Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This article online made me think of a new craze:


"Topical retinoids such as tazarotene, isotretinoin, and adapalene have been shown to be effective in some individuals. Tacrolimus ointment, a calcineurin inhibitor, has been helpful in moderating symptoms in some patients. Surgical treatments, including dermabrasion, carbon dioxide laser, and erbium YAG laser, may be effective in treating localized areas. Antibacterial washes, antiseptic creams, and oral antibiotics may help with odor and skin infections. Using high factor sunscreen, avoiding sun exposure, and wearing cotton clothing may help reduce flare-ups of the disease."
-from http://www.firstskinfoundation.org/content.cfm/Ichthyosis/Darier-Fact-Sheet/page_id/892

Have you heard of this new (well old) trend called Oil Pulling?

  



You are supposed to get all these benefits from swishing organic coconut oil for 20 mins! It made me think of that article that says we DW sufferers need more anti-fungal and antibacterial washes. Maybe try this?

I tried one teaspoon of coconut oil and I have to admit I only made it to 5 mins! But it wasn't as unpleasant as I thought it would be. I can't imagine doing it with any other type of oil, and the health benefits of coconut are much higher. Do some research - see if it's for you! But clearer skin is my prerogative so why not try? I have been reading that it could be a while (4+ days) until you start to notice clearer skin and whiter teeth. I'm willing to do it for a week and see.

Would you do it? Have you? Testimonies please!


4 comments:

  1. I have not tried that, but I have been cleaning my face for past 3 weeks only with oil and it seems to clear my face! I read this and got inspired. http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/ Also I dont want to make more plastic waste, so it also fits for that idea. Oils are sold in glass bottless.

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  2. Adrianna, I applause you for your courage and wisdom in putting this blog together. I'm a fellow DD sufferer, diagnosed at a very early age. I'm now 32, and in the midst of one of the most severe flares of my life. I've gone through and read literally every post on your blog, and I too am convinced that diet can have a significant impact on our skin. I've begun taking many of the vitamins and minerals that you've outlined, as well as changing my diet in a considerable way. I'm only 3 days in, but ironically, I do feel as though I am beginning to see some improvement. I don't take any prescription medications at the moment, but idea Dyna-Hex, an antiseptic, in order to control infections. I encourage you to reach out to me at jason_dilly@hotmail.com so that we can continue this dialogue. Thank you again for all of your insight.
    Jason (Louisville, KY)

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear about the flares - I'm in one now (new blog post to come!) and they are so frustrating.

      I'm also sorry I do t have notifications on this blog to hear from you back in May! I hope with some diet changes and hopefully some vitamins things have turned out well for you! I will follow up in email for sure :)

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  3. Needless to say I got sidetracked and this experiment went bust. After about a week of pulling it really wasn't doing anything for me and so I got sidetracked. I started reading a lot of articles and most of them were saying it was bupkiss so I don't know if it was a placebo effect but I certainly stop doing it. :/

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