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  1. Good morning all, I have recently started wearing foundation. I am curious if putting on liquid foundation right after I apply benzoyl peroxide cream will decrease the effectiveness of the BP. Should I wait 10 or 15 minutes after applying the BP to put on my foundation? Thanks guys
  2. Use milk of magnesia topically it's seriously amazing.
  3. I also wanted to add that you could also do a drop of natural vanilla or stevia if it's not sweet enough for you. Personally, the natural sugar in the PB is enough for me. I would also recommend using the Smart Balance Omega 3 and not the Planters version which contains hydrogenated oil. The SB pb is all natural. I actually had this for breakfast yesterday and it was seriously amazing! It tasted like dessert Try this!!!! And let me know what you think
  4. Hey guys I just wanted to share this. I know it's difficult and time consuming to find good things to eat that are good for your skin and won't cause the blood sugar spikes that cause acne. This makes a good (quick) and healthy breakfast smoothie. 1/3 to 1/2 cup frozen pumpkin (I used Libby's canned for convenience and put it in the freezer overnight - fresh would be better if you can!) 1 to 2 Tbs Omega 3 fortified Peanut butter 1 cup unsweetened soy milk Dash of Cinnamon, ginger,
  5. I think I am going to go with some loose powder from Maybelline. Its called Maybelline New York Shine Free Oil-Control Loose Powder, Light 210. Or perhaps something by Physcian's formula. What do you all think about this?
  6. Recently I heard about this. I was wondering if anyone's tried it and if it works or not. I am going to school to be a nurse and will be working long shifts, up to 12 hours... My skin is mostly clear, although it tends to get extremely oily throughout the day. My usual routine is wash face when I get up around 9:00 then again again around 5 when I shower and at 6 I put on my tretinoin cream. Then don't wash again until morning. Help is much appreciated
  7. I've been looking into cooking oils lately and I want to make the right decision with which one to cook with. I use EVOO on salads and over cooked veggies but do not use it to cook with. Mostly I cook with coconut oil and butter. I've been thinking about cooking with canola because I a wary of the saturated fat in the coconut and butter. I have heard that at around a certain temperature that's too hot the oils can encourage cancer because the fatty acids break apart and become toxic... So I wan
  8. So true about the "normal" wanting to fit in bit. But you're right, I've really grown a substantial amount in my confidence in my diet... Just looking back on how much I've grown since changing it about a year and a half ago. Thanks for all the support guys
  9. I know! I hate when people ask me about my diet. I immediately blush and go into fight or flight mode... I've been doing better though lately though And thanks polite and direct is good I will remember that
  10. I often find myself having to dole out excuses in response to others' questions about why I'm not having the pie for dessert, skipped the mashed potatoes, or refused the free doughnut. It's so hard, not for me to not want to eat them but rather for me to say no. Because a slew of questions always follows. Which are usually derragatory, like, "You don't eat brownies? What's wring with you!?" It's embarassing and has driven me into isolation. Especially when it comes to eating out, when a tea
  11. Just found out that we'll be going to my aunt's house for Thanksgiving. I'm almost certain my healthy (but odd to them) eating habits will be a big topic of discussion thanks to mom.Thoughts on getting through this? Also there's the case of what to actually eat and what to say when they ask about why I will decline certain foods... like the pumkin pie, ice cream etc. high g.i. foods... looks like i'll make my meal out of the turkey! Advice/support/thoughts on this would be much appreciated. Pret
  12. Delicious ways to enjoy turmeric? (And enjoy its antinflammatory health benefits!) Indian dahl comfort food! (for 1) 1/2 cup soaked lentils chopped onion chopped bananna pepper 1/3 cup low sodium vegetable stock 1/3 cup tomato juice (or 2 tbs tomato paste) 1/4 tsp turmeric half of a 1/4 tsp cumin 1/2 tbs agave nectar 1/2 tbs EVOO dash of pepper *I didn't add diced tomato or celery but those would make lovely additions. Also I added a bit of Silk soymilk to make it creami
  13. Hi Chris, with insurance it was a 40 dollar copay (10 bucks a tooth ) I'm not sure what type of insurance we do have as we've been switiching alot lately. But I think without the insurance its like 400 :/ Don't quote me on that though could be less. Not too sure. Good luck! And for those who might be in a similar or upcoming situation and are looking for healthy "low glycemic" soft foods here's what I've done so far: Fish oil pills - super antiinflammatory: good for both acne and swelling Ca
  14. Hello all! Today I was lucky enough to spend the day getting my wisdom teeth out. Not as horrible as you might think but I've been extremely concerned about my diet (i.e. it must be soft foods) and the clindymcin I was prescribed. I hate the thought of killing my gut to save my teeth - or lack there of - but I was wondering if any of you all had some encouraging words about your experience concerning wisdom teeth removal and your diet. I've been getting friendly with my blender and tomorrow I th
  15. Thanks! What type of what do you personally drink alternavista? Just curious.
  16. I don't mean to sabatoge your board but alternavista what type of filter or water purifier would you recommend then?
  17. Many congrats! I am somewhat on the same journey as you. I agree I think there is nothing good about gluten in the first place although I do have barley occasionally and whole wheat pasta both of which is less frequent than my other carb sources. Although I think that for me its more about the gl and it impact on bloodsugar for me instead of gluten although gluten is definitely a big deal and basically just tears through the intestines. Which then leads to inflammation and thats just a vicious
  18. Any tips on how to? I have/had pretty severe acne and while eating a super nutritious diet consisting basically of raw foods, green smoothies, good fats, salmon & other fish, walnuts and almonds, whole grain brown and wild rice, quinoa, and rolled oats and beans and lentils - has MUCH improved my acne but not as much as I'd like... Along with exercise (probably 4 days a week), I seem to be slightly "underweight" to my parents and some loud voiced (fat) individuals. I'm probably 5'8 and may
  19. bump I've based literally my entire "supplement" regimen off this. Alternavista you're amazing! I owe you my happiness! 95% clear and getting better everyday I come back and read more of this! thanks again :wuv: I just want people to see this!
  20. Thanks! I actually have bought 1 billion CPU active cultures or whatever in a pack of about 30.. its Acidophilius which is supposed to be good for acne. I plan to make my schedule this: (I'm starting out by switching from antibiotics 3xs a day to 2xs) 8 am: Erythromycin (antibiotic) 2 pm 1 garlic capsule 2 pm 1 Acidophilius pearl 4-6 pm 1-2 garlic capsules 8 pm Erythromycin
  21. Isn't that a loofa? lol But yes i plan on just using hands, water, and cetaphil
  22. Or no? I've researched that garlic is a natural antibiotic and that it doesn't kill good bacteria and that you can't become immune to it so it seems to be the way to go? I'm trying to cut back on my antibiotics (as I've been on various ones for over 2 years) and this is really bad lol Do you think this would help to kill P acnes therefore avoiding the inevitable breakout that comes when stopping antibiotics?
  23. I guess I will! Thanks for the help I am excited to wash again with it tonight before I apply my topical Wait wait I'm confused what this facial brush is? And my idea of "foaming up" was that it was going down into pores and unclogging them... Cetaphil does this too right? Or does it just cleanse the surface of the skin? I'm a bit confused...
  24. Yay! You mean a loofa? And I just want to use my hands cause I don't wanna irritate my face Haha I omega I know! I just have it set in my mind that suds = clean. I think the reason I thought it wasn't working was because my face didn't feel dry after using it. I really need for someone to teach me "how" to wash my face lol How long should I be massaging the soap on my face for? And i'm supposed to go in small gentle circular motions right?