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Ribbonettes

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  1. I eat a lot of jalapeños that grow in my garden. as well as lots of cayenne pepper and some bell peppers and i don't seem to have any problems. But it's the onions and garlic that break me out. Especially onion and garlic powders Interesting! I think I might eliminate nightshades for a while and see what happens. How long do you think before I would notice a difference? Probably in a couple days, that's how it normally goes for me. Whenever i breakout and the breakout keeps getting worse..
  2. I eat a lot of jalapeños that grow in my garden. as well as lots of cayenne pepper and some bell peppers and i don't seem to have any problems. But it's the onions and garlic that break me out. Especially onion and garlic powders
  3. I usually avoid any ingredient with a -5 or that is considered comedogenic. But 2 of my favorite face washes contains sodium chloride which is suppose to be very irritating to acne.. My theory is, if you're going to wash it off then it shouldn't be as bad. But if it was in make-up or something I would not use it. Edit* ohhh my bad I thought it was a face wash Lol. Since it's sunscreen I probably wouldn't use it. I use safflower oil as sunscreen when I'm tanning. I forgot to put some on o
  4. Hey Congratz!! I cut out sugar also and have great results. I take raw honey, royal jelly & propolis everyday though.. I'm very sensitive to high sugar fruits, I ate a banana the other day and had a very bad fructose intolerance problem. For some reason honey is alright for me.
  5. Hi Ribbonettes, which brand of royal jelly do you take? Eco bee farms
  6. So I just read a bunch of things that completely blew my mind. Apparently, Photo sensitivity (known as Photophobia) is a symptom of Lupus. Me being extremely sensitive to bright lights and flashes, and migraine prone (but cured my migraines completely) this got me thinking. Maybe Lupus was contributing to my skin problems and on going inflammation of my eyelids. I also read that Lupus is a very deadly disease. And then I was watching this youtube video: They talk about how autoim
  7. I've been through this before where I was too scared to leave the house without covering up my acne scars. It's frustrating because you feel like you can't function without it or you feel extremely uneasy talking to people even your own family. I remember I went to the grocery store with a bare face and I felt like I was going to throw up. I felt like everyone was staring at me and being disgusted with my face. Now I realized that yes, if it's bad people will stare, but why should tha
  8. Ribbonettes

    Right side view

    Thx lol. It was wayyy worse before. I was just too embarrassed to take pictures of myself when it was very bad.
  9. I eat a tsp of royal jelly & raw honey 2x per day. And 1/2 tsp of propolis 2x per day. It's really making my skin glow : ] and I have less inflammation. I love this stuff it made my face so much clearer. I haven't tried using it as a mask though.. I think I'd rather supplement with it.
  10. The sun does wonders for your body and for your skin! Like with everything else, too much of a good thing isn't good.. be careful not to over do it. Laying out in the sun is a great way to get vit D and is highly recommended. Maybe even spend as short as 20 minutes will be good enough. For protection from the sun I recommend using safflower oil. It's great as a natural sunscreen. I tried it once I didn't get burnt or breakout. (A lot of sunscreens make me breakout) As far as the dead sk
  11. ugh ikr. It's like, almost every health problem shows in the face :[ but I wouldn't go on accutane even though it shrinks sebaceous glands because I've heard of the glands on the edge of people's eyelids not functioning properly after accutane.. then they have a very severe dry eye problem that's one of the worst especially for people who wear contacts. I have MGD (inflamed glands on the eyelids) so I know it sucks very much lol
  12. Thankyou :] yahh I guess I should feel good that I am doing the right thing :]
  13. Ribbonettes

    dfsvd

    From the album: Reaching my goals one day at a time

    Getting there. Got a little sun. Added more herbal supplements, royal jelly, propolis extract & raw honey. My friends call me a pill popper lmao.
  14. I cover my eyes in these pictures because I tend to be a very recognizable person. And I don't want any of my personal creepy stalkers to harass me lol
  15. Ribbonettes

    lalalaa

    From the album: Reaching my goals one day at a time

    Getting there. Got a little sun. Added more herbal supplements, royal jelly, propolis extract & raw honey. My friends call me a pill popper lmao.
  16. Ribbonettes

    fvddssdf

    From the album: Reaching my goals one day at a time

    Getting there. Got a little sun. Added more herbal supplements, royal jelly, propolis extract & raw honey. My friends call me a pill popper lmao.
  17. So I know this is kinda late, but the whole organic foods thing was a bit confusing to me.. I wasn't sure what to make of it. If it was really better or not.. I heard of some people clearing their face by eating just regular produce from the grocery store. I was sorta thinking it would work for me as well. As long as I knew where the food came from.. I only bought vegetables that were local from hawaii thinking they were just as good. Well recently, I became very concerned about the GMO thin
  18. Agreed. Egg whites break me out, egg yolks do not. Like anything else it maybe different for others. Here is an article explaining it if you're interested: http://paleodietlifestyle.com/an-egg-yolk-a-day-keeps-the-doctor-away/
  19. Probiotics broke me out too. They were also high quality ($50) for a small bottle a lot of people were also saying that it caused breakouts for them.. i'd like to know why.. I remember someone saying they got completely clear from cutting all probiotics out of their diet.
  20. I have been taking Spirulina for 4 months now and it actually has improved my acne.. I only get a random pimple when I'm stressed out.. I heard from others that spirulina has helped.. but it's odd that it's breaking you out.. maybe there's some kind of explanation, but the brand I take is the Nutrex Pure Hawaiian Spirulina. It comes from the Big island of Hawaii. The Big island is known for really caring about the food they grow and are strongly against GMO. It's the only spirulina brand I wou
  21. Yes definitely find a diet that works for YOU! It may be a lot of trial & error, but as long as you're taking the steps and feel great about it that is fine :] It will be worth it! What people have suggested so far is great. Cut out foods one at a time (of a bunch at once like I did) to see if it improves your skin. When I saw immediate improvement i was so excited! As far as make-up goes, I still wear a little foundation almost everyday even though I could go without it.. I am totall
  22. You were right about probiotics! I took them for about a week and it made me breakout. Not badly.. but still noticeable. Pores got bigger & more oily. I stopped taking them and my skin is almost clear again. O well. At least I know it doesn't work for me.
  23. Maybe that's why I've been stressed out lately /: I've been going to sleep late because I have too much on my mind or I just stay up surfing the web reading articles. And I've always gone to sleep pretty late unless it's a work night... I know I need to fix my schedule though ASAP. My hormones are also wack right now (Still trying to regulate myself from stopping birth control 10 months ago) and I have random dead blood here and there so that might also be also why I feel so stressed out and
  24. I think I am breaking down emotionally. When I come on here it's a whole different world.. everyone is concerned about their health and is making wonderful lifestyle & diet changes.. but in the real world.. or at least the people around me it's the complete opposite. They don't really care much to know what junk they are putting into their body.. they go out.. they drink.. party the whole night long and pop pills. Nothing happens to their skin. It's 100% perfect. And here I am, at h
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