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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru

    One of the biggest reasons for spots is that people don't drink enough plain water or/and don't eat enough fresh fruit and vegetables. Your body and blood probably needs a good de-tox. Try drinking a few litres of water a day instead of cold drink etc (even avoid the diet stuff) and you might find an improvement - it worked for my cousin.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by [email protected]:

    One of the biggest reasons for spots is that people don't drink enough plain water or/and don't eat enough fresh fruit and vegetables. Your body and blood probably needs a good de-tox. Try drinking a few litres of water a day instead of cold drink etc (even avoid the diet stuff) and you might find an improvement - it worked for my cousin.

    I'll second that suggestion <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    you dont seriously drink that much coffee rachael?!?! my god! im surprised youre not constantly on the loo!!!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by RachaelHolmes:
    well i suppose i should give it go then if 2 ppl suggest it.

    can i still drink 40 cups of coffee a day??? <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/confused.gif"&gt;


    Coffee is WAY BAD for skin!!!!!!




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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by [email protected]:
    Coffee is WAY BAD for skin!!!!

    once again, i shall second that, looks like you're outnumbered rach <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;


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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmmmm...well, I haven't drunk a single drop of coffee since may or summin, and my spots still seem to be here. actually, they're getting better..newa, moving off topic. sorry.

    yeah, drinking water helps a lot. fresh fruit and veg should be a regular part of your diet - i eat salad every day. just a mix of lambs lettuce, avocado, spring onions and cherry tomatoes. keeps me feeling good about what i eat - i feel guilty if i don't have the salad these days. <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

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    Are spots and boils ruining your life?
    Have you tried carbolic soap?
    Rub it in hard and give it a week.
    Your skin might be red with scarring but it will look better, believe me.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Um...i think moonchild may be joking - you don't want your skin red and scarring. And carbolic soap don't sound too nice. I think it's industrial strength somethign or another.

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    legs and armpits - do you shave them?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Carriage Return:
    legs and armpits - do you shave them?

    Good point CR

    j9



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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    rachael, if its because you shave them... try exfoliating first with one of those body puff things, you can get them pretty much everywhere, made of like netting. or use a body scrub. and make sure you use proper shave gel and not just soap, i used to get ingrown hairs and sore patches when i just used soap or shower gel. oh and dont use blunt razors... or if all that doesnt help, try a depilatory cream such as immac or ... oh that other one that begins with an N!! cant remember. there we go, thats about my knowledge on hair removal exhausted!

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  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    hmmmmmm. i dunno then im afraid. well at least i just helped some people with ingrown hairs! hehe.. sorry rach, i cant be any more help! <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/confused.gif"&gt;

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    err sorry but it's total bolox that diet has an effect on acne. Of course it's a good idea to have a healthy diet but to say coffee, chocolate, sweets etc etc causes acne is crap.

    Acne is caused by the sebaceous (sp?) glands producing too much oil, this then becomes infected by bacteria on the skin giving rise to spots of varying severity; from pimples to full blown scar causing cysts.

    Visit your doctor. Ask for antibiotics and or/topical skin treatment such as a peroxide preparation. If that dont work go back and ask for sommat else. Good ol' sunlight can help too (your doc may mention this).

    If the acne is severe enough and/or resistant to everything you've tried up to now, you'll get referred to a dermatologist who may prescribe you Ro-accutane <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif">. This kicks ass and WILL rid you of 99% of ALL acne; however it does have side effects. Thankfully the serious ones are rare but dryness of skin/lips/inside of the nose are common. Worth it for the results though.

    If you are suffering badly, dont just sit there and get down over it. Go to your docs, acne IS a medical condition that deserves medical attention.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Sid:
    err sorry but it's total bolox that diet has an effect on acne.

    I don't think anyone actually said that diet "causes" acne and you are right about it's root causes. But diet is definitely important to alleviate spots and pimples - you are giving your body a chance to heal itself.

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmm yes may be i didnt phrase that too well lol <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif">, sorry!

    i dont dispute that diet can have a detrimental effect on the bodies recuperation processes.

    i'm in my second year of a medicine degree and hope to become a consultant dermatologist. I have looked into the causes of acne vulgaris but not to any great depth (yet). I can give you several references to white papers on the *real* causes of acne if you're interested in the subject, makes heavy reading though lol!


  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sid, you ought to come & meet my husband lol. His legs are a dermatologists nightmare, might be a good case study for you though.

    j9

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i work in a health shop so i think i mite b able 2 help.

    Have u tried supplementing ur diet with evening primrose oil which balances the hormones and the oil is good for ur skin.

    U cud use a vitamin E cream which helps all kinds of skin problems (it promotes healing)

    U shud also cut out caffeine because it dehydrates the body and can only have a bad effect on ur skin.

    U cud also try a detox diet, which will help get all of the impurities out of ur system, it mite even make the spots worse for a little while, just because its getting all the crap out of ur body, and then after that u can b all healthy and refreshed.

    Hope dis has bin of help

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Sid:
    hmm yes may be i didnt phrase that too well lol <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif">, sorry!

    i dont dispute that diet can have a detrimental effect on the bodies recuperation processes.

    i'm in my second year of a medicine degree and hope to become a consultant dermatologist. I have looked into the causes of acne vulgaris but not to any great depth (yet). I can give you several references to white papers on the *real* causes of acne if you're interested in the subject, makes heavy reading though lol!


    You got any sure-fire cures that do really work in that case???


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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    LOL hey i'm no expert (yet <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif">)!

    The first year was easier than A level Biology lol !!!!

    Not many people realise that the skin is the largest organ in the body and is an indicator to our overall health....just sorta got interested in it b4 a while back (sad aren't i lol <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif">?).

    j9...hmm, too much alcohol consumption leading to reduced liver function = too many toxins in the body = jaundice lol ?? Any help lol ?

    Turtle, remember i'm a long way from graduating....but "Ro-accutane" made my Roche is THE most effective anti-drug available. It is a relatively new drug not without side effects. It basically consists of massive doses of Vitamin A! It really is the dogs b's where anti acne drugs are concerned...although it is occasionally used to treat some other skin disorders.

    You cannot buy it from the chemist (they dont stock it anyway), in fact, your GP cannot prescribe it! Only a hospital prescription will do from a dermatologist.

    This is because you are required to take a blood test b4 taking the drug as it can raise lipid (fat) levels in the blood and can also adversely effect liver function. You are then required to take a further blood test(s) during treatment. They're are some very serious side effects that are thankfully rare but dryness of the lips/nose/skin are common.
    It is absolutely a NO GO for a female who is pregnant as it can harm the unborn child <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif">.

    You wont get Ro-Accutane if your acne is very light; but please mention this drug to your doctor if your acne is moderate-severe and resistant to other forms of therapy.

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Sid:

    j9...hmm, too much alcohol consumption leading to reduced liver function = too many toxins in the body = jaundice lol ?? Any help lol ?


    He doesn't drink (he cant' he's on too many painkillers & muscle relaxants for his back, neck & knees). Unfortunately there could be resulting reduced liver funcion, but he's not jaundiced - yet.

    He had his veins stripped years ago (bad move) and his blood is too thick, we think maybe due to rhumatic fever as a child. Result - bad circulation, he's on aspirin, vit C, Zinc & Paroven for that! He's got next to no skin on his right leg, from the shin downwards & his left leg is following suit. The skin he has is discoloured & flakey (I hope no-one was eating lol)

    To stop the weeping he has to sit with his leg raised (impractical 24/7) He gets infections easily, but is alergic to penicilin lol. Also, because his skin is sooo thin, he quickly develops allergies to various treatments "they" try. He even developed an allergy to iodine!!

    j9



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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Sid:
    It basically consists of massive doses of Vitamin A! It really is the dogs b's where anti acne drugs are concerned...although it is occasionally used to treat some other skin disorders.

    You can buy Vitamin A off the Internet ... I did and it's brilliant as a precaution against sunburn. Honestly. Obviously, high dosages can be dangerous but if you take a couple of tabs the previous day to get it into your system, then a couple each day that you are in the sunshine, it's a great sunburn prevention and aids tanning. <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;




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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    j9 sorry about your husbands health problems <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif">. Only thing i can suggest is go see your gp and if you're not happy with the solution then go again or change doctors. Good luck.

    [email protected], the actual active chemical ingredient is 'iso-tretinion' which is a Vitamin A deriviative (sp?). Nothing wrong in taking multivits/minerals as long as its done it proportion and dont o.d. on it.
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