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Old 06-23-2001, 11:53 PM   #1
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the salt water worked!

someone a little while ago posted something about using salt water for breakouts.. it worked so well for me! i'm going to do it a few times a week now. just wanted to share, and give a big thanks to that person for suggesting this <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
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Old 06-24-2001, 12:42 AM   #2
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Re: the salt water worked!

i'm trying it too, and i think it's working for me too. no breakouts to speak of. just wondering though blueyes, what sort of method/regime do you use to wash with the salt water?

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Old 06-24-2001, 02:44 AM   #3
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Re: the salt water worked!

With the salt water are you ACTUALLY drinking it? Or are you just splashing salt water on the acne prone areas? What type of salt are you using too? Please share more details on this, it sounds interesting!

 
Old 06-24-2001, 08:19 PM   #4
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Re: the salt water worked!

hi again. my regimen is i wash with my regular cleanser and then i just fill up a regular cereal sized bowl with some warm water. i just use regular table salt and pour it into the bowl. i think i probably add about 3 tablespoons, but i taste a little bit to be sure. it should just taste like ocean salt water. i'll take a cotton ball and soak it it the water and wipe it all over my face. i use 2 cotton balls in all. it gets a little messy so just wipe of the drips with a towel, it will start to dry pretty fast because of the salt. i go watch tv or whatever for about 15-20 minutes, then just rinse it off it warm water. rinse well!! you dont want any salt leftover. this is a great thing, i hope it works for others as it has for me <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"><p>[This message has been edited by blueyesM (edited 06-24-2001).]

 
Old 06-24-2001, 09:40 PM   #5
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Re: the salt water worked!

Ive been doing this everyday AM and PM...its working great... a year ago i went to the ocean for a few days and my skin cleared so well so I thought this might work and it is..swipe a cotton ball over any acne prone areas..face....back and chest..it dries them up!!! magic..I luv it

 
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Re: the salt water worked!

Was your salt iodized?

 
Old 06-24-2001, 11:06 PM   #7
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Re: the salt water worked!

another question blueyes....have you changed any other habits as well, or just the salt water thing? (ie. eating healthier, more exercise, etc.)

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Old 06-25-2001, 11:09 AM   #8
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Re: the salt water worked!

hey again. i am eating healthier but it's not a dramatic change. i am not drinking pop anymore, which i think is a big factor. i am drinking a LOT of water. that's it.

 
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Re: the salt water worked!

Allow me to repeat.
Is the salt Iodized?

 
Old 06-25-2001, 02:28 PM   #10
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Re: the salt water worked!

For all of you using this regimen: How was your acne before? Mild/moderate/severe? Did prescription meds and OTC products fail you? I have been so many topicals/antibiotics and nothing works for me. I'm going to try this tonight...I'm keeping my fingers crossed

 
Old 06-25-2001, 05:58 PM   #11
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Yay! I found some seasalt in my kitchen. Mediterranean seasalt. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> There's not much of it though. Does anyone know if it works on cysts? <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dizzy.gif"> <p>[This message has been edited by Girlie19 (edited 06-25-2001).]

 
Old 06-25-2001, 09:08 PM   #12
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Alright thanks for nothing, I just poured 3 tablespoons of iodized salt into a bowl, warm water... dipped my head a couple of times and letting it dry. Since no one will respond ill do a trial an error.

 
Old 06-25-2001, 09:11 PM   #13
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Sub- Ok, chill. You can use any kind of salt, even sea salt that you can purchase from a health food store. HTH!
BTW- if you do a search, it will bring up the last conversation about salt washes.

 
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Re: the salt water worked!

Is it really necessary to rinse off the salt on your face??

 
Old 06-25-2001, 11:51 PM   #15
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Re: the salt water worked!

Alright, the sting from the salt was soo bad. Differin has made my skin sooo sensitive that it hurts to wash with anything but Purpose, but I'm still going to do the salt thing cause I had great results when I went to the beach a couple months ago. I always thought it was the sun, but maybe the salt will help me..

 
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