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Youthful Skin & Lip Line Returned


Author: Melissa F.
Skill: Social Worker
Date: 04-07-2016
Views: 1,884
Word Count: 406
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 10952-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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When I turned 40 I began to break out with acne on my face. I used to get some breakouts when I was a teenager but breaking out at 40 was very unexpected and frustrating.

After dealing with it or a few years, I tried everything over-the-counter to get rid of it, including the very popular topical acne medication from the commercials that you have to get through the mail. That was so drying and I hated putting those toxic chemicals on my skin. I felt like I was poisoning myself in order to get rid of pimples.

It worked but, like I said, it was really drying so my skin was red and flaky. When I read the ingredients I knew I could not continue using it. I finally figured out what healed it for good so I will tell you everything I did.

I started using Progessence after I went into perimenopause. I also started to drink a lot of water. My skin got better using both but I still had a lot of scars and my top lip line had been undefined ever since I started to break out. I could not wear lipstick because it just looked terrible because above my lip was red and the line was not defined anymore like it was when I was younger.

One day I decided to try Lemon oil on my face. I had no idea if it would work but, I thought what the heck? It couldn't hurt! So I rubbed it all over my face. It was a little tingly but not bad.

That same day, I was going to meet two friends that I see regularly. They both commented how great my skin looked and I looked so relaxed. So that inspired me and I started to use Lemon twice a day on my T-zone and even on my lip line.

My skin is getting better and looking youthful for the first time in years after only a few weeks. It is not dry or flaky and I have not had a pimple in a while which I think is from using the Progesence. My lip line is defined again!

Last week for the first time in years, I wore lipstick. The redness around my mouth as well as the red scars, are starting to disappear! I have had several people comment how great my skin looks because it isn't red, dry and flaky anymore.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: acne — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
2.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
3.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
4.Associated topics: skin — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
5.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."Link
6.Associated topics: skin,acne,blemishes — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link
7.Associated topics: acne,blemishes — "Topical 5% tea tree oil is an effective treatment for mild to moderate acne vulgaris.... Tea tree oil has broad-spectrum antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. These properties have formed the basis of its use in the treatment of a range of superficial dermatoses such as cuts, insect bites, boils, and dermatophytosis [ringworm]."Link
8.Associated topics: acne,blemishes — "[W]e suggest that Geumgamja [Korean Citrus obovoides] and Cheonyahagyul [Citrus natsudaidai] essential oils are attractive acne-mitigating candidates for topical application... against acne-inducing bacteria."Link

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