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  • #16
    There are two schools of thought on price-initally it's an investment, however, I have had my bottle for two months now. I think I paid 48 dollars US, and apply 2x's a day (sometimes more), daily. So far less a dollar a day + I still have half a bottle left. Clearly I apply sparingly and with summer coming, probably less so. Initially skeptical, I purchased her travel sized version, which is a good way to try out a product. Another idea, is to go to a Sephora and ask for a sample. Did you know they will give you a sample of anything, and are so helpful.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Gladmorning View Post
      Yogabare-

      I read through your entire thread about ocm. What happened!?
      The thread was actually about skin pH. I was using yogurt and lemon on my face and feeling great. Then I read about OCM and encouraged by some of the replies I gave it a go. Big mistake For people with dry sensitive skin oil is waaay too drying. I was using castor oil under my eyes, and it had an immediate bad effect. Long story short, as soon as I started using OCM the fine lines under my eyes got deeper, and new ones started to form rapidly. I stopped doing it after about a week, but I would still wake up every day with a new wrinkle. And I'm not imagining it... I took "before" photos, so I'd be able to see the good improvement I basically ruined the skin under my eyes.

      OCM is not for everyone. If you trawl through the internet you find other people like me who had disasters. I know... I found them on other forums, looking for ways to fix their skin.

      I'm taking alfalfa and trying dry brushing. Fingers crossed.
      "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

      In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

      - Ray Peat

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      • #18
        Right, my mistake. I'm an idiot sometimes! I'm really sorry that happened to you!

        Right now I am only using Olive oil which is moisturizing. After only three applications, I can tell a real difference! The irritated cry patched on my cheeks are gone and the redness in my face is going down as well. Once a day I have been toning with goat milk. Love the way that feels. I will try some baking soda exfoliating as well.

        I also used baking soda/coconut oil under my arms today instead of deodorant. Just got home from work- no stank! woo hoo!

        Have you gone back to the yogurt and lemon, then?

        I am still fixin' to get a skin brush. I am convinced of it's benefits and I would like to add it in.
        The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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        • #19
          my skin never has issues and is absolutely perfect all the time, except in the summer I require zinc oxide on every inch of my body in order to prevent sun damage

          Make America Great Again

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          • #20
            Derp,

            Glad some folks are blessed with perfection.

            I've always had stupidly sensitive, dry skin. One of those redhead things. I cannot go in the sun. I cannot wear zinc, and I definitely cannot wear traditional sun screen. So, I walk around in light long sleeves and big goofy hats.

            I have been using coconut oil for moisturizing the rest of me. I enjoy this much more than slathering lotion all over with no results. I haven't quite decided if I want to jump on the no shampoo thing yet.. dunno....
            The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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            • #21
              Fat soluble vitamin intake(namely thinking e and a atm)? Copper intake(do you eat liver)? Shower with really hot showers? Filtered water?(I'm guessing since you said you live on a farm, water quality is good)

              Some soaps have endocrine disruptors and can dry out the skin. I usually use dr bronners or some cheap bar by dove.

              I use shampoo, mostly cause I dye and overextend my hair a lot with a lot of product.

              Oh, and I had a friend that had a problem with cracked elbows until I told them about gelatin and recommended eating a whole lot of it, now they don't have a problem with it. Maybe relevant to you.

              And, yeah, I have really good genetics.

              Last edited by Derpamix; 03-13-2013, 06:37 PM.
              Make America Great Again

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              • #22
                I take vit E and D along with mag and potassium. Honestly, changing over to primal and raising my fat intake has helped my skin a lot! I no longer end the day with painful burning skin because it's so dry. Moisturizing and consuming coconut oil has helped tons. We have well water here.

                My skin IS getting better, but nothing changes over night. Im loving the olive oil on my face. I'll probably add a touch of castor oil come summer when im sweating and become more oily.
                I have heard about the gelatin. Havent gotten around to doing research or purchasing yet, but it's on the list. My fresh goat milk is amazing! I reccomend everyone try it out as a toner.

                Ive been reading a bit more about water only bathing. I think Im going to try it starting Monday. I already go 3 days without bathing now, due to the severity of my dryness in the winter. Thanks for reminding me about gelatin- oh and my showers are typically luke warm. Hot water doesnt agree with me either.
                The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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                • #23
                  Water and a gentle scrubbing with a wash cloth. That's it. Moisturize immediately afterwards.

                  My son gets very dry patches of skin, especially summer and winter. Aveeno moisturizers are the only thing that work.
                  Sandra
                  *My obligatory intro

                  There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo

                  DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Gladmorning View Post
                    I'm really sorry that happened to you!

                    Right now I am only using Olive oil which is moisturizing. After only three applications, I can tell a real difference! The irritated cry patched on my cheeks are gone and the redness in my face is going down as well. Once a day I have been toning with goat milk. Love the way that feels. I will try some baking soda exfoliating as well.

                    I also used baking soda/coconut oil under my arms today instead of deodorant. Just got home from work- no stank! woo hoo!

                    Have you gone back to the yogurt and lemon, then?

                    I am still fixin' to get a skin brush. I am convinced of it's benefits and I would like to add it in.
                    Thanks I've gone back to my usual products for my face (which were working fine) and am looking to buy some specialised ones to help with the damage. And there's always botox... (I wish I was kidding )

                    Other than that, I'm all for the natural approach! I never had a problem with BO but I've ditched the deordouarant altogether and just use coconut oil. Tried the baking soda and it was too messy. And still no-poo! My hair looks great.

                    Get the skin brush! Whatever about superficial results, it feels great!
                    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                    - Ray Peat

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                    • #25
                      I've conditioned my hair and my daughters hair using coconut oil. Cover your dry hair with the oil, put on a shower cap and either let it sit for a half hour, or warm with a hair dryer for 15 minutes. Shampoo twice, condition once, and your hair is nice and shiny.

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                      • #26
                        op seems to have wandered off, but i stopped using cleansers on my face and shortly thereafter stopped needing moisturizer. i do take hot baths, use a washcloth to exfoliate and steam my face every now and again, but it's soft and super clean.

                        for those using the castor oil? i tried it for awhile but saw no improvement -- just a gross film in my tub. how long does it take to work?

                        i eat bone broth most days, but am wondering about also supplementing with gelatin? am a little skeeved about by the knox? how do you take it?
                        As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                        Ernest Hemingway

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by noodletoy View Post
                          op seems to have wandered off, but i stopped using cleansers on my face and shortly thereafter stopped needing moisturizer. i do take hot baths, use a washcloth to exfoliate and steam my face every now and again, but it's soft and super clean.

                          for those using the castor oil? i tried it for awhile but saw no improvement -- just a gross film in my tub. how long does it take to work?

                          i eat bone broth most days, but am wondering about also supplementing with gelatin? am a little skeeved about by the knox? how do you take it?
                          I am expecting a shipment of 5# of beef gelatin from amazon any day. You can add it to soup, where it gives a nice body. It is also good in stabilizing leftovers you pack for lunches, so they don't leak out of their containers, because they are solid.

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                          • #28
                            I'm going to try the OCM as soon as my tea tree and jojoba oils get here. My understanding is that you're not supposed to put the straight astringent oil on your face (tea tree or castor oils, for example) but you should mix it in varying ratios with a moisturizing oil. I'm going to do @ 3/4C moisturizing oil to a Tablespoon of tea tree oil to start.

                            For now I take my makeup off with a dove bar. I get facials once a month, washcloth steam a few times a week, and until recently I used very un primal anti aging face and eye creams. For body lotion I used Aveda or Aveeno. That is until I tried beef tallow. That stuff is amazing! Face, body, and feet! I love it and hopefully it keeps going well because I don't want to stop. And I made a body scrub with salt, various oils, and lemon zest and juice. After that I don't need any moisturizing except my face for days.

                            Noodle, for gelatin I'm using one by NOW foods right now but when it's gone I'm switching to Great Lakes (i think that's what it's called) as it's grass fed gelatin. I put a T in my coffee. It's totally tasteless.

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