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Gloria27

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I use henna to color my hair, I cleanse my face twice a day (OCM, still trying to find a combo that works best for my acneic skin), moisturize/treat with oils, and moisturize my body. My nails are always trimmed and smoothed; occasionally I paint my toe nails. I don't smoke, drink, and I get plenty of rest and calm. I do yoga and exercise - not as regularly as I should, but I am persistent.

Sunscreen is always such a big thing, but I have yet to find anything I can put on my face without breaking me out, causing major irritation, or both. I have tried so many types and brands, to no avail. So what then? (Sure.... hats. Whole 'nother issue. Due to comfort sensitivity and my hair being highly intolerant, hats are also a struggle.)

Because 95% of products out there are just a bunch of cheap petro chemicals, containing preservatives, fragrances and substances that are meant to mask the unpleasant smell of some ingredients but are harmfull to the skin, and pretty much everything alive.
These are marketed to us as safe yet year after year ingredients labeled on the back get banned because they get discovered as being carcinogenic, hormone disruptors, etc.
If you already wear foundation, don't need sunscreen unless you work outside. Foundation contains oxides (minerals) that will block a lot of the UV. Problem with foundation is that is hard to find one that doesn't have a huge list of ingredients and doesn't contain the bad stuff.
 

rainydaze

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Because 95% of products out there are just a bunch of cheap petro chemicals, containing preservatives, fragrances and substances that are meant to mask the unpleasant smell of some ingredients but are harmfull to the skin, and pretty much everything alive.
These are marketed to us as safe yet year after year ingredients labeled on the back get banned because they get discovered as being carcinogenic, hormone disruptors, etc.
If you already wear foundation, don't need sunscreen unless you work outside. Foundation contains oxides (minerals) that will block a lot of the UV. Problem with foundation is that is hard to find one that doesn't have a huge list of ingredients and doesn't contain the bad stuff.

Unfortunately I can't wear foundation either. I basically use pure, single oils to cleanse, moisturize, and condition - and that's it. I have tried using Red Raspberry Oil for its supposed SPF (28 I think) but that appears to irritate my skin too.

I also use the pure oils, in large part, to eliminate any extraneous and potentially harmful ingredients. It's crazy how much crap is in the stuff we use!
 

Gloria27

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Unfortunately I can't wear foundation either. I basically use pure, single oils to cleanse, moisturize, and condition - and that's it. I have tried using Red Raspberry Oil for its supposed SPF (28 I think) but that appears to irritate my skin too.

I also use the pure oils, in large part, to eliminate any extraneous and potentially harmful ingredients. It's crazy how much crap is in the stuff we use!

Believe me I know the feeling, wish I didn't...

Beware of essential oils, they are not harmless.
 

elle_71125

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And my face. Don’t mind the horrible pictures but this is the best one I could find showing my skin tags. It was done in two procedures and it was so cheap! $250 for both sessions.
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What a huge difference this made on you! It really brightened up your face & neck! :love:
 

Mrs_Strizzle

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One thing I do that I haven't seen mentioned is a take gelatin on a daily basis as well as high dose vitamin C and K. I read years ago a study that showed eating gelatin and UV rays of the sun actually builds collagen in the skin, vs degrading it. I think our western trend to only eat the lean part of the meat with as little fat as possible and no skin or connective tissue is not as healthy as we have thought.

I've been taking it well over a decade. I often get told I look younger than my age which is funny to me because as a teen I was told I looked older. Is it the gelatin? Is it genetics? I don't know for sure. Just food for thought (pun intended) for those open to the idea.
 

ringbling17

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What a huge difference this made on you! It really brightened up your face & neck! :love:
Thank you! I am very very happy I did it. They always bothered me.

Wow, what an amazing difference!!
You look great!
Thank you! I plan to do it again if they do come back which I was told that they will.
 

Begonia

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There's what I'd like to do and what I can afford. What I can afford is a decent skin cleanser and a hair cut every 2 months.

If I came into extra funds, I'd like to do some fillers, maybe a slight tuck here and there. Sadly, that's unlikely to happen, so I'm 55 and look it. I'm trying to be my best 55 on a tight budget, altho shiftwork goes against me.
 

SparklieBug

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@rainydaze not sure if this will help you but I use COTZ untinted face sunscreen.
It’s very gentle and non irritating and protective.
My skin is super sensitive and reactive. Even my dermatologist says so. Lol


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I feel fortunate that there's nothing I need in life (and very few "wants"), so I wasn't paying attention to Black Friday deals. Until I came across info about 25% off for COTZ. Yay! I ordered some of this sunscreen and the Botanical version, too. So excited for when it arrives! :dance:
 
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