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Current Regemen

Products I Use Now:

Cleanser: Neutrogena-Oil Free Acne Wash- Redness Soothing Facial Cleanser

neutrogena

Moistureizer: Derma-E- Very Clear- Problem Skin Moisturizer

Derma E

Hyperpigmentaiton: Derma E- Skin Lighten - Natural Fade and Lighten Creme

Derma E

Sun Block: Eucerin- Every Day Protection Face Lotion- SPF 30 Eucerin

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Shampoos/Conditioners

Beauty Without Cruelty Rosemary, Mint,Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner

http://www.beautywithoutcruelty.com/index.cfm?shampoos

Giovanni 50:50 shampoo conditioner

http://www.giovannicosmetics.com/products.php

Aubry Organics Chamomile, and Swimmer's shampoo and conditioners

http://www.aubrey-organics.com/ProductInfo...x?productid=072

The Body Shop's Olive Oil shampoo (has sodium laureth sulfate) and conditioner (Conditioner better than Shampoo)

http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/natural-shampoo/prod6270019

Deep Conditioning:

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

http://www.nutiva.com/products/10_coconut.php

Umberto Repair Treatment Mask

http://www.target.com

The Body Shop's Brazil nut Moisture Mask

http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/hair-treatment/prod3840005

I used to get dandruff all the time, whilst living in a dry,cold climate. Here is what i do with my hair, to keep dandruff away:

I only wash every 3rd day, when my hair was long, i went about 1 week between washings.

If i work out, I rinse my hair with water, and add little conditioner, but NO SHAMPOO.

I buy shampoo with NO SODIUM LAURYL SULFATES. These dry out the hair and scalp.

If i get the itchies, I moistureize my scalp with coconut oil overnight, rinse in the AM.

If that doesnt work, i add tea tree oil to the coconut oil, and massage into my scalp. note tea tree oil is antibacterial, and antifungal. Coconut is antimicrobial. Sometimes dandruff is caused by a fungus.

And thats about it. I get my hair cut about 1 x 3 or 4 months, I bleach the shit outta it, I fry it with the hot iron, and blow dryer.

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HAIR--Dandruff

Ive been reading on a lot of other people's posts about having dry/itchy scalp due to accutane. Here is some intresting stuff about dandruff

Dandruff particles are visible flakes of skin that have been continuously shed from the scalp. It is normal to shed some dead skin flakes as the skin is constantly renewing itself. The new cells form in the lower layers. They are gradually pushed to the surface as more new cells form beneath them. By the time they reach the surface, the cells have become flat and overlap each other like roof tiles. By then, these cells are dead and are shed from the surface all the time. They are so small that we do not notice this is happening.

With dandruff, this whole process of skin renewal (or skin turnover) speeds up, so a greater number of dead cells are being shed. Also, the cells are shed in clumps, which are big enough to be seen with the naked eye as embarrassing flakes, especially when they land on dark clothing. The scalp may also feel slightly itchy.

Dandruff is very common. According to Proctor and Gamble, it affects more than 50% of the population of the USA – so it is more common to have dandruff than not! It can occur at any age, but is most likely in the early 20s http://www.embarrassingproblems.com/problem/dandruff

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Hey fellow pimple-haters

Before I forget, Here are some of the other products I use. I have oily-super sensitive skin.

Hands: #1 Unrefined Shea Butter

The Body Shoppe "Lay it on THICK" with shea butter

Purell with aloe vera (have to use for work :D)

Lips: Beeswork Lipbalms **AWESOME!!!**

http://beeswork.com/products/lip_balm/index.html

Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip balm in Pomegranate **smooth and thick :D**

(not impressed with other formulas from this company)

Kiss my Face "sliced peach" with spf 15

Dessert Essence with Shea Butter

For lip color:

YES to Carrots "Sunset pink"

Alba Terra Tints "garnet" spf 18

Hair: Beauty Without Cruelty Shampoo/Conditioner "Tea Tree Mint"

Aubry Organics "swimmers" shampoo (when i swim)

Paul Mitchell Leave-In Conditioner

Makeup: seldom wear b/c of allergies the following makeup i have had no bad reactions

Foundation: MAC "Studio FIX" powder foundation

Concealer: Clinique "City Cover" compact concealer spf 15

Liquid Foundation: Mabelliene "Pure makeup" foundation

Blush: Revlon Golden Affair sculpting blush in "rose rapture"

Mascara: Mabelliene "full n soft" and The Body Shop "super volume mascara"

Eyeshadow" MAC, Clinique

Eyeliner: Rimmel "Soft Kohl", MAC Gel liner, Mabelliene liquid liners

Legs/Shave: brand-new Mach 3 razor, hot water, no soap or gel. sometimes use conditioner

Laundry: Purex 3-in1 "free and clear"

ALL "Free and clear"

Mrs. Meyers Lavender detergent

Products that result in MASSIVE break-outs/eczema:

ALL Pantiene conditioners

ALL Cover Girl makeup

ALL Chapstick brand lib balm

ALL OTC BZP except Persagel 10%

ALL Fabric softeners

Shaving Gel

Get Real "Mint": Caused irritation while on accutane

Carmex: made lips PEEL while on accutane!!!!

Lip Trip lip balm: Caused stinging and peeling!!! plus unpleasant stickiness.

Burts Bees Almond Milk Hand Creme: stinging while on accutane

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