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johnybo

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Registered: 06/17/06
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Ok...can someone please list all the ways one may use Sea Kelp, effectively, to treat Rosacea.  I hear people using it as a wash, i thought some say they use it as a base to leave on?...

 

I'm also still trying to figure out how to use liquorice.  the canvas is no good.  i had some success with just mixing it with aloe vera gel but that seemed to have stopped working.  i stopped using it and my rosacea improved...maybe it was a coincidence. considering a couple weeks before i had a major flareup due to being caught in the sun. 

 

so can i add liquorice to Sea Kelp and put that on straight to my face and leave it?  or is that not good and/or are there better ways. 

hannah

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Did you try the rosacea control serum?
johnybo

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yes i am using the Rosacea Control Serum right now.  having good results.  i want to add something more though to bring down the redness more.  the control serum did a good job at shrinking the size of the rosacea on the cheeks, and a little with the redness...i want to bring it down more.  so i figure sea kelp by itself might be good.  i'm going to start using my aloe vera/licorice mix again though.  but either way, i thought sea kelp on its own may be good and 'add' to the 'healing'.  so trying to figure out what way to go about that.  and if licorice could be added to sea kelp

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you could also add some seakelp right into the aloe/licorice mixture and try that.

Yes, very often a coincidence will also cause a reaction.

Had you used aloe before this successfully?

 

when i started on seakelp i had to ease into it to get my skin into condition...i started with a few min. of a mask [jojobaoil/kelp or water/kelp] then rinsed it off...building up time and kelp.

 

were you using the canvas when your rosacea flared again? cremes and lotions may have a smothering effect on our skin, making it worse. Or perhaps you were sensitive to one or two of the ingreds. in it.

goodluck,emily


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johnybo

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hey emily,

 

thanks for your help.  i have a follow-up question to something discussed on another thread. but that thread, as well as another, is now locked and unaccessible.

 

anyway...you mentioned your HA/distilled water/seakelp/etc lotion:

 

"

  serum 2oz.
> 3/4tsp Hyaluronic acid
> 4TBS. distilled water
> 3 drops liquipar

seakelp and aloe as desired

sas recommended amount of licorice, H.chestnut and glutathione

"

 

how much sea kelp do you put in?  i'm not sure what is a good, desirable, amount.  i ordered the actives and can't wait to try them out.

 

 

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the thing about kelp and aloe for me, is i have to play around with it for the right amount and consistency...

i like a watery solution so don't want to add to much, or not enough. I paint the potion onto my face with a foundation brush.....first i pour it into a shot glass so i don't have to double dip my brush.

 

ok start with 1 tbs. of seakelp, add the liquipar and 1/2oz of the  water, blend the licorice into that real good [after smashing and heating......then add the water and other actives....depending on if you have a liquid aloe or gel you will have to adjust the liquid to fit that amount of aloe liquid, or just add a tsp. of the gel..

see what i mean about playing around with it?

You will become expert at your amounts soon.

goodluck, emily


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johnybo

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hey emily,

 

so i made the lotion using your recipe.  looing good though the brown color and smell from the horse chestnut is scary.

 

my question is this.  i have 2oz of the mix with 3 drops liquapar optima.  how long can it last now?  i'm hoping a long time because the twooz looks like it could last a few months a least.

 

also, is the h. chestnut supposed to be gritty?



also, exactly what is the fear as far as spoilage is concerned.  WHich ingredients may go bad?  and why is it in powder form, there are no worries of spoilage?  if that is true, i don't even know?

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Anything that can feed bacteria and/or fungi (mold) can go bad. Plus even without microbial growth, chemicals can get oxidised or react with each other.

Preservatives will deter microbial growth. Refrigeration will delay any chemical reactions.

If you mix an active with a liquid not capable to dissolve it (probably the case with horse chestnut and sea kelp) it will be "gritty". This is why I use Canvas base cream with horse chestnut.


johnybo

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so how long can my 2oz mix last with 3 drops of liquapar?  is three drops enough?

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The rule of thumb is 0.5 to 1%.


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