAYS of not washing off my makeup my skin is outraged. I wish I could find a foundation that wouldn't cause this. I also wish I weren't stupid those two days and JUST WASHED MY DAMN FACE. :\ Can't go back now so I just have to keep marching on, keep with the regimen and try not to pop all of these tiny little white heads that have taken over my face. On the bright side me and the boyfriend are back together. Which I don't know how to feel about. Life just needs to be easier lol. I keep getting a reoccuring outbreak of hives all over my body.. THEHELL?! Does anyone have any suggestions on a great body wash and lotion set that is good for sensitive skin, like, with no fragrance and stuff. And don't say Aveeno cuz I'm almost positive that was the culprit of my last little outbreak. Getting a little fed up. :\ Stephanie

clambak3

clambak3

08/17/2012

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08/19/2012

 

Merrrh

I just broke up with my boyfriend on Friday and I've been so super stressed, getting little sleep, working crap tons, and just emotionally dead. My skin looks OKAY but I've been too depressed and pathetic to wash my face properly these past two nights. I have a few extra white heads because of this but nothing too overwhelming. I was also going to take a picture but had to run out the door to get to work today. It's my mom's birthday and I have no present for her either. I'm just a huge mess. Everything was so perfect last week too. BOO! I've been drinking very little water, eating less than a meal a day, and just got a cold or whatever the hell this thing is that makes my head feel like a pinata about to burst with Skittles and Sweet Tarts. I've been ridiculously warm and sweating like no one's business. How could things get worse? My 21st birthday is in a couple weeks and I need clear skin damnit. I'm just so overwhelmed. Need to get my mind off all of these bad things. Other than that, how is everyone else's skin doing? Well I hope! Stephanie

clambak3

clambak3

08/12/2012

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08/17/2012

 

Not As Ecstatic.

I left my makeup on last night and boy do I regret it. I don't see much of a change in my skin but it just FEELS gross, ya know? I need to follow my regimen a lot more strictly. :\ I do remember to take my vitamins every day now though. I take them in the morning otherwise I forget or am too lazy to get out of bed and take them at night. I also believe it messes up my tummy when I take them at night. Don't know if there is much truth to that or if I'm just a little nutty. I have this HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE bump on the side of my nose that grows as the week progresses. So not cute. I just need to even out my skin tone. The marks left behind are even more disgusting and annoying than the active pimples themselves! I bought Garnier's Skin Renew Dark Spot Corrector blah blah blah thing and around that time is when I got all those nasty little bumps. I also think.. get this.. jojoba oil breaks me out. WHAT?!?!?! Is that even possible? Just goes to show that everyone out there is completely different. I'm also concerned about my using extra virgin olive oil as a makeup remover. Yes I wipe it off right away and then wash my face but I don't know, can't help but be wary. I'm gonna up my water intake to FIVE MILLION GALLONS A DAY. Take that. Jaykay not trying to drown myself here. Forrealdough I'm drinking way more water and green tea. I feel so healthy. Cept I had two mountain dew bottles today. I suck at this healthy thing haha. Stephanie

clambak3

clambak3

08/10/2012

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08/12/2012

 

It's The Strangest Thing..

I don't know WHAT I did but my skin is honestly clear. I have 2 white heads and that is IT. I haven't had this clear of skin since I was like 10. My spots are also a lot less noticeable and appear to be smaller. I couldn't be happier with my skin regimen. I was thinking it had a lot more to do with food and nutrition but honestly I've been eating like total crap these past 2 weeks, been smoking a lot, and even drinking. I would have never guessed that my skin would look this great right now. I don't even know what to do with myself! I do have to say that this mask->http://www.amazon.co...words=clay mask has a LOT to do with it. That and just regularly washing my face at night gently (then of course applying ACV and rinsing it off) and then just cleansing it with cool water in the mornings. That and my moisturizer is effing perfect. I love Olay and I don't think I would ever switch moisturizers. EVER. Stephanie

clambak3

clambak3

08/05/2012

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08/17/2012

 

Just Got Back From Las Vegas

And man does my skin love me. I really do think the sun helps heal acne. No matter what people say about hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. The key is moderation. I ate like crap all last week too. I began to rinse the Apple Cider Vinegar off of my face after about five (usually when I'm in a rush before bed) to fifteen minutes instead of leaving it on. I almost felt like it made me break out more to leave it on. I am in love with my lotion, Olay Complete for Sensitive Skin. It's truly a godsend. I haven't kept up with my honey and lemon face masks but boy do I miss them. I always feel like the spots I have are waay smaller and less red. And I keep forgetting to wash my face at night. Bad Stephanie, bad bad! Oh well, I do use Almay's Clear Complexion line with salicylic acid so I don't feel as bad about it haha. My face is nice and soft but I do have a lot of tiny little bumps still around my chin because of a reaction from makeup or something but they're getting bigger (ooh yay) and eventually dying off. I have a couple spots elsewhere but nothing too big. Here's to hoping my regimen will work. Stephanie

clambak3

clambak3

08/03/2012

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