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Beccca

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  1. Noticed today in CVS a new kind of Neutrogena's Oil-Free Acne Wash -- it's green, and claims to be redness reducing. Has anyone tried it? http://www.neutrogena.com/econsumer/ntg/te...&subCatId=3
  2. history: I was on Yasmin for about 4 years, and about 4 months ago I asked my gyno if i could switch because i suspected it was playing a part in depression and anxiety. She prescribed me Microgestin, which I used for 2 months -- but slightly into the second month my acne was so bad I went to the Dr here and asked to be switched to something else. She gave me a prescription for Aviane, but as I was finishing up the second month of the microgestin, waiting to start the aviane, my skin started t
  3. I use a pea sized amount of 0.025% tretinoin mixed with a squirt of Neutrogena healthy skin lotion (i believe it contains 10% glycolic acid). i mix them around in my hand and use this at night and my skin tone (where i don't have active acne) is beautiful! i asked my derm about this when i started and he actually recommended using this AHA lotion with the tretinoin.
  4. hey guys! i have been on yasmin for about 4 years now -- in the meantime i have had some issues with depression, and it never did much for my skin (actually... i dont think it ever did anything for my skin.) today at the gyno i asked my Dr about switching to a pill that would maybe have less of a chance of depression/anxiety/mood swings and she prescribed me LoEstrin 1/20. has anyone had good or bad experiences with this medicine, especially helpful if you have taken yasmin as well as a compari
  5. i know that one of my biggest triggers for acne (as well as for getting sick, tense, angry, depressed...) is stress in my life, specifically constant stress lasting 2 weeks or more. i am spending the summer studying for the MCAT (a huge, and stressful, time commitment and a lot of pressure) and working as an EMT with an ambulance company. of course working on an ambulance is arguably one of the most stressful jobs there is. lastly, i am going through a personal crisis of what i want to do wit
  6. a simple google search yields... "A New Zealand hospital analyzed stones from a typical gallbladder flush and found them to be composed of fatty acids similar to those in olive oil, with no detectable cholesterol or bile salts,[11] demonstrating that they are little more than hardened olive oil. Despite the gallbladder flush, the patient still required surgical removal of multiple true gallstones." ACTUAL GALLSTONES cause excruciating abdominal pain and cause patients to rush to the ER for s
  7. a simple google search yields... "A New Zealand hospital analyzed stones from a typical gallbladder flush and found them to be composed of fatty acids similar to those in olive oil, with no detectable cholesterol or bile salts,[11] demonstrating that they are little more than hardened olive oil. Despite the gallbladder flush, the patient still required surgical removal of multiple true gallstones." ACTUAL GALLSTONES cause excruciating abdominal pain and cause patients to rush to the ER for s
  8. yeah i know thats not my point -- im sure its safe for you... but so many people are under the delusion that bottled water is from a pure spring or something and that that it somehow BETTER for you than tap water. IT'S NOT. bottled water (evian, aquafina, etc) is tap water in bottles. sure of course they filter it first. but it comes from the TAP.
  9. ok here's the thing -- as a skinny person, it's very easy to say "If you are obese, you must be lazy. All you have to do is google obesity and look at all these exercise/diet tips that come up! thousands and thousands of pages! How could ANYONE stay obese if it is this straightforward to lose weight?" now imagine a clear-skinned person. he says, "If you have acne, you must be lazy. All you have to do is google acne and look at all these products/tips/diets! how could ANYONE have acne unl
  10. did you know that it takes 2-3 times as much water as is in a bottle of water to make said bottle? (i.e. 2-3 liters of water are used up in the process of making a 1 liter plastic bottle). and that Evian and Aquafina both come from a tap? just things to think about.
  11. uh... google tells me "Emu oil is an oil made from the refined fat of the Emu, a bird native to Australia." yeah.. not smearing that on my face. ( i wonder how many birds they have to kill per bottle?? )
  12. if i scratch around on my scalp, under my fingernails will be hard little granules: like tiny, clear gold grains of sand. also, sometimes the hairs in my hairbrush will have them stuck to the end (like where they came out of my head). does anyone else get this? what can i do about it? i already wash my hair with Head and shoulders shampoo.
  13. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6...rious_acne.html so this article talks about putting it on your face -- anyone tried that? what about just eating yogurt? i usually try to avoid dairy. hmm... experiences anyone?
  14. hmm... i drink a lot of green tea and it definitely helps my skin. i break out more when i havent had any in a while -- duller, oilier skin, more clogged pores -- although it may just be the amount of liquid, not anything particular to the tea itself... hard to say.
  15. I have been reading other threads about genestein -- I am a biology major and i know that genistein is an isoflavone produced in plants and mimics estrogen activity, and isoflavones are produced primarily in soy. By this logic, drinking soy milk or eating soy products such as tofu should have similar beneficial effects. What do you guys think? Has anyone has positive OR negative effects from soy products?
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