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  1. Thanks! I actually have some Omega 3-6-9 supplements on hand that I bought a while ago at Whole Foods. I was taking them but not very good at keeping up on it. I will get back on it. That is VERY interesting information btw, thank you for sharing!
  2. Thanks, QuirkyPixy! Lol, Termolyt! Well at least someone finds it sexy.
  3. It's pretty good but could be better. I usually eat whole wheat banana pancakes for breakfast (that I make myself, they aren't processed food), yogurt and some spinach salad with veggies and oil/vinegar for lunch. Dinner could be better, I usually eat whatever I can scrounge up. This week it has been the homemade chicken noodle soup I made on Sunday. Sometimes it less healthy, like pizza though. I've read somewhere that having thyroid issues can make this happen so I might have to look into that
  4. I'm not quite sure what the problem is. It still sinks into the skin and moisturizes very well, right? Just be careful to not let it seep through your fingers!
  5. It's a little embarassing but has anyone else noticed that when their face gets really oily later in the day it kind of has a smell to it? It smells like dirty hair or something? My scalp gets this smell too even though I shower daily. I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem. I wash my face every morning but by lunchtime, I'm super oily and feel my hair/face smell dirty. Even when I use my oil absorbing sheets and/or powder the smell stays there. Oh and it seems to be worse if I use jojoba
  6. I've used emu oil in the past and it wasn't for me. I found jojoba to be better and a LOT more humane. They kill the emu to get the emu oil. They boil the bird's flesh and skim the oil from the top. Read this link regarding the comedogenicity (pore-clogging capability) of emu oil: http://thebeautybrains.com/2007/12/29/emu-...r-bird-brained/
  7. vananners


    I was on Yaz for about 2 months and my skin completely cleared up. The pills reduced the oil production and I even started flaking around my mouth/chin area from dryness. But I experienced bad side effects such as extreme moodiness (severe irritability) and was very emotional, crying very easily (I've never been a cryer!). I also experienced almost constant canker sores in my mouth - 2-4 at a time. I have been wondering what my price is for clear skin. I stopped taking it this month and hopefull
  8. Yaz has gotten me completely clear after 2 months of use. However, for some reason it's causing me to have a huge amount of canker sores in my mouth. I might have to go off of it because of this. Scared to break out again!
  9. Thanks for the input! I have heard about and researched Celiac Disease before. I think that my aunt (father's side) was diagnosed with that. I will bring it up with my doctor. In the meantime, I think I'm going to try a gluten-free diet. It will be very hard. In the past I thought it was a dairy allergy so I cut out dairy for 2 1/2 years (doing this did not benefit me, if anything my skin was worse). If I can do that, I can do this!
  10. I wanted to see if I could get someone's opinion on my situation. I think that I may have a food allergy but not sure how to verify it, other than elimination diet. I am going to the doctor on Friday, but thought I'd get some ideas or thoughts that maybe I can bring up with my doctor. A quick history, without making this too lengthy: I've been experiencing chronic, sever canker sores since I was about 5 (that's when my mom says she started noticing them). I have had IBS since high school and mo
  11. What's everyone's favorite daily sunscreen to use while on the regimen? I have very oily, acne-prone skin that is also sensitive and looking for a good daily SPF.
  12. I would listen to your derm. A lot of people will tell you jojoba oil is ok, but I don't like it. It doesn't seem to moisturize my face, the oil just sits on top of my skin and makes it SO oily the rest of the day, even if I just use a drop or two. Think about it - jojoba oil is said to most closely match our skin's sebum - why you want to add more of that to already oily skin? Try a well formulated alcohol-free and fragrance-free toner. I haven't been able to find any good ones at the drugstor
  13. I've never understood the jojoba oil thing. If it is an oil that most matches our sebum, why add MORE of that to our skin?!?!? I need scientific evidence, not just opinions on this kind of thing. Paula Begoun is against adding oils, specifically jojoba, to already oily skin. Why add more of the problem? That's like adding fleas to a dog to get rid of it's fleas. Instead, try moisturizing with good water-binding agents (glycerin).
  14. The best moisurizer for oily skin is a good alcohol-free and fragrance-free toner. Try Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Toner. It contains great things for skin and is very affordable.