Post # 1
I’m just wondering if anyone is taking supplements, vitamins, doing special treatments … anything or whatever it is! Is it helping? What is it and what are you doing?
Me: I am getting my 3rd “photo-facial” done at the derm … I’m taking more vitamins like a multi and e complex and I am trying to figure out what I’m not doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haha.
Also, do you think I should take a vitamin a daily to prevent blemishes? That would work … that’s just what accutane is … right?
Post # 3
Before my wedding, I was more careful about using makeup remover instead of just facewash to remove my eye makeup. I also used eye cream. Also, I got some clearasil for blemishes that I’d usually just ignore ’cause they’re small and infrequent.
I normally take a multi vitamin, so that didn’t change. I’ve heard accutane is like a superdose of A, but really I have not thought about that in relation to my wedding or vitamin habits.
Post # 4
I did a low salt diet and started taking Biotin which was good for my skin, hair, and nails. I’ve slacked a lot since then
Post # 5
Oh EJS4y8 … did biotin really work? Would it make a difference for me in 2 months? Did it make hair all over grow faster?
Post # 6
it didn’t make hair all over grow faster, LOL. In fact, i didn’t notice a difference in my hair at all. I started using a protein shampoo and laying off the hot iron and i think THAT was the biggest deal to my hair.
Honestly, i noticed the biotin in my nails. I was trying to grow them out and it was easily the longer i took biotin b/c they weren’t flimsy and bendable naturally. I didnt really notice with my skin b/c i always have good skin basicaly
Post # 7
I’m taking a sublingual B-12 supplement, because, like eys4j8 noted, the biotin is good for hair and nail growth. I have a bob i’m desperate to get long enough to put up!
Call me totally vain (go ahead, really), but I started going to a dermatologist for my terrible acne. I had a lot of scarring, too, that was tough to cover up, so I have pretty heavy meds that help my face peel often. Taking vitamins (like essential fatty acids, which I heard helped acne, and even a hormone balancing vitamin, didn’t help) didn’t help me with my skin, I think because it’s just so bad and totally hormone-related.
Um, also I had my teeth whitened.
And I went to boot camp for months, while dieting, to shed some inches (see, totally vain!).
Post # 8
Drink lots of water. My skin always looks amazing when I’m hydrated. Also, I’m thinking of doing a 10-day teeth bleech about a month before. They kind of need it.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I need something that will make my hair grow faster! My dumb ass chopped it all off (think Katie Holmes bob) a year ago, and I haven’t had it cut since. It’s now a little past my shoulders, but I know I need to get it cut.
I’ve heard that prenatal vitamins help with hair growing fast, but is that just a pregnancy+vitamin combo? If I take those guys to make my hair grow, they better damn work. lol. I’d feel crazy taking prenatals otherwise. :p
Post # 10
oh i had my teeth done, too
@acampeau, it’s not necessarily vain to care about the way you look and want to improve on yourself! Don’t call yourself vain for giving a hoot . If that’s the case, I am one vain SOB
Post # 11
I picked up some of the rejuvenating night serum from Biore and am probably going to try and grow my nails out.
Post # 12
Yes! Before the wedding I started getting regular facials and my esthetician had me start taking a daily supplement of Flax Seed Oil for healthy skin and hair. I don’t know if it helped much but I felt good to be doing something!
Post # 13
Hmmm I have flaxseed oil pills! I actually have tons of vitamins that I buy and forget about … even 30 day beauty vitamins lol.
I am also going to whiten. I haven’t started yet … it’s supposed to be 2 months!
Post # 14
I’m taking ‘skin, hair and nails’ tablets and drinking lots of water. The skn tablets have been great for my nails and skin, not noticed anything with my hair though. Drinking lots of water has been great as well.
Went for a facial with my local salon and ended up having an allergic reaction to the products (Dermalogica!) so I’ve cut out doing facials, but I’m doing regular manicures and pedicures. Also massages when I can afford.
I’m waiting for the new school year to start because all the beauty schools will do discounted treatments as all the therapists are in training, so you can get good treatments at a fraction of the cost.
The thing I now need to really work on is my fitness. I recently joined the gym (a month ago) and haven’t been once. Really need to get the motivation to go!