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  1. I hate being too positive and I hate getting excited and the past few days I've been really down and panicking about my skin (I don't know why?) but I've seen a big improvement. My skin seems glowy and nice around my cheekbones and forehead. My cheeks stopped breaking out a while ago. I do have a small cluster of cysts around my lower chin/jawline (about 4/5 small ones) on my right side (My right side has caused me the most grief. It always is this side that breaks out the worst ...anyone know why this could be?). I think this is why I have been panicking. I don't know if this is old cysts that are being pushed out or new cysts? Either way they are smaller, less painful, and seem to be somewhat 'flatter' on my face. I have red marks left over from my bad breakout. I also stopped taking saw palmetto because realistically I want to be on as few herbs as possible...also I'm scared of weight gain. but now since I got this small cluster of cysts maybe I should start up on it again? I'll post some pics soon.
  2. I have been doing this herbal supplement thing for three weeks all together now which is very early days but I want to log my progress as much as possible so that I can keep track of this. One thing that I have noticed is that my acne seems a lot more...contained. This happened on accutane. My breakouts would be predominantly around my jawline and chin but they would spread about my cheeks and in the past I get spots on like...the very top side of my nose bridge ALWAYS in the same play like where it connects to the eyebrow. I NEVER break out on my forehead. I NEVER break out on my chin. My 'T Zone' is fine. It's just everywhere else that the frikkin problem. Anyway, since starting my supplements the breakouts on my cheeks have calmed down. they were spreading up along my cheekbones quite high up but now theyve gone and I'm fading the red marks by putting lemon on my face three times a week (natural acid or something) and sudocrem. My acne is now pretty much contained to the sides of my chin along my jawline. The right side is still worse than the left. I feel like maybe my skin is a little less oily? Although I never had huge problems with my skin being oily really, I just don't feel as icky. I am still eating healthy and running/gymming as much as I can. Gym three-four times a week and the days I'm not at the gym I go for a run. A typical meal for me is spinach, avocado, cucumber, tomato and red onion with tune and egg or maybe chicken and lemon. Banana and wholemeal toast for breakfast. i DO NOT drink soda/coke or anything like that - I never have I hate it. I have cut out milk and just drink water. I am also drinking Peppermint tea as this is meant to be like, a weak anti-androgen. I'll post some pictures a month in
  3. I think I pretty much started everything early/mid October..time really fliesss oh shitt so heres a pic update. So I have been feeling really positive and like my skin has improved a lot but after taking pictures... I don't know now lol. comparisons. Front Sorry for the absoloute face of misery lol right side left side. So yeah.. I dunno, I've had a hair cut since last time and I couldn't get the lighting exactly right on my camera/couldn't be ar!ed to faff around. I keep looking at pictures of my whilst I was on roaccutane and considering going back on it....then making a big huge long list of reasons why I shouldn't go on it a third time. The pics are so tempting thoughhh me after about 2 and a half months of accutane. Clarity.. my skin is so clear and smooth and pure it makes me feel GOOD I wanna touch it. anyway yeah. I'll keep on going and see what happens...if I don't see any more improvments after another month I'll probably jack it in and try something else.
  4. New blog so I can post photos! Duh! For your reference... this is me: Meet Natalie! Today at work...I'm dead. I'm so sleep deprived I have no idea how I'm still functioning. I ate and I feel sick. It's about 4pm. I'm ready to go home and sleep. I had to start this blog because my other one ran out of MB??? I don't even know. Ain't nothin' changed...Drinkin' tea...Workin'...YOU already KNOOOOW. photos with my hair down are last night and today with my hair up at work looking like death haha!
  5. I've lost count I'm over two months in though. Oh. My. God. It cold be coincidence. It could be ... I dunno. But my skin is looking really great. I'm still clearing, I still have red marks and the odd blemish...some cysts still clearning. But I havn't been this clear in a long while. also my skin is smooooothh especially around my forehead/ cheekbones/cheeks. I'll post a picture. Side effects: Pretty much...nothing. Agnus castus/Vitex did make me late on in the first month...I could have been late on anyway seeing as I have PCOS but it felt like I was expecting a period for over a week I was like IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN then it did and I had NO pains and it was shorter a lighter..only lasted around three days. My last period was normal. Sometimes when I'm late I get HORRENDOUS, CRIPPLING (literally) cramps that make me pass out and seem to come in waves for around an hour, each wave lessens in intensity until I'm drained and pale and all I can do is lie in bed then I come on the next day. This hasn't happened since I've been on Agnus Castus I took milk thistle to support my liver but it didn't agree with me. I may try it again come January.
  6. My name is Natalie Darlin

    August 15

    Hey y'all. Same ish as usual. Just working my butt off. For the past week or so, I have been taking my walk around the lake in the mornings usually at 10:45-11:45 or sometimes 11:45-12:45. Depends on how work is goin and if shit pops off. I've been getting good sun. The morning sun is the BEST. It's currently 93 degrees where I'm at. AND NO BREEZE LOL. I have not been putting argan oil on my face in the mornings-- just at night before I put on my aloe. So my routine for the past two nights has been my mixture of manuka honey, colloidal silver, goats kefir, cinnamon, turmeric and a probiotic capsule. Then I wash it off (with tap water eeeeeeek) after an hour or longer just depends, tone with NOW I'm diluting ACV to 50/50 filtered water/ACV, and then put argan oil on let it dry for a few minutes and then fresh aloe. holy shit my dark circles are so insane I really need to start sleeping properly. It's 6:35 and I'm waiting for my sister to get out of the kitchen so I can cook & make tea !!
  7. I have been on: Vitex/Agnus castus for 2 weeks. Saw Palmetto for 9 days. Primrose oil for 10 days. Zinc for 10 days. Omega 3 for a month. I am also using Zineryt on my face (topical antbiotic - not sure how well it's working) and I am also drinking Peppermint tea as this is supposed to act as an anti-androgen. So far: Side effects wise I havn't really experienced anything. Skin is no worse ... definatley some improvment especially on my left side - right side relativley the same. My skin does feel less oily. I suppose it is too early to tell. I have noticed that after taking saw palmetto sometimes I can feel nauseous and head-foggy (not really a head ache..more like a distant pressure) but thats only happened once or twice and doesn't happen every time I take it. these things take time ! I'll keep logging progress - I guess I need at least a month to see any sort of effect
  8. My name is Natalie Darlin

    August 16

    Last night was the same mask as usual-- I tried the rosehip oil out finally, after the Argan and before the aloe. It's 5:55am right now and it's time to punch today in the face haha!! It's 10:25am right now...Work is KA-RAZZZZY. I'm going on my walk after I eat a snack. Yayyyy. its almost 8:30pm I'm going to lay down and rest I'm dead I'll deal with life tomorrow
  9. DO NOT TAKE ZINC ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. heave-central. Bleugh.
  10. My name is Natalie Darlin

    August 18

    Hey y'all. Happy thursday! I did not take my N-A-C this morning. And I'm going to be taking a break off taking that, for a little while. I ate like 10,000 calories today. Not really more like 2700 but I walked over 5 miles for sure because I charged my phone so I didn't have it on me for an hour and I still walked almost 5 miles today. Plus most of those calories are from nuts lol, deeeeez nuts. im looking into what it takes to be a paralegal. So yeah, that's what ya girl Natalie is doing on a Thursday night. New 60 days in tonight woop woop!!