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Author Topic: skin care ingredients  (Read 5574 times)

silverstreak

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2016, 11:54:30 AM »
I have never heard of it! tell me more...

Artemisia annua has been made into a medicinal drink by the Chinese as a cure all for decades and the best is to google as there are reams written about it.
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silverstreak

silverstreak

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2016, 11:59:53 AM »
@silverstreak: please tell more about this artemesia tea and why it takes a whole 5 years to do, and what it does. Does it improve skin, or is it a general, very slow-acting tonic that's beneficial for one's whole body?
Apologies, I missed this post. It takes 5 clear years to say I have beaten breast cancer, so far I am 2 years clear. I continue taking Artemisinin & iron tablets together with the artemesia annua tea for the whole period.
I drink the tea for 3 reasons
1st:  to back up the Artemisinin tablets I take twice a day
2nd: to keep stiffness at bay (my husband drinks this as well and his stiffness is now no more and it is lovely to see him move without pain.
3rd:  it helps me get my 8 hours sleep
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silverstreak

silverstreak

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2016, 11:56:11 AM »
Silverstreak,Congratulations on your all clear 2nd anniversary!!   Yes, I always read ingredients. I want to know that  there's good ingredients and a good amount of them. I also avoid certain ingredients as I'm still acne prone and oily even at age 55.

Thanks. Have you thought of using tea tree oil? Just Google "tea tree oil & jojoba oil as acne control?" well worth reading. Worked well for my daughter & granddaughter.
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Angelcat47

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2016, 08:17:51 PM »
I was just reading my last post and realized I've added a year to my age(I'm 54)...and I need no extra in that department.

Anne, I often use jojoba oil to do a deep oil cleanse,which helps. Tea tree hasn't done much,however. I appreciate the suggestions,though. I'm back on Retin A 3 times per week,so it's slowly improving. I wouldn't mind it helping the wrinkles,either!
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HazingBeauty

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2016, 03:40:14 AM »
To be honest, I don't look at the ingredients list. But I will start looking at the list, i.e if I remember.

silverstreak

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2016, 08:47:06 AM »
I was just reading my last post and realized I've added a year to my age(I'm 54)...and I need no extra in that department.

Anne, I often use jojoba oil to do a deep oil cleanse,which helps. Tea tree hasn't done much,however. I appreciate the suggestions,though. I'm back on Retin A 3 times per week,so it's slowly improving. I wouldn't mind it helping the wrinkles,either!

Missed your post until now - apologies. When my kids suffered with acne I mixed 6 drops of tea tree oil with 1 mug of warm water, soaked a clean facecloth in it and quickly placed it on face and left on until the towel cooled and most of the liquid soaked into face. Give it a go. The other way was to apply a drop of tea tree oil on a clean cottonwool bud & apply to the acne. Make sure you use a clean bud for each spot.
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milla

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2016, 02:36:06 AM »
Speaking about natural ingredients, has anyone tried apple cider vinegar as a toner? or herbal tea? (camomile and green tea).Any comments on this?

Angelcat47

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2016, 05:16:16 PM »
I have started using a new serum for acne and/or clogged pores and so far so good. I've been using it for about 3 weeks and haven't had a new pimple since I started. It has some unusual ingredients such as lemongrass and manuka oils,but it was these and the many great reviews on Amazon that attracted me.It's called Professional  Anti -Acne and Pore Minimizer Serum by Pure Body Naturals(19.99 for 1 oz.). It also contains Evermat and Salicyclic Acid. I've only been  using it once a day instead of the twice recommended but I think I will step it up and see if it helps more with the clogged pores. Story to be continued.
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SusieQ

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2016, 07:34:15 PM »
Speaking about natural ingredients, has anyone tried apple cider vinegar as a toner? or herbal tea? (camomile and green tea).Any comments on this?
Have tried any of these, milla. I think for me the apple cider may be too strong but the rest sounds good. I've using Paula's but I'm going to reorder since I wanted to try more of a rose toner and I found another rose toner to try and it arrived today. So, as Angel said, story to be continued.  :grin:
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milla

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2016, 12:27:37 PM »
I tried organic apple cider vinegar diluted with water and I did not like it at all (despite all the positive reviews in MUA). Camomile tea is good; I like to soak a cotton wool ball with lukewarm camomile infusion and wash my eyes in the evening. Very good if you have sensitive eyes

Jennn

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Re: skin care ingredients
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2016, 05:17:40 AM »
I always, always read the  ingredients list. I prefer to use natural products than this madе with chemicals.
Sometimes after I using  stronger chemical products my skin completely freak out. So I try to use organic products as far as possible. I added some basic natural cosmetics in my beauty routine.  I use argan oil for my scin and hair, lemon for my nails, rose water for my face.......