Bulletproof Skin Care?

Ladies and gentlemen,



I am posting this thread in the Women's BP forum not because men don't care about their beauty or skin, but because in this regard, very different things work for men and women.  I am a woman, and so -- I turn to my fellow women for this conversation.


 


So, we are all fighting the ageing and disease of our bodies in order to be healthy and strong.  But we also would like to be beautiful and youthful as much as is possible, right?  


 


I use skin care of all kinds, lots of organic and seaweed-based stuff.  I have been looking at collagen protein since I have been on BP, and wondering:  Could this be a mask?  Would it be beneficial?  And since coconut oil is good for the skin, is MCT oil BETTER?  :)


 


If anyone has thought about this or experimented, or has any other bulletproofing skin care secrets -- please share here!


Comments

  • BPing is incredible for skin improvement because it strengthens the liver when done properly.  I only wish that I had access to this before my 5th decade of life.  I do believe it is never too late to see improvement.  Yes, I'd use MCT as part of your skin regime as well as internally.  Glutathione Force has been a huge factor for my improvement. 


  • Thanks, Parker!  I look forward to seeing results, as I, too, am taking glutathione every morning.  Now if only I'd stop gaining weight on the BP diet!  :(


  • I have totally stopped using any purchased beauty product (other than a bit of natural make up now and then)


     


    Here is a link to my blog where I explain my face care routine...It works amazing


     


    http://wp.me/p3brk4-6Q

    Help me get my blog up and running...check it out for recipes and info

    http://adventuresintheuncommon.wordpress.com

     

  • Cool!


     


    I make my own stuff too, and am considering adding MCT to the mix.  (I use essential oils and seaweed, as well as coconut.)


     


    I also use honey, and a colloidal copper spray.


     


    Thanks!


  • i occasionally use mct oil on my face, but the stuff is so damn expensive! I have never heard of colloidal copper...only silver. I will have to look into that.


     


    OH....totally just received an amazing night cream...


     


    Blue ice fermented cold liver oil - Beauty balm.


    Ingredients: Shea Butter, X-FACTOR Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil, Blue Breeze Organic Coconut Oil, Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil, Cranberry Oil, Organic Orange Oil, Lavender Oil.


     


    OH man...my face here in the driest city on the planet (it feels like) is finally not dry!!! Worth every penny...which wasn't many either!


    Help me get my blog up and running...check it out for recipes and info

    http://adventuresintheuncommon.wordpress.com

     

  • That sounds like a very rich and soothing balm!  


     


    Colloidal copper (and silver) I get from this really cool company, (I also drink the copper as a supplement,) called Purest Colloids.  I believe it's http://www.purestcolloids.com  


     


    Enjoy!


     


    Oh, anyone use collagen protein on the face??


  • Since learning about how toxic the majority of ingredients in makeup are, I've been really interested in finding some alternatives for that as a part of natural skin care. Does anyone have good suggestions for natural makeup products?


     


    So far the most useful tips I've come across are using raw cacao powder as a bronzer and using juice from raw beets for cheek and/or lip tint. I know there are some decent-looking natural makeup companies out there but this topic is pretty new to me and I'm looking for some new ideas!


  • https://janeiredale.com/     .....   best "real" make up ever...esp if you don't wear it every day. It is meant to act as a barrier to protect from sun and airborn pollutants as well as letting your skin breath...and no nano particles.


     


    These have a few better ingredients but ive not tried them 


    http://www.100percentpure.ca/


    http://www.carenminerals.com/


    Help me get my blog up and running...check it out for recipes and info

    http://adventuresintheuncommon.wordpress.com

     

  • Why is this on the Womens board?


     


    I am a man with a skincare routine.  :mrgreen:

  • its really cool to see ladies helping eachother out instead of stabbing eachother in the back over myself.




  • Thanks, Parker!  I look forward to seeing results, as I, too, am taking glutathione every morning.  Now if only I'd stop gaining weight on the BP diet!   :(




     


    what? what you talkin bout, willis?

  • Does anyone know if the bare minerals makeup ingredients are safe?


    Here's the list:


    - Titanium Dioxide 12.6%

    - Zinc Oxide 21%

    Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide.


     


    A lot of times I don't even wash my face at night. Maybe that's not the best thing to do but it hasn't had any negative consequences that I can see. I do use coconut oil/mct oil and buckthorn serum in the morning before I put makeup on.




  • Does anyone know if the bare minerals makeup ingredients are safe?


    Here's the list:


    - Titanium Dioxide 12.6%

    - Zinc Oxide 21%

    Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide.


     


    A lot of times I don't even wash my face at night. Maybe that's not the best thing to do but it hasn't had any negative consequences that I can see. I do use coconut oil/mct oil and buckthorn serum in the morning before I put makeup on.




     


    Titanium dioxide is controversial as to whether or not it is safe. It seems there are ongoing studies about whether it is carcinogenic, but at the moment..


    "Titanium dioxide is listed as a safe pigment, with no known adverse effects when used in cosmetics, and approved by the FDA when 99% pure. It is not listed as a carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, comedogen, toxin or as a trigger for contact dermatitis"


    (http://www.organicmakeup.ca/ca/titaniumdioxide.asp)


     


     


    From what I've read about zinc oxide, it is known to be a non-toxic ingredient and is used primarily as a sunscreen.


     


    Bismuth oxychloride is controversial as well because it is a heavy-metal that is in the same family as arsenic and the MSDS sheet on it claims it causes irritation of the skin.


    "synthetically-prepared powder created from bismuth (the only non-toxic, natural heavy metal), oxygen and chlorine that is used in cosmetics because of its abilities to create a white pigment, shimmery look, and silky feel in addition to its exceptional ability to adhere to the skin. Though it is synthetically prepared, bismuth oxychloride is derived from natural elements" (http://personalcaretruth.com/2011/09/bismuth-oxychloride-what-is-it-and-is-it-safe/)


     


    Mica is an actual mineral that adds shimme when used in makeup


     


     


    On the whole, I've always thought of BareMinerals to be pretty safe - especially when compared with many drugstore and department store alternatives. I've also heard very good things about AlimaPure.

  • Anyone else confused by podcast 103 with Dr Suzanne Bennet and other podcasts regarding skincare?  I have gathered some info from the various podcasts and this forum and here is what I have:


    - Don't use regular soap/shampoo, use probiotic soap (I asked for some at a huge health food store and was advised there is basically no such thing)


    - Don't bathe often and if so try to use cold water (done this, it sucks).  If you eat clean your sweat will not stink anyhow


    - Use a body brush to get dead skin cells off you, I have been doing this wet but maybe dry is a better way to go...  Maybe this helps stimulate collagen production.


    - Take hydrolyzed collagen or ensure you include in your diet adequate vitamin C and gelatin (I get bone broth from grass fed cows)


    - Try MCT or coconut oil on your face under the eyes and on lips before bed.  Be careful as this may clog your pores and cause a breakout


     


    Anything else to add?


  • here is the soap


    http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Ohhiras-Probiotic-Kampuku-Grams/dp/B0019JPEIY


     


    didn't listen to the podcast but I use coconut oil to wash my face and jajoba oil in the am as moisturizer and at night I use Blue Ice (FCLO and high vit butter oil) beauty balm. I use castor oil for under eyes because it reduces puffiness and dark circles.


     


    Look into dry skin brushing...much better.


    http://greensmoothiegirl.com/articles/healthy-habits/skin-brushing/


    the green smoothie girl is the long version of skin brushing...try the faster one just google skin brush (by teresa tapp)


    http://www.reallyrawfood.com/raw-tips-tricks/skin-brushing/


    Help me get my blog up and running...check it out for recipes and info

    http://adventuresintheuncommon.wordpress.com

     

  • Thanks Mrsfloyd. You just keep trying. It could be mask and better than before.

  • @Eddie Strike said:
    Why is this on the Womens board?

    I am a man with a skincare routine.  :mrgreen:

    Welcome Eddie! Yes, that was addressed in the first paragraph of the OP. I love men with skincare regimens. :smiley:

    Now -- anyone used collagen protein as a facial mask? I still have not experimented.

    I also want to recommend Source Vital and Captain Blankenship as natural skincare brands! Both are AMAZING.

  • Hi Mrsfloyd, Pls continue. One day you will achieve success.

  • dazdaz today is a good day ✭✭✭
    edited November 2016

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3834700/
    'Centella asiatica in cosmetology'

    "Conclusions:

    Centella asiatica (Gotu kola) is effective in treatment of wounds, also in infective wounds, burns, and hypertrophic scar. The active compounds include pentacyclic triterpenes, mainly asiaticoside, madecassoside, asiatic and madecassic acids.

    The mechanism of action involves promoting fibroblast proliferation and increasing the synthesis of collagen as well as acidic mucopolysaccharides, increasing intracellular fibronectin content and mitotic activity in the germ layer, significantly improving the tensile strength of newly formed skin as well as by inhibiting the inflammatory phase of hypertrophic scars and keloids.

    Some studies suggest that the use of C. asiatica or its components may be useful in the treatment of psoriasis and scleroderma. Centella asiatica is a common ingredient of cosmetics applied on photoaging skin also in cellulite and striae."

    fake it till you make it

  • I am always using skin care products.

  • BUMP!

    I'm a cosmetologist but try to use "clean" and usually DIY skincare. I look younger at 31 than I did at 27.

    1) oil cleansing method. This removes makeup like a charm. I use MCT oil on my face (and even eyes) for this purpose. Jojoba and grape seed oils work well for this too.

    2) carrot seed oil has a high SPF and I use this a lot during the day. I love the smell and sometimes I'll add a drop of essential oil.

    3) fresh aloe. Works especially well for breakouts and tightening pores and can be used under a lotion based moisturizer day or night.

    4) probiotic skincare (as mentioned by a previous poster): Acure!!! Best brand I've ever used. Great deals too if you buy from thrive market or vitacost.

    5) andalou cc and bb creams: all organic ingredients and plant stem cells. SPF protection. Works like a tinted moisturizer. VERY inexpensive if bought from vitacost.

    6) DIY miracle toner: 3-5 parts distilled water, 1 part raw apple cider vinegar ("with mother" so you get probiotic benefits), optional: add a few drops of essential oil. I "upcycle" glass spice shakers for this product and it works like a charm.

  • Diet related but still relevant, I used to have really bad dry skin.... like dip myself in a vat of oil daily at wintertime bad. I spent crap tons of $$ on skincare, all organic, natural, blablablah of course. Once I started actually EATING fats not just smearing it all over myself this improved dramatically....I still need lotion but nowhere near as much. Skincare, if I can't eat it I don't put it on my body. Simple.

  • Thanks for the bump, y'all!

    I've been using MCT as a carrier and mixing essential oils (Ananda apothecary,) and putting them in spray bottles -- it cleared up a terrible problem I had on my back and chin. Yay lavender oil! Tea tree, witch hazel, and yes -- carrot seed oil! (Never knew about the sun protective elements of it, thank you @RumTumTugger !)

  • Haven't tried is myself (yet).....but I was thinking that putting raw avocado on the face as a mask might make the skin better (more youthful) too.

    Yoghurt is also often used as a mask,but I don't know if it has negative impact in dairy intolerant people,since the skin is highly absorbent.

  • @MSLymie said:
    Haven't tried is myself (yet).....but I was thinking that putting raw avocado on the face as a mask might make the skin better (more youthful) too.

    Yoghurt is also often used as a mask,but I don't know if it has negative impact in dairy intolerant people,since the skin is highly absorbent.

    I use yogurt all the time, that I make myself. I'd not think it would have a negative effect on GI -- unless one is deathly allergic. Yogurt and honey on the face is amaaaazing.

  • For skin care I have been using Nyassa carrier oil

Sign In or Register to comment.