Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pretty Skin vs Long Hair

Why can't I just have both? Why must it be a either or? I have been drinking MSM water for about 4 or 5 months now. I must say, it does work. My hair has grown allot. Well it really was in vain, because I gained a nice length...and then did the big chop. Well the only downside to it, is the SKIN issues. I have always been prone to acne. However, MSM seems to make it worse. So I decided to try to beat out the MSM...and I took a trip to my derm. He gave me some samples of Differin Gel. I have been using that and my skin is WORST! LOL I can't win. I am going to start on Accutane in a couple of weeks. Hopefully the MSM and the Accutane together will help me reach my goal of pretty clear skin WITHOUT make up and long thick flowing hair. I plan to straighten my hair most of the winter months, so I need to be APL by January.

Will I reach my goal of APL by Jan? Stay tuned to see....

8 comments:

The Lady said...

CD, you do have both. You are such are pretty gir.

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The Fabulous One said...

Aww thanks hon...but that aint nothing but Mac and yaky! LOL

ChakolateBoo02 said...

I took Accutane 5 years ago, it cleared my skin beautifully but after 6 months or so, the acne came back. Have you tried taking 5000mcg of Biotin? I've been taking it for a month so far and it is clearing my skin up.

The Fabulous One said...

Biotin messes my skin up as well. I took accutane 4 years ago...and i was clear up until now. I only took it for 2 months at that. Maybe I should take it for the full 5 months.

Dionne said...

Try drinking more water. A lot of people who complain about MSM effecting their skin or giving them headaches weren't drinking enough water. Now, if you're in the minority of people who are actually drinking plenty of water, I would then recommend washing your face with something gentle like Dove and putting on aloe vera gel when you're finished (both day and night). I grew up with REALLY bad acne that prescriptions did nothing for, and the only thing that worked was Dove and some aloe vera.

KinkyNappyCool said...

OMG!!! You are beautiful and on top of that, you can put weave in your own hair... I am soooo jealous! I can't even curl or flat iron my hair properly.. lol
How long did you transition? Our BC dates are very close. I BC'd on 5/12/08 and transitioned for about 17 months.

LondonDiva said...

Have you tried Oil Pulling for your skin? A lot of people who do it say their skin benefits a great deal from it.

The Fabulous One said...

Thanks ladies.

I tried washing with Olive Oil. It worked well. I am currently off Accutane. It was not a pleasant experience this time. I will never take it again. I am however still taking MSM, Biotin 7500 MCG and B Complex (w Vit C). My skin is decent for now. I just wash it with water....and that's it. I use a moisturizer under make up if I wear anyway...which is rare these days. My boyfriend told me I looked like a ghost with it and so much better without...so I stopped wearing it.