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    That sounds promising, banshee. If you can, try...

    That sounds promising, banshee. If you can, try it in person. I can sometimes mail order mineral powder for my face and be happy with the result, but I have never been able to do that with a...
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    Why would powder look cakey? It's so finely...

    Why would powder look cakey? It's so finely milled, I think it looks flawless on just about everyone I know who uses it.

    Last weekend, I did my mom's face before going out to eat with them. She...
  3. Thread: White/Green Tea?

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    They probably discontinued it anyway. ...

    They probably discontinued it anyway. <snort> They ALWAYS stop carrying the products I love the most.
  4. I don't know what the treatment was because I had...

    I don't know what the treatment was because I had it done years ago, but the derm used a laser at the end of a pen-like thing (which was attached by a flexible arm to a larger machine) around my...
  5. RedFaced, gingseng is a stimulant. Stims aid in...

    RedFaced, gingseng is a stimulant. Stims aid in the release of cortisol, and high levels of cortisol can raise insulin levels. So it may or may not be what you want, depending on where your adrenals...
  6. Thread: White/Green Tea?

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    I used to drink it with milk (absolute drool...

    I used to drink it with milk (absolute drool worthy), but now I have to take it black while my gut heals. No sugar, though I think that would also be quite tasty.

    It is, indeed, strong, but I like...
  7. Yep, ginger and ginseng turn me anywhere from...

    Yep, ginger and ginseng turn me anywhere from mildly pink to a deep flush.
  8. Thread: White/Green Tea?

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    A very good point (and good info, too). I no...

    A very good point (and good info, too).

    I no longer drink much tea because I don't want the added natural fluoride, given my thyroid condition. A side effect (especially if I use the heavily...
  9. Thread: White/Green Tea?

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    What do you mean by beneficial? Do you mean as a...

    What do you mean by beneficial? Do you mean as a beverage or to put the tea bags on your face? :D

    I *love* Republic of Tea green teas, especially Honey Ginseng, but I now wonder if the Gingseng...
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    I react to some foods immediately (ultra spicy...

    I react to some foods immediately (ultra spicy stuff or very aged cheese or red wine), but other food can take up to a 4 days to elicit a reaction. Best thing is to keep a food journal and watch for...
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    Libby, would you mind providing a link to that...

    Libby, would you mind providing a link to that paper?

    I am still in information overload on this forum, so much content here.
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    There's some advice about fake tans in this...

    There's some advice about fake tans in this thread.

    There's also a makeup thread for men here.

    That should at least get you started.
  13. Thread: Fun Photos

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    Not as funny as what happens with our cat names....

    Not as funny as what happens with our cat names. As in we almost never call them by their given name. for example:

    Pig: Porker Posey, Pork Piggler, Duke of Pork
    Chloe: J Chlo
    Ivan: Big Pussy...
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    I can't answer your question about how the...

    I can't answer your question about how the melatonin in your skin will respond, but have you considered a hint of fake tan? Aside from the possible irritation factor (I have no idea how sensitive...
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    There are probably more, but rosacea.org lists...

    There are probably more, but rosacea.org lists vasodilators and steroids:

    http://www.rosacea.org/patients/materials/coping/tripwires.php

    I assume you're talking about pharmaceuticals. If not,...
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    Go ahead and rename him. We have done so with all...

    Go ahead and rename him. We have done so with all our adopted cats, and they catch on eventually.

    I think what you are doing is wonderful. It's too bad NYC has to put them down, but I imagine it's...
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    Cute! That red cat dwarfs the little baby, lol. ...

    Cute! That red cat dwarfs the little baby, lol.

    Is Francesca yours? I have a thing for black cats. I have had two (both gone now, sniffle) and they were my favorite cats ever. RIP Felix and Pig.
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    Just look for oatmeal or Irish oatmeal. The...

    Just look for oatmeal or Irish oatmeal. The 'steel cut' part will probably in smaller print.



    What is coconut butter? I know of coconut cream (the lovely fatty stuff on top of the cans of...
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    Brightening For brightening, nothing beats Paula...

    Brightening
    For brightening, nothing beats Paula Dorf Eye Primer, which comes in 'Light' and 'Deep'. The Environmental Workgroup's Skindeep Database rates this a 2, I think. Very gentle and...
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    My screen name is an old college joke, but I'd be...

    My screen name is an old college joke, but I'd be too embarrassed to tell you what it means. How about you just call me Kelly. ;-)

    Meanwhile, would it be completely out of the question to leave a...
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    I second the suggestion for mineralized...

    I second the suggestion for mineralized foundations. I like Jane Iredale pressed powder, but they are all quite similar and do a very good job at covering redness and uneven skin tone without looking...
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    exrx.net also has some good animated videos on...

    exrx.net also has some good animated videos on exercise form. They're teeny tiny, too.
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    Wah, just when it's getting good, the free...

    Wah, just when it's getting good, the free preview ends!

    Thanks for the link, naun. This is the kind of stuff I gobble up.
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    No steel cut oats would be like chewing leather!...

    No steel cut oats would be like chewing leather! I use organic oat bran, which I get from Trader Joe's. The texture is similar to Cream of Wheat. I bet Bob's Red Mill makes some, which you can get at...
  25. I second Peter Thomas Roth.

    I second Peter Thomas Roth.
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