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violet yr turning violet

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  1. It's probably a combination of a lot of those factors, but I can personally attest to the amazing difference lack of humidity made in my skin. I spent the summer in Spain, which is extremely hot but it's very dry heat. Within a week I noticed that the blackheads on my nose had disappeared. After a while I stopped getting breakouts too. Sadly, when I returned to the US (east coast) I returned to humidity, my blackheads came back, and I started breaking out again. I think the exercise and water p
  2. I recently had a bad reaction to a moisturizer I started using (TheraNeem Leaf & Oil Cream... beware!) so I'm thinking about switching up my entire facial care routine just in case the irritation is due to my cleanser as well. I used Dr. Bronner's at a friend's house the other day and really liked it. Any thoughts? Has anyone used it before? Has anyone ever had a reaction while using it? Also, any gentle moisturizer recommendations would be welcome... I have the dreaded oily & dry com
  3. I didn't put this in the product section because I figured the holistic people would be able to answer more of my questions on botanicals and natural oils. So, I bought this TheraNeem Leaf and Oil cream a while ago and had only used it every once in a while until recently. About a week ago I started using it twice a day after washing my face and I think I might be having a reaction to it. I wake up every morning with about 10 red spots on my face... They're not really pimples, just slightly inf
  4. I highly, highly recommend cod liver oil. It has cleared my skin significantly. I take it twice a day along with regular fish oil and multivitamins. As for chasteberry and burdock root, I have tried them both. They worked for two or three weeks, then I think my body got used to them.
  5. Do not mega-dose vitamin A. You can get vitamin A poisoning, which I got over the summer from unwittingly taking large amounts of it on a regular basis. Unless you'd enjoy a couple weeks of puking your guts out accompanied by blurred vision and loss of muscle control, it will not be fun for you. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervitaminosis_A
  6. All I know is, when I drink red wine, the next day my nose is covered in blackheads. Red wine clogs my pores like nobody's business. I think in general, the best thing you can do is stick to clear alcohol (I prefer gin) and avoid mixers high in sugar. And drink tons of water. Tons.
  7. Be careful with tinned food. It can have a lot of sodium and weird additives and stuff. If I were you I'd wash the beans off before eating them. I wouldn't eat tinned tomatoes. Sweet potatoes are fine. With melons, the rule is "eat alone or leave alone" ...you should only eat melon on an empty stomach and don't eat anything else for 20-30 minutes. You really need to be eating leafy green vegetables. Spinach, kale, etc. Those are really good for you. Regular lettuce doesn't really do much for you
  8. I recently started eating beef again. I have a small amount about once or twice a month. At first I was afraid it would make me sick or something, but I've been fine. Us ladies really need all the iron we can get. Just make sure you chew it really well. Red meat is pretty hard to digest, even harder if it's not chewed well. I think you should be ok. Just don't eat a huge serving of it your first time.
  9. I do it twice a day, morning and night. It depends on your skin though. I have oily skin. I think maybe if you have dry skin it will dry your skin out if you do it a lot.
  10. ACV seems like it's really controversial on this board. I guess it hasn't worked well for some people. Everyone's skin is different though, that's why there is no miracle cure. I personally love ACV. I drink it every day (I actually love the taste of it) and I apply it topically twice a day. It really helped with fading my red marks. It has a detoxifying effect of your liver and kidneys, so drinking it helps remove toxins (which can contribute to acne) from the body. People apply it topically be
  11. It only affects me with some people. I used to break out every time me and my ex did it, which had never happened before and hasn't happened since with anyone else. Then I realized it was probably because he was rubbing his face all over mine (what a weirdo). But as for the hormonal aspect of it, I'm pretty sure that depends you individually and what the cause of your acne is.
  12. If I were you I would only use the unfiltered kind of ACV, the kind with 'the mother'. You'll probably only be able to get it at a health food store. The brand I use is called Braggs. It's still relatively cheap... definitely less than $5 for a big bottle. I know it seems nitpicky, but trust me. The filtered kind of ACV does not have the same benefits as the unfiltered organic kind.
  13. Yeah, I think this mask is really harsh for some people. I love it and use it all the time but my roommate used it once and it made her face extremely red and dry. It could be something other than the mask though. If you have changed your diet or regimen in any way it could just be pimples that were forming anyway coming up to the surface.
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