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What is your strategy for keeping your skin clear and healthy looking?

Answered on April 05, 2016
Created February 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM

What is your strategy for keeping your skin clear and healthy looking?

6f4425e3c7dc0efe60da531c5d991487

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on May 18, 2013
at 10:37 PM

A polite way of saying "asshole to elbow".

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on February 17, 2013
at 02:36 PM

As much of the animal as possible. practically, this would include muscle meat, organ meats, bone broth, gelatin, etc

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

(1017)

on February 17, 2013
at 02:09 PM

What is nose to tail eating?

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on February 13, 2013
at 04:20 AM

So true...I am so lazy about it, but when I do this (and wash the makeup off my face at night - LAZY!) I barely have any issues. Paleo cleared up my acne and balanced my hormones, but great eating can only overcome dirty pillowcases and 24-hour makeup so much...

Ba0268a02c02863642b1394852566ab6

(27)

on February 13, 2013
at 12:36 AM

and lots of dairy helps my skin look incredible

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

(1423)

on February 12, 2013
at 11:23 PM

I want to mention that I don't wear foundation, so if someone wears a thick liquid foundation(not so much a mineral foundation), then it would be advisable to use a mild castille soap, or to wipe the face with a wet towel as your washing to remove all traces of makeup.

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

(1423)

on February 12, 2013
at 11:05 PM

I remove makeup with olive oil when I wear it.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on February 12, 2013
at 10:50 PM

I need to try this.

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on February 12, 2013
at 09:20 PM

How do you remove makeup with cold water?

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

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on February 12, 2013
at 08:17 PM

simple yet effective...nice

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Db4f4768f06e8e5cd95dffa536c2a9ab

on February 10, 2013
at 09:56 PM

My #1 tip- wash your pillow case frequently.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on February 12, 2013
at 10:50 PM

I need to try this.

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

(1213)

on February 13, 2013
at 04:20 AM

So true...I am so lazy about it, but when I do this (and wash the makeup off my face at night - LAZY!) I barely have any issues. Paleo cleared up my acne and balanced my hormones, but great eating can only overcome dirty pillowcases and 24-hour makeup so much...

86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

(2312)

on February 12, 2013
at 08:17 PM

simple yet effective...nice

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7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

(1423)

on February 11, 2013
at 03:18 AM

Here are the things I do. First of all I want to mention that, from when I was young, I never used soap or anything to wash my face except water. I always had clear skin. Heck, I didn't even remove my makeup, and could go a long time without washing my face. After a while, I started purchasing "cleansers, moisturizers etc." and for the first time in my life I started getting pimples. I didn't have what you would call acne though. Then I stopped using chemical cleansers and started washing my face with castille soap and using oils as moisturizer. That seemed to work on my skin, but I was still getting pimples here and there occasionally.

Now I only use COLD(the coldest the tap will go) water on my face(like I used to before all the chemicals) and I only use lanolin(sheep sebum) and a little bit of extra virgin olive oil because the lanolin gets a little sticky in my hands I also use lard occasionally. That is all that I do with my skin and it NEVER breaks out, and I DON'T scar.

As you can see I am doing the opposite of what the experts would tell you. I use the coldest water possible instead of the warm water they tell you to wash with. I think this also helps with aging since the subcutaneous fat in your face is not being subjected to heat lol. Also I use sheep sebum(lanolin) and oil/animal fat as my moisturizer when conventional advice is to remove all sebum because it is evil, and to stay away from any oils.

On a side note, whenever I see any commercials for skin and hair care products now, and they mention the words "healthy looking" it irritates the shit out me. You can use chemicals to make you skin/hair appear healthy, but it won't ever BE healthy with those products.

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on February 12, 2013
at 09:20 PM

How do you remove makeup with cold water?

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

(1423)

on February 12, 2013
at 11:05 PM

I remove makeup with olive oil when I wear it.

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77

(1423)

on February 12, 2013
at 11:23 PM

I want to mention that I don't wear foundation, so if someone wears a thick liquid foundation(not so much a mineral foundation), then it would be advisable to use a mild castille soap, or to wipe the face with a wet towel as your washing to remove all traces of makeup.

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757f1ff864ea8f669d58e83cc1f1881b

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on February 11, 2013
at 02:36 AM

I believe most of the skin's beauty comes from within. If you address food allergies and eat healthy paleo, drink enough water and on top of that use chemical free beauty products, your skin SHOULD look clear as it reflects health. Coconut is my fav for sure, but some Vitamin E oil every other day has made a big difference with me.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on February 13, 2013
at 01:53 AM

Nose to tail eating, Vitamin D replete, good sleep and no soap when washing.

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

(1017)

on February 17, 2013
at 02:09 PM

What is nose to tail eating?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on February 17, 2013
at 02:36 PM

As much of the animal as possible. practically, this would include muscle meat, organ meats, bone broth, gelatin, etc

6f4425e3c7dc0efe60da531c5d991487

(373)

on May 18, 2013
at 10:37 PM

A polite way of saying "asshole to elbow".

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on February 10, 2013
at 10:31 PM

Sprinting, specifically sprint 8 protocol. One of the reasons I advocate sprint 8 so strongly is because it cleared up my moderate acne of 5 years.

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F54a16e4caf4dc8da9ef1369f46a95cd

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on February 10, 2013
at 10:26 PM

The oil cleansing method to wash my face, no harsh soaps, etc. Don't eat junk food.

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on April 05, 2016
at 11:57 AM

Here are some simple steps to take care of your skin and to make it healthy from inside and outside.
Always wash your face before bed.
Use lukewarm water when washing your face.
Don't skip your morning wash.
Don't overwash.
Exfoliate in the shower.
Use Moisturizer.
Handle with care with best organic creams.

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6f560350ec191c302a27573c3a81ece1

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on February 13, 2013
at 01:53 AM

I use coconut oil as a cleanser, and have been using Progest-e (progesterone in Vitamin E oil) around my eyes and other areas that are starting to wrinkle. I have seen GREAT results since using the Progest-e - also good for the odd pimple.

Staying away from coffee and milk helps my skin (and my cellulite). I also try to steam my skin once a week, which gives it a glow.

I also take Vit D, Vit K2 and Vit A, along with the Vit E in the Progest - I believe this combo really helps my skin, particularly since my 'backne' has cleared since using these. I eat a teaspoon of high vitamin butter oil a day (nutrapro) which you can also use topically.

Zinc is important, but I try to get this from eating oysters regularly rather than supplementing.

I agree with the sprints comment, and getting a SENSIBLE amount of sunshine. Homemade salt scrubs are a nice treat for body skin.

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B7e1ad6bb9ab814b8e90bdad4a472d5e

on February 12, 2013
at 11:51 PM

cold shower, zinc, and the paleo diet.

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34f00c7b4e5738cf04ead1a012a14ed1

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on February 12, 2013
at 11:26 PM

No matter how rigidly I stick to paleo eating, the skin on my face ALWAYS looks terrible unless I intervene. The rest of my skin is awesome and super smooth, but I assume that years of chemical soap/moisturizers has somewhat ruined the skin on my face.

This works best for me: I absolutely NEVER wash my face. Even tap water dries my skin out. I use either raw Shea butter, raw cocoa butter or unrefined coconut oil to moisturize, usually twice a day. On a rare day when I wear makeup, coconut oil on a cotton ball gets it all off without using water. Once a week I exfoliate with a natural loofah sponge. This is the only time I ever use water on my face. I immediately moisturize with oil after.

This has been the only routine to keep my skin soft, moisturized and healthy. If I change this even a little my skin starts to dry up, peel off and turn bright red.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on February 12, 2013
at 10:37 PM

i use a mixture of coconut oil and tea tree oil every day after i shower. i also skin brush my face a few times a week to get all the dead skin cells off.

for washing, i just use whatever soap is in the shower. right now, i use a goat's milk soap, but i partial to LUSH products.

i use face masks, too, once every few weeks when i feel like i need a refresher. it's half an avocado, honey, and cacao powder. i leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse.

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4b7e828232c7d6a5aab2265814647530

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on February 12, 2013
at 07:46 PM

Vitamin supplements are important to all health with today's crappy food (I think). However vitamin Bs have been shown to cause breakouts. I found this out from a friend whom handed me an expensive bottle of multi-vitamins and said "here, you can have these because they break me out". I thought she was crazy because I'd never heard this but sure enough two days after starting them I got some acne and a big cyst (i don't normally get acne these days). After experimenting I found that some B supplements trigger it and some multis that contain Bs, which is all of 'em I think. Anyway you did not say what your particular skin issue is so I don't know if this helps.

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Ba0268a02c02863642b1394852566ab6

on February 11, 2013
at 02:41 AM

vitamin a supplement or liver

Ba0268a02c02863642b1394852566ab6

(27)

on February 13, 2013
at 12:36 AM

and lots of dairy helps my skin look incredible

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on February 10, 2013
at 10:55 PM

Ingesting only healthy fats. Lots of greens (help produce very healing essential oils within your skin that are otherwise not "manufacturable"). Omega-3s... very light coat of 100% Shea butter seems to keep my face moisturized but not greasy (although people that wear foundation, as I do not, seem to have problems with this). Just like your diet, try a "elimination trial" to find what it is that is bothering your facial skin; you're skin is unique: one's success can be another's failure.

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on February 10, 2013
at 10:13 PM

Coconut oil. It's been my saving grace. I use it as a moisturizer on the parts of my face that are most prone to breaking out. It's also good to dab on big blemishes. I also use honey to wash my face- lots of info available from a google search on using honey.

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