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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=DarkOrchid][COLOR=Magenta]pr0ps[/COLOR], all I do regarding topical treatments is cleanse, tone and moisturise twice daily (morning and night) to remove dead skin cells and pollutants, tighten the pores, maintain elasticity and prevent sun damage. I use the Simple range of products. I also exfoliate daily using Johnson & Johnson's [COLOR=RoyalBlue]Clean & Clear Oil Free Exfoliating Daily Wash[/COLOR]. Obviously these are UK products, but I'm sure there are US equivalents.

Nowadays, I would never consider putting anything harsh on my skin, even if I did get the odd spot. The worst thing you can do is aggrevate your skin by overdrying it. And I know it's difficult not to pick, but if you can help it then try not to do that either. Besides, a breakout always looks worse if you've picked it than if you leave it alone.[/COLOR][/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=DarkOrchid]Hiya, [COLOR=Magenta]vintagedream[/COLOR]. I see from your other post that you are quite concerned about cleansers. Firstly, can you tell me where you're from? I'm from the UK and I use the [COLOR=RoyalBlue]Simple[/COLOR] range of cleanser, toner and moisturiser which I have always found to be very mild and gentle. Regarding the oiliness of your skin, hopefully it will become less oily on this regimen. And you should apply moisturiser even though your skin is oily. If you use a toner as an astringant and pat your skin dry, it should be ready to have moisturiser applied. You may find that the oiliness is your skin's reaction to not receiving [I]enough[/I] moisture from the outside.

Regarding the rest of my skincare routine, in the morning I exfoliate with [COLOR=RoyalBlue]Johnson & Johnson Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash [/COLOR] which is a gentle exfoliant to give that feeling of removing any grease and dirt from the pores. Every four days or so I apply a mud-based face mask (with tea tree extract) for about forty minutes to an hour to tighten the skin and remove any deep-buried impurities. The one I use leaves my skin feeling lovely and it's Superdrug's own brand. There's not much more to it than that. I've stopped applying harsh products to my face because they cause more harm than good!

Concerning the fast, I only suggest 24 hours, accompanied by taking double the dosage of supplements, as outlined on the first post of this thread. That should allow your system to purge itself of the initial backlog of waste that's causing problems. Then you can carry on taking the normal dosage for as long as you feel necessary. I've cut back to half nowadays but I suspect that I might as well cease taking them at all because I have no active acne. To be honest, I had got to that stage by the six month mark easily (and it took a lot less to get to 80% better), but I am paranoid that if I suddenly stop the regimen, it will all come crashing down. I don't think that would really be the case, though.

Some people have suggested that you can become dependent on this extra fibre to promote regular bowel movements. But I don't think, with the quantities used in this regimen, that it is particularly likely. These supplements aren't intended to make your bowel movements more regular, per se, but rather they should promote a cleaner bowel function. [/COLOR] [/FONT]
hi EV! :wave: i'm from the Philippines. it's a very hot country. :p

anyway... thanks for replying so soon...

[QUOTE=ErimusValidus][FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=DarkOrchid]Regarding the rest of my skincare routine, in the morning I exfoliate with [COLOR=RoyalBlue]Johnson & Johnson Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash [/COLOR] which is a gentle exfoliant to give that feeling of removing any grease and dirt from the pores. [/COLOR] [/FONT][/QUOTE]
I've researched on Johnson & Johnson Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash, and i found it has the following ingredients:

Aqua, propylene Glycol, Sodium laureth sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, polyethylene, disodium lauroamphodiacetate, hamamelis virginiana, lauryl methyl gluceth - 10 hydroxypropyl-dimonium chloride, farnesol, glycol distearate, glycerin, laureth-4, sodium carbomer, tetrasodium EDTA, PEG-120 methyl glucose dioleate, parfum, lactic acid....

Studies have shown that propylene glycol and sodium laureth sulfate, are toxic... and these are poisons that can get into your body. :confused: but hey, if it works for you... you're lucky. :p

As for me, i really want to find a [COLOR=RoyalBlue]natural[/COLOR] mild cleanser, that would clean my face and not cause me to breakout. i'm currently using Aubrey Organic's Natural Herbal Facial Cleanser and Astringent, but i've only been using it for 5 days, so i can't say for sure yet how it's going to help me.

[QUOTE=ErimusValidus][FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=DarkOrchid]Concerning the fast, I only suggest 24 hours, accompanied by taking double the dosage of supplements, as outlined on the first post of this thread. That should allow your system to purge itself of the initial backlog of waste that's causing problems. [/COLOR] [/FONT][/QUOTE]

can i eat apples on the first day? ;) on the 2nd day, i can go back to eating normally again?

uhm, EV... can you personally assure me that if i take on this regimen, it won't actually make my acne worse and beyond control? :D that's just what i'm really afraid of right now... sorry, am i too apprehensive? :D

take care... :wave:

P.S.
how did you get rid of the existing red marks from acne that healed?





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