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From: elb ( -
Subject: Re: Being selfish to have a clear face: Obagi
Date: December 5, 2006 at 11:20 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Being selfish to have a clear face: Obagi posted by Jo Stepaniak on May 29, 2006 at 8:51 am:

Most people experience a clearing up of facial blemishes on a vegan diet.

Try a multivitamin plus extra antioxidant help with added vitamins A, E, and C, and drink tons of water. Try a vegan facial scrub (I'm partial to St. Ives exfoliating apricot scrub, which says it is not tested on animals at all and doesn't have animal products in the ingredient list, followed by witch hazel and an oil free moisturizer (Complex 15 is a good one). It's also possible that you are vitamin deficient in some area or aren't getting enough fresh air and exercise to clear the toxins out of your system. Yoga is good at correcting systemic imbalances. If you are new to it, try The Richard Hittleman 28 Day Exercise Plan book and try some facial yoga (Lion pose) to increase circulation in your face.

I have been vegetarian for 18 years and eat a vegan diet with few exceptions, yet I still smoke cigarettes. That's what messes up my complexion. Vitamins, yoga, and plenty of water help a lot to fight the effects of smoking, but when I was able to quit, my skin cleared up nicely. Unfortunately my smoking habit persists.

The Obagi product that evens out skin tone contains cortizone. Cortizone gets the red out. I think you can find a cheaper and vegan cortizone product out there.

Good luck. I know having bad skin sucks, but there's a lot of cruelty free stuff you can do to combat it.

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