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10-31-2007, 05:25 PM
On and off in my life I've had skin issues.
I did have a stage In my early 20's-30's that I enjoyed beautiful skin, But now in my 50 I have enlarged pours, I have spent a small fortune on facial treatments. The medical community offers no hope.
I read the stories about teeth being restored I wondered if anyone had any words of encouragement for me about skin. Any miracle pours being lessened or even better restored????
I've been raw since august 07.
10-31-2007, 07:21 PM
Have you tried raw facial products? Coconut oil is supposed to work wonders.
I do notice that my skin looks better when I eat raw and drink lots of water. Good sleep helps too.
I would do a search on "skin products" or facial care -- you can search by clicking on the banana on the top of the page.
10-31-2007, 08:46 PM
I would think that just eating raw should do it, without the need for additional/different skin care products. I am almost your age. My pores on my cheeks were large a few months ago. Since I've started eating raw (july), their size has decreased and my skin has gotten smoother. People have commented on how nice my skin looks and how much younger I look. I haven't changed my skin care products.
My juice book (Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices - By N. W. Walker D.Sc.) says:
Skin erruptions of many kinds have been helped by drinking cucumber juice to which the juices of carrot and lettuce have been added. The addition of a little alfalfa juice in some cases has helped speed up their efficiency.
It also says: Together with silicon, which lettuce contains more than 8%, sulphur and phosphorous are essential in the proper maintenance and development of the skin, the sinews, and the hair.
10-31-2007, 09:04 PM
I am 66. I'v never had really bad skin, but it's not particularly pretty either---freckly, old, sunned too much over the years, and I smoked like a chimney until I was 37. But I think my skin looks better now than it ever has---really. Shortly after I started eating very raw, a friend told me my skin looked great. I hadn't noticed, really, but after I studied it a bit in the mirror, I had to agree. Eventually,after 4 or 5 mos. raw, I quit wearing foundation. I just wear some of that mineral powder that brushes on, and I look pretty darned good for an old broad. I look really healthy and alive. My color is good, and my skin is just clear and soft looking. Stay raw! It's the answer! :D
10-31-2007, 09:06 PM
I think a diet high in plant fiber is helpful for moving toxins out of the body and keeping the skin clear. I like a smoothie made of one peeled cucumber and some green leaf lettuce or romaine lettuce for the skin.
Lady Green Jeans
10-31-2007, 09:42 PM
Thanks for the great responses to this thread--really most helpful. Personally will be increasing my cucumber intake again. Agree drinking sufficient water does help, too. Have only tried the coconut oil twice. Felt nice and I felt clean, don't know why i didn't continue. Guess I need to give this another go. I find my skin feels much better if I wash it gently before retiring and lightly moisturizing. Am in my early 50s and people always comment on my skin where I don't see it as great, but sure am grateful for any and all youthfullness and nice skin is, well--nice!
Oh, forgot to mention that I think skin brushing (not the face of course) has helped my body eliminate toxins so has to help with the skin overall. Reduced the celulite quite substantially, too.
11-01-2007, 08:04 AM
I'm on all of the above, thank for the input.
I'll keep ya posted on my results.
I do have a chipped tooth I'm waiting on growing back too.
This would truly be amazing I guess I just need to give it more time.
11-02-2007, 05:43 AM
My input on the skin issue is to steam your face and exfoliate the dead skin off. I've always been complimented on my skin throughout my entire life. Face and body. Even in my days of seriously abusing my body. (I've also been a sun worshiper--still am to a degree)
Once a week boil a pan of water and put your head over it covered with a towel. I stay for twenty minutes. Sometimes twice a week. I have always used an exfoliate after that. You must be pretty gentle for the first couple months, your skin will be tender after the steaming--but the dead skin is really soft and all of your pores will be open. Cleaning the opened pores will eventually result in smaller pores. Make sure you moisturize after.
Now I know alot of people do not like to use store products and want to stay all natural, --but I have always used Clinique products and have had very good results. I'm not trying to promote--just giving my 2 cents.
And for my body, I use a brush , loofah and sometimes body sugars and before I dry off, I rub pure cocoa butter all over (spreads much easier if you are wet) and dry off with a towel. Your body will absorb what it needs and you will not be greasy if you do it this way. This is the only body lotion I use. It is great for any scars and will help even out your skin tone.
Be careful in the sun though--acts like oil and may make you more susceptible to burns. It also attracts bees.
11-02-2007, 06:20 AM
I'm reading a wonderful book at the moment -
THE NEW AGELESS AGEING - by LESLIE KENTON.
it really goes into detail about what happens to your body as we grow older, and how our body responds to different forms of stress that we encounter.
really enjoying it, it's making a lot of sense to me - and I'm getting a lot of "Aaah I seeeee!" moments.
It's certainly making me think more about how much I put into my body, and how a positive attitude can really help in looking and feeling good / young!
11-02-2007, 08:09 AM
For the past three months my first meal of the day is always fresh vegetable juice. I always juice one whole organic cucumber (do not peel) with other veggies and my skin has improved a thousand percent. I also highly recommend David Wolfe's book "Eating For Beauty". Great information!!!
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