I have been suffering from a skin condition which is a bit weird for about 6 months.
In february after playing soccer my skin started to literally burn when i was walking home. I noticed that it was actually burnt when i looked at the temple region of my face.
My initial reaction was that this was the cream i had been using, full of crap including a retinyl palmitate (vit a) which they say can strip the skin leaving it photosensitive. I believed this was the case then, and still think it was a contributary factor now.
Also at this time i was coming off anti-depressants celexa, which i had been on for about 3 years, one of many anti-depressants and mood stablisers that i have been on over the last 10 years. I also have had 12 ect's in 91.
Other things that were going on at this time that i have looked at are, i started innerlight greens about 3 litres a day in ionised water. I was thinkin that my skin at the time was acidic and that i needed to alkalize my body more to get rid of the acidity that was on my skin. I was also juicing green veggies every morning. I also stopped drinking alcohol when i came of my meds.
The next few months it got worse as well as dealing with trauma of coming of meds, i was finding more difficult to go outside as my skin kept burning even on cloudy days with an organic physical sunscreen on. I think looking back i shouldnt have been using sunscreen but i felt cause it had no barrier on it, i had to use something to protect it. My skin had also become incredibly dehydrated, whilst before it was on the oily side. Hence the reason i have been using several different products drying to get some moisture back in it. I also did my first live flush as well, with no stones coming out, infact i was constipated the whole day, and i didn't do a colonic afterward's, since having read andrea's book i see i have made a mistake.
My skin was also tingling all the time which wasnt orignally there and seemed to tingle especially when outdoors all over the face and i noticed that the elasticity had gone as well. PPl say to me not to focus it, but when ure skin is either burning or tingling its hard not to. Within 2 week period i got several lines under my eyes which none were there before and my skin started to become even more sensitised burning was happening even when i had a hat and glasses on around my upper cheeks.
I had seen several ppl at this stage no one knew what was going on with my skin i saw a naturopath as well who i am still seeing and he tested my adrenals cortisol and dhea which showed i had severe adrenal fatigue, which he felt was the cause of my skin problem. Although i think my adrenals are buggered cause i have become so distressed about my skin and goin outside as it feels worse, and when i go to bars smoke irritates my skin and eyes so much i have to leave.
My naturopath has been treating me with vitamins for the AF and a herbal tincture although i am now using chinese herbs instead from my acupuncturist as it was felt that the original herbs were to warming for my body as i get so much heat from my waste up and my head is very hot from early morning till early evening. The cranial osteopath could not believe the amount of heat my head was generating when i go to see him.
I did a second liver flush beginning of july, and once again i didn't follow up with a colonic as still didn't know you had to, but i did remove about 50 stones.
About a week later i noticed that the elasticity in my skin was improving i don't know if this was down to the homeopathic remedy i was using or the vitamins.
Anyway i had a colonic a few weeks ago and did my 3rd flush the other night with not many stones and im having another colonic tomorrow. But my skin is still burning and it is very sensitive with no suppleness or hydration apparent. I have decided to stop using any more toxic products on my skin.
I was juicing green drinks every morning up to a few weeks ago but have stopped them, and i stopped drinking innerlight greens about 2 months ago. I did stop the ionised water for a bit but have started it again and i am still taking the vitamins and chinese herbs which i started 2 days ago. I am a veggie, and i dont drink or smoke. I don't understand what has been going on with my skin, if it is acid why is it that a diet like mine hasnt helped, when i see ppl who eat crap food and drink and smoke who have impecable skin its very depressing. My skin was flawless until 6 months ago now its a got lines, its so dry, got pigmentation and and basically a mess, this has led to an obsession about it, and ppl have found that i am constantly somewhere else when they talk to me cause i dont know what it is goin on with it that i find it hard to concentrate to talk to ppl cause i am always thinkin about it as it is so irritating.
I know that ppl are also going to say that its the acid under the skin, but why did none of this happen all those years when i was on meds and drinking beer and eating crap food.
1)Also do you think andreas my skin could be getting worse from drinking ionised water and from drinking green juices.
2) Why did i lose the elasticity and get lines under my eyes in a short period of time.
Its a mind field