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  1. You should be able to use the two together, provided your skin is clean when you use the light. Let us know how you get on. (My suspicion is that the breakout is unrelated to the changeover in treatment though; it may be coincidental.)
  2. Nice work! The only other thing you would need are goggles. At a pinch you could use swimming goggles and paint them with silver paint, or cover them with silver foil. But that would be 100% opaque, which is a nuisance. AFAIK there's no known reason why they should be significantly harmful.
  3. Twice the number of bulbs aren't going to make your acne twice as good though; it just means you only have to sit infront of it for half the time.
  4. You would probably do better to add the tea tree oil to a conditioner (tea tree oil is fat soluble, and conditioners are usually oil based or similar).
  5. Wolfy


    More than that though; physical factors of the food make a big difference, perhaps even the biggest. Consider mashed potato. That has high GI. The mashed potato mixes with the digestive juices and the sugar is liberated very quickly. But boiled potato, which has the same fiber, fat, protein is lower. Presumably the food presents less surface area to the digestion system and takes longer to break down to simple sugars. That's probably the biggest effect. Refined food has usually had t
  6. If you're wearing any coverup makeup, you should wash before; otherwise, I don't think it makes much difference. No, no effect at all.
  7. I'm not sure that they were coincidence. Clearly being on a stimulant can alter perspiration levels. I personally find that perspiration makes my acne worse. There's also some research that suggests that coffee can make acne worse, so other stimulants may well do similar things.
  8. It's exactly 8 weeks today actually. It is definately better that when i started. I'm just unsure as to whether my skin will keep improving after 3 months usage, or if that will be its peak. Your skin will continue to improve after 3 months; and it should be about twice as good by then. At this point I would expect you to still breakout, but the breakouts should be fewer and clear up somewhat more quickly. No, should be perfectly fine. I should leave a few hours between treatments thoug
  9. If you're under a lot of stress, I reckon you can do up to 10 mins twice a day with your lamp. But how long have you been on it so far GTO? Less than 8 weeks isn't it? Your skin should be better right now, but there's still a way to go.
  10. That's really overoptimistic. You should get slightly better skin almost right away (the red light helps with healing), but the majority of the visible improvement doesn't happen for 6 weeks; and then your skin should be noticeably improved and then will continue to improve till you're past the 3 month point. As a rough rule of thumb people get ecstatic at the 6 week mark onwards. Atleast, that's what's going to happen if you're in the 80% that see decent improvements. And another 10% se
  11. Nothing on the site gives me personally any faith that it works. What makes you say it's approved by the FDA, I didn't notice it saying that anywhere?
  12. Red marks practically always disappear; they're not true scars. In the meantime coverup makeup works well if used judiciously. If you're 25 you may not.
  13. Most of the good ones don't have sucrose (table sugar), but most do have sizeable quantities of dextrose or maltodextrin in them, because that gives a big glucose and insulin spike which helps your muscles absorb the protein and help you recover from the workout. Whether that makes you acne worse is an open question. I would say that eating pretty much pure protein after your workout without any sugars ("Optimum whey protein" has more or less no sugars/carbs) probably negates much, but not all
  14. Some of the shakes have milk powder in them. There's a slightly suspicious correlation between milk and acne in the population studies. There's various theories as to why, but there's no proven link. Whey powder is a milk product, but I would imagine that that would be less likely to be a problem, even if milk is, due to the extra processing it gets during manufacture, but I don't really know.
  15. Coool. Rofecoxib improves acne!!!! (Shame it has recently been banned due to causing heart disease, and thus killing people ) rofecoxib == Vioxx