Black Hair Media Forum Homepage
BHM BHM BHM
Summer Hair Takeover Specials
Forum Home Forum Home > Skin Care > Dark Spots
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - MY JOURNEY TO BETTER SKIN CARE
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login
 

MY JOURNEY TO BETTER SKIN CARE

 
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 678910 31>




The Best Human Hair Available with No Service Match

Author
 Rating: Topic Rating: 3 Votes, Average 2.33  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Benni View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jan 19 2011
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 14015
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 27 2013 at 4:41pm
So it's been approx 5 days since I have used my KS soap and LA lotion. Today seem like a great day to start again . The only thing I don't like about doing the LA peel, iS that I have to stop other things for 24-48 hours before and after .
My lips are always the first to peel. It starts with that very thin membrane on the inside. Love, Vaseline .
I will be seeing a Dermatologist next week to get a script in the event I have any more flare-ups on the Neck. That however has been coming along great. The peeling last night was fantastic. Today it seem almost completely healed, except for the darkened areas. I am confident that it will soon be gone. Hydrocortisone Cream and Vit-C lotion (or any emollient lotion) works great.
I see signs of that permatan removal every day....Slow and gradual works for me .

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Edited by Benni - Nov 27 2013 at 4:44pm
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
Benni View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jan 19 2011
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 14015
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 27 2013 at 8:33pm
So I now have KS soap on for 15 minutes, including my neck and face. so far everything seem well. I just love the feeling of this soap on my skin, and all that it does for me. Just waiting to rinse and apply LA lotion.
Kojic soap and LA lotion works so well along with the LA peels, I am seeing the breakup of the darkness of the permatan compared to my torso. I am truly grateful that there is HOPE.


Back to Top
Benni View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jan 19 2011
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 14015
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 29 2013 at 11:44am
I will say it again...Navigating this site lately is worst than Friday evening traffic on an L.A Freeway .
This is very discouraging, because it is so time consuming.

Anyhow, Yesterday I used KS on my face only. LA lotion on the body. Today I will do both.
My neck is a big surprise every day. It is healing and peeling. What I thought would be a month or two of getting rid of discoloration seem to be coming off daily. Why did I not know about sensitivity to Triple Antibiotic before..

So the lifting of the permatan was coming off in patches at the beginning, but those patches of lightened areas are widening and bringing it all together. I will have to start working on the stubborn elbows and old scars pretty soon. They are not keeping up with the rest of my body.


Back to Top
Benni View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jan 19 2011
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 14015
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 29 2013 at 12:23pm
So it's taken me almost 30 minutes to get back to this page...Seriously !!

Anyway, today marks 1 month since I started this journey. I am still using my original Amlactin lotion with added LA, Nadinola crm, and KS soap. I had not expected to have any of these things last more than a month. Proves to me that lifting a permatan is not expensive, unless you are a PJ and want to try any and everything you hear about. Start with a simple regimen and stick with it. Do not expect overnight miracles


Back to Top
Benni View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jan 19 2011
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 14015
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 29 2013 at 8:10pm
Tonight I decided to sleep with KS soap and LA lotion on since I keep the weekends free of exfoliation in preparation for Peel on Monday. It has been 2 hours so far, not negative reaction . My neck no longer itches, and has healed well except for hyperpigmentation.


Back to Top
Benni View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jan 19 2011
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 14015
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 30 2013 at 11:04pm
During these days off LA lotion and KS Soap, I use my Oils. My skin just drinks this up . KS and LA separates and lifts the damaged skin but is also drying. The Oils is supposed to rebuild my skin , so I added more Vit E and Jojoba Oils to my mix. I am still researching the most beneficial mix, but this will do until then.

Tomorrow...Epsom Salts Sauna


Back to Top
Benni View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jan 19 2011
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 14015
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 02 2013 at 11:32pm
My permatan removal is coming along. I notice a few stubborn areas on my upper arm that is hanging on, but getting smaller. However, most of my body is 'lifting' it's second layer. Hopefully they will all catch up . As long as the permatan is being removed, I am okay with that.

Third body peel completed !!!!


Back to Top
Benni View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jan 19 2011
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 14015
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 03 2013 at 10:24pm
This is very exhausting. It takes 5-10 minutes to make 1 post on BHM. I have to run my cleaner when I sign off this site. What's going on

Anyway, My elbows are looking so much better. The roughness and darkness is sooooo lifting.   I am now using a lighter shade of powder on my face. It can only get better from here if I keep doing what I'm doing. Going to try to a Sauna tomorrow


Back to Top
Benni View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jan 19 2011
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 14015
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 03 2013 at 11:37pm
Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe
Katie - Wellness Mama



Most sunscreens contain toxic ingredients or endocrine disrupting chemicals that in many cases may actually promote skin cancer growth and free radical production in the body. In fact, in the years since sunscreen use began, skin cancer rates have actually risen, and a 2007 document from the FDA stated that: “The FDA is not aware of data demonstrating that sunscreen use alone helps prevent skin cancer” In fact, many reports show that most sunscreens actually raise skin cancer risk.

Even natural, commercially available sunscreens often have toxic ingredients! Check out your brand here!

Considering many people these days are actually Vitamin D deficient, I consider lack of sun exposure to be a much bigger problem than too much exposure. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to many types of cancers including the most deadly types of breast cancer. Lack of Vitamin D has also been linked to problems during pregnancy including pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, premature labor, and more.

As a society, we’ve literally cut off our nose to spite our face when it comes to sun exposure. To avoid skin cancer, which is not a particularly deadly cancer, especially if caught early, we’ve shunned the sun and the Vitamin D our bodies produce with sun exposure.

On top of that, sun exposure itself is not conclusively linked to skin cancer, and many other factors, such as Omega-6 Vegetable Oil consumption can have a big impact on skin health!

In most cases, my approach to sun exposure is to get adequate daily exposure, without getting close to the point of burning. Since most of us don’t work outside these days, it actually takes effort to get daily sun, rather than to avoid it.

In the event that I’m going to be out in the sun for much longer than my skin is used to, it is often easy enough to just put on a hat or shirt to shield my skin.

If none of these options are available, for instance, on a day at the beach in early summer before I’ve been in the sun much, I will very occasionally use natural sunscreen. I’m yet to use it this year, and hope not to at all, but I wanted to share my recipe so that if you are in the sun for extended periods of time this summer, you have a natural option.

This would also be a more natural alternative for really young children, those taking medication that increases sun burn risk, or those who burn very easily.

Just to clarify, even though this natural sunscreen smells great and is naturally moisturizing, I don’t recommend using it daily since the Vitamin D you get from the sun will be more beneficial in the long run!

NOTE: This is an improved recipe since many people were having trouble getting the temperatures exactly right to get the lotion to emulsify (as per the comments below). This recipe will not have any of those issues!

Natural Homemade Sunscreen Ingredients:
■1/2 cup almond or olive oil (can infuse with herbs first if desired)
■1/4 cup coconut oil (natural SPF 4)
■1/4 cup beeswax
■2 Tablespoons Zinc Oxide (This is a non-nano version that won’t be absorbed into the skin. Be careful not to inhale the powder). This makes a natural SPF of 20+ or more can be added.)
■Optional: 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
■Optional: 2 tablespoons Shea Butter (natural SPF 4-5)
■Optional: Essential Oils, Vanilla Extract or other natural extracts to suit your preference
Note: All ingredients and many essential oils are available here.

How to Make Natural Sunscreen:
1.Combine ingredients except zinc oxide in a pint sized or larger glass jar. I have a mason jar that I keep just for making lotions and lotion bars, or you can even reuse a glass jar from pickles, olives, or other foods.
2.Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.
3.Put a lid on the jar loosely and place in the pan with the water.
4.As the water heats, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Shake or stir occasionally to incorporate. When all ingredients are completely melted, add the zinc oxide, stir in well and pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage. Small mason jars (pint size) are great for this. It will not pump well in a lotion pump!
5.Stir a few times as it cools to make sure zinc oxide is incorporated.
6.Use as you would regular sunscreen. Best if used within six months.
Additional Notes:
■This sunscreen is somewhat, but not completely, waterproof and will need to be reapplied after sweating or swimming
■Make sure not to inhale the Zinc Oxide- use a mask if necessary!
■This recipe has an SPF of about 20, though adding more Zinc Oxide will increase the SPF
■Add more beeswax to make thicker sunscreen, less to make smooth sunscreen
■I recommend coconut or vanilla extract or lavender essential oils for fragrance
■Store in a cool, dry place or in the fridge
■I prefer to store in a small canning jar and apply like a body butter. It will be thicker, especially if you use coconut oil in the recipe.
■remove the Zinc Oxide and this makes an excellent lotion recipe!
An Even Faster Way To Make Sunscreen:
■Get a bottle of your favorite lotion (that doesn’t contain citrus oils!)
■Add a couple Tablespoons of Zinc Oxide
■Mix well
■Use as Sunscreen
Back to Top
Benni View Drop Down
Elite Member
Elite Member
Avatar

Joined: Jan 19 2011
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 14015
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 04 2013 at 10:03pm
I am wondering if I should change the way I use KS and LA lotion. Instead of using both daily, I am considering alternating them, so I don't have 2 acids daily, and have to skip days around my LA peels .
Now that I am 6 weeks into exfoliating, my skin is not as tough anymore, and I lose too many days without exfoliation, it just does not have to be as strong every day. One form of exfoliation will be milder for my skin, but more consistent. Just a thought


Back to Top
Get Longer Healthier Faster Growing Hair
Get Healthier Stronger Longer Hair
The Elite Hair Care Sorority
Electric Cherry Hair
Hair Extensions Wefted Hair Wigs and More
Human Hair Wigs
Wefting Training
Make Them Stare Hair
DivaWigs.com
Premium Quality Human Hair Extensions and Closures
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 678910 31>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down