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  • great job Jenn!

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    • Did you do the plastic bag technique?

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      • Thanks, y'all!

        I didn't give up gluten. I mostly just stopped eating fast food (all together) and processed or packaged foods. I think that those things were such a huge part of my diet that it made me lose a lot of weight by itself. I eat mostly vegetables and cheese and meat. (Steak and chicken, mostly)

        I have a very active job and I am walking around all day, up and down stairs a million times. But not much else.

        I honestly think my diet was so full of crap from convenience foods that it changed my body when I took it away.

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        • Well that would have been helpful BEFORE I made a huge fuck-off mess of my bathroom and got like 5 pounds of clay on my bathrobe.
          Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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          • DAT MASK, THO. My face is so happy. I'm meeting a friend for dinner tomorrow, and I'm going to have to bring her a ziplock of magic mud.

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            • One of my coworkers has gotten me into the Jamberry cult. They're cute! But I'm not going to spend nearly as much as some of these other peeps on these things. Like, I am not ready to sign up for the buy 10 get 5 free deal.

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              • I know somebody who sells it. I bought a handful to support but I find they don't last as long as promised (perhaps because I fuss with my nails a lot?).
                Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                • Have any of y'all used activated charcoal on your skin? This gal says it cured her cystic acne like whoah:


                  http://www.xojane.com/beauty/adult-acne-treatment

                  I just rubbed the bar directly on my face, as it has a slight grainy texture to it that felt kind of good. (Activated charcoal powder is made from coconut shells, coal, or wood products, and is readily available for use in soap-making.) I abandoned all other scrubby devices and just used the bar of soap. Three months later, I suddenly realized that I hadn't had a breakout or bump in weeks. I had changed NOTHING about my routine but the soap. For me, it's obvious: Activated charcoal soap is the magic bullet that healed my adult acne.

                  The only problem? I have no earthly idea why or how it's working. But that's okay -- because I don't think anyone actually understands the root cause and best treatments for adult acne. Even the fancy Beverly Hills dermatologist I see on the regular kind of shrugged and stared at me the last time I darkened his door with a broken-out face. He literally didn't know what else to tell me to try. And he's not the only one! I've seen about 15 celeb derms during my time in Los Angeles -- even Michael Jackson's famed doctor, Arnold Klein. Do you understand how long it took to get an appointment with Dr. Klein in 1998? MONTHS.

                  As for the soap, nobody really seems to have a clue exactly why activated charcoal works to heal acne. (It isn't even touted as being an acne treatment on the soap's own website!) There's the usual mumbo-jumbo out there about "toxins" and "drawing out impurities" -- things that literally make no sense. What kind of toxins are we talking about, exactly? It appears to be up to the the imagination of the user to invent their own toxins.

                  I like that she admits she has no idea why it works, it just does.


                  The bar she uses is this one:








                  But activated charcoal is in a lot of masks and other products as well.

                  I don't have acne right now, but the ogirl is just starting to break out sometimes and I was wondering if anyone here had used charcoal and could recommend it. I ordered a starter kit of non-charcoal natural skin care stuff (just for tweens!) for her, but if there's actually a magic bullet product out there that will help her avoid all that I had to go through as a spotty teen, that would be awesome.

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                  • Pretty sure the Boscia mask Issie was in lurve with had the charcoal! I can't remember- was it also magic for you?

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                    • So! I added some powdered activated charcoal to my clay/apple vinegar mask and it was great for my skin in general. But it was hella hard to clean off and left black stuff all over my shower and grout. Had to get on my hands and knees to scrub it out and rebleach everything. So if anyone's planning on going the charcoal route, maybe a facial soap is a better idea than a thick muddy mask of blackness and grit.


                      In LOVE right now with my new face oil:

                      Shea Terra Argan and Rose: http://www.amazon.com/Shea-Terra-Arg...rra+rose+argan








                      It has argan, rose hips seed, primrose seed, and sea buckthorn oils in it. Good for fine lines *and* rosacea. I have mildish rosacea along one side of my nose and this oil is doing a fantastic job of toning down the redness. I use it day and night. Even without the aging and rosacea benefits, it's a good moisture oil for my winter skin.

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                      • Ordering tomorrow! You rule my face, Dr. o.

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                        • Ha! Like baby faced you needs anti-aging oil, Laa. But I do love having sway over your amazon cart.

                          And hey, if you are also looking for a good natural facial sponge, I'm digging konjac right now. It's gentle in terms of exfoliation, but great for general massage and increasing blood flow.



                          http://www.amazon.com/Konjac-Silicon...eywords=konjac





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                          • Ooh, I double endorse the konjac sponge. I started using one as a body sponge last year or so and love it! Not surprisingly, given how much I've pimped their stuff on here, I got the Boscia brand.

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                            • Thirded! I got a pureSOL turmeric body sponge from Amazon that I don't understand but really love.

                              ETA: According to online reviews, the $5 Ecotools sponges at Target are pretty good.

                              Dude, I'm getting the hint of smile lines and they make me wish I was born high-cheekboned and unemotional! I've started putting a dab of retinol serum just there and stopped sleeping on my face. Ugh.
                              Last edited by LaaLaa; 02-16-2016, 01:55 PM.

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                              • After a little over a month of use, I think I finally found my Holy Grail face products (that are not Cetaphil) - First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser, Facial Radiance Pads, and Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer.

                                I use the cleanser and the pads interchangeably morning and night depending on how lazy I feel. They haven't totally cleared up my skin completely (I don't think anything will do that) but I haven't had any big blemishes or breakouts since I started using them which is HUGE. The biggest test was when I was in the hospital for about a week and didn't wash my face at all in that time with no real noticeable consequences to my skin. I can run errands in very little makeup and don't need to apply a bazillion filters to post a pic of myself. I use the cleanser with my Clarisonic too about 2-3 times a week.

                                I got my stuff at Ulta because there's one near my house but it's available at Sephora and through Amazon too. It's a little more pricey than drugstore products but not as much as Murad or Dermalogica or some of the other skin regimens I've tried.And they're basically miracle products AFAIC.

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