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OMG!!!!! U GUYS MUST TRY THIS!!

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Hey everyone,

This regiment has worked very well for me since I first posted in this thread. I used it just this morning.

There were a few times when I did break out minimally. I discovered it had to do with: a) mineral makeup which contained bismouth, and b) a dirty makeup brush.

Solution: I switched from Bare Essentuals to Everyday Minerals, and I wash my makeup brush with my face cleanser before I use it each time.

I also experimented with this regiment: I left out the egg mask step for a few days, then left out the baking soda step for a few days. Without the egg mask, my face did not seem nearly as toned and radiant, and without the baking soda scrub, my whiteheads came back and complexion became dull. Conclusion: all of these steps contribute to prettiest skin I can have.

I always follow up this regiment with this moisturizer: 3 drops of grapeseed oil mixed with 5 drops of lavender oil. It's not the "be all end all" moisturizer out there. It just one that works for me.

I got the grapeseed oil at the healthfood store. It came in a huge bottle, so I poured some in a small travel-size squirt bottle. I "painted" the mixture onto my skin with that brush I use. It does not look greasy at all. It does not make me break out like the almond oil did. Ladies: it looks great under makeup and helps it go on smoother!

Red marks: I confess, I have been using 4% hydroquinone to help with the red marks. It works great at fading red marks! But it is a chemical product; however, I will be experimenting with Bio Oil to eliminate red marks when it arrives in the US this March.

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I did the egg mask last night and my skin felt AMAZING afterwards!

I've been using ACV for 3 months now and honestly, it only fades fresher, smaller marks. My old marks are still there, but I like it so I'm continuing using ACV anyway.

I also just tried the baking soda this morning. Can't tell I difference yet really. I have high hopes though!

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Hey delna!

I cant find any acv around my stores, so i was wondering if i could use fresh lemon juice as my toner instead, like would it hurt more than help? and is it bad to use two other facial washes WHILE on this regimen? b/c in the morning and when im taking my makeup off i use aveeno foaming wash and at night i use AcneFree, before i do all the other stuff.

thx! :angel:

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Thank you soooo much for telling everyone about this wonderful regimen. ive been using it for 3 days and my skin is smooth now. My skin no longer feels like a rocky road or sand paper, its actually smooth! I have seen a slight improvement in my red marks, but not a lot. But sstill an improvement in the texture of my skin is something to be greatful for. your awesome :dance:

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I have been using ACV for several months now, and it has really helped with my redmarks and keeping my skin clear!

A month or so ago I didn't use ACV one morning, after having used it for the past few months, and for the first time in weeks I broke out with lots of tiny white pimples! Then I knew ACV must really help in preventing breakouts.

The first time I read this thread I did the whole thing... baking soda, ACV, and egg mask. I stopped doing the egg mask because it was too much of a hassle (plus I'm in college and don't usually have eggs in the dorms) but I continue to use ACV twice a day, and the baking soda mask occasionally when I feel like there's too much build-up on my face.

Well, today I noticed that my redmarks that I've had FOREVER (really, probably a year or more) looked a lot lighter. I think it was the baking soda! I used it for the first time in a long time the night before, and used the ACV after. I think the two together really do work well. I can tell the baking soda really helped since I hadn't used it in a while, and it was the only "new" thing I did before I noticed the significant reduction of my redmarks. So now I try to use baking soda more often. Just thought I'd share that!

Also, for a natural spot-treatment for zits, Desert Essence blemish stick is THE BEST! You can buy it at GNC or Trader Joe's (much cheaper at TJ's!) I ran out of it recently (the tiny bottle lasts me less than a month) and I couldn't find it anywhere (didn't know about TJ's yet) so I just bought Tea Tree Oil, since it's the main ingredient, and mixed a bit of that with aloe vera gel and would spot-treat zits with that. It didn't work as well and it was hard to not use too much tea tree oil (it would make my face red). Anyway, I'm so glad I got the Desert Essence blemish sticks again. They were only $5 at Trader Joe's, compared to $9 at GNC, so I went ahead and got 2. I'm now treating the two pimples that I got since I ran out of this stuff (my skin was totally pimple-free before I ran out!)

I also use Desert Essence Throughly Clean Face Wash (it has TTO and Awahpui) and it's AMAZING! You only need a few drops so it will last you forever, and it's also about $5 at Trader Joe's! (or $9 at GNC). It was too drying for me when I first used it, but now I just add a few drops of jojoba oil to it every time I wash my face and it works wonders! :) And it doesn't hurt that jojoba oil is said to be good for redmarks too!

Sorry for getting a bit off the red-marks topic... hehe. But this is the thread that really got me involved in this board, which I've learned a lot from, so I just thought I'd share what has been working for me :)

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Hi- I read and read through the posted replies- sorry if this question is redudnant~

Can you use the ACV and Mask with BP acne treatment?? Or do I need to wait untill ALL acne is gone?

I still have some breakouts that are on the healing end~

I have just recently started treating moderate acne (blackheads, pimples,pustules and a couple cysts) I have been treating for 1 week with Dans regemine and have been seeing improvement- I have uber dry skin now- and would like to do something to improve the texture and this sounds like a great regime - I would like to exfoliate and neutralize PH but am concerned with overdoing it-

Any advise/suggestions?

Thanks!

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im sorry if this was asked already, i just dont have enough time to look through each post to check and see if it was answered.

how much lemon juice? :surprised:

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THANKYOU!

I am 35yrs old - and have suffered from acne since I was 13. I cleared it up with a comination of antibiotics or birthcontrol since my 20's .... but ever since I've had terrible blackheads & red "scars". I've been using various products with BHA/Salicylic acid since its supposed to penetrate the oil/blockage within the pore to best exfoliate .... but it didnt really seem very effective.

Last week I read this forum and started adding equal parts baking soda to my cleanser (Biore Deep Pore) as an exfoliating agent - but the results were surprisingly better. My blackheads are 85% gone! I think the Baking Soda softens the PH level in the cleanser so the BHA is more effective. I also use Apple Cider Vinigar as a toner, (also to return my skin's PH to normal level) - in one week the red marks have faded by 50%?!?

WOW!

Thank you to everyone in this thread! I'm so glad to finally have this problem solved .... only wish I had learned this years ago .... would have prevented so much damage!

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Delna u must be happy this threads a HIT,

been doing the egg/mask for awhile gonna start ACV cuz i hear nothing but good things about it from this thread

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God, what a lot of posts. Anyway, this sounds awesome I'm gonna have to give it a try. My red marks are now pinkish/light red but from what I have read here it seems this methos followed religiously could go some way to fading them completely. I'll go and get the 'ingredients' later today. After a month of doing it I will post my results.

Also, I would much rather choose a natural approach to relieve red marks than using glycolic acid and I have just been leaving them alone since using ACV while ago (I only used it for 2 weeks which is never enough time to allow something to work) and they are finally fading but I wanna give em a push in the right direction

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i have to say that this method is amazing, but i'll wait for another week or so to comment it, but so far it helped fade my redmarks a lot :dance:

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ive added this into my regimen but two applications in a row i forgot to tone with ACV after the baking soda scrub.This wont have any affect on my skin will it?Im going to try my hardest to remember from now on but i just want to make sure it wont hurt my skin

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A note about egg whites:

A few pages back, it was suggested to use the white directly from the egg as opposed to the whites in the carton at the grocery store.

But I have been using the whites from the carton and getting the same quality results. The carton is so much easier because I go through egg whites quickly. There are no additives in the brand I use. It just says 100% egg whites on the side.

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This regimen is absolutely amazing.... I have been doing this for about a week and my redmarks have drastically been reduced, but i have had a few whiteheads come up but i think they're just coming to the surface.... But instead of using Bp(it irritates my skin) i use 100% aloe vera\ lotion mix........ And at night i use 100% aloe vera mixed with 100% vitamin e oil.... Vitamin E oil really does the trick, only prob is that its really sticky, so you cant rest the sides of your face on your pillow..... Wish me luck!! thanks delna i think you may have saved my life

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Help! For some reason my pores are getting larger and larger and even though my skins are smooth (except for one big zit :doubt: ), the skin actually loooks worse because of the enlarged pores.. :wacko:

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I've been using the lemon/egg mask and my skin looks SOOOO much better!!!

However, I didnt like the baking soda mask at all for some reason.

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I've scoured a bunch of this thread, but i wasnt able to determine an answer for one of my questions.

Has it determined which rids of the red marks? The baking soda or the egg-white?

Its just that my skin is doing rather well at the moment, and the last time that I had a major break-out was when I was using an exfoliating scrub (damn you to hell, St Ives sensitive or whatever its called. Note: STAY AWAY FROM IT!). So I think I'd be much more comfortable if I left out the whole baking-soda part. However, if it isnt the egg-white that removes the red-marks, I think I'd be inclined to not participate in this regime all together, seeing that my current regime is working well at controlling breakouts (and if it aint broke, dont fix it!).

Thanks.

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wow, it'd be awesome if this would work! thanks to doing a healthy diet again my skin is clearing up, but i just hate the uneven skin tone! i tried the baking soda (but i only had baking powder) and the ACV. after that my red marks came out even more, but i guess that'll calm down...i really hope it'll work ^^

oh but a question to all of you: what do you do if you are away from home for longer? say like on holidays or so. do you take the stuff with you? and would it work to fill the ACV mixed with water into a bottle? so you don't have to mix it every evening?

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when you apply the baking soda and ACV to your face, how long do you apply each one for? For the baking soda, do you massage it for about 10-15 secs and then rinse off? And for ACV, would I simply dab on my face until I got all the areas covered, or should I continue dabbing the same spot for a certain amount of time? Thanks.

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