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  1. I have been sleeping more as well! I forgot to mention that! I went from 5-6 hours per night to 8-9 hours per night.
  2. Here's my story: I'm a 30 year old female that never had acne aside from a monthly pimple or two from hormonal shifts until I was 29 years old. Then, last winter my face began to break out uncontrollably in places I had never had break outs and it occurred all month long. I spent several months finding a regimen that would work for me, but nothing brought my skin back to it's normal clear state. I did find that Clinique Acne Solutions worked on my forehead, but the rest of my face was irrita
  3. How can you tell the difference? I never had acne until 6 months ago and I'm 29. I keep thinking it must be something I am using because it doesn't make sense that it came on so strong out of no where. I don't think my hormones changed over night, but my skin certainly did. Where is it on your face? Also, did ou happen to change anyting in your diet or skin care routine at the time at which you started to break out? I did switch a few products (face products, shampoo, detergent)
  4. I want to try a glycolic acid peel to remove/minimize the red marks all over my cheeks from recent acne. Should I go to a dermatologist ($150), a spa ($60), or buy an over the counter product ($25) for the peel? I know it is more expensive to have a doctor do it, but if it works better, I am willing to pay for it. Also, should I plan to have it done on a Friday when I'll have the weekend to let it heal or is your face presentable the next day? I teach 150 7th graders, they won't let me
  5. Background: I'm 29 and never had acne aside from a few PMS zits each month. Love: I must say that Clinique's Acne Solution Clarifying Lotion (with SA) and Moisturizer (with BP) have provided miraculous results on my forehead. Once the only place I ever had zits, now has been 100% blemish-free for 7 months. It has even remained clear through PMS, very stressful moments of teaching 7th grade, and a few family crises this year. Hate: For the record, I NEVER had acne on my cheeks and I wou
  6. How can you tell the difference? I never had acne until 6 months ago and I'm 29. I keep thinking it must be something I am using because it doesn't make sense that it came on so strong out of no where. I don't think my hormones changed over night, but my skin certainly did. Where is it on your face? Also, did ou happen to change anyting in your diet or skin care routine at the time at which you started to break out? I did switch a few products (face products, shampoo, detergent)
  7. Follow "Hey, how's it going?" with a compliment or question that directs attention to them and provokes the opportunity for a conversation. The best advice I ever received on socializing (I had social anxiety for years) was to let the other person be in the spotlight. People are typically their own favorite topic and they will love the attention they receive from you. Think about how good it feels when a person gives you positive attention or tries to make you laugh. You are typically very
  8. 1. I never noticed acne on anyone until I had it myself at age 29. And I only notice it now because it's new to me. Kind of like when you buy a new car, you notice every car of the same make on the road for weeks. There are plenty of beautiful women with imperfect skin. My cousin was nominated for homecoming queen at a large high school and has severe acne. It doesn't even phase her that she has acne. She is always smiling and always laughing. 2. I've had some guys approach me/flir
  9. How can you tell the difference? I never had acne until 6 months ago and I'm 29. I keep thinking it must be something I am using because it doesn't make sense that it came on so strong out of no where. I don't think my hormones changed over night, but my skin certainly did.
  10. I'm 29 and never really had acne aside from a few occasional PMS zits on my forehead. No one in my family ever had acne any more than that either. Then my entire face started breaking out this year. It could be hormones, stress, diet, your facial moisturizer, your shampoo, your detergent, or other environmental factors... It could be anything or a combination of things. I never thought for a moment that I would be entering my 30's with acne. You can't really predict it. I've been driving m
  11. It's what spontaneously happens when you reduce calories. Let's say you consume 2400 calories. 20% proteins: 120 grams 20% fats: 53 grams 60% carbs: 360 grams And you switch to 1500 calories. 120 grams of protein = 32% 53 grams of fat = 34% carbs = 35% (almost half the hypercaloric diet) It just happens naturally, that's why fundamentally a fat loss diet is a low carb diet. As a math major, I understand your proportions. I just don't understand how anyone could make glycog
  12. Wouldn't it depend on the type of grains? Are complex carbohydrates now bad too? I agree that refined sugars are problematic for a variety of reasons. I've cut those out and still have acne. So, I need a better answer. I have friends that are doctors. They can be just as narrow-minded, biased, and misled as the rest of us.
  13. i read that stress can influence how your body uses glucose, perhaps this is at the heart of it all. something to do with cortisol, but this is another reason why i tend to believe moods/emotions may be a major factor in acne and other diseases as well. When I first started getting acne this year. I was very stressed. I had the worst group of 7th grade students I have ever taught. A few of them constantly tried my patience at the expense of everyone else's education. There is nothing mo
  14. Low carb diets are not dangerous per se but many people don't tolerate them and it's a metabolic disadvantage to rely on just one metabolic pathway when we have many, each specialized for a certain context. On the other hand low-carb doesn't mean neither very low carb nor no-carb. Since officially diets are supposed to be 60% carbohydrates even someone who decrease them to 50% can be considered low-carb and I bet a lot of people have reduced their carbs. So when someone asks whether X food is a
  15. Dangers of low carb diets: http://women.webmd.com/guide/high-protein-...bohydrate-diets
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