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annayake

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  1. Gosh, who did your ultrasound, the friend next door who has an aged x-ray stashed in his basement? Seriously, cysts+lack of ovulation+acne more or less equals PCOS. Look into that, it has a great restrictive diet you can try to follow to handle it (YAY, right? ) also look into farinetta and aminopril. Btw, you demotivate me, gluten and dairy free doesn't help? I am 4 months into the diet and yeah, it didn't do much so far, but I hope for it to change drastically anyday now but seriously. I'm g
  2. Gosh, who did your ultrasound, the friend next door who has an aged x-ray stashed in his basement? Seriously, cysts+lack of ovulation+acne more or less equals PCOS. Look into that, it has a great restrictive diet you can try to follow to handle it (YAY, right? ) also look into farinetta and aminopril. Btw, you demotivate me, gluten and dairy free doesn't help? I am 4 months into the diet and yeah, it didn't do much so far, but I hope for it to change drastically anyday now but seriously. I'm g
  3. Shampoos never really cause me breakouts, however I can tell you which two not to use because they caused painful breakouts in my family members who don't actually get acne: Elseve and Adidas. I am not prone to breakouts, I have comedonal acne, however I use sls free baby shampoos (currently lavera) mixed with conditioners, usually The Body Shop Banana, or Yves Rocher Phytum Activ Energie, with which I could even skip shampoo on the days when my hair seemed cleaner, because it has some cleaning
  4. Great blog, you just got yourself a new reader , however I'm really sorry that you've decided to take down the photos of your previous makeup routine, I would really like to see how Lily Lolo actually compares to Bare Minerals. I'm currently using Aromaleigh Minerals, and I really like them, however I've mistakenly ordered the slightly wrong shade... I currently wear 1Y, while it should have been 1YL. And now I'm considering checking a few other brands before I repurchase, and Lily Lolo being
  5. I think epigenetics is something that might be at cause in your case, FSAS, Because it's the only thing that would explain symptomatic differences in identical twins. But even if you say you've had the same life, there were different snacks at some time, there were different interactions with your common friends, there were occasions, when one of you ate the whole plate at dinner, and the second on only the part, skipping some part if you weren't feeling particularly hungry. And this plus, well.
  6. Yeah, I would also love "smart scientists" to do some actual research on identical twins, because it proves it doesn't all come down to genes, because you have absolutely the same. It has to be environmental, just something you are unable to pinpoint. Maybe you went through some additional emotional trauma (over something which would seem mundane to the adult you, so it didn't even prove to be worth remembering in the long term) or some additional infections, thus additional courses of medicine,
  7. Insulin resistance is not diabetes exactly... To know whether you're insulin resistant you would have to check both your sugar and insulin levels to see how effective the amount of insulin you produce is in lowering your blood glucose levels. I don't think that checking your blood glucose once is enough to tell if you don't have an issue with it. You would have to check it several times to see what your typical glucose level is, how long does it take for it to drop, and so on. Diagnosing diabete
  8. from Alternativista's http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/topic/294804-acne-dairy-and-cancer-the-5alpha-p-link/ (Sorry, now that I've quoted the sources I can see that I've simplified the info for my personal use.)
  9. The food is not an issue in itself, it's a trigger. Of course, you might be predisposed to get acne from food by being innately sensitized to one food or another, in which case your body is unable to handle it properly. But that's not that common by default as it would seem. Mostly we are affected by foods because of straining our systems with stress, lack of proper activity, lack of proper sleep, and so on, or with deficiences, and we just disturb our abilities to cope with certain compounds, w
  10. As Alternativista said, drink all kinds of teas. As with anything of the kind (herbs, spices, etc.) which have very specific properties, variety equals both moderation (won't put your body out of balance) and abundance. Great teas for acne are: rooibos, hibiscus, earlier pointed out peppermint, spearmint and green tea. In Poland pansy tea is used traditionally to cope with acne specifically... All teas will be beneficial for your overall health, so they can improve your acne as well (look up the
  11. I'm not THAT sure if gluten is crap... I know, that it is problematic for the body, and that it shouldn't be a staple (some seitan, anybody? isn't it a proper name for this delicacy? ) but it is a protein, and your body ideally should simply make use of it. Wheat has been in human diet for thousands (maybe without a plural suffix, I am not sure of how long exactly, but a thousand years for sure) and if it was obviously destroying their health, they would have notice. The problem is that our bod
  12. Seriously? But I get your problem, I've tried to find you some linguistic purists' boards to share your time between it and acne.org, and there are none. Guess you're stuck with the .org. No he's right, cheese doesn't CAUSE acne, it can AGGRAVATE acne if you already have it, but if you have no acne whatsoever then cheese will not make your break out. But cheese and dairy products will make acne worse so I would stay away from them. Then what causes acne? IF its not what you eat is it what you
  13. Seriously? But I get your problem, I've tried to find you some linguistic purists' boards to share your time between it and acne.org, and there are none. Guess you're stuck with the .org.
  14. I would rather attempt at a psychological explanation. 1) People who are overweight tend to address that issue in the first place, at the time refusing to acknowledge the imperfection of their skin. 2) People who are active are more... proactive, so they're at the same time thin due to exercize and more likely to seek answers on their own rather than rely on derm's recommendations. 3) You thin acneic people (to whom I used to belong, but not anymore...) derive your confidence from makin
  15. How can you increase collagen production?
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