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by 70 · 1 minute ago

Ok my husband and I are stumped. He eats Whole 30, no cheats,ect ALL THE TIME. He doesn't do any dairy. Takes FCLO, probiotics,eats fermented foods, drinks kombucha, coconut oil. Every time allergy season and the heat comes he develops a rash.... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · April 03, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Stef, If it shows up during "allergy season", I'd hazard that you may be looking at atopic dermatitis, which is an allergic rash. Unfortunately, even with an immaculate diet, dermatitis doesn't usually respond. You can slow down recurrences, but... (more)

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by 10919 · 8 minutes ago

Most winters I'm constantly slathering on moisturizer, lip balm, etc but this year I haven't had to do that at all (about 12 months paleo) Has anyone else had such luck? I don't even need conditioner for my hair anymore. Just shampoo

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syrahna 0 · January 13, 2012 at 3:46 AM

I still need oils for my skin, but I don't mind. I don't have anything inedible on my bathroom counter. And I like the ritual of oiling myself after a shower, usually with carrier oils I've doctored with nice essential oils. It's probably my... (more)

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by 20 · 8 minutes ago

I'm trying a more natural approach to not just my nutrition but general hygene as well. I've always had an issue with dry, rough skin (almost chapped) on the back of my hands. I'm currently using bar soap and shampoo from Cal Ben and having been... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · January 09, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Get a good hand moisturizer. I use a shea butter product sold in an organic store near me. It is thick and really works and has only familiar ingredients.

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by 753 · 12 minutes ago

So, I've heard a lot about paleo eating clearing up acne. But I'm curious, does anyone have any suggestions for homemade concoctions to treat acne with? Any sorts of body scrubs or masks would be greatly appreciated! If there are any foods I... (more)

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WayfinderAli 0 · November 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM

My dermatologist told me that the breakouts I had on my back and shoulders were from the same fungus that causes dandruff. She suggested washing my back and shoulders with Head & Shoulders or Selsun Blue. If you want to go more natural, you... (more)

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by 260 · 14 minutes ago

I recently came across Cave Girl Eats who swears by fermented cod liver oil for acne/skin improvement. Has anyone else had similar success? Do the capsules work the same as the actual oil? I'm really trying to paleo-ify my skin care regimen but... (more)

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Fonda_ 0 · January 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM

you can get FCLO in a bottle from Green Pastures... it is thicker. I think it would work. Alternatively if you are skeptical to put FCLO on your face and still want a natural way try tea tree oil on the spots, wash with witch hazel or apple cider... (more)

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by 38 · 14 minutes ago

When I started eating bacon, two months ago, I went through about 18oz per week for 3 weeks. Pan fried, low heat. Coconut oil One week into this feast, I noticed how much smoother, oily, and vibrant my skin was -- my hands especially, and my... (more)

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maurile 0 · October 13, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Pork fat is famously good for your skin, which is why it's in a lot of cosmetics. It's the saturated and monounsaturated fats, vitamin D (if pastured), and selenium.

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by 260 · 15 minutes ago

I recently came across something called the Oil Cleansing Method that recommends using a combination or castor and sunflower seed oil on your face for daily cleansing: http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/ I have also occasionally heard of people... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 03, 2011 at 1:58 AM

i use olive and coconut oil all the time on skin nails and hair.

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by 480 · 20 minutes ago

Has anyone used Mark Sisson's formula and noticed a great skin glow? I have lots of beta carotene in my diet regularly so I always have clear skin from paleo eating and a glow from the nutrients, but Sisson's gives me a great look. Wondering which... (more)

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lydia 0 · July 20, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Skin needs fats and collagen to have good integrity. I find my skin is happiest when I get omega 3's from my FCLO and plenty of good fats and even homemade bone broth! :D I also wash with egg yolks from time to time and moisturize with coconut oil... (more)

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by 2544 · 24 minutes ago

So I started paleo to get rid of chronic folliculitis on my face. Previous to havng that I ha acne throughout my teens and used all the standard topical medications, as well as took Accutane. My folliculitis improved with plaeo but went away 100%... (more)

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Uggla 0 · May 27, 2011 at 9:59 AM

I had/have Seborrheic Dermatitis on my face and sometimes on my arms, together with acne on my face. 2 things have totally removed my once horrid condition and when using them it NEVER comes back. These two wonderfully awesome things are 100%... (more)

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by 600 · 25 minutes ago

I was wondering if you can throw off your omega balance by using high omega-6 oils on your skin? Also is it important to make sure they aren't rancid? My partner uses a salve she makes with olive oil on her hands and also rubs a oil blend on her... (more)

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zoomia 0 · June 07, 2011 at 6:41 PM

I'm a hobbyist potion maker, which is to say that I make all my own soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. The soap is lye soap, but I use commercial surfactants and emulsifiers for the other stuff. I would say don't worry. Your skin doesn't... (more)

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by 559 · 30 minutes ago

For the women, and any applicable men, have you found reliable ways to have clear, healthy skin outside of following a paleo diet? Ever since switching to paleo I've noticed vast improvement in my complexion. I'm no longer bloated and pasty. My... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 07, 2011 at 7:22 PM

I believe in taking care of myself, in a balanced diet, in a rigorous exercise routine. In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I'll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now. After I remove the icepack, I... (more)

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by 558 · 31 minutes ago

I'm embarrassed to have to ask this question but am hoping that someone may have some suggestions for curing ringworm. I picked it up from a kitten while traveling in early December, and despite all my treatments, I keep getting new little... (more)

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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · January 21, 2011 at 4:04 AM

Are you sure it's ringworm? It should look like a small ring of red dots (around the size of a dime often) It usually looks like this: http://www.herbalgranny.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/ringworm.jpg I wrestled for four years, and I've got a... (more)

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by 3014 · 32 minutes ago

I have been using castor oil as a natural moisturiser. It's great, but very thick and viscous, so I've been trying to switch to coconut oil, but it makees me break out a little. Is this an adjustment period or am I simply sensitive to it? What... (more)

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sarah_ann 0 · December 31, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Coconut oil is comedogenic, as is it has the tendency to block pores. The best solution I've found it to occasional breakouts is the oil-cleansing method: http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/ I picked up a cheap facial steamer and some castor... (more)

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by 1103 · 32 minutes ago

With the wintertime and it being so windy and cold outside, I've had to break out my chapstick and lotions. However, now that I've become Paleo, I figured there must be a better product or way to treat my skin. Granted with eating paleo its much... (more)

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Goose 0 · December 21, 2010 at 6:19 PM

I recently walked into my local Walgreens drugstore looking for a cure for my extremely chapped lips. Even the Burt's Bees stuff has weird soy ingredients... But I found a pretty good cure: 100% Cocoa Butter sticks. They have only one... (more)

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by 223 · 34 minutes ago

Hey everybody. I have been eating Paleo/Primal for a little over 6 Months and have never felt beter. Before that I was eating what I thought was a healthy diet, Whole "Healthy" grains, meats and Veggies. Before I started eating Paleo I also had... (more)

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Leslie_1 0 · September 12, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Skin issues are common with gluten intolerance and celiac disease. I had a similar issue before I found out I had celiac. I have never felt better since going paleo. I started out gluten and dairy free 5 years ago. I have been paleo for a year die... (more)

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by 15976 · 35 minutes ago

hey all, ive been paleo for over a year. strict, too. I still use Proactiv, though. I should say that i dont get breakouts anymore like i used to (presumably from eating proper all the time, and getting good sun) but i still use the proactiv. I... (more)

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Eva 0 · July 29, 2010 at 2:37 AM

My advice is try putting nothing whatsoever on your face. Your natural skin oil has antibiotic properties. It makes no sense to wash all the antibiotic natural oil off your face, then 'cleanse' it with an antibiotic drying agent, and the add... (more)

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by 281 · 35 minutes ago

My daughters want advice on make up products and brands that best match up to the philosophy. Since they are applying it to their skin and absorbing the materials who has the best stuff?

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Carolee 0 · July 24, 2010 at 5:46 PM

I could be totally wrong, but I've always been told that it's best to avoid most widely available cosmetics brands (despite my love of MAC!) due to parabens and the like and go to a mineral brand. I'm curious as well! I would think that that... (more)

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by 2269 · 35 minutes ago

So, kudos me, I've lost 35lb, 195 to 160, 36" waist to 31". I'm 5'7" and 48 years old. Yay! But, I've got this flappy wattle under my chin and these deep wrinkles/striations on my belly and upper arms. Ugh! Do you think at my age this will ever... (more)

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tattooedchef 0 · June 06, 2010 at 4:15 AM

You might want to see this thread and this thread for more discussion on this topic. (more)

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by 11478 · 36 minutes ago

After reading this thread ( http://paleohacks.com/questions/4765/dealing-with-subcutaneous-fluid ) about loose skin, it got me thinking about another (even more common) skin elasticity issue, namely stretch marks (aka "striae"). Does anyone have... (more)

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Kim 0 · May 17, 2010 at 2:39 PM

I used Mederma, which is some kind of onion extract, on mine right after my pregnancy, so when the stretch marks were very new. I guess I can't say for sure because I did not leave a control area, but it seems that I got some modest results from... (more)

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by 200 · 36 minutes ago

Ok, this is one primarily for the girls here, not that I mean to discriminate. ;) I've adapted pretty well to the paleo lifestyle over the past couple of months and have incorporated a no 'poo/soap shower routine that is finally showing great... (more)

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Suzan_1 0 · March 23, 2010 at 8:01 PM

I've been using several different types of mineral cosmetics for years. There are many small mineral cosmetics companies out there now, so you have to experiment a little to see what works for you. Most will send samples. I like J Lynne cosmetics... (more)

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by 7063 · 37 minutes ago

In light of the new advice to 'let our skins be exposed to sunshine' (for the Vitamin D it gives us), but also taking into account the increased risks we then have of skin cancer and the carcinogenic chemicals in sunscreens (when we do use them),... (more)

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Meng_Weng_Wong 0 · March 17, 2010 at 10:28 AM

KGH has written extensively about this... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

I'm referring to the Stone Age. They didn't have things like soap and all these fancy oil cleansers, so what was the method? Was it just scrubbing themselves with water? If so, what tools did they use? I'd imagine if they lived by the sea, they... (more)

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I'm not sure they used anything or even bathed. Bathing wasn't done regularly even just a few hundred years ago unless you were wealthy. So 10,000 years ago, I doubt it was done at all.  (more)

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

As I'm about to turn 32 this question keeps coming up in my mind. How to balance good anti-aging strategy with a healthy natural lifestyle which would include sun exposure and natural Vitamin D production?Dermatologists and aesthetitians seem to... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · July 18, 2014 at 5:59 AM

The skin on the face -- particularly around the eyes -- is thin and quite susceptible to Sun damage. I would wear a hat and large sunglasses to retain a youthful look as you age. Your arms and legs can handle a lot more Sun exposure.It's known... (more)

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