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Holistically Clear, finally!! Pics and regimine inc.

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I had moderate acne and bacne since I was about 15, tried literally everything: antibiotics, prescriptions, tonnes of topicals, bp, you know the story, each seemingly making things worse. After all these crappy products making my skin worse I did a bit of research and came across the BeautySkin acne treatment lamp, had a hefty price tag of £179 but I thought id give it a go so I got it in September 07. Didn't make much of a difference, with 6 months of use so I did some more research on alternatives.

This is when I found this forum, I can honestly say I would still look like I did in the first photo if I didn't find this place. After obsesive research I found that many had great results through diet and natural methods, so though id give it a shot seeing as id already tried everything else.

Suffered an IB which lasted bout 4 days, after 2 weeks i saw significant improvment, took 3 months to get clear

Diet Changes

No Diary - rice milk instead

Cut down on gluten and wheat - gluten and wheat free bread and pasta

No Chocolate, cakes bisquits, sweets, all the nice things!!

Drink 1 green tea a day

Drink 3 litres of water a day

Drink 2 tbs of diluted with a glass of innocent smoothie twice a day

Swap normal rice with brown rice

Eat a slice of salmon every 3 days

Drink cider instead of beer (cut out alcohol...? jog on!!)

Take 2 magnesium/vitamin d3/calcium/zinc tablets a day (all in one tablet)

Drink a glass of green smoothie everyday - blueberries, strawberries, ginger, broccoli, baby spinach & parsley

Other Changes

Wash face with salt water in morning, with salt water in evening

Use roll on deodorant

Use twice a week (Jojoba:Castor:Grapeseed Oil 2:2:1)

Change pillow case 3 times a week

Try to excercise every day

Use emu oil as moisteriser and to reduce dark marks under eyes

Use natural shampoo and shaving cream from lush

15 mins of beauty skin acne lamp a day

Use anew retexturing peel wipes for red marks - these are awsome, reduce blackheads and close pores on upper cheek and nose

Before and after pics as thats why ur all here:

Before - Not for the squeamish http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/7291/pic1drz6.jpg

After http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5233/pic3dfu5.jpg

Me very surprised at the change http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/7350/pic5dzk3.jpg

Thanks again to everyone that i stole ideas from for my regimine, hopefully others will benefit from this.

Cheers

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i just saw ur pics on the emo section, congrats, ur skin looks so good now,u look great!! u have sacraficed a lot though, same with me , hope mine improves like yours!!! thanks very much for the inspiration. gives me some hope!!!!

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Nice job man. You didnt even do any major diet changes I think, so you are pretty lucky :D

What are yer normally eating during the day? Lots of vegetables, meat and fruits? Are you sticking to a paleo diet or something? Or just normal foods, while avoiding dairy, sugar and so on?

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Well done! Diet changes can be difficult and results aren't always apparent until several weeks. It takes alot of dedication to reach where you are at. Again, congratulations.

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You didnt even do any major diet changes I think

What are yer normally eating during the day? Lots of vegetables, meat and fruits? Are you sticking to a paleo diet or something? Or just normal foods, while avoiding dairy, sugar and so on?

i feel iv made drastic changes, used to eat lots of pizza, fast food, chocolate, sweets, loads of bread, LOTS of beer, not much fruit n veg and iv cut all of that shit out and eat lots of fruit n veg.

i have a green smoothie durin the day which has loads of veg, n innocent smoothie which has loads of fruit. have normal meals, with obv low gluten, wheat contents.

dunno what a paleo diet is.

I have added you to DA CLUB.

sweet

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hey!

congrats on the massive improvment in your skin- wow - to think that you have been so disaplined with your diet and clensing is inspirational- well done- i hope you are proud of yourself!

:dance:

xx

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Congratulations your skin looks great! Now that your clear do you plan to experiment with any of the foods you omitted? Ive had really good results on a diet similar to yours only a little more extreme on the zero grain/low carb side. After many months eating zero dairy Ive added butter and yogurt back into my diet to test it out. Its been about a week and everything is still looking good. I plan experiment with non glutenous grains like rice and quinoa soon as well.

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Wash face with salt water in morning, Baby Brush with salt water in evening

Use roll on deodorant

Use natural shampoo and shaving cream from lush

Congratulations dude!!! :dance: Glad your finally clear from natural treatments!! :clap:

I didn't know that salt water helps acne? Thats the first time I heard this :think: So it doesn't irritate the skin at all?

whats a roll on deodorant?

I been looking for good natural shampoos and shaving creams for a while. Mine sometimes irritate my skin :( So the company that makes them is Lush?

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Hey I am curious, what does salt water do for skin? I know people have talked about it before, but any reason as to what it does? I would love to know, I may try it too.

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cheers guys appreciate the compliments

Congratulations your skin looks great! Now that your clear do you plan to experiment with any of the foods you omitted? Ive had really good results on a diet similar to yours only a little more extreme on the zero grain/low carb side. After many months eating zero dairy Ive added butter and yogurt back into my diet to test it out. Its been about a week and everything is still looking good. I plan experiment with non glutenous grains like rice and quinoa soon as well.
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You're my inspiration on here!!

Great job, your skin looks awesome!!

Can I ask; what do you think contributed the most to your skin becoming clear? Or do you really think it was just a combination?

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You know...I did practically the same thing for a good 6 months except that I was washing with lemon juice, didn't know about green smoothies at the time and instead of replacing milk with rice milk (which is still loaded with too many carbs and calories for my liking) I just didn't consume any.

For a few months, my skin improved but wasn't totally clear and after a while, it just started breaking out again...

For some reason, I just cannot seem to holistically treat my acne. I gave in and bought BP, which has kept it pretty darn clear, but oh how I desperately wish I could pull off the holistic approach. I loved that my skin felt healthy, even if it did still break out. I'm not entirely certain what else I could try :/

I'm glad it worked for you, though

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