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Does everyone have the potential for perfect skin?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM

If you found the perfect diet for yourself and was strict as hell with your lifestyle with zero stress and good exercise and nutrition and o3-o6 balance and hydration etc etc etc

could anyone achieve perfect skin?

(btw I'm not just talking about acne)

5e63e3fa78e998736106a4a5b9aef58c

on August 11, 2012
at 02:02 AM

+1. I've done this, and still do it when I remember to. I didn't have acne very often, but I did get lots of blackheads, and this not only took care of that problem but solved my excessive oiliness, too. To this day, I don't use soap on my face, or anything that strips off the natural oils; if my face really needs to be washed beyond what it gets in the shower, I use olive oil.

Ee04db68fcab556868524acb55ac5fd4

on August 10, 2012
at 08:21 PM

True that, double true. Maybe I should have said 'minimize sun exposure relative to your skin pigmentation'.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 10, 2012
at 07:12 PM

I've seen these people too, milling about, not realising how lucky they are, not being afraid of mirrors etc!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on August 10, 2012
at 07:05 PM

<--- uber-pale girl in the humid South here :) The problem with pale skin is that it is usually sensitive... and sensitive skin in the hot and humid Southern summers means heat rash. So I only have great skin when the temperatures are consistently below 90 degrees!

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 10, 2012
at 04:35 PM

Thanks for the advice but rest assured I do all of that already and not to much avail!

Adeb72a71b7cd3f4dd75795eb9c11ad9

(130)

on August 10, 2012
at 04:23 PM

I'll have to agree with Jack on the whole sun exposure as well. Having darker skin is only our skins way of naturally protecting itself. I think the sun has gotten a bad wrap. Having healthy skin takes a little work on your part. Diet and exercise and conditioning it.

193f00d53ebcb13940c7a55afc78ad17

(1260)

on August 10, 2012
at 04:04 PM

I went on the "Photoshop" diet and I look FABULOUS in all of my photos now. So sure, OP, why not.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on August 10, 2012
at 03:40 PM

This is an excellent answer and it got my upvote for sure. I think these things work for most folks. The only thing that might not be spot on is the sun exposure and pail skin (not that pale skin girls don't have smooth skin, because certainly they can). But I know dark, darker, and very dark skinned girls w/ incredibly smooth skin. There was this one girl from Africa I used to work with. She had as to close to actual "black" skin as possible, and she had very smooth skin. Kinda made me envious because I've had naturally dry skin all my life, even after eating my share of sat fat & vitamin C.

Ee04db68fcab556868524acb55ac5fd4

on August 10, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Few more tips: - Stay hydrated. - Avoid or at least limit alcohol and caffeine as they dehydrate you.

Ee04db68fcab556868524acb55ac5fd4

on August 10, 2012
at 03:36 PM

Few more tips: - Stay hydrated. - Avoid or at least limit alcohol and caffeine as they dehydrate you. And avoid any other dehydrating drugs for that instance such as speed, meth, and cocaine.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on August 10, 2012
at 03:31 PM

this is a great question. people will undoubtedly be technical in their answers regarding "perfect", but I get what you are diggin at.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 10, 2012
at 03:23 PM

You can look at their pictures - their skin looks even and healthy to me. By the way, most Koreans have very very clear skin. Must be all that kimchi.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 02:34 PM

Here's a list of fish low in PBA, mercury and other toxins- wild salmon, tilapia, cod, sardnies, shrimp, oystes, scallops, and mussels.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 02:23 PM

There should be like a paleo dating thread where we pool all our knowledge. UNfortunately, a question like that would likely get closed, no matter how much interest there is in it :(

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:49 PM

I will lay off the eggs I guess but I'm not sure what to exchange them for, I don't want to eat too much fish because of toxins or bpa or whatever. Also not everyone in England lives in London haha, I live in a little village in the South West

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:48 PM

I highly doubt that you are just a waste of space and have no thing better to offer a girl than your face. If you do not, then than finding something(s) would be a place to start. Either way, you put it, you're skin is not going to matter. Ever see Phantom of the Opera? You might like it. It is hands down the my favorite musical. Think to yourself why Christine's love for teh Phantom was more than her love for the wealthy and handsome Raul. The phantom had mastered something that meant more to Christine, and it was not physical aesthetics.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:47 PM

I think I'm just a perfectionist, I have had many chances to be in relationships if I'm honest but not with girls I've really liked. I feel like I'm trying to find this perfect girl and I'm trying to get my skin perfect and get rid of my dark circles etc, I think I have some psychological problems, I mean I have literally thought seriously about killing myself because of how my skin looks or my dark circles, I have half english half Romantic blood so if I get a tan it goes really really dark but generally it's not too bad, I just look ill overall though, like there is something wrong with me

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:38 PM

I highly doubt that you are just a waste of space and have something better to offer a girl than your face. If you do not, then than finding something(s) would be a place to start. Either way, you put it, you're skin is not going to matter.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:35 PM

For what I've heard, you eat a lot of liver and eggs. If I ate alot of eggs, even though I love htem, I'd get blemishes- always do. So i figure they aren't great for me, and only eat them on occassion. Maybe try something new/different. Eat some fish in place of eggs, make sure you're getting enough sunlight. If you live in London or an equally dismal city, go to a tannign salon 1-2x per week. Go swimming, exercise with weights, and sit in a sauna.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:32 PM

If you want to improve your odds at this happening, then don't go to bars, clubs, and gyms looking for a girl. The former two especially are two places you're likely not find everlasting love. BEst relationships I've ever had were with girls I've met on the tennis court, in the library, in class, and a at a ski resort. I'venever in my life been on a 2nd date with someone I've met at a bar, ever.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:30 PM

If you want to improve your odds at this happening, then don't go to bars, clubs, and gyms looking for a girl. The former two especially are two places you're likely not find everlasting love. BEst relationships I've ever had were with girls I've met on the tennis courts, in the library, in class, and at a ski resort. I've never been ona 2nd date with a girl I've met at bar, ever.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:22 PM

No, all you need to find is self-confidence and a girl who finds YOU perfect. If all you focus on is your skin, how do you expect to attract someone who's not equally as cosmetically obsessed? Usually things are not as big of a deal as we make them out to be, and making them out to be a big deal when they aren't turns it into a bigger deal than actually is (vicious circle).

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:21 PM

No, all you need to find is self-confidence and a girl who finds YOU as perfect. If all you focus on is you're skin, how do you expect to attract someone who's not equally as cosmetically obsessed? Usually things are not as big of a deal as we make them out to be, and making them out to be a big deal when they aren't turns it into a bigger deal than actually is (vicious circle).

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:06 PM

well all I need to do is find a girl who beholds blemished uneven mildly spotty skin as perfect and I'm golden!

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 10, 2012
at 10:01 AM

I'm not talking about acne per se, I'm talking about good quality skin that looks healthy and even

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 10, 2012
at 09:35 AM

From what I have read from various sources, including weston price, HG don't have acne. But they are still not happy so they use face and body paint, self-scarring, etc.

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Ee04db68fcab556868524acb55ac5fd4

on August 10, 2012
at 03:27 PM

If everyone has the potential to have a perfect heart, everyone has the potential to have perfect skin (skin is just another organ that's a part of our body). If by perfect, you mean functioning at around or at least 90% efficiency, then yes.

Maybe you should have asked; "does everyone have the potential to have healthy skin?"


Tips for healthier skin:

  • Consume a relatively high amount of saturated and unsaturated fats; they help promote skin dexterity and the production of new, strong, healthy, moisturized skin.

  • Consume plenty of Vitamin C; it helps keep your skin more elastic.

  • Minimize exposure to the sun (which is why I love pale girls.. their skin is soooo smooth).

  • Avoid synthetic body wash and synthetic lotions: olive oil or coconut oil are superior moisturizing skin lotions.

  • Quit smoking.

  • And just a FYI: humid climates are healthier for the skin.

Ee04db68fcab556868524acb55ac5fd4

on August 10, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Few more tips: - Stay hydrated. - Avoid or at least limit alcohol and caffeine as they dehydrate you.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 10, 2012
at 04:35 PM

Thanks for the advice but rest assured I do all of that already and not to much avail!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on August 10, 2012
at 03:40 PM

This is an excellent answer and it got my upvote for sure. I think these things work for most folks. The only thing that might not be spot on is the sun exposure and pail skin (not that pale skin girls don't have smooth skin, because certainly they can). But I know dark, darker, and very dark skinned girls w/ incredibly smooth skin. There was this one girl from Africa I used to work with. She had as to close to actual "black" skin as possible, and she had very smooth skin. Kinda made me envious because I've had naturally dry skin all my life, even after eating my share of sat fat & vitamin C.

Ee04db68fcab556868524acb55ac5fd4

on August 10, 2012
at 08:21 PM

True that, double true. Maybe I should have said 'minimize sun exposure relative to your skin pigmentation'.

Adeb72a71b7cd3f4dd75795eb9c11ad9

(130)

on August 10, 2012
at 04:23 PM

I'll have to agree with Jack on the whole sun exposure as well. Having darker skin is only our skins way of naturally protecting itself. I think the sun has gotten a bad wrap. Having healthy skin takes a little work on your part. Diet and exercise and conditioning it.

Ee04db68fcab556868524acb55ac5fd4

on August 10, 2012
at 03:36 PM

Few more tips: - Stay hydrated. - Avoid or at least limit alcohol and caffeine as they dehydrate you. And avoid any other dehydrating drugs for that instance such as speed, meth, and cocaine.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on August 10, 2012
at 07:05 PM

<--- uber-pale girl in the humid South here :) The problem with pale skin is that it is usually sensitive... and sensitive skin in the hot and humid Southern summers means heat rash. So I only have great skin when the temperatures are consistently below 90 degrees!

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9fb615132bfea7d96977a21665e2ae5d

on August 10, 2012
at 10:11 AM

i think that perfect skin is a myth, it is a living breathing organ, it lets out sweat and impurities, helps cool you down and a whole host of other jobs. + how can u have zero stress if you are stressing that your skin is not perfect?? :D

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1955b5516a3eaedce732f4ea8bb3fa6c

on August 10, 2012
at 01:40 PM

What have you tried so far other than changing your diet? Have you tried changing the way you wash your face? I switched to washing my face with olive oil several months ago. My diet is more of a yo-yo between paleo+butter+heavy cream and going on junk binges. My skin is still better than it was before. I think it looks smoother and more even (no more red splotchiness), and also way way way less acne. (I still get a little bit once a month usually but that's more related to my period, and it's not as bad as it used to be either). I've read that dairy could cause some skin issues too so maybe if you do some dairy try cutting that out too. I have a little bottle that used to have some other chemical laden nonsense in it with olive oil and it only takes a very little bit. The method I use is to soak a washcloth in as hot of water as you can stand and lay it over your face for a bit first to get your pores to open up (you can also do this in the shower and just let the shower steam do the job..unless you are into the cold showers thing...) then you just need about a quarter sized dot of oil at most and rub into your face all over and also your neck. I also try to rub it over my eyebrows, eyelashes, and lips. Then you can leave it there for up to 5 minutes, though I started with shorter times. Then use the wash cloth to gently rub away the oil. The oil soaks up dirt etc. from your skin and then you wipe it away while exfoliating with the washcloth. Splash some really cold water on your face at the end to close your pores. I pretty much am down to doing this maybe two or three times a week now and use witch hazel to clean up in between if I feel it's needed. The point is you let your natural oils do what they are supposed to do. You might not achieve the perfection you are looking for but it could help (if you are not already doing this, then I feel kind of silly for going on so long about it).

Confidence also is great, regardless of what your skin looks like, but I understand it can be hard to get the confidence up when you are not feeling good about yourself, so nothing wrong with doing what you can to feel better about yourself, heck isn't one of the reasons lots of people do paleo to LGN?

5e63e3fa78e998736106a4a5b9aef58c

on August 11, 2012
at 02:02 AM

+1. I've done this, and still do it when I remember to. I didn't have acne very often, but I did get lots of blackheads, and this not only took care of that problem but solved my excessive oiliness, too. To this day, I don't use soap on my face, or anything that strips off the natural oils; if my face really needs to be washed beyond what it gets in the shower, I use olive oil.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on August 10, 2012
at 03:27 PM

Believe it or not, I actually know quite a lot of people with perfect skin. Perfect like no blemishes, no acne, you cannot even see their pores, everything is perfect.

It is just good genetic material, I guess.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 10, 2012
at 07:12 PM

I've seen these people too, milling about, not realising how lucky they are, not being afraid of mirrors etc!

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on August 10, 2012
at 12:46 PM

No. Not everyone could have perfect skin, becuase if everyone had it, it would not be perfect. IN addition to that, perfect is in the eye of the beholder.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:48 PM

I highly doubt that you are just a waste of space and have no thing better to offer a girl than your face. If you do not, then than finding something(s) would be a place to start. Either way, you put it, you're skin is not going to matter. Ever see Phantom of the Opera? You might like it. It is hands down the my favorite musical. Think to yourself why Christine's love for teh Phantom was more than her love for the wealthy and handsome Raul. The phantom had mastered something that meant more to Christine, and it was not physical aesthetics.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:21 PM

No, all you need to find is self-confidence and a girl who finds YOU as perfect. If all you focus on is you're skin, how do you expect to attract someone who's not equally as cosmetically obsessed? Usually things are not as big of a deal as we make them out to be, and making them out to be a big deal when they aren't turns it into a bigger deal than actually is (vicious circle).

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 02:23 PM

There should be like a paleo dating thread where we pool all our knowledge. UNfortunately, a question like that would likely get closed, no matter how much interest there is in it :(

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:38 PM

I highly doubt that you are just a waste of space and have something better to offer a girl than your face. If you do not, then than finding something(s) would be a place to start. Either way, you put it, you're skin is not going to matter.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:06 PM

well all I need to do is find a girl who beholds blemished uneven mildly spotty skin as perfect and I'm golden!

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 02:34 PM

Here's a list of fish low in PBA, mercury and other toxins- wild salmon, tilapia, cod, sardnies, shrimp, oystes, scallops, and mussels.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:22 PM

No, all you need to find is self-confidence and a girl who finds YOU perfect. If all you focus on is your skin, how do you expect to attract someone who's not equally as cosmetically obsessed? Usually things are not as big of a deal as we make them out to be, and making them out to be a big deal when they aren't turns it into a bigger deal than actually is (vicious circle).

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:47 PM

I think I'm just a perfectionist, I have had many chances to be in relationships if I'm honest but not with girls I've really liked. I feel like I'm trying to find this perfect girl and I'm trying to get my skin perfect and get rid of my dark circles etc, I think I have some psychological problems, I mean I have literally thought seriously about killing myself because of how my skin looks or my dark circles, I have half english half Romantic blood so if I get a tan it goes really really dark but generally it's not too bad, I just look ill overall though, like there is something wrong with me

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:35 PM

For what I've heard, you eat a lot of liver and eggs. If I ate alot of eggs, even though I love htem, I'd get blemishes- always do. So i figure they aren't great for me, and only eat them on occassion. Maybe try something new/different. Eat some fish in place of eggs, make sure you're getting enough sunlight. If you live in London or an equally dismal city, go to a tannign salon 1-2x per week. Go swimming, exercise with weights, and sit in a sauna.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:49 PM

I will lay off the eggs I guess but I'm not sure what to exchange them for, I don't want to eat too much fish because of toxins or bpa or whatever. Also not everyone in England lives in London haha, I live in a little village in the South West

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:32 PM

If you want to improve your odds at this happening, then don't go to bars, clubs, and gyms looking for a girl. The former two especially are two places you're likely not find everlasting love. BEst relationships I've ever had were with girls I've met on the tennis court, in the library, in class, and a at a ski resort. I'venever in my life been on a 2nd date with someone I've met at a bar, ever.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on August 10, 2012
at 01:30 PM

If you want to improve your odds at this happening, then don't go to bars, clubs, and gyms looking for a girl. The former two especially are two places you're likely not find everlasting love. BEst relationships I've ever had were with girls I've met on the tennis courts, in the library, in class, and at a ski resort. I've never been ona 2nd date with a girl I've met at bar, ever.

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